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Inspired to Act

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Inspired to Act is a series of personal conversations with some of the most compelling figures in modern medicine, designed to inform, educate and inspire medical professionals.

Inspired to Act is a series of personal conversations with some of the most compelling figures in modern medicine, designed to inform, educate and inspire medical professionals.
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Inspired to Act is a series of personal conversations with some of the most compelling figures in modern medicine, designed to inform, educate and inspire medical professionals.

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English


Episodes

U.S. Medical Education and Healthcare: The View From Abroad

4/28/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Jaime Toro, MD Are there lessons to be learned about the U.S. healthcare system — both in terms of patient care and medical education — from physicians practicing abroad? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels to discuss this and other topics is noted neurologist and educator Dr. Jaime Toro.

Duration: 00:14:59


Implanting the First Artificial Heart

4/22/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Denton Cooley, MD In April, 1969, the first artificial heart was implanted as a bridge until a human heart could be implanted. It was hailed as a milestone medical treatment, but the ethical implications were widely debated as well. The heart surgeon who performed this ground-breaking surgery, in addition to devising pioneering surgical treatments for infants and children and founding the Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Denton Cooley, is Dr. Martin Samuels' guest.

Duration: 00:14:59


Can Medical Leadership Be Taught?

4/22/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD Are great medical leaders made or born? Can great leadership be developed? What is it about certain personalities that brings people to collaborate while other personalities foster dissension? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels to discuss these topics is the former dean of both the Harvard Medical school and the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Joseph B. Martin.

Duration: 00:13:00


Ask the Neurologist: Dr. Samuels Answers Your Questions

4/6/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Host Dr. Martin A. Samuels, neurologist-in-chief and chairman of the department of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers your questions about promising therapies for ALS, the role of exercise for Parkinson's disease patients, sleep apnea, and more. If you are a healthcare professional and have a question you want to ask the neurologist, email it to inspired@reachmd.com.

Duration: 00:12:59


Managing Institutions to Make a Difference in Medicine

4/6/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Donna Shalala, PhD What skills does it take to run a large institution concerned with health and welfare? How does a leader nudge a big organization to greater efficiencies and accomplishments? Joining host Dr. Martin A. Samuels to discuss these and other related topics is Dr. Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Duration: 00:14:59


Making Clinical Trials More Relevant

3/30/2010
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Steven Nissen, MD How can clinical trials be made above reproach? How can a healthcare professional best interpret the results of clinical trials? Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and past-president of the American College of Cardiology, joins Host Dr. Martin A. Samuels to discuss these and other topics

Duration: 00:12:59


Doctor-Patient Communications

9/21/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: G. Timothy Johnson, MD Communicating with our patients is one of the most crucial aspects of our work, and an area which is always evolving and we constantly work to improve. Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels in this conversation is Dr. Timothy Johnson, who, as medical editor and medical commentator on ABC News, arguably speaks to more patients per year than almost any other doctor in America.

Duration: 00:13:30


Real Issues in End of Life Care

9/21/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Ira Byock, MD Does discussion of end-of-life issue have to devolve into questions about physician-assisted suicide or so-called death panels? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels is Dr. Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcok Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They discuss why this area of medicine is so important, how to better instruct medical students in the field, and the role of compassion in end-of-life care.

Duration: 00:12:59


World Class: Sir Roger Bannister's Career in Sports & Neurology

9/14/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Sir Roger Bannister, MD Does overcoming defeat and reversal in sports lead to success in career? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels is Sir Roger Bannister, who as a medical student in May, 1954, shattered a barrier in athletics that many believe stands as one of the greatest athletic accomplishments of the 20th century. But success did not come easily to Sir Roger. He and Dr. Samuels discuss breaking the record, and then choosing to retire as a running and...

Duration: 00:14:59


Teaching Wellness As a Way of Life

9/8/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Michael Roizen, MD You get to control how well and long you live. That is the assertion of Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. He discusses the topic of wellness with host Dr. Martin Samuels. They also discuss ways wellness re-invigorates primary care, how lifestyle re-education increases longevity, and how wellness and prevention need to be part of the future of medicine.

Duration: 00:13:00


A Transplantation Pioneer Looks Forward

8/31/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Thomas Starzl, MD, PhD Now in his 80s, Dr. Thomas E. Starzl is actively pursing his latest research interests and gives no indication of slowing down. He is widely known as the father of transplantation. But what is not widely known is that his early work was in neurophysiology. What made him choose surgery? What was it like when he was doing his pioneering transplantation work? What is he researching now? Host Dr. Martin Samuels and Dr. Thomas Starzl...

Duration: 00:12:59


Ask the Neurologist: Dr. Samuels Answers Your Questions

8/17/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Host Dr. Martin A. Samuels, neurologist-in-chief and chairman of the department of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers your questions about promising therapies for ALS, the role of exercise for Parkinson's disease patients, sleep apnea, and more. If you are a healthcare professional and have a question you want to ask the neurologist, email it to inspired@reachmd.com.

Duration: 00:14:59


Race, Religion, Reproductive Choice, and Politics in Medicine

8/17/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Kenneth Edelin, MD In 1974, one year after Roe v Wade, Dr. Kenneth C. Edelin, a young black doctor, was the chief resident in obstetrics at Boston City Hospital. Three months before completing his residency, Dr. Edelin was indicted for manslaughter after he surgically terminated a pregnancy. Convicted and sentenced to a one-year probation by a secret grand jury, before the decision was overturned by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts a year later,...

Duration: 00:14:59


Time, Peace, and Healing

6/23/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Bernard Lown, MD How can a physician be an activist in his or her patient's healing? Can that same physician be an activist in society's healing? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels is Nobel Peace Prize recipient, noted cardiologist and author Dr. Bernard Lown. Among other topics, they discuss how time is critical in understanding the ailments of the patient, and individual physician's responsibility to society.

Duration: 00:12:59


Ask the Neurologist

5/8/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Host Dr. Martin A. Samuels, neurologist-in-chief and chairman of the department of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers listeners' emailed questions.

Duration: 00:14:59


Medicine's Love/Hate Relationship With Science

5/8/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: David Newman, MD What is the love/hate relationship that modern medicine has with science? Why are there disagreements among equally learned medical colleagues when confronting the same evidence? And why is the doctor-patient bond fraying? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels is Dr. David Newman, author of the recent book Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine, to discuss these and other topics.

Duration: 00:12:59


Balancing Clinical Work and Research in a Surgical Career

4/24/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Patricia Donahoe, MD How does one go about crafting a pioneering medical career in practice as well as in research? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels to discuss these themes in her own career is Dr. Patricia Donahoe, director of Massachusetts General Hospital's pediatric surgical research laboratories and chief emerita of pediatric surgical services.

Duration: 00:14:59


How Neurologists See the World

3/16/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Thomas Swift, MD Is there a way that neurologists view the world that is different from other MDs? Are there lessons for all doctors based on this perspective? Host Dr. Martin Samuels talks with Dr. Thomas R. Swift, past-president of the American Academy of Neurology, about these and other topics.

Duration: 00:14:59


How the Economy Affects Medicine and Healthcare Reform

2/23/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Thomas Lee, MD, MSc What change can we realistically expect of the national healthcare delivery system, given the existing institutions and agendas, the economy and the current presidential administration? Will the practice of medicine fundamentally change? To discuss these and other topics, host Dr. Martin A. Samuels welcomes Dr. Thomas H. Lee. Dr. Lee is an internist, cardiologist, and CEO of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., founded by Brigham and...

Duration: 00:14:59


When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

1/27/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Thomas Barr Graboys, MD Dr. Thomas B. Graboys is clinical professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and former attending cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Host Dr. Martin A. Samuels discusses with Dr. Graboys the view from both sides of the medical equation. Together they explore a career in medicine, as well as what happens when the physician becomes the patient.

Duration: 00:12:59

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