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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


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 Womens Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers your questions about promising therapies for ALS, the role of exercise for Parkinsons 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


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


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 Womens Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers your questions about promising therapies for ALS, the role of exercise for Parkinsons disease patients, sleep apnea, and more.nbsp;If you are a healthcare professional and have a question you want to ask the neurologist, email it tonbsp;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 patients healing? Can that same physician be an activist in societys 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 physicians responsibility to society.

Duration: 00:12:59


Stigmatized Medicine and the Physician-Patient Relationship

6/9/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP What does treating a patient with a stigmatized illness teach a physician about treating all illness? Dr. Abraham Verghese, professor for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, joins host Dr. Martin Samuels to discuss the effects of stigmatized medicine on the physician-patient relationship, and other topics.

Duration: 00:12:59


Innovations in Distance Learning and CME Around the World

6/5/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP How can American learning institutions effectively disseminate medical knowledge around the world? What are some of the attributes of Continuing Medical Education that make it improve patient outcomes? Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, dean for continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, discusses these topics and others with host Dr. Martin Samuels.

Duration: 00:14:59


Traditional Values in Medicine: Do They Still Exist?

5/22/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Allan Ropper, MD Do traditional values still exist in the practice of medicine? Did they ever? Is medicine a calling? And what is the role of the individual physician in the greater profession? Dr. Allan Ropper, clinical neurologist, executive vice-chair of the department of neurology at Brigham and Womens Hospital, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, and associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, joins host Dr. Martin Samuels, to...

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 Womens Hospital, and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, answers listeners emailed questions.

Duration: 00:14:59


Medicines 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 Hospitals 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 Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and former attending cardiologist at Brigham and Womens 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


Misdiagnosis and Other ‘Thinking Errors’

1/27/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Jerome Groopman, MD Is there any way for clinicians to avoid misdiagnosis and other thinking errors? Host Dr. Martin Samuels discusses this important topic with researcher, physician, and author Dr. Jerome Groopman. Dr. Groopman explores some of the unintended consequences of targeted medical research and the Christopher Reeve effect.

Duration: 00:12:59


Can U.S. Doctors Affect Healthcare Worldwide?

1/26/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD Aside from pure altruism, is there any reason that an American doctor should care about healthcare elsewhere, particularly in parts of the world remote as Russian jails? Joining host Dr. Martin Samuels is Dr. Paul Farmer, medical anthropologist and founding director of Partners in Health, an international health and social justice organization, to discuss this and other important topics.

Duration: 00:14:59


Looking Back at the First Successful Human Organ Transplant

1/13/2009
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Host: Martin Samuels, MD Guest: Joseph Murray, MD Nobel Prize winner Dr. Joseph E. Murray discusses performing the first successful human kidney transplant, the value of teamwork, the future of the physician-scientist, and the patient side of the equation, in this far-ranging conversation led by host Dr. Martin Samuels.

Duration: 00:12:59

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