Pulse will introduce you to the patients, healthcare providers, researchers, and donors of The Ottawa Hospital. You’ll hear how they are changing the future of medicine through new discoveries, by expanding treatments and improving the patient care.
How a serendipitous moment led to transformational MS care
Five years after the announcement of stunning results from a clinical trial for MS patients, we check in with the lead researchers. They reveal the serendipitous moment that got the whole project started. We also catch up with one of the patients who "put her life in their hands" when she enrolled in the trial. (43:21)
Dr. Harry Atkins
Dr. Mark Freedman
A tumour leaves mother of four facing blindness
With the vision in her left eye deteriorating quickly in the fall of 2020, Michele Juma travelled from her home in Sault Ste. Marie to The Ottawa Hospital where she received specialized care. Tests revealed she had a meningioma tumour and time was not on her side to save her vision. (25:49)
The Singing Nurse
Amy-Lynn Howson has been a nurse for nine years. It was only recently though she became known as the "Singing Nurse" from The Ottawa Hospital. It all started when she brought her guitar into work one night to sing "You are not alone" — a song she wrote four years ago under very different circumstances.
Amy-Lynn talks about the pandemic, the song, her specialty of endoscopy, and what she has in common with Anne of Green Gables. (27:04)
Behind the scenes with renowned neurosurgeon Dr. John Sinclair
Meet Dr. John Sinclair, the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology and the Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital.
You'll learn about the innovative technology he helped to bring to Ottawa to provide better care for cancer patients. He also gives us a glimpse into life in the OR, his dream for the future, and he'll explain what his initial career plan was after he graduated from high school — it had nothing to do with medicine. (46:56)
Parkinson's research and the power of philanthropy
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating Parkinson's disease to learn more to help better care for patients and ultimately to find a cure. In this episode, you'll hear how the power of philanthropy is helping. (39:17)
- Dr. Julianna Tomlinson, senior research associate
- Kim Teron, co-chair of PIPR
One-on-one with women's health advocate Dr. Sony Singh
Dr. Sony Singh is a gynecologic surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital. In this episode, he discusses the shocking number of people suffering from endometriosis, and what his team is doing to help them. He also talks about uterine fibroids, minimally invasive surgery, and the impact of donor support advancing patient care. (31:34)