Open. Outspoken. It's Ophthalmology off the Grid - an honest look at controversial topics in the field.
Reflections on Gratitude
In this special Thanksgiving episode of Ophthalmology Off the Grid, host Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, invites his colleagues to join him in expressing their gratitude. Hear from Dr. Williamson; Richard L. Lindstrom, MD; Evan Schoenberg, MD; Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC; and Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, on what has them feeling thankful in these particularly challenging times.
Survive & Thrive: Private Practice vs Academia
In this episode of the Survive & Thrive series, Gary Wörtz, MD, is joined by Nandini Venkateswaran, MD; Dagny Zhu, MD; and guest Preeya Gupta, MD, to talk about one of the big decisions faced by young ophthalmologists: private practice or academia? They weigh the pros and cons of each career path and share their own experiences in navigating this choice.
Survive & Thrive: The First Solo Surgery
In this podcast of the Survive & Thrive series, Gary Wörtz, MD, is joined by Cherie Fathy, MD; Nandini Venkateswaran, MD; David Felsted, DO; Dagny Zhu, MD; and guest Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, to talk about performing surgery alone for the first time. Drs. Venkateswaran and Felsted share their recent experiences as first-time solo surgeons, and the others weigh in with advice for the early days of operating independently.
A Dedicated Pioneer
Cohosts Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, invite cornea specialist Ed Holland, MD, of the Cincinnati Eye Institute to discuss his career-long passion for treating patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. Dr. Holland shares how this passion led to the development of his Cincinnati Protocol and the creation of the Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration.
Survive & Thrive: Equality in Ophthalmology
In this webcast of the Survive & Thrive series, moderators Gary Wörtz, MD, and Lisa Nijm, MD, JD, are joined by Cherie Fathy, MD; Nandini Venkateswaran, MD; David Felsted, DO; and Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC, for a conversation about gender equality in ophthalmology. They touch on the barriers faced by women in ophthalmology, the importance of representation across subspecialties, and how to support and encourage women colleagues going forward.
Comedic Relief From Dr. G
In this episode, cohosts Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, are joined by ophthalmology’s favorite comedian, Dr. Glaucomflecken. Dr. G talks about how comedy started as his creative outlet and led to him becoming the comedic voice of medicine on Twitter. He also shares how he has used humor to help him cope with personal adversity.