Run the List is a medical education podcast designed for medical students and all learners hoping for a review in internal medicine. Our show is comprised of short episodes through which you can learn about the diagnosis, management, and clinical pearls for common internal medicine problems.
We will be adding new content weekly, so tune in often!
Created by: Walker Redd MD, Emily Gutowski MD, Navin Kumar MD
Episode 50: Careers in Hematology/Oncology
In this episode of Run the List, Blake Smith (host) talks with Dr. David Steensma, a hematologist/oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, about his career path, the changing landscape of the field, and how to immerse oneself in new disease indications within an already-established division of medicine. They talk about Dr. Steensma’s impressive writing career, scientific and clinical research, and his budding interest in clonal hematopoiesis. The episode closes with a retrospective discussion of hematology/oncology, how the field has changed over time, and a look to the future.
Episode 49: Solid Oncologic Emergencies
In this episode of Run the List, Walker Redd (host) and Jakub Glowala (case presenter) talk with Dr. Rebecca Zon, a hematology/oncology fellow in the Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham program, about solid oncologic emergencies. We learn to think anatomically about where tumors arise, where they may subsequently present, and how that can clinically manifest in an emergent situation. They then focus in on neurologic complications of solid malignancies and discuss how to triage, manage, and consult with other medical and surgical teams to provide rapid care to these patients. The episode then closes with clinical pearls from Dr. Walker Redd who highlights the need to quickly assess the severity of the patient in these contexts.
Episode 48: Lymphadenopathy
In this episode of Run the List, Walker Redd (host) and Jordan Said (case presenter) talk with Dr. Matthew Weinstock, a hematologist/oncologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, about the causes and workup of lymphadenopathy. We learn about how to stratify lymphadenopathy into less and more serious cases based on the physical exam, and review the wide differential of generalized and diffuse lymphadenopathy. The episode closes with clinical pearls from both Dr. Weinstock and Jordan about the differential diagnosis and management of lymphadenopathy.
Episode 47: Thrombophilia and Anticoagulation
In this episode of Run the List, Joyce Zhou (host) and Blake Smith (case presenter) talk with Dr. Jean Connors, a hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, about the causes of thrombophilia (congenital and acquired) and its management in the acute care setting. We learn about common risk factors and how these can be both additive and synergistic with inherited causes of thrombophilia. The episode closes with Dr. Connors’ discussion of both when to order lab tests and how to interpret them in the setting of VTE, in addition to important clinical pearls to consider with any case of known or suspected thrombophilia.
Episode 46: Sickle Cell Disease
In this episode of Run the List, Joyce Zhou (host) and Katie Kester (case presenter) discuss sickle cell disease and the management of acute chest syndrome with Dr. Maureen Achebe, a hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. We learn not only about the management and common complications of sickle cell but also some of the challenges that patients with sickle cell face in accessing care and how best to advocate for these patients.
Episode 45: Febrile Neutropenia
Dr. Marlise Luskin, a hematologist/oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins host Walker Redd and case presenter Jakub Glowala to discuss a case of a febrile neutropenia (FN) in a patient with AML. Dr. Luskin first defines neutropenia, then fever, and moves to the chronicity of FN. Using these definitions, Dr. Luskin talks about ways to identify which pathogens are more likely associated with acute vs. chronic FN presentations. They then walk through the standard workup of a patient with FN, talk about which tests/procedures to avoid, and which to later include when fevers do not resolve after empiric treatment.