Gross Anatomy is hosted and created by Dr. Jason Cohen and Lauren Taylor. The purpose of the show is to address some of the medical questions Dr. Jason Cohen is asked by friends, family and often strangers with help from his non doctor co-host, Lauren Taylor. Lauren isn’t afraid to ask the questions people who didn’t go to medical school want to know.
**GROSS ANATOMY IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION.
Emmy Nominations are Missing Medical TV
The Emmy nominations were announced recently and there were no medical TV shows nominated for Best Drama or Best Comedy. We discuss what we think of the nominated shows, review the most popular medical TV shows that are still on and give our best pitch for a new medical TV show.
Doctor Cohen Goes to Africa
Dr. Cohen returns from Africa and shares the highlights of his trip. Plus, we talk about the mass response we’ve received to a question on our previous episode: “Should surgeons perform surgery on their friends?” Then, Dr. Cohen gives a review of the Oscar winning movie he selected on his flight back — 'The Father’ starring Anthony Hopkins.
Accelerated Approval Program
In this short episode, we discuss how the FDA approved Aduhelm to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease using the Accelerated Approval Program, then we debate why surgeons should or shouldn’t operate on their friends.
Alan T. Brown
Alan T. Brown was paralyzed from the neck down in 1988 and has been working to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis since his accident. Alan talks about the work the Alan T. Brown Foundation (ATBF) does and why they partnered with The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Dr. Cohen and Alan have been friends since childhood and detail what it was like growing up in New York City and how their lives have evolved. Alan also discusses his work with Friends of Access Israel and how they’re at the forefront when it comes to providing knowledge, training and accessibility for people with disabilities.
All this and so much more with our inspiring guest Alan T. Brown!
Maurice Garcia MD
Director of Transgender Surgery, Dr. Maurice Garcia joins us for a quick Q&A — aka our part one interview with him. Dr. Garcia talks about gender affirming surgery, hormone therapy, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the lack of surgeons that specialize in transgender surgery and care.
Athletes & Mental Wellness
In this shorter episode, we talk about what happens when the power goes out during surgery, how tennis star Naomi Osaka decided to put her mental wellness first and why the 1987 movie 'The Lost Boys' isn't a film for teenagers today.