Madeline Bell, CEO of the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, takes you behind the scenes to meet the brilliant minds who are making - and supporting - incredible breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.
Discovered: Making Breakthroughs in Cardiac Care
The team at CHOP’s Cardiac Center has been making life-changing breakthroughs for children for many years. The center’s co-director, pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Jonathan Chen, joins Madeline to discuss his team’s latest innovations – and to share his vision for the future of pediatric cardiac care.
Inspired: Building a World-Class Hospital, Close to Home
This fall, CHOP will celebrate an important milestone: the grand opening of its new hospital in King of Prussia, Pa. Dr. Jan Boswinkel, the Chief Operating Officer of the King of Prussia hospital, joins Madeline to talk about what this milestone means for patients, families and the community – and shares what it’s like to build a new hospital from the ground up.
Realized: Delivering on the Promise of Gene Therapy
World-renowned hematologist and scientist Dr. Katherine High has spent much of her career focused on achieving a goal few believed was possible: developing gene therapies and getting them to patients. Dr. High joins Madeline to talk about her journey from idea to breakthrough – and what it was like to create Spark Therapeutics, a company based on her innovations.
Transformed: Repairing Birth Defects Before Birth
The idea of repairing birth defects before babies are born seemed like a radical one to many. But Dr. Scott Adzick, Director of CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, was determined to pursue it – and today, he’s considered a pioneer in the field of fetal surgery. He shares insights from his remarkable career with Madeline and reveals some of the incredible breakthroughs that are on the horizon for his team.
Sequenced: Using Genetics to Solve Medical Mysteries
Strange symptoms with no clear cause. Medical histories that mystify even the most experienced doctors. Dr. Ian Krantz, Co-Director of CHOP’s Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center, specializes in solving “medical mysteries” – and he and his team have found answers for many patients who had almost given up hope. He joins Madeline to discuss the latest advances in precision medicine, why it’s important to share data with other scientists, and more.
Where We Are Now with Dr. Paul Offit: Vaccines
How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? How concerned should we be about the new COVID-19 variants? Dr. Paul Offit, Director of CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center, is one of the leading voices in the vaccine conversation. On this special bonus episode, he joins Madeline to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines, the cutting-edge technology used to make them, and what the future might look like as more people get vaccinated.
Wonderful podcast featuring an amazing nursing leader
Madeline Bell is an inspiration to all pediatric nurses. The information shared is cutting edge and showcases some of the amazing research CHOP is doing to improve outcomes in pediatric patients. I love listening to the different specialties. My only suggestion would be to showcase some of the work of CHOP’s nurse scientists and nurse leaders rather than primarily that of physicians.