Doctors with disabilities exist in small, but impactful numbers…
How did they navigate their journey?
What were the challenges?
What are the benefits to medicine broadly? to patient care?
What are the opportunities for peer education? …and what are the potential benefits for reducing health care disparities for patients with disabilities?
Join hosts Dr. Lisa Meeks and Dr. Peter Poullos as they take a deeper dive into understanding the lived experiences of doctors with disabilities through critical conversations with the doctors, researchers, administrators, faculty and policy makers that work to ensure medicine remains an equal opportunity profession.
Transcripts for each episode can be found @ http://bit.ly/mdisability-meded
Episode 44: Ken Sutha
In this episode, Dr. Peter Poullos interviews Dr. Ken Sutha. In addition to his work as a pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Sutha works closely with one our hosts, Dr. Poullos in the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion & Equity. Dr. Sutha discusses his personal journey with disability, the path that led him to pediatric nephrology, and the work he’s done with the Stanford Medicine ADIE.
Episode 43: Michael Kim, MD
In this episode, we continue our BIPOC voices series with an interview with Dr. Michael Kim. Dr. Kim is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics and the assistant dean of student affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is closely involved with the University of Minnesota's efforts to make medical school more accessible and supportive for students and has previously worked with Dr. Meeks on the Pathway Project, a research project investigating the performance and trajectory of medical students with disabilities. In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Dr. Kim discuss Dr. Kim's own experience in medical training, the steps that the University of Minnesota Medical School is taking to support its students, and Dr. Kim's advice for disabled and BIPOC students as they continue their medical journey.
Episode 42: Dr. Omar Baig
In this next installment in our ongoing BIPOC voices series, we are joined by Dr. Omar Baig. Dr. Baig completed his undergraduate medical education at Baylor College of Medicine before heading to Boston to complete his graduate training at the MGH/McClean psychiatry residency program. In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Dr. Poullos talk with Dr. Baig about the disability resources he utilized throughout his training, and his reasoning for pursuing psychiatry as a specialty.
Episode 41: Dr. Dinesh Palipana
In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Poullos are joined by Dr. Dinesh Palipana. Dr. Palipana is a lawyer, doctor, researcher, disability advocate, and recipient of the 2021 Queensland Australia of the year award for his work advocating for doctors with disabilities. Dr. Palipana shares his personal experiences as a physician with a disability and how he works to create more inclusive medical spaces and attitudes, in Australia and the United States.
Episode 40: Dr. Daniel Woolridge
In the fourth installment in our series on BIPOC voices Dr. Woolridge and Dr. Meeks discuss Dr. Woolridge’s journey through medical school as a black man with a disability, the challenges of receiving accommodations for a cognitive disability, and what needs to change to make medicine more welcoming to BIPOC individuals and people with disabilities.
Episode 39, Part II: Dr. Diana Cejas and Dr. Justin Bullock
In the third installment in our series on BIPOC voices we have a two-part interview with Dr. Diana Cejas and Dr. Justin Bullock who talk about the intersection between disability and race, their experiences as black physicians with disabilities, what it means to be a good ally, and the value of mentorship, sponsorship, and community throughout one’s career.
Diana Cejas, MD, MPH
Assistant professor of neurology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and faculty of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Justin Bullock, MD, MPH
Third year resident in internal medicine at UCSF
As a paraplegic medical student, I’m am SO amazed and excited that this podcast series exists. I’ve had difficulty finding resources and mentors throughout my journey, but this- this is what I’ve needed! Thank you so much.
Disablingly Honest Interviews
As a med student, I think it’s empowering to hear students and professionals managing their personal health while meeting the grueling demands of academic health. I also have my disabilities despite appearing able, so it’s good to know that I am not alone.