Conversations with doctors progressing the field of medicine. We talk to cardiologists, paediatricians, surgeons, psychiatrists, dermatologists, and every specialty between. Presented by HotDoc. Hosted by Michael McKay.
S01E15: Dr Fiona Wood—Burns surgery and spray-on skin
Dr Fiona Wood is an Australian plastic surgeon with over 20 years experience specialising in burns. She is a consultant plastic surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital. She is also the Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and is the co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA. Her lab uses a technology that involves spray-on skin to help patients recover from severe burns.
Dr Wood was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003. That same year and a year later she won Western Australian Citizen of the Year for her contribution to the field of burns research. A year later in 2005 her contribution to burns care was further recognised when she won Australia’s highest accolade, Australian of the Year.
S01E14: Dr Rishi Manchanda—Upstream healthcare
Dr Rishi Manchanda is a physician, author and healthcare leader who has spent more than a decade developing strategies to improve health outcomes in resource-poor communities. He has served as Director of Social Medicine for a network of community health centres in Los Angeles and as the lead primary care physician for homeless Veterans. He is also the President of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that provides healthcare professionals and community partners with tools to improve the care they provide to people in their local communities.
S01E13: Dr BJ Miller—Palliative care and dying well
Dr BJ Miller is a practicing hospice and palliative care physician and a triple amputee. He is one of the world’s leading public ambassadors for palliative care and dying well. He currently sees patients and caregivers via telehealth through Mettle Health, a company he co-founded. His 2015 TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” has received more than 11 million views to date. He has also written a book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, and has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, NPR and PBS.
S01E12: Dr Sandeep Jauhar—Cardiology and a history of the heart
Dr Sandeep Jauhar is a US cardiologist and writer for The New York Times. He has written three books. His most recent, Heart: A History, is beautifully written and tells the colourful history of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives for us to learn what cardiologists today know about the heart. As well as The New York Times, Dr Jauhar’s opinions have appeared on NPR, CNN and MSNBC, and his essays have been published in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Slate.
S01E11: Dr Vikram Patel—Social medicine and global health
Dr Vikram Patel is a psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard’s Department of Global Health and Population. In 2015 he was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year. He is an Adjunct Professor and joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India; a Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and the Co-founder of Sangath—an Indian NGO, which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the World Health Organization’s Public Health Champion of India award in 2016.
Dr Patel has served on several WHO Government of India committees and his work on the burden of mental disorders, their association with poverty and social disadvantage, and the use of community resources to deliver interventions has been recognised by the Chalmers Medal from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in the UK, the Sarnat Medal from the US National Academy of Medicine, and the Humanitarian Prize from the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation.
S01E10 Dr Daniel Kraft—The future of medicine
Dr Daniel Kraft is a physician-scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He has been the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University since the organisation's inception in 2008, and is also the founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
With over 25 years in the field, Dr Kraft has worked as a surgeon in the United States fighter pilot squadron and was shortlisted as a NASA astronaut. He is the inventor of multiple biomedical devices, including the MarrowMiner, an FDA-approved device for the harvest of bone marrow. His academic research has focused on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, and bioengineering human T-cell differentiation. His research has been published in journals that include Nature and Science, and he has presented six different TED talks.