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Join Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, as they interview experts on the hottest topics in healthcare ranging from COVID-19 to social determinants of health to bringing humanity back to medicine.

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    • 4.4 • 43 Ratings

Join Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, as they interview experts on the hottest topics in healthcare ranging from COVID-19 to social determinants of health to bringing humanity back to medicine.

    How We Can Err if We Rely on Randomized Controlled Trials

    How We Can Err if We Rely on Randomized Controlled Trials

    Dr Trish Greenhalgh explains how we miss the boat when we discount real-world evidence in favor of randomized trial evidence.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:
    https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
    Abraham Verghese, MD, Physician, author, and educator; Professor and Vice Chair, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Trish Greenhalgh, OBE, MD, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Orthodoxy, illusio, and playing the scientific game: a Bourdieusian analysis of infection control science in the COVID-19 pandemic [version 3; peer review: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2021, 6:126
    https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16855.3
    Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The Lancet, Vol 397; May 2021
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00869-2
    Adapt or die: how the pandemic made the shift from EBM to EBM+ more urgent. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine October 2022; volume 27; number 5
    http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2022-111952
    Long covid—an update for primary care. BMJ 2022;378:e072117
    http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-072117
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    • 40 min
    How We Create--Then Blame--A Viral Underclass

    How We Create--Then Blame--A Viral Underclass

    Stephen Thrasher discusses his new book, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit: https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
    Steven Thrasher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Daniel H. Renberg Chair, Department of Journalism, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Illinois
    The Viral Underclass https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250796639/theviralunderclass
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    https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington
    For questions or feedback, please email: news@medscape.net

    • 30 min
    The Golden Age of Virology? An Expert's Take on Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19

    The Golden Age of Virology? An Expert's Take on Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19

    Virologist Jeremy Kamil shares his relatively upbeat perspective on the viral threats we face today.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:
    https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
    Abraham Verghese, MD, Physician, author, and educator; Professor and Vice Chair, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Jeremy P. Kamil, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health, Shreveport, Louisiana
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    Medscape's Chief Cardiology Correspondent Dr John M. Mandrola's This Week In Cardiology
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    Discussions on topics at the core of cardiology and the practice of medicine with Dr Robert A. Harrington and guests on The Bob Harrington Show
    https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington
    For questions or feedback, please email: news@medscape.net

    • 52 min
    We Are Failing to Use What We've Learned About COVID

    We Are Failing to Use What We've Learned About COVID

    Another COVID-19 variant is inevitable because we aren't doing anything to stop it, says UK operational researcher Christina Pagel.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:
    https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
    Abraham Verghese, MD, Physician, author, and educator; Professor and Vice Chair, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Christina Pagel, PhD, Professor, University College London, London, United Kingdom
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    https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington

    • 39 min
    Hidden in Plain Sight: If AI Can Detect Race, What About Bias?

    Hidden in Plain Sight: If AI Can Detect Race, What About Bias?

    An AI model accurately predicts a person's race from a chest radiograph with stunning accuracy. Here's why it matters, and how it poses research questions about bias in medicine.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:
    https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape
    Abraham Verghese, MD, Physician, author, and educator; Professor and Vice Chair, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Judy Gichoya, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    AI recognition of patient race in medical imaging: a modelling study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35568690/
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    Medscape's Chief Cardiology Correspondent Dr John M. Mandrola's This Week In Cardiology
    https://www.medscape.com/twic
    Discussions on topics at the core of cardiology and the practice of medicine with Dr Robert A. Harrington and guests on The Bob Harrington Show
    https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington
    For questions or feedback, please email: news@medscape.net

    • 36 min
    Long COVID: A Very Big Umbrella

    Long COVID: A Very Big Umbrella

    Abraham Verghese talks with Stanford's Dr Linda Geng, who is studying the puzzling and poorly understood postviral phenomenon known as long COVID.
    This podcast is intended for US healthcare professionals only.
    To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:
    https://www.medscape.com/features/public/machine
    Abraham Verghese, MD, Physician, author, and educator; Professor and Vice Chair, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Linda Geng, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University; Co-Director, Stanford Post-COVID Clinic, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, California
    https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/linda-geng
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    https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington
    For questions or feedback, please email: news@medscape.net

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Thoughtful, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating at the intersection of medicine and AI, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dr. Topol and Dr. Verghese do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing healthcare landscape - with leaders who are actually in the field themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Mayanrn ,

Dr. Anthony Faucci

Awesome podcast. Uplifting in much needed times. Fan for Life.

taahir87 ,

Great but...

While the content and speakers are thoughtful, insightful and interesting I find the quality of sound of the podcast to be quite low. Sounds electronic almost. Please improve on the sound quality!!

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