Welcome to the Narratives of North Broad Podcast! We believe in stories. We believe stories heal, inspire, build community, and can change the world.This podcast will celebrate the stories of those at Temple Health. We will ask our guests about their paths to medicine, what they are most passionate about in medicine today, the challenges and rewards of working at Temple, how they find balance in their lives, and what advice they have for students and trainees. There are so many people throughout our community who help make this an incredible place in North Philadelphia. Hosts are Hank Davis, a medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University in Philadelphia, and Michael Vitez, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who is now the Director of the Narrative Medicine program at LKSOM. Instagram: @narrativesofnorthbroad
#12: Dr. Noah Levinson - General and Neuromuscular Neurology, Dealing with Patient Loss
Today we are speaking with Dr. Noah Levinson, a neurologist at Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Levinson is a born teacher, and shares with us today his path to medicine, his interest in the brain, his decision to pursue neurology, and what he loves about teaching students and residents.
He recently was the attending on my neurology rotation, and we'll talk about some of the firsts I experienced alongside him. Having a patient die, delivering bad news, and getting close with a patient. That and more, from his bird-watching to beer-brewing.
(Note: this episode was recorded on July 27, 2021)
#11: Dr. Jessica H. Beard - Trauma Surgeon, Changing the Narrative on Gun Violence
Today we are speaking with Dr. Jessica Beard.
A trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital and the Director of research at the Philadelphia Center for gun violence reporting. She just became a Stoneleigh Foundation fellow, giving her more opportunity to do research on gun violence prevention.
Dr. Beard has a background in public health and has been devoted to trying to reduce the amount of gun violence in Philadelphia. She talks today about her path to medicine, her passion for public health, and how she responds to the emotional challenges of seeing such suffering every day.
She also discusses some of the causes and solutions of gun violence in our cities.
(Note: this episode was recorded on July 28, 2021)
#10: Dr. Oneida Arosarena - Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Diversity and Inclusion
On this episode, medical student Hank Davis, and the Director of Narrative Medicine, Michael Vitez sit down with Dr. Oneida Arosarena.
She is an otolaryngologist at Temple and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. We asked her all about what the last year has been like for her, both as a surgeon and physician working during the pandemic, and in her role as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at a time when the pandemic has shown so clearly the inequality in our city and country.
Dr. Arosarena is a graduate of Johns Hopkins for her undergraduate and medical degrees. She did her residency at University of Michigan in otolaryngology, and a fellowship at the University of New York Upstate in facial plastic, reconstructive, and craniofacial surgery.
In our conversation, she told us about what excites her most these days working at Temple and shared a wonderful story about a patient she will long remember.
(Note: this episode was recorded on March 16, 2021)
#9: An Important Conversation On Black America with My Classmate - Carman Windom
Raw reflection and intentional dialogues on Black America with my medical school classmate Carman Windom.
This is a combined 2 Part Episode.
Part 1: Takes place in the beginning of June a week after the events of George Floyd.
Part 2: Takes place some months later after we digest our emotions and we could reflect.
#8: Coronavirus Update - Dr. Thomas Fekete
This is our first repeat guest, Dr. Thomas Fekete. He is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Temple, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a specialist in infectious diseases.
We had Dr. Fekete on our podcast back in March at the outbreak of Covid-19, and asked him back on the show to get an update. We talk all things coronavirus -- what we’ve learned, what we still don’t know, and what it’s been like for him at Temple hospital during the pandemic.
I even asked whether he’d himself now go to a dinner party, and finally he gives us his forecast going forward.
(Note: this episode was recorded on July 8, 2020)
#7: Dr. Daniel Eun - Chief of Robotic Surgery at Temple University Hospital
Our guest today is Dr. Daniel Eun, the renowned robotic surgeon at LKSOM whose patients come from all over the country and the world.
Dr. Eun will share with us his early life story, how his father was a missionary, and how he came to America and Philadelphia. He will tell the remarkable story of how he made lemons into lemonade — he didn’t match on match day, but determination, hard work and serendipity landed in him in the perfect place to pioneer robotic surgery in urology.
Dr. Eun is thoughtful, open and incredibly easy to talk with.. We really enjoyed our conversation.
(Note: this episode was recorded on March 9, 2020)
I learn so much about the different aspects of medicine every time I listen!
This is the best!
What a fantastic podcast