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Healthcare's only unfiltered voice. Interviews, medical deep-dives, and uncensored rants on a broad range of health and wellness topics hosted by UCSF/Stanford-trained physician Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA ZDoggMD).

The ZDoggMD Show Dr. Zubin Damania

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 2.9K Ratings

Healthcare's only unfiltered voice. Interviews, medical deep-dives, and uncensored rants on a broad range of health and wellness topics hosted by UCSF/Stanford-trained physician Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA ZDoggMD).

    Sunday Zen: Meditation & Retreat Q+A

    Sunday Zen: Meditation & Retreat Q+A

    Meditation questions, what it's like on meditation retreat (virtual and in-person), thoughts on thoughts, emotion shadow work, reactivity, truth-realization, and more in this Q+A originally LIVE on Facebook.
    Watch the video here.
    Future retreats with Dr. Angelo DiLullo can be found here.

    Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd
    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd
    More about Dr. Z: zdoggmd.com/about-z
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    • 58 min
    Breaking The Silence: Shame In Medicine (w/Dr. Emily Silverman)

    Breaking The Silence: Shame In Medicine (w/Dr. Emily Silverman)

    Can healing happen when we shine a light on the dark places in medicine? Dr. Emily Silverman is a UCSF hospital physician and host of the popular podcast The Nocturnists. We dive into shame and emotional repression in doctors, healthcare professionals, and beyond.

    Check out the entire Shame series here. Learn more about Dr. Silverman here. Donate to her nonprofit here. Visit The Shame Space. Here is the gun violence article we referenced.

    Watch the video of our interview here.

    Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd
    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd
    More about Dr. Z: zdoggmd.com/about-z
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Doc Vader LIVE in 2023: AVA (Ask Vader ANYTHING)

    Doc Vader LIVE in 2023: AVA (Ask Vader ANYTHING)

    He's a Sith Lord and burned out physician, more machine than doc now. YOU asked him ANYTHING, LIVE! Full video version here.
    Topics covered:
    00:00 Intro
    00:09 Pronouns
    01:40 Damar Hamlin
    03:37 Vaccines
    08:57 Fairness
    11:44 Societal fails
    16:37 Shame
    19:18 Universal masking
    20:26 Bret Weinstein
    22:36 Colonoscopy
    23:44 Vaccine induced myocarditis
    24:38 Naming your baby
    26:54 Champagne
    27:55 Lightsaber Vasectomies
    29:08 Male nurses
    31:15 Clinical leadership
    32:07 Power of the Dark Side
    35:14 Medication side effects
    37:33 Perfect families
    40:26 Dark side philosophy
    42:13 Personality disorders
    Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd
    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd
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    • 48 min
    The Peril & Promise Of "Second Selfing"

    The Peril & Promise Of "Second Selfing"

    Avoid the pitfalls of your online "second self" by recognizing & navigating criticism, parasocial projections, audience capture, social media addiction, and creator burnout/metric obsession.
    Reference courtesy of The Stoa here.
    Watch the video here.
    Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd
    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd
    More about Dr. Z: zdoggmd.com/about-z
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    • 37 min
    A Better Pandemic Playbook (w/Dr. Monica Gandhi)

    A Better Pandemic Playbook (w/Dr. Monica Gandhi)

    The ever-amazing Dr. Monica Gandhi returns to talk Flu/RSV/COVID, viral interference, China's zero-COVID response, MPox, and public health lessons from HIV for the next pandemic—while searching for true meaning beyond our apparent divisions.
    Watch the video here.
    Here's the paper summarizing Monica's proposed pandemic playbook.
    Find all our episodes with Dr. Gandhi here.
    Transcript & links here.
    Topics & Timecodes:
    00:00 Intro
    03:27 Influenza, RSV & COVID, "immune debt," viral interference, population immunity, targeted boosting, pregnancy & immunity
    12:30 Bivalent boosters, age stratified risk, flu shot uptake, public health’s vaccine messaging failures, China’s zero-COVID policy, mRNA vaccines & the immunocompromised
    22:53 Mpox (formerly monkeypox) messaging, why at-risk population targeting is so important
    28:17 Monica’s new book Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook, HIV lessons learned but not applied to the COVID pandemic, harm reduction, school closures, global vaccine equity, planning for future pandemics
    37:42 Social divisiveness & the moral matrix, societal harms due to the pandemic response, mental health, substance abuse & suicide, the Alt-Middle
    44:15 Burnout, healing divisiveness, fostering compassion, searching for meaning through connection, waking up to what “is”
    57:46 Final thoughts
    Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd
    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sunday Zen LIVE: Who The Heck ARE You?

    Sunday Zen LIVE: Who The Heck ARE You?

    Our entire conventional lives are based on a case of mistaken identity. Let's look for who we REALLY are, together (originally LIVE on YouTube) 🔥 Watch the video here.

    Video archive, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership, merch, social media, and email: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd

    Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email thank you from me: paypal.me/zdoggmd

    More about Dr. Z: zdoggmd.com/about-z
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

RobDogRN ,

The best podcast

I have been a long time listener/fan of ZDoggMD and I have loved every episode. What the show has evolved to has been incredibly helpful to my own professional, personal growth and healing.

Too_Old_RN ,

Uncommon sense in healthcare

Challenges the status quo using science, humor, and a quick wit.

Some of my long held beliefs have been supported, while others have been changed - that’s what I’m looking for when it comes to a podcast in this arena.

amrcanheros ,

Very professional

Easy to listen to. Gives good information but should have the people he trashes on his podcast to have discussions rather than dismiss them

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