A transplant surgeon gets a new heart. A psychiatrist treats debilitating anxiety with magic mushrooms. A medical student rushes to the front lines of a pandemic. On Vital Signs, we bring medicine to life, and introduce you to the people behind the scrubs, featuring the real-life doctors, patients, nurses, researchers and staff from NYU Langone Health.
Am I Seeing Double?
At 13 weeks, Dana Salmonese joyfully announced to everyone that she was pregnant with twins. Just a few weeks later, she was in the operating room, having emergency surgery to save their lives. The goal of any pregnancy is to be routine. But when it's not, fetal surgeons like NYU Langone Health's Dr. Martin Chavez are there to help the smallest of patients find their way.
No One Can Help Me if I Don’t Tell Them
Julianne was having the typical college experience - going to classes, hanging out with friends, and getting ready for graduate school in Hawaii. Until her life was changed forever with a diagnosis of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Then she met NYU Langone's Dr. Jordan Axelrad, who was diagnosed with the same condition at a young age. Together, they are inspiring others to speak up about IBD.
It's OK To Be Uncomfortable
In the face of the ongoing opioid epidemic, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kirk Campbell finds new and innovative ways to manage his patients’ pain while minimizing the risks of addiction. Hear how his childhood devotion to sports inspired his career, how his commitment to improving patient care spurred his passion for diversity and inclusion, and how he and his colleagues are leading the charge to fight the opioid crisis.
Who Is Free Right Now?
When COVID-19 struck New York City in early 2020, NYU Langone Medical Center was transformed. So was Dr. Katherine Hochman’s job as a hospitalist. Hear the way she faced challenges and created solutions for her hospital and her patients.
I Wanted To Die, But I Didn't
Dr. Abe Chachoua is a cancer doctor. Not long ago, he became a cancer patient. Hear how a physician who loves to make people laugh found meaning through his darkest days of treatment.
Are They All Gone?
Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt devoted decades of her life to research that could change the lives of people living with diabetes. Then, in one night, it was all destroyed. Hear how - despite this devastating loss - she and her team found their way back.
Vital Signs is a Must Listen Podcast!
Huge Thank You to the Production Team and Doctors at NYU Langone Health! The writing and sound production contributed so greatly to the narration and interviews, making these a ‘must listen’! I highly recommend this podcast, and hope there will be more!
Where are any new episodes?
These are all reruns
Thank You to the Docs who shared their story!
As a fellow clinician myself who has also been “the patient” and worked as a Derm NP since 1991...I am in awe of the all of the MD’s who shared their story. And also for those who have battled the same “diseases” that keep them employed!!! The courage, resilience, faith, fear, and trust that our patients possess is also necessary to survive the DX and RX in each story. We clinicians are mere mortals like our patients, and surviving and enduring life-altering diagnoses teaches us things not taught in Medical or Nursing Schools. Can’t wait to hear more episodes! AND please encourage medical students and nursing students to listen to these podcasts!!!!