53 episodes

Welcome to WarDocs!

This is a podcast developed and hosted by 3 Army surgeons, Doug, Wayne and Kevin who all possess a passion to preserve the oral history of Military Medicine and get the stories of these healthcare heroes to the podcast community.

We will take a behind the scenes look into unique opportunities and experiences told firsthand from current and former military physicians/providers and provide interesting and informative content about the mission, history, contributions, and achievements of medical officers from all different specialties.

You will better understand what military physicians do in deployed environments as well as their peacetime mission and how they train for the next conflict.

You will also hear some incredible stories of how these WarDocs bring first class medical care from Level 1 Trauma Centers to the most austere of conditions in every corner of the globe

Please visit our website at www.wardocspodcast.com to get additional information about our hosts and our guests and
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WarDocs - The Military Medicine Podcast Doug Soderdahl, Wayne Causey, Kevin Kniery

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 83 Ratings

Welcome to WarDocs!

This is a podcast developed and hosted by 3 Army surgeons, Doug, Wayne and Kevin who all possess a passion to preserve the oral history of Military Medicine and get the stories of these healthcare heroes to the podcast community.

We will take a behind the scenes look into unique opportunities and experiences told firsthand from current and former military physicians/providers and provide interesting and informative content about the mission, history, contributions, and achievements of medical officers from all different specialties.

You will better understand what military physicians do in deployed environments as well as their peacetime mission and how they train for the next conflict.

You will also hear some incredible stories of how these WarDocs bring first class medical care from Level 1 Trauma Centers to the most austere of conditions in every corner of the globe

Please visit our website at www.wardocspodcast.com to get additional information about our hosts and our guests and
follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you like war stories and medical drama, WarDocs has you covered. Spread the word!

    COL David R. King, MD, FACS- Trauma Surgeon Responds to the Boston Marathon Bombing and Provides and Innovates Surgical Critical Care for Special Operations and Civilian Trauma Patients.

    COL David R. King, MD, FACS- Trauma Surgeon Responds to the Boston Marathon Bombing and Provides and Innovates Surgical Critical Care for Special Operations and Civilian Trauma Patients.

      In this episode you will hear how Dr. King walked into a Boston Army Recruiting Office and said “Hey, I’m a Doctor and I want to join the Army”, a very uncommon scenario in the recruiting world!  He describes what drew him to a career in Trauma and Critical Care and how he was part of the initial discussions of developing an Army Trauma Training platform at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

      He shares stories from his initial deployments on a Forward Surgical Team and working in a Combat Support Hospital in Iraq and how those experiences helped prepare him to care for casualties from the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013 (after finishing the Marathon himself!).  He shares some important lessons learned from that episode which he helped translate into common practice.

      COL King has supported the US Army Joint Special Operations Command for more than 8 years and describes a remarkable case of a critically wounded Army Ranger that required surgical repair of bleeding within the chest cavity (trauma thoracotomy) during a cardiac arrest in the most austere of conditions. This intervention saved the Soldier’s life and allowed him to recover and later attend medical school.

      Dr. King describes his research interests in stopping traumatic bleeding using novel technologies such as self-expanding foams and expanding the accessibility and familiarity with tourniquets within the EMS and civilian population.

       He shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides some valuable advice for all listeners.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

      Find out more about Dr. King at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios and visit our webpage and become part of Team WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

                                                

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Major General (RET) Gale S. Pollock: CRNA, First Female and First Nonphysician Army Surgeon General and 22nd Chief of the Army Nurse Corps

    Major General (RET) Gale S. Pollock: CRNA, First Female and First Nonphysician Army Surgeon General and 22nd Chief of the Army Nurse Corps

      In this episode you will hear MG(R) Pollock describe her journey into Army Medicine and what led her to pursue a career as an CRNA.  She talks about the role of a CRNA on the battlefield and her experiences at multiple medical treatment facilities including Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  She explains how advanced degrees such as a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategy, a MHA and MBA were valuable in the many strategic roles in which she served such as Hospital Commander at several MTFs including Tripler Army Medical Center.

      She shares her experiences when she was the Deputy Surgeon General of the Army and then was appointed as Acting Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command (the first woman, non-physician to have this role in any of the military services) during a turbulent time when Walter Reed AMC was on the front pages of the Washington Post which was covering a story on the potential mistreatment of wounded warriors.  She provides a behind the scenes look at what actually going on at that time. 

      MG(R) Pollock also shares her experiences from additional important leadership roles such as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps and Member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. 

    MG(R) Pollock shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides some valuable advice for all listeners.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

                                                       

      Find out more about MG(R) Pollock at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios and visit our webpage and become part of Team WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

     

    Our Mission is to honor the legacy and preserve the oral history of military medicine to foster patriotism, inspire selfless service, and leverage lessons learned to improve military and civilian healthcare in the future. 

     

    Listen to the What We are For Episode 47. https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-rixc8-11e56b3

     

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

     

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    • 57 min
    BG (R) Norvell “Van” Coots, MD Military Medicine Impacts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East; a Motivational Story of Perseverance, Ambition, and a Never Quit Attitude

    BG (R) Norvell “Van” Coots, MD Military Medicine Impacts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East; a Motivational Story of Perseverance, Ambition, and a Never Quit Attitude

    BG Coots describes his lifelong ambition to become a doctor and the perseverance required to accomplish his goal of becoming a Dermatologist.  This episode describes his career and deployment experiences in his pathway to becoming the Surgeon General for the US Forces in Afghanistan. He describes his general officer role as well as being a dermatologist. He was the Command Surgeon for the US Army Europe and provides an enlightening understanding of military medical care in support of Eastern European issues.  BG(R) Coots served as the final Commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and describes the Herculian efforts required to care for Service Members evacuated from the OIF and OEF theatres of war during a very high operational tempo. 

        Dr. Coots shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides valuable advice for all listeners.  You don't want to miss this episode!

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible and go to accomplishing our mission of honoring the legacy and preserving the oral history of military medicine told from the perspective of those who have lived it.

    Find out more about Dr. Coots at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios  

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    Listen to the WarDocs Origin Story- WarDocs-What are we for?   https://bit.ly/3r87Afm

      

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    • 48 min
    COL(R) Kent E. Kester, MD- Important Impacts of Translational Research Medicine in Military and Global Healthcare

    COL(R) Kent E. Kester, MD- Important Impacts of Translational Research Medicine in Military and Global Healthcare

    Dr. Kester, a Military Infectious Disease Specialist, explains the critical role of military translational (benchtop research to patient care application) in vaccine development, mental health, traumatic brain injury, and the diagnosis and treatment of pathogens across the globe.  He explains the unique role of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and how that organization works with civilian institutions and other governmental agencies to bring essential concepts from the laboratory to the battlefield and the public. Dr. Kester has deployed and describes the efforts his team made to improve the ability to address and answer research questions related to armed conflicts.  He provides insightful advice to those interested in being involved in research both in the military and civilian sectors.

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization run by volunteers. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of donations go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

    Listen to the What We are For Episode 47. https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-rixc8-11e56b3

    To find out more about Dr. Kester at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios and join our mission to preserve military medicine achievements WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

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    • 50 min
    (Pt. 2) COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS- Innovations in Hemorrhage Control and Transfusion Paradigms Redefining Trauma Combat Casualty Care Guidelines (2 of 2)

    (Pt. 2) COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS- Innovations in Hemorrhage Control and Transfusion Paradigms Redefining Trauma Combat Casualty Care Guidelines (2 of 2)

    Part 2

       Dr. Holcomb describes groundbreaking developments that occurred during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the “rediscovery” of tourniquets, hemorrhage control, and shifts in transfusion paradigms.   He describes how battlefield surgical techniques and improvements helped revolutionize Damage Control Surgery and Resuscitation for combat trauma.  Dr. Holcomb is a true pioneer and visionary in combat casualty care and shares how ideas and concepts discovered in the lab or during research protocols ultimately benefit combat casualty care and change policy, doctrine, and care guidelines.

    Part 1 (Previously Released)

        Dr. Holcomb describes his experiences while deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, during the “Blackhawk Down” incident and how this shaped his future career in Military Medicine.  He shares some stories from his experiences supporting Special Operations Forces early in his career and then from his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Trauma Surgeon and Trauma Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  He describes his experiences setting up the Joint Trauma Training at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston and later as the US Army Institute of Surgical Research Commander.

     

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

    Listen to the What We are For Episode. https://bit.ly/3r87Afm



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    • 33 min
    (Pt. 1) COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS- Special Operations Surgeon uses Lessons Learned in Somalia to Revolutionize Combat Casualty Care in the Global War on Terrorism (1 of 2)

    (Pt. 1) COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS- Special Operations Surgeon uses Lessons Learned in Somalia to Revolutionize Combat Casualty Care in the Global War on Terrorism (1 of 2)

    Part 1

        Dr. Holcomb describes his experiences while deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, during the “Blackhawk Down” incident and how this shaped his future career in Military Medicine.  He shares some stories from his experiences supporting Special Operations Forces early in his career and then from his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Trauma Surgeon and Trauma Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  He describes his experiences setting up the Joint Trauma Training at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston and later as the US Army Institute of Surgical Research Commander.

     





    Part 2

       Dr. Holcomb describes groundbreaking developments that occurred during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the “rediscovery” of tourniquets, hemorrhage control, and shifts in transfusion paradigms.   He describes how battlefield surgical techniques and improvements helped revolutionize Damage Control Surgery and Resuscitation for combat trauma.  Dr. Holcomb is a true pioneer and visionary in combat casualty care and shares how ideas and concepts discovered in the lab or during research protocols ultimately benefit combat casualty care and change policy, doctrine, and care guidelines.

     

    WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

    Listen to the WarDocs: What We are For Episode. https://bit.ly/3r87Afm

     

    Find out more about Dr. Holcomb at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios or become part of Team WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

     

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

RobertN802 ,

How DOD Medicine really works.

Some outstanding insight into how DOD medicine has worked during the past 20 years of war. Thru the eyes of the providers and the patients!

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War Dogs

I listened to my first PodCast with CSM(ret) Delvalle and I will support your charity. I have seen the list of speakers and I will enjoy lessons that are part of history!

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Best stories from the forefront of military medicine!

This podcast really highlights those who have and are serving at the very forefront of military medicine. These are true LEADERS in their field telling their life stories in such a humble and inspirational manner. There is something for everyone and their interests in military medicine from operational, medical, and surgical experts.

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