1 hr 14 min
December 11, 2022
The Doctor's Journey with Danielle Ofri and Martin Lazar
Imagine you’re a medical student choosing between a career in medicine or surgery. Your teachers and mentors can be crucial to your choice. In this episode, we highlight two fine exemplars of both disciplines. Internist Danielle Ofri describes the journey that led her to become an attending at Bellevue Hospital, a widely-published author who writes movingly about the doctor-patient relationship, and a founder of the Bellevue Literary Review. Neurosurgeon Martin Lazar takes us back to the beginning of the modern neurosurgical era. He details his efforts to save the life of a young patient with impaired circulation to the brain, performing one of the first extracranial-intracranial bypass cases for Moyamoya disease in the United States. Please spend some time with two of the most accomplished and thoughtful physicians we have met, in this long-awaited episode.
1 hr 57 min
June 21, 2022
Citizen Science Series - Interview with Dr. Adam Gazzaley
This week, we take an epic deep dive into the life and work of Dr. Adam Gazzaley, professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. Adam is helping usher in a future where video games will be prescribed like medicine, the Star Trek holodeck will be across the threshold, and psychedelic agents will help treat depression, addiction and other mental illnesses, at less cost and with less reliance on chronic medications. You can learn more about his research at: https://neuroscape.ucsf.edu/
We begin with memories of high school science fairs, and end with his globetrotting work as an academic polymath. Our conversations took place over the past year, and we have included prior segments into this inaugural Citizen Science program.
1 hr 23 min
March 16, 2022
Inside Dr. Death - Part 2
The Dr. Death case exposed faults in the medical system that have yet to be repaired. We conclude our special two-part episode of The Life Medical podcast by meeting a group of medicolegal advocates who were instrumental in helping to convict Christopher Duntsch.
1 hr 09 min
May 31, 2021
Honoring National Nurses' Month
BattleFields Past and Present
The Life Medical marks National Nurses' Month by speaking with two nurses who have served in intensive care units since the start of the pandemic. Their emotional stories highlight the personal cost of this demanding work.
47 min 50 sec
January 31, 2021
Into The Fray
Saving Lives and Facing Pandemics
In March of 2020, The Life Medical Podcast began recording Season One with doctors, nurses, and hospitals across the East Coast of the United States. It just so happened that this was also the moment that COVID-19 hit America.