Justin Legg @gorillafrog is a retired Navy SEAL officer who is no stranger to frightening situations. From combat in Iraq to acute leukemia to lung transplantation, Justin has overcome obstacles far beyond the normal human experience. He shares his insights on overcoming fear, communicating with your medical team, and appreciating life.
Eric Byrnes has made a remarkable and unique transition from playing Major League Baseball to becoming an ultra-endurance athlete. He joins us to discuss the skills and discipline he used in both pursuits, his pathway to completing the Western States 100, and the outstanding movie “Diamond To The Rough”, which captures his journey.
Karl Meltzer holds the record for most 100 mile race wins and recently completed the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in a record 45 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes. He joins us to discuss his suffer-fest on the AT and overcoming the demon between the ears.
Michael Cheatham is a Trauma Surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center and he joins us to discuss the shocking events following the June 12th mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. This incredible conversation looks at the extraordinary teamwork and dedication required to save so many lives, the challenge of informing and reuniting families, and the vital role of drilling in disaster preparedness.
ZDoggMD (aka Zubin Damania) comes back on the show to discuss his evolution from satire to activism, the Healthcare 3.0 movement, and getting pushback from doctors.
Jeffrey Drazen is the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, the foremost medical publication in the world. He joins us to discuss how the Journal helps discern the interface between society and medicine, getting presidential candidates to submit an editorial, and how to cover a public health emergency.
Jessica Shapiro, the voice of Explore The Space, joins us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to discuss her diagnosis at age 30, the rollercoaster of fighting cancer, and adapting to life afterwards.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora is the Founder and Director of one of the most innovative health care delivery programs in the world, Project ECHO. He joins us to discuss how Project ECHO works, the impact it is already having around the world, and the far-reaching effects it will have beyond patient care.
Peter Pronovost is a professor of Critical Care medicine and is an international leader in improving the safety of hospitalized patients. He joins us for a remarkable discussion on how physicians, patients, and their families can bridge gaps in understanding patient safety and how we all can participate in caring for a loved one.
Dr. Matthew Matava is an Orthopedic Surgeon who was team MD for the LA Rams for 17 years, as well as immediate past president of the NFL Physician Society. He joins us to discuss public perceptions of NFL player medical care, how standards of care are provided, and the external pressures NFL team physicians must handle.
Dr. Ricardo Nuila comes back to the podcast to discuss his recent New Yorker article “Poor and Uninsured in Texas.” Our conversation digs into the incredible story he was part of and the process of creating such a provocative and powerful document.
Travis Good is the founder and CEO of Catalyze. In addition to having his MD and MBA, he’s an expert on safety and security of health data. This is a riveting conversation on a subject that effects every one of us.
Mark Johnson is a long-time sports journalist who joins us just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics to discuss issues around doping in sports. His new book entitled “Spitting In The Soup” takes us on a deep dive into the evolution of the problem and what it has done to the sports we love.
Paddy Barrett is host of the very popular podcast The Doctor Paradox, and he joins us to discuss the phenomenon of professional, not just physician, burnout. This is not a “woe is me” discussion, this is a forward thinking toolbox to help us all enjoy our professional work more.
Peter Grinspoon joins Explore The Space to discuss his frightening and compelling journey as a physician who became addicted to prescription pain medication.
Dr. Debra Houry is an Emergency MD who works at the CDC as Director of National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She joins us to discuss the scope of the opioid epidemic and the new CDC guideline for prescribing opiates for chronic pain. We also tackle the multiple challenges and difficulties we face in taking on this complex problem as well the potential for making an impact.
Kevin Pho, founder and editor of KevinMD.com, is the pre-eminent voice helping physicians and patients understand the power, potential, and future of social media and healthcare. We cover the explosive growth of social media within healthcare and potential ways it can connect all parts of the healthcare equation.
Jessica Deree is a full-time General Surgeon and simultaneously a competitive ultra-triathlete. On the heels of her amazing performance at Ultraman Florida, where she was the female champion and 10th place overall, she joins us to discuss surpassing limits, mental toughness, and maintaining balance.
Scott Weingart, an Emergency Department and Critical Care physician, hosts EMCrit, one of the most popular medical podcasts on the planet and is an internationally sought-after speaker. He is on the front line of an educational revolution and he joins us to discuss teaching, speaking, and engaging with learners at a brand new level.
Mark Rudolph is a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine and chairman of the Patient Experience Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. He joins us to discuss the concept, value, and importance of improving experiences for patients. His article in “The Hospitalist” can be found by clicking here.
David Wexler is the Director of the Relationship Training Institution and he joins us to discuss guilt vs shame and how to overcome destructive behaviors.
Christina Farr is an award-winning digital health and technology journalist with Fast Company; she rejoins us to examine the fallout from the Theranos controversy, the need for rigorous evaluation of healthcare start-ups, and potential unexpected consequences of genetic testing.
Paul Knoepfler is a widely recognized expert on CRISPR, a DNA editing tool that allows for rapid and inexpensive modification of DNA with staggering implications. He joins us to help understand what CRISPR can do and what it means for humankind.
Scott Reeves is a world-renown social scientist and professor of Interprofessional Research. He joins us to discuss how best to implement and manage complex change.
Barron Lerner is a physician, historian, and widely published writer who joins us to discuss gaps between generations and professions, and how to bridge them.
Here is the letter from ABIM to its membership from 2/15 with an apology and announcement of changes to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
Here is Dr. Bob Wachter’s discussion of ABIM and controversies surrounding it.
Here is the Newsweek article from 3/15 which certainly raised the temperature of the discussion around the ABIM
Information about Assessment 2020, the ABIM’s project to restructure how the recertification process works, can be found here.
Richard Baron, president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, joins us to discuss the multiple controversies surrounding the ABIM and the massive paradigm shift of moving from being an authority-based organization to one based upon co-creation and channeling community standards. (note, minor feedback issues resolved after first 2 minutes)
Jocko Willink, Navy SEAL and co-author of “Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead And Win” joins us to discuss a wide array of leadership perspectives ranging from activating resistant leaders to his fantastic and productive take on managing disruptive behavior.
Dr. Lord Lockwell (not his real name), co-founder and co-editor of www.gomerblog.com, joins us to talk about the origins, growth, and importance of the funniest medical website out there. Satire at its very finest!
Stephen Beeson is a national leader in organizational improvement and physician coaching as well as an extraordinary public speaker. He joins us to talk about the the frustrating effect of regulatory pressure, the concept of “shared purpose”, and tools to generate positive change in medicine and beyond. We also discuss The Physician Effectiveness Project and www.practicingexcellence.com (note: I serve as Hospitalist contributor.)
Bob Wachter rejoins us to discuss the powerful response to his book “The Digital Doctor” and issues around hype in medicine, conflict disclosure, and his upcoming work with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. For more on “The Digital Doctor” check out episode 3 in the archive, where Bob discussed the book on the eve of its’ release.
Chris Herren is an ex-NBA basketball player, a recovering drug addict, and one of our greatest resources for learning about substance abuse and how to approach it and help those in need. He is an incredible speaker and reaches audiences from all walks of life; his experiences and insights are an invaluable tool for everyone to share.
Dr. Joanne Conroy is the CEO of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and is also a co-founder of Women of Impact. She joins us to discuss the formation of Women of Impact, the power of finding shared purpose, and changing contexts in healthcare.
Erik Reinertsen is part of a new generation of medical students who are also helping drive the med-tech-business nexus. He joins us to discuss walking a very unique path; pursuing his MD/PhD while helping run Forge.
Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD) joins us for a wide-ranging, frequently hilarious conversation on being an iconoclast, creating medical satire, and the value of risk-taking.
Dr. Josh Minuto, a friend and an Infectious Disease physician, joins us just after the beginning of season 6 of The Walking Dead to explore our society’s fascination with zombies, apocalypse stories, and how we respond to real infectious threats.
We continue with Dr. Ricardo Nuila on the challenges of discussing death, an issue that is always emotionally charged, as well as explore his article in The Atlantic on this subject, which you can find here.
Conversations about end of life care are never easy, whether it’s about you, your loved one, or your patient. Dr. Ricardo Nuila joins us to consider these difficult but vital discussions, as well as his recent article on the subject in The Atlantic, which you can read here.
Dr. James Muller is a renown Cardiologist and a founding member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He joins us to discuss his work helping to prevent nuclear war, teaming up alongside those perceived as the enemy, and the double-edged sword of technology.
Jeff Reznick and Ken Koyle from the National Library of Medicine join us to discuss their wonderful New England Journal of Medicine article “Combat and the Medical Mindset: The Enduring Effect of Civil War Medical Innovations.” Ranging from disaster management, formulary development, and a look into the future, this is a fantastic conversation on a little-studied aspect of contemporary American health care. The historian within rejoices! Find the article here.
In part 2 of our interview with Christina Farr from KQED’s “Future of You” project, we further dissect the scope and implications of the healthcare technology revolution for consumers, patients, and providers.
The collision of technology and healthcare is causing seismic change on a daily basis. Christina Farr from KQED’s website “Future of You” joins us to help make sense of this rapidly accelerating revolution.
Less than 4 hours after completing the Badwater 135, known as the toughest footrace on Earth, Josh Talley and Michelle West sat down to discuss their unbelievable adventure. Compelling lessons lie within that can be adapted by anyone. Relentless forward motion!
The Badwater 135 is a footrace made up of 135 grueling miles through Death Valley in the hottest part of summer. Two competitors, Michelle West and Josh Talley, join Explore The Space less than 2 weeks before the start to discuss the mental and physical challenges ahead in one of the toughest human endeavors on the planet.
Dr. Faye Reiff-Pasarew joins Explore The Space to discuss how the arts and humanities can indelibly connect patients and doctors. We also dive into her remarkable podcast “The Art of Medicine” and the best places for caffeine in San Diego and Manhattan.