Episode 224 : Wolfgang Gilliar On Osteopathic Medicine & Open Systems Thinking

Featured Guest: Wolfgang Gilliar

  • Feb 18, 2021

“Osteopathic medicine is an American treasure”

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar is an osteopathic physician who currents serves as Dean & Chief Academic Officer at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University Nevada. He is one of the great philosophers in the profession of medicine and he joins us to discuss open-systems thinking, the origins of anti-DO sentiment as well as the road forward, & why he thinks point of care ultrasounds (POCUS) is a critical element of medical education.

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Key Learnings

1. Why rivers speak to Dr. Gilliar

2. What is an “Open Systems Thinker” and how does it translate into education

3. Reconciling complaints and criticism as a learned skill

4. Addressing anti-DO sentiment, the background behind it, and the road forward

5. Why osteopathic medicine is similar to jazz & what Dr. Gilliar’s vision for the next-generation physician looks like

6. Focusing on point of care ultrasound as a tool to improve perinatal health outcomes in Nevada and getting portable ultrasounds to Touro medical students

7. A most wonderful definition of “resonant”


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