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Mar 17, 2021

The Skill Set of the ‘Pluripotent’ Hospitalist

Editor’s note: National Hospitalist Day occurs the first Thursday in March annually, and serves to celebrate the fastest growing specialty in modern medicine and hospitalists’ enduring contributio...

Mar 06, 2021

TEDx: Compliments As A Performance Lever During Covid-19

Mark Shapiro, MD is the creator and host of Explore The Space Podcast, a show focused on bringing those who provide healthcare and those who seek healthcare closer together through conversations with ...

Mar 04, 2021

Roundtable Discussion: The Pluripotent Hospitalist

In honor of National Hospitalist Day, the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Explore the Space podcast are teaming up to bring you a roundtable discussion, featuring a diverse group of hospitalists ...

Jan 29, 2021

Solidarity of Service – Season 1, Episode 5: Service, Science and Storytelling

In this fifth installment of the podcast that brings you stories of the intersection and spirit of service with exclusive content, Operation Gratitude CEO Kevin Schmiegel and NAMI Chief Strategy and O...

Jan 20, 2021

Leveling the Playing Field: Accounting for Academic Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Professional upheavals caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have affected the academic productivity of many physicians. This is due in part to rapid changes in clinical care and ...

Jan 15, 2021

COVID-19, Social Media, and the Role of the Public Physician

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an avalanche of information, much of it false or misleading. Social media posts with misleading or dangerous opinions and analyses are often amplified by celebrit...

Jan 10, 2021

She’s On Call: Episode 29

This is She’s On Call, a weekly show hosted by NYC-based doctors ENT specialist Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar and general surgeon Dr. Marina Kurian. Reeling after this week? We’re talking health an...

Dec 23, 2020

What Happened in 2020? Updating Your Pre-Pandemic Resume/CV

As you look back on your professional life in 2020, you might be asking yourself, “What happened?” Frantic transitions of courses from on campus to online, closed laboratories suspending r...

Dec 18, 2020

COVID Patients are Dying Alone in Bay Area Hospitals, with Digital Devices the Only Way to Say Goodbye

The dying man did not want to say goodbye. Not like this. Alone in a hospital room, he gasped for air as the coronavirus slowly took over his lungs, shutting off his airway. He would likely be intubat...

Dec 06, 2020

They Couldn’t Say Goodbye in Person, so ICU Patients are Using Tablets Instead

(CNN)Some hospitals are stocking enough iPads to rival a modest Apple store. But the reason for this reflects a grim reality: They’re being used to connect Covid-19 patients with their families ...

Dec 06, 2020

Santa Rosa Doctor Uses Twitter to Describe Isolation, Grief & Joy in Hospital COVID-19 Ward

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital doctor Mark Shapiro got home about 4 p.m. Thursday after a shift on the COVID-19 ward, made a cup of coffee and sat down to write. Stand next to me outside the room. Hand ...

Nov 29, 2020

Sonoma County hospitals avoid autumn surge of coronavirus patients

As coronavirus infections keep climbing around the state, Sonoma County hospitals are taking steps to ensure they have sufficient drug treatments, staffing and medical supplies to deal with a potentia...

Nov 24, 2020

A Sensitive Pre-Holiday Conversation: On Life, Liberty, Happiness, and The Hard Ask

It’s the week of Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic that has only worsened. Most of us are hunkered down at home where we’re craving to be with family and friends for the holiday that i...

Nov 20, 2020

21 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You know it’s important to stay up to date on the latest ...

Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Corbie-Smith Featured in Explore the Space Podcast

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MPH, Director for UNC Center for Health Equity Research and Kenan Distinguished Professor for Social Medicine and Medicine has been featured on a recent episode of Explore th...

Oct 09, 2020

Women In Medicine 2020 Award Winners

#IStandWithHer Awards: Honorable Mention for #HeForShe 2020...

Oct 08, 2020

Medical Communities Go Virtual

Throughout history, physicians have formed communities to aid in the dissemination of knowledge, skills, and professional norms. From local physician groups to international societies and conferences,...

Oct 06, 2020

Most Covid-19 Patients Don’t Check Themselves Into Hospitals. This is how Experts Say it Usually Works.

Just hours after announcing Saturday that he had contracted the novel coronavirus, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) — one of several prominent figures close to President Trump who have ...

Sep 29, 2020

Using the Curriculum Vitae to Promote Gender Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We commend Malisch et al. on their Opinion (1) on immediate solutions to ensure gender equity during the COVID-19 pandemic given the disproportionate burden placed on women due to childcare and househ...

Sep 17, 2020

Patients Come First Podcast-Dr. Mark Shapiro

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Mark Shapiro, a hospitalist and Associate Medical Director for St. Joseph Health Medical Group in California who als...

Sep 01, 2020

Podcasting In Medical Education

Podcasting was already the ‘new black’ in a media saturated world, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated medical educators’ interest in putting themselves in front of a microphone....

Aug 27, 2020

Examining The Interface Between Healthcare & Society

In the latest episode of Impetus Digital‘s Fireside Chat, I sat down with Mark Shapiro, MD, Founder & Host of the Explore The Space Podcast and discussed, among other things, how Mark’s backgr...

Aug 20, 2020

Blubrry Podcast Of The Month

We’re wrapping up summer highlighting science for our Podcaster of the Month series.  ...

Jun 23, 2020

CV Matrix Aims To Improve Gender Equity By Accounting For Covid Time

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the ways in which health care professionals carry out their careers. Some providers have switched to telehealth platforms or taken on new leadership roles in COVID un...

May 27, 2020

The Disruption of Health Care, COVID-19, Social Media & Everything in Between

Mark Shapiro, MD, host of Explore the Space podcast joins us to discuss the role of social media in health care, the evolving role of physicians as public voices and figures, and the evolution of heal...

May 23, 2020

Guy Fieri serves free lunch to hospital workers, first responders in Sonoma County

Folks don’t usually save the paper boxes their takeout food comes in. But let’s see if souvenirs aren’t made of a good many of the clamshell cartons distributed Wednesday in Santa Rosa, filled w...

May 23, 2020

Summertime, And The Living’s Uneasy?

San Francisco’s health orders governing the city’s behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic are remarkably specific — in some cases....

May 08, 2020

Why The Bay Area Can’t Reopen Yet

Dr. Mark Shapiro, a hospitalist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and the host of the podcast Explore the Space, explains why it’s important to continue sheltering in place despite the regionR...

May 08, 2020

Medical Editors On Effective Information Sharing

On an episode of the “Explore the Space” podcast, Vinny Arora, MD, and Samir Shah, MD, (social media editor and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, respectively) discuss t...

Apr 13, 2020

Us, Interrupted: How This Internist Is Responding To The Impact Of COVID-19

Mark Shapiro, M.D., is an internist and the associate medical director for hospital services with St. Joseph Health Medical Group in Sonoma County, California. He is also the creator and host of the E...

Apr 09, 2020

Social Issues In Medicine, The Habits of High Achievers, & What Makes A Great Story

In this episode of the Med Inspired podcast I sit down with Dr. Mark Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro is a practicing physician and podcaster who hosts the popular Explore the Space podcast. We discuss why its im...

Apr 08, 2020

100+ Doctors Tell You The TRUTH About Battling Coronavirus

This is a tremendous YouTube project from Dr. Mikhail Varshavski (aka Doctor Mike) capturing the words and thought of physicians around the United States in the early days of the Covid19 pandemic...

Apr 02, 2020

New Sonoma County Crowdsourcing Site Aims To Help Community Respond To Coronavirus Crisis

“In our region, we have been through this before,” said Shapiro, an internist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. “When people ask that question, they are not asking for the sake of asking. Let’s...

Mar 29, 2020

Covid19 Craziness

Drs Bryan Vartabedian and Mark Shapiro, two of medicine’s most opinionated podcasters, hammer through the events of the week. From scuba mask ventilators to medical students graduating early to flat...

Mar 24, 2020

Sonoma County Doctors Detail Life On The Front Lines During Coronavirus Crisis

Dr. Mark Shapiro has a routine. When he leaves work at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, he drives approximately one mile to his home. He parks in the garage and proceeds to wipe down the inside of his ca...

Dec 17, 2019

Dr. Amy Goldberg And Scott Charles Featured In Explore the Space Podcast

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University ...

Nov 21, 2019

Does A Physician’s Social Media Impact Belong On Their CV

“I highly recommend reading this white paper by the physicians Mark Shapiro, Charlie Wray, and Vinny Arora. Their accompanying podcast (of course the white paper has a podcast episode!) is illum...

Oct 15, 2019

OHSU Dept Of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Click the link and scroll down to entry for October 15, 2019 I was honored to speak at Oregon Health & Science University Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The topic of the presentatio...

Oct 07, 2019

Keeping it 100 on Where Doctors Fit in Healthcare

Dr. Mark Shapiro, Host of Explore The Space podcast, jumps on the hot-seat to talk about where the hell physicians fit in the current landscape of healthcare. Are we still in the center, or are we stu...

Jul 26, 2019

Mark Shapiro, MD, of the podcast Explore the Space

The interview is with the host of the podcast Explore the Space, we find out where in the world Emi Okamoto, MD, is off to, and how purpose in life appears to be impacting mortality....

Jul 04, 2019

Myth Crushing & Living Brave with Dr. Mark Shapiro

In this episode of The Brave Enough Show, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt talks with Dr. Mark Shapiro, a physician and host of the successful podcast Explore the Space Show. Mark and Sasha talk about t...

Jul 01, 2019

Listen & Learn: A Guide To Podcasts For Internists

During a long, grinding commute, you quickly (and safely) pick a podcast to listen to as you gear up for a busy day. Why not learn about the latest and relatable medical topics to share during rounds ...

Mar 26, 2019

Hospitalists Can Make A Difference In Disasters

When fire is eating entire neighborhoods, or a hurricane is smashing towns like toys, the hospitalist will invariably run right toward the disaster. It sounds completely crazy, unless you’re a hospi...

Mar 11, 2019

Mark Shapiro, MD – Lead from the Front

This podcast shares the habits and practices of peak performers and top leaders, from many walks of life; physicians, senior executives, entrepreneurs, and academics. And from every season, from the s...

Feb 15, 2019

A Conversation with Dr. Mark Shapiro, host of Explore the Space

This is a fascinating conversation with the host of one of medicine’s fastest growing podcasts. In this episode we discuss Dr. Shapiro’s path to podcasting and how it fits in with his daily workfl...

Nov 30, 2018

Podcast of the Week: Explore the Space

Explore The Space looks at the interface of healthcare and society through conversations with thought leaders across four Pillars: Illness & Recovery, Leadership & Culture, Innovation &...

Feb 25, 2018

Explore The Space of Medical Culture | Mark Shapiro MD

Our next guest is Mark Shapiro MD, Hospitalist, Medical Director, and Physician Podcaster located in Northern California. Mark Shapiro is the creator of Explore The Space Podcast which looks into heal...

Dec 12, 2017

Practicing Without A Playbook

Mark Shapiro, MD, was awakened by his wife: She’d noticed a red glow behind the mountain in Santa Rosa, Calif., where both they and his parents live. The fires that would engulf parts of Sonoma, Nap...

Aug 08, 2017

#6 MARK SHAPIRO

In this episode, I am joined by Dr Mark Shapiro. Dr Shapiro is a hospitalist in Northern California and is the creator of Explore the Space Podcast. This is a special interview for me since Dr Shapiro...

Jan 01, 2017

Bringing Nonphysicians Into The Fold

MARK SHAPIRO, MD—who is the medical director of a hospitalist program in northern California—is thriving with a new house, a new job and a new baby. He’s also carving out time for what’s been ...

Nov 11, 2016

Hospitalists Should Endorse Their Team Members

It is vital that our patients feel assured they are being cared for by a high-functioning team of experts. During any given hospital stay, our patients will meet consulting physicians, nurses, therapi...

Nov 01, 2016

Health care pros grab a piece of the podcast pie

A growing number of health care providers and communicators are launching podcasts. Patients are as well. Microphones and basic audio equipment are available to folks who treat chronic illnesses—and...

Oct 01, 2016

Mark Shapiro, MD, Host of the “Explore the Space” Podcast

It’s been a little over a year since we began examining innovation from all its various aspects. We’ve covered every side, except for the physician side, so in today’s episode, Travis Good, MD g...

Jul 11, 2016

From Digital Health to The Opioid Epidemic with Dr Mark Shapiro

Dr Mark Shapiro is an Internal Medicine physician here in the California area and is the host of the fascinating podcast ‘Explore The Space’. This is our second conversation on the show, mostly be...

May 25, 2016

Explore the Space: Dr. Mark Shapiro on expanding the healthcare conversation through podcasting

Ultra-marathons, generation gaps, managing change and Navy SEAL-style tactics for being a better leader — not topics one might expect to delve into everyday as a physician or healthcare professional...

Mar 06, 2016

Dr Mark Shapiro On Exploring The Blind Spots We Have As Physicians

Dr Mark Shapiro is a Baylor College of Medicine, Texas trained Hospitalist who practices full time here in California. He is also the host of the healthcare podcast ‘Explore The Space’ and in a...

Jul 05, 2013

Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine

Mark Shapiro, MD, has been appointed chief of medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. A hospitalist with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group since 2006, Dr. Shapiro recently began work as a phys...