Dr. Monica Kalra on Being an Osteopathic Physician, the Texas Medical School Experience, and Being a Lifelong Learner

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Monica Kalra, a DO practicing out of Texas. We talked a lot about what a DO is, what the skills are for a good resident, and how she became a doctor. Dr. Monica Kalra’s Biography on Memorial Hermann Medical Group Show notes [0:20] What is a DO? What…

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Dr. Katelyn Bruno on Basic Science Research, Myocarditis, and Finding a Good Mentor

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Katelyn Bruno, a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic, and we talked about myocarditis, her main research interest. We also talked about how to find a good mentor, her outreach work with the myocarditis foundation, and why she pursued a PhD. Dr. Katelyn Bruno’s Biography on Mayo…

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MR Rajagopal on “Doing No Harm,” Developing Compassion, and Developing a System to Beat Chronic Pain

In which Shree talks to Dr. MR Rajagopal, a palliative care doctor who has ironically made it his life’s mission to combat the stigma of palliative care in India. We talked about how to approach easing pain during the terminal months of life, and how to develop a conversation about opioids and medication to develop…

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Sumer Verma on Combating Racism, Conducting Music, and Transforming Medicine

In which Shree talks to Dr. Sumer Verma, a Boston-based psychiatrist who has had a long and storied career, filled with many golden nuggets of information. His knowledge, confidence, and poise really shaped my views on success and how to interpret my own misgivings.   Disco Medusae Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…

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Eduardo Bruera on Palliative Care, Beating the Grind, and How to Change the System

In which Shree talks to Dr. Eduardo Bruera, a palliative care doctor who has ironically made it his life’s mission to talk about death, dying, and dignity. We talked about how to approach my own career with the patient first, and how to combat distress and dying with helping people be comfortable with their own…

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Benjamin Doolittle on the Good Life, the Divine Office, and Combining Science and Religion

In which Shree talks to Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, a physician who is also a pastor who is interested in the intersection of burnout, coping, and spirituality, especially as it applies to residency education. He directs Yale School of Medicine’s Medicine-Pediatrics Residency while also finding time to pray and preach at various local congregations. Disco Medusae…

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Suhas Gondi on Health Policy, Boston vs. St. Louis, and Medical School Life

In which Shree talks to Suhas Gondi, a first year medical student at Harvard Medical School. He’s interned in the U.S. Government, Centers for Medicare and Medicard Services, and the Brookings Institution, and Shree asks him (read: picks his brain) on things that interest him about the U.S. Healthcare System. Disco Medusae Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed…

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