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Osmosis.org explores solutions with top experts to strengthen the capacity of our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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The Power of a Rare Disease Community - Luke Rosen, Founder of KIF1A.org

December 1st, 2022

43:24

“You know, it's easy to say that default answer that everything's okay, but it's really not. She's lost a lot of her vision, she's got hundreds of …

Solving the Rare Disease Equation - Dr. Alaa Hamed, Global Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Diseases at Sanofi

November 30th, 2022

24:03

As we continue our focus on rare diseases on Raise the Line, we’re delighted to be joined by Dr. Alaa Hamed, Global Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Diseases at Sanofi, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the …

Transforming the Way Radiologists Learn - Daniel Arnold, CEO of Medality

November 29th, 2022

28:44

“Imaging has really become the tip of the spear of the patient journey,” says Daniel Arnold, CEO of Medality. In order to train future radiologists …

Using Walmart’s Giant Healthcare Footprint to Drive Access and Equity - Dr. John Wigneswaran, Chief Medical Officer at Walmart

November 22nd, 2022

25:32

“One of the reasons I really wanted to be at Walmart is that you're touching people that truly have a need,” says Dr. John Wigneswaran, the retail …

The Health and Wellness Implications of Adding Scent to Virtual Reality - Aaron Wisniewski & Dr. Rachel Herz of OVR Technology

November 17th, 2022

24:20

It’s not hard to start feeling relaxed when you experience a virtual reality visit to a mountain top, taking in the beautiful views of forested peaks …

A Value-Based Approach to Pharmacy Benefit Management - Karthik Ganesh, CEO of EmpiRx Health

November 16th, 2022

25:01

“We're the richest country on the planet, healthcare access has to be core to who we are,” says Karthik Ganesh, CEO of EmpiRx Health, one of the fastest growing healthcare services companies in the country and the …

Radiology’s Role in Precision Medicine - Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee, CEO of Perspectum

November 10th, 2022

25:28

Would you rather be poked with a needle, or get a diagnosis from a non-invasive scan? Most of us would choose the latter, if we had the option.  …

Giving Nurses a Voice On the World Stage - Dr. Michelle Acorn, Chief Nurse at the International Council of Nurses

November 9th, 2022

27:44

“We know that whenever nurses are listened to in policymaking arenas, health outcomes improve,” says Dr. Michelle Acorn, chief nurse at the …

Science As a Force for Social Good: Dr. Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet

November 8th, 2022

42:25

Science As a Force for Social Good: Dr. Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet

 

The first scientific paper on the clinical features of patients infected with what came to be known as COVID-19 was published in The …

Fostering and Sharing New Ideas in Public Health - Maria Thacker-Goethe, CEO of The Center for Global Health Innovation

November 3rd, 2022

31:31

Deploying community-based health workers has been a popular tactic to boost vaccination rates during COVID, but when the crisis ends, how can they …

A New “Community-Embedded” Medical School – Dr. Brigham Willis, University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine

November 2nd, 2022

23:03

The first thing you see when you walk into the medical school building at the University of Texas at Tyler is a teaching kitchen, and the director of …

An App for Gut Health Using “Whole Self Science” - Jeff Glueck, CEO and Co-Founder at Salvo Health

October 27th, 2022

22:11

Ninety percent of the body's serotonin is produced in the gut, says Jeff Glueck. So, if you are like the many millions of Americans with a digestive disorder, happiness and calm may not come easily. Enter Salvo, a …

An Innovative Approach to Funding Rare Disease Research - Heather and Ryan Fullmer, Co-founders of the EB Research Partnership

October 26th, 2022

42:49

Heather Fullmer will never forget seeing her nursing license for the first time and realizing the date of issuance was the same as her son Michael’s …

A Look Inside Medical Education in Israel - Dr. Peter Gilbey and Dr. Yair Blumberg of Bar-Ilan University, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

October 19th, 2022

33:56

Although many countries are facing a shortage of physicians, Israel is being hit particularly hard by this problem, especially in rural areas. But as …

Harnessing the Tsunami of New Medical Information - Dr. Sievert Weiss, Co-Founder of AMBOSS

October 12th, 2022

28:49

As the rate of new medical knowledge continues to accelerate, how can medical students and practitioners keep up with it all and make sure they are providing the most up-to-date care to their patients? One answer is …

‘The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of’ - Brett Kopelan, Executive Director of debra of America

October 6th, 2022

39:57

Imagine 60% of your skin having open wounds every day. That's the grim reality of those with Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, a rare genetic connective …

New Hope for Patients with Black Bone Disease - Nick Sireau, CEO and Chair of Trustees at the AKU Society

October 5th, 2022

33:29

Just a few weeks ago we shared the story of John Crowley’s family and their battle with Pompe disease on Raise the Line, and in this episode, we’re honored to share another remarkable story of a rare disease parent and …

What Changes Are Needed in Nursing Education - Dr. Katie Kay, University Dean for West Coast University College of Nursing

September 29th, 2022

28:20

As Dr. Katie Kay reflects on what adjustments need to be made to nursing curricula in light of the pandemic, she is not focused mainly on academic …

Making Rare Disease Treatments A Priority - John Crowley, Executive Chairman at Amicus Therapeutics

September 22nd, 2022

28:16

It was on a Friday the 13th in late winter 1997 when John Crowley’s life changed forever.  John and his wife Aileen had been noticing concerning symptoms in their infant daughter Megan for several months, and after a …

Empowering Consumers to Make Better Health Decisions - Dr. Taylor Sittler, Head of Research & Development at Levels

September 21st, 2022

23:26

Direct-to-consumer healthcare and how technology can empower people to be active participants in achieving and maintaining their own good health is a …

A New Tool to Improve Clinic Visits for Both Patients and Providers – Dr. David Canes, Founder of WellPrept

September 15th, 2022

27:06

Unlike many young children who are fearful of visits to the doctor, Dr. David Canes was fascinated by his.  This early interest set the foundation …

A Mission to Maximize the Use of Donated Organs - Leslie McMahon, Organ Recovery Manager with Donor Alliance

September 14th, 2022

31:15

There’s good news in the world of organ donation and transplant.  For the first time last year, more than 40,000 transplants were performed in the U.S. and donations from deceased donors increased for the eleventh year …

Fixing Centuries of Inequities for Women in Healthcare - Halle Tecco, Executive Vice President of Everly Health

September 8th, 2022

29:52

Inspired by her own challenges with fertility a few years ago, serial entrepreneur Halle Tecco saw a tremendous opportunity to rebuild the fertility and pregnancy experience for families from the ground up. She wanted …

A Ukrainian Wellness Company Meets the Needs of Its Consumers and Employees Despite the War - Victoria Repa, CEO & Founder of BetterMe

September 7th, 2022

21:52

Victoria Repa has known from her earliest days growing up in Ukraine how difficult it can be to lose weight. “In my family, everyone is overweight. …

A Patient Perspective on Degenerative Brain Disease - Leonard Marshall, Former NFL Great and Dementia Advocate

September 1st, 2022

23:04

It was a decade after NY Giants great and Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall retired when he first started to notice cognitive issues and a concerning change in attitude. Five years, many doctor visits and countless …

Chasing Lifesaving Cures for Himself and Others - Dr. David Fajgenbaum, President of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

August 31st, 2022

26:50

“I knew I wasn't going to survive unless I found a drug that could save my life,” says Dr. David Fajgenbaum, who has almost died five times from the …

On the Medical Frontlines of the War in Ukraine – Dr. Oleg Turkot, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital

August 30th, 2022

25:30

On this special episode of Raise the Line, we get an eyewitness account of how medical needs are being met in the midst of the war in Ukraine from …

Overcoming a One-in-A-Million Disease: Akiva Zablocki, President of the Hyper IgM Foundation

August 25th, 2022

31:58

When Akiva Zablocki found out his infant son Idan had a one-in-a-million immune disorder, he and his wife Amanda were terribly worried, as all …

How Healthcare Can Harness the Potential of AI - Dr. Karim Lakhani, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

August 24th, 2022

34:58

In this super insightful conversation with host Shiv Gaglani, Dr. Karim Lakhani breaks down the difference between “strong” and “weak” artificial …

A Planetary Perspective on Healthcare - Dr. Maria Guevara, International Medical Secretary at Médecins Sans Frontières

August 17th, 2022

31:37

As a young girl, Dr. Maria Guevara was inspired by her parent’s volunteer medical missions in the Philippines where they helped repair cleft lips and …

The Growing Role of Students As Partners in Medical Education: Dr. Ronald Harden, General Secretary of the Association of Medical Education in Europe

August 16th, 2022

31:58

“From the beginning, my approach was that we need to challenge the system,” says Dr. Ronald Harden, General Secretary of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). In the 1970’s as a young medical professor …

An Entrepreneurial-Minded Approach to Medicine - Dr. Robert Lord, Partner at LionBird Ventures

August 10th, 2022

36:17

“So much of healthcare actually does have parallels to the business world, insofar as much of our job is to help align people to the next steps that are in their best interest,” Dr. Robert Lord tells host Shiv Gaglani.  …

What Rare Disease Patients and Families Need From Clinicians: Philippe Pakter, Rare Disease Parent

August 9th, 2022

49:30

“It's a strange odyssey being a rare disease parent. It sort of forces you to question everything about life,” says Philippe Pakter, whose daughter Lysiane was born with Pierre Robin Sequence, a condition that impedes …

Virtual Care That Creates Real Connections Between Providers and Patients - Ryan McQuaid, Co-founder & CEO of PlushCare

August 4th, 2022

21:47

Ryan McQuaid was facing chronic back and joint pain so intense he could barely stand up in the morning.  Without a primary care doctor to reach out …

Leading the Fight for Global Health Equity - Dr. Sheila Davis, CEO of Partners In Health

August 3rd, 2022

27:53

With its mission to bring the benefits of modern medicine to places that have been impacted by poverty and injustice, Partners In Health has been at the forefront of the battle for global health equity since it began in …

Using Technology to Create Deeper Learning Experiences - Dr. Peter Decherney, Faculty Director of the Online Learning Initiative, University of Pennsylvania

July 28th, 2022

22:07

Like many academics, Dr. Peter Decherney wears many hats, but in his case you can also add a virtual reality headset.  That’s because in addition to being a professor of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of …

The Tech Behind Successful Student Journeys - Greg Vanclief, President and CEO of Elentra

July 27th, 2022

19:42

“Curriculum is at the heart of everything a university does, so it only makes sense to architect the solution we provide based on the core offering …

Training Doctors to Be Active Citizens, Focused on Equity – Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Dean of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

July 21st, 2022

21:24

In the last decade, a projected physician shortage drove the establishment of new medical schools across the country. Among these was the Western …

Building Awareness and Communities Around Rare Disorders – Dr. Edward Neilan and Rebecca Aune of NORD

July 20th, 2022

23:08

In medical school, when taught about differential diagnoses, students are often taught, "if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras” says …

Opening Doors for Medical Students of Color - Bridgette Hudson, Executive Director of the Student National Medical Association

July 14th, 2022

23:35

The Student National Medical Association has been fighting for equity and diversity in the medical field for almost 60 years. Unfortunately, it’s a need as pressing today as it was when the association began, with Black …

Designing a Curriculum That Serves and Reflects Your Community – Dr. Steve Riley, Dean of Medical Education at Cardiff University in Wales

July 13th, 2022

21:36

One of the things that convinced Dr. Steve Riley to remain in Wales after leaving his native England as a youth to attend Cardiff University is what he calls its sense of citizenship and social accountability. It was a …

What a Long Strange Trip: The Fall and Rise of Psychedelics in Medicine – Dr. Jim Fadiman, Author and Pioneer in Psychedelic Research

July 12th, 2022

56:01

The current interest in using psychedelics for mental health treatment is a ‘back to the future’ moment for Dr. Jim Fadiman, a pioneer in psychedelic research known as the father of microdosing. “The method that's been …

Revealing New Connections Between Nutrition and Health - Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurologist and Bestselling Author

July 6th, 2022

34:33

As a child, Dr. David Perlmutter developed an uncommon familiarity with the human brain. Exploring the surgical ward -- and eventually, the operating room -- with his neurosurgeon dad, he observed the possibilities of …

Investing In the Next Generation of Innovators – Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science

June 29th, 2022

19:43

For decades, science fairs have kindled young peoples’ imaginations as they face down the conundrums of their time. Countless such fairs have been …

Virtual Offices That Humanize Remote Work - Dr. Vishal Punwani, Co-founder and CEO of SoWork

June 23rd, 2022

32:24

“Our goal is to make things much more human,” says Dr. Vishal Punwani when speaking about the mission of SoWork, the company he co-founded to create virtual office environments that enhance the remote working …

Using Audio Technology to Reduce Administrative Burden in Healthcare – Punit Singh Soni, Co-Founder of Suki

June 22nd, 2022

27:50

Responding to the crisis of medical burnout, Punit Singh Soni, a former product manager at Google, launched the company Suki with a specific goal: …

A Multipronged Approach to Incontinence: Vanita Gaglani, Physical Therapist, Author and Incontinence Expert

June 16th, 2022

24:49

More than twenty-five million people in the U.S. experience bladder leakage every day and while the problem is more common in women, millions of men also confront this challenge. Unfortunately, says Vanita Gaglani, …

Serving Others is the Best Medicine for Yourself – Dr. Stephen Trzeciak, Bestselling Author and Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

June 15th, 2022

29:14

After more than a decade studying resuscitation science in the ICU, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak felt himself burning out. He was skeptical of “escapist” options, like more vacations. “I thought something had to fundamentally …

A Better Way to Think About Learning – David Blake, Co-Founder of Degreed and BookClub

June 9th, 2022

29:00

David Blake -- rattled in the wake of a tough standardized exam – was doing some independent research in his high school library when it dawned on …

Delivering Seamless, Responsive Care at Home: Chris Altchek, Founder and CEO of Cadence

June 8th, 2022

25:47

On this episode of Raise the Line, we're going to learn about a company that sits at the intersection of three huge trends in U.S. healthcare: the unending growth in the number of people with chronic conditions, the …

Advocating for Patients with Rare Disorders – Suzanne Peek, President of the National MALS Foundation

June 6th, 2022

20:15

One night, Suzanne Peek was awoken by her son who thought he was having a heart attack. That began a drawn-out ordeal of misdiagnoses and ER visits until he was properly diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, …

Improving Medical Education at Scale - Dr. Sanjay Desai, Chief Academic Officer and Group Vice President of Medical Education at the American Medical Association

June 1st, 2022

26:09

One of the most urgent issues Dr. Sanjay Desai sees in medical education is how to bring historically minoritized people into the physician workforce. “We need to have a physician workforce that resembles the patients …

Bringing Learning Science Into Classrooms – Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, President of Active Learning Science

May 26th, 2022

25:36

The good news is researchers have established a tremendous amount about how human memory is acquired, organized, and deployed. The bad news, according to Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, is this information has pretty much stayed …

Speaking the Language of Medicine - Dr. Marios Loukas, Dean of the St. George's University School of Medicine

May 25th, 2022

26:08

“It's impossible to be a physician and not be able to speak the language of medicine, which really is anatomy,” says Dr. Marios Loukas, who, in …

Enabling Healthy Aging at Scale – Carly Stockdale, CEO of BestLife Holdings

May 19th, 2022

23:19

Listening to veteran healthcare entrepreneur and investor Carly Stockdale, the Co-Founder and CEO of BestLife Holdings, you get the feeling she is …

Providing Boots to the Bootless to Build a Black Physician Workforce - Dr. Russell Ledet, Co-founder and President, The 15 White Coats

May 18th, 2022

22:38

“You don't have to change yourself culturally to be brilliant,” asserts Dr. Russell Ledet, a Black U.S. Navy veteran who has earned an MD-MBA as well …

A Global Look at Online Postgraduate Medical Education and the Future of Healthcare – Dr. Tom O’Callaghan, CEO of iHeed (Cambridge Education Group)

May 17th, 2022

23:37

Dr. Tom O’Callaghan thinks he’s already seen the future of medicine in this tech-heavy age, and it looks a lot like the personal, trusted healthcare he saw his father providing in the small community in Ireland in which …

Digital Health for Ordinary Citizens - Tobias Silberzahn, Leader of McKinsey & Company's Global Health Tech Network

May 11th, 2022

23:02

How can digital health benefit an ordinary patient? Today's guest, Tobias Silberzahn, enjoys taking a citizen perspective in his work in digital …

Integrating Healthcare Technologies of the Future – Andy Flanagan, CEO of Iris Telehealth

May 5th, 2022

22:17

Telehealth has become ubiquitous, but Andy Flanagan thinks the word telehealth will soon disappear. “It’s just care,” said the CEO of the remote psychiatry service, Iris Telehealth. Flanagan anticipates that, just as …

Using Podcasts to Crowdsource Medical Expertise – Dr. Aaron Fritts, Co-Founder of BackTable

May 4th, 2022

26:49

With new medical products constantly entering the market, it can be difficult for doctors to keep up. Interventional radiologist Dr. Aaron Fritts has …

DEI Is the Solution to Better Healthcare: Kevonne Holloway, Managing Director for Global Content Partners at Elsevier

April 28th, 2022

23:00

“The role we play in healthcare is so much bigger than I could have imagined, and it's just exciting to be a part of it,” says Kevonne Holloway, …

Making Prior Authorization as Easy as a Credit Card Swipe - Syam Palakurthy, Co-Founder and CEO at SamaCare

April 27th, 2022

21:53

There is approximately $266 billion in administrative waste in the U.S. healthcare system each year, and much of it is tied to the complexity of insurance. Our guest today, Syam Palakurthy, co-founded SamaCare to help …

Thinking Glocally - Dr. Dele Davies, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

April 21st, 2022

25:07

“I think I've learned as much by watching and observing and being mentored by people as I have from any formal classes I could ever take,” says Dr. …

Controlling Your States Through Breathing – Patrick McKeown, CEO of the Oxygen Advantage

April 20th, 2022

43:43

When a young Patrick McKeown had an important exam decades ago, he prepared as society had coached him: With big, deep breaths. He entered the testing room lightheaded and scatterbrained. “It was,” he tells host Shiv …

Public-Private Partnerships Are Key to Improving Health Equity - Dr. Aditi Mallick, Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid & CHIP at CMS

April 14th, 2022

21:25

“The biggest things I’ve learned about improving health equity are the importance of data and relationships,” says Dr. Aditi Mallick, who, in her …

Helping Nursing Students and Faculty Adjust to Growing Complexity: Brent Gordon, President of Nursing and Health Education at Elsevier

April 13th, 2022

21:18

On today's episode, we spotlight nursing education because trends in the profession and healthcare at large are making it more important than ever. "The job of nursing has become far more complex, and first-year nurses …

New Support for Research and International Collaboration in Medical Education - Dr. Muzaffar Annaev and Mahzuna Nasretdinova, Samarkand State Medical University in Uzbekistan

April 12th, 2022

18:27

We've been fortunate to speak to many medical educators in the United States over the past two years on Raise the Line about the state of medical education and how learning has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. On …

A Digital Health Home for Clinicians - Guy Friedman, CEO of SteadyMD

April 7th, 2022

23:02

“I want to be the home for the clinician in digital health,” says SteadyMD CEO and lover of complex business problems Guy Friedman. Taking care of clinicians by thinking about their needs and respecting their autonomy …

Improving the Residency Application Process – Dr. Jason Reminick, Founder and CEO of Thalamus

April 6th, 2022

20:11

Hurricane Sandy struck New York City when now-Dr. Jason Reminick was in town, interviewing for residency programs to which he’d applied. The whole …

Find Your People, Find Your Purpose: Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi, Chairman of Elsevier

March 31st, 2022

30:03

“One of the pieces of advice I like to give young people is to collect knowledge, interests and a network of people you want to know. You don't know …

Lowering Patient Costs Through Drug Industry Disruption: Mark Cuban, Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of CostPlus Drugs

March 28th, 2022

27:46

“I'm in a part of my life where I like to have an impact that disrupts an industry,” says famed entrepreneur Mark Cuban, and his new online pharmacy CostPlus Drugs is already showing signs of creating a major …

Dr. Mike Hoaglin - Medical Director of Prairie Health and Independent Telemedicine Consultant

March 23rd, 2022

28:56

We’ve talked a lot on Raise the Line about the upsides of the telehealth boom, but our guest today, Dr. Mike Hoaglin, brings a new silver lining to light: it’s one way to help with the physician burnout crisis. “I've …

Sharing Insights from Elsevier’s New Clinician of the Future Global Report: Drs. Ian Chuang and Tate Erlinger

March 21st, 2022

33:33

On today’s Raise the Line episode, you’ll have a unique opportunity to hear the collective voice of healthcare providers all over the world who …

Building a Consumer-Focused Oral Healthcare Industry – Dr. Jeremy Krell and Dr. Ro Parikh, Dental Industry Leaders

March 17th, 2022

24:22

What should oral healthcare look like in 2022? Dr. Jeremy Krell and Dr. Ro Parikh are working to figure this out and bring a new, consumer-centric …

“Listen to Your Heart Faster” - Dr. Luke Murray, Director of COVID Testing at Wild Health

March 16th, 2022

24:57

“I think you should listen to your heart as quickly as possible,” says today's guest, Dr. Luke Murray, when asked for advice for students and early …

One Key to Behavior Change? Set the Bar Low and Keep It There: Dr. BJ Fogg, Stanford University Researcher and Author of Tiny Habits

March 10th, 2022

34:56

You might not think flossing one tooth a day would be worthy of celebration, but today’s Raise the Line guest says that’s actually the best way to …

Rediscovering Healthy Breathing – James Nestor, Author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

March 9th, 2022

25:29

When people hear about James Nestor’s bestselling book on breathing, he says the first question they ask is “Why the heck would I need to relearn how …

Supervised Home COVID Tests - Dr. Michael Mina of eMed

March 2nd, 2022

35:15

“We don't need physicians physically in the middle of every step that we take,” argues today's guest, former Buddhist monk and Harvard professor Dr. Michael Mina. “One of my goals has been to break down this massive …

Pushing Past Perceived Limits - Scott Carney, Journalist and Anthropologist

February 24th, 2022

30:59

Scott Carney trained as an anthropologist, thinking the academic life would facilitate new adventures. He soon found journalism to be a better fit, …

Preparing Medical Students to “Be the Difference”- Dr. William Cullinan, Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University

February 23rd, 2022

27:20

The critical and analytical thinking required by research become habits of mind that change your approach to life, explains Dr. Bill Cullinan, dean …

A Medical Device Pioneer Discusses Remote Possibilities – Dr. David Albert, Founder of AliveCor

February 17th, 2022

30:18

A new generation of medical technology has produced endless new rivers of biometric data, and attuned regular people to their own health in new and …

Why Is a Hospital Offering Tutoring and Job Programs? - Dr. Omar Lateef, President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center

February 16th, 2022

27:23

“In life, I feel like you always know what the right thing to do is, it's just hard,” says Dr. Omar Lateef, who runs Rush University Medical Center in the Near West Side of Chicago. Lateef has embraced the challenging …

Making Healthcare Data Meaningful for Learners, Patients and Providers: Josh Schoeller - President of Global Clinical Solutions at Elsevier and CEO of Healthcare for LexisNexis Risk Solutions

February 10th, 2022

26:46

Despite being a self-described “data geek” Josh Schoeller is well aware of the challenges in making sense of the ever-expanding amount of healthcare-related data. As he puts it, “More data doesn't necessarily mean more …

Virtual Patient Platform Aims to Reduce Misdiagnoses - Dr. Thomas Kelly, Founder and CEO, Oscer

February 9th, 2022

29:40

“Software can keep in its mind a million more things than a doctor can,” explains Dr. Tom Kelly, who started a company in Australia called Oscer that aims to eliminate misdiagnosis. It all started with Dr. Kelly's …

Learning is a Contact Sport - Dr. Joshua Courtney, Founder and CEO of TrueLearn

February 2nd, 2022

22:33

“We're in the business of empowering students,” explains Dr. Joshua Courtney, who joins host Shiv Gaglani on this episode of Raise the Line. Dr. Courtney's company, TrueLearn, served 60 million practice questions last …

At-Home Cardiac Rehabilitation Gains Traction - Dr. Harsh Vathsangam, Co-founder and CEO of Moving Analytics

January 26th, 2022

21:41

“I'm a tinkerer by nature,” says today's guest, Dr. Harsh Vathsangam. “Left to my own devices, I'll start opening up remotes and breaking apart bicycles.” That curiosity in how things work, combined with a knack for …

Bringing Gender Diversity to Medical Education Leadership - Dr. Nancy Spector, Executive Director of ELAM

January 18th, 2022

23:20

Even though women are the backbone of the healthcare system in the U.S., comprising 77% of the patient-facing workforce, studies have shown they're not paid or promoted equitably and this gender equity problem extends …

Better Access to Education for Working Adults Will Help Meet the Nursing Shortage - Dr. Michelle Cummings, Senior Director of Healthcare and Nursing at Academic Partnerships

January 13th, 2022

26:10

“The nursing workforce is truly the backbone of the healthcare delivery system,” observes today's guest, Dr. Michelle Cummings, who has straddled …

Forging Psychiatry’s Technology-Driven Future – Dr. David Mou, Chief Medical Officer at Cerebral

January 11th, 2022

27:56

Early on in his psychiatry career, Dr. David Mou found to his surprise that most mental health professionals didn’t prioritize using data to measure outcomes. Today, he attributes much of the early success of Cerebral …

Integrative Approaches to Addressing the “Survival Paradox” – Dr. Isaac Eliaz, Founder of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center

January 6th, 2022

29:02

Dr. Isaac Eliaz begins his work from a place of contemplation. “Nothing is solid. Nothing stays the same,” he tells host Dr. Rishi Desai. He has …

Healthcare As an Information Service - Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of HealthTap

January 4th, 2022

25:15

“It's astonishing how many health-related questions are asked on Google every day,” observes Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge. “What we set out to do at …

Empowering Others to Shine - Simmi Singh, Partner and Leader, Egon Zehnder

December 21st, 2021

28:38

“It's interesting that it's called coaching,” says expert leadership coach Simmi Singh. “I think of it more as learning to be a better student of myself, and learning to be the mirror that others can use to learn about …

Practical Steps for Combatting COVID Misinformation: Adam Beckman & Kyla Fullenwider, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General

December 14th, 2021

29:00

According to a recent Kaiser Health News study, nearly 80% of Americans believe at least some of the COVID-19 misinformation that has flooded news and social media channels since the start of the pandemic.  For today’s

Making People Feel Heard in Healthcare: Dr. Karen Rigamonti, Leadership Coach at KHDR Consulting

December 9th, 2021

29:40

Two early experiences shaped Dr. Karen Rigamonti’s career in healthcare. First, she realized she had a gift for listening when assigned to a patient …

Special Episode: Osmosis and Elsevier Join Forces to Raise the Line!

December 8th, 2021

32:41

As the exciting new relationship between Osmosis and global medical education leader Elsevier begins, Co-founder & CEO Shiv Gaglani and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rishi Desai sat down with Jan Herzhoff, President of …

Achieving a Healthcare System That Works for All – Dr. David Blumenthal, President of the Commonwealth Fund

December 7th, 2021

28:03

For more than two decades, the Commonwealth Fund has produced a report comparing the performance of the U.S. health system to that of 10 other high-income countries. The U.S reliably comes in last, and the margin of …

How To Make Healthcare Innovation Happen - Regina Herzlinger, Professor at Harvard Business School

December 2nd, 2021

31:22

Regina Herzlinger has been called “the godmother of consumer-driven healthcare” because of her groundbreaking scholarly articles and books on the …

The Human Side of Teaching and Medicine – Dr. Masha Gouzman-Allouche, Senior Teacher, Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University

November 30th, 2021

29:09

Dr. Masha Gouzman-Allouche likes to see student’s eyes, to be there with them for those “aha moments” when a difficult problem is solved. Zoom-based …

Fixing the Black Hole of American Medicine – Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, COO Optum Care Solutions

November 18th, 2021

23:04

Early in Dr. Rahul Rajkumar’s career, he wondered how he could help improve health outcomes at a population level. An interest in public policy led …

Everything You Want to Know about ‘The Match’ But Are Afraid to Ask - Dr. Donna Lamb, President & CEO of the National Resident Matching Program

November 16th, 2021

27:00

Dr. Donna Lamb wanted to be a surgeon growing up, but coming from a poor family in which no one had been to college, she was routed into becoming a …

The Unacknowledged Value of Unpaid Caregivers – Alexandra Drane, CEO of ARCHANGELS

November 11th, 2021

29:20

Nearly half of U.S. adults work as unpaid caregivers, but the essential contribution they make is undervalued, and even often unacknowledged, by …

Helping People to Become Better Versions of Themselves – Saeju Jeong, CEO of Noom

November 9th, 2021

27:06

Before he died, Saeju Jeong's father, an esteemed doctor in South Korea, passed down a question for his son to consider: "Why is healthcare overly-optimized for sick care management?" “My father encouraged me to think …

Embracing New Ways to Learn, Teach, and Connect – Nick Gomez and Sumer Avila, San Joaquin Valley College

November 4th, 2021

26:04

As it trains technicians and medical professionals, many of whom go into healthcare, California’s San Joaquin Valley College focuses on the practical …

Tackling Pervasive Health Inequity - Geoffrey Roche, Dignity Health Global Education

October 26th, 2021

26:28

“There's health equity concerns in everything,” observes Geoffrey Roche, from organ donation, to clinical care, to access of care, to quality of care. “I think everyone within healthcare needs to pay attention and be …

Training Resilient Healthcare Workers – Dr. Lisa Urban, Southern New Hampshire University

October 21st, 2021

22:59

To train flexible nurses, Dr. Lisa Urban has found, you need to be a flexible educator. As Associate Chief Nursing Administrator at Southern New …

Inspiring Health at the Community Level - Esther Dyson, Executive Founder of Wellville

October 19th, 2021

20:36

“My superpower is asking questions, and that's pretty good training for just about anything,” says Raise the Line guest Esther Dyson. She has decades of experience as an advisor to and investor in companies in a wide …

The New Acceptance of Online Learning - Ashwin Damera, CEO of Eruditus/Emeritus

October 14th, 2021

25:31

“What makes me successful? My simple answer is, 'I tried.'” Today's guest, first-generation entrepreneur Ashwin Damera, seems to embody the humility …

Nursing’s Role in Improving Health Equity– Dr. Emerson Ea, NYU Meyers College of Nursing

October 12th, 2021

24:07

Growing up in the Philippines, Dr. Emerson Ea’s dreams of becoming a doctor were dashed by the high cost of education. He studied nursing instead, and realized the work was more than just a science—it was an art. “That …

A Personal Story of Opiate Addiction and Education - Dr. Richard Morgan, Clinical Instructor at NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine

October 7th, 2021

27:19

Ten years after taking his first opiate-based painkiller after dental surgery, today's guest, Dr. Richard Morgan, was arrested for conspiracy to …

Using Lab Tests to Diagnose and Improve the Healthcare System – Dr. Brian Caveney, Chief Medical Officer at Labcorp

October 5th, 2021

28:02

A fascination with data drew Dr. Brian Caveney to Labcorp, a lab testing and research company which has processed more than 50 million COVID-19 tests and runs more than half a billion medical tests per year around the …

How to Increase Diversity in Healthcare – Dr. David Lenihan, Co-founder Tiber Health, and President of Ponce Health Sciences University

September 30th, 2021

25:36

In the ongoing effort to increase diversity in the healthcare workforce, Dr. David Lenihan believes one key factor is being overlooked: medical …

A Sea Change for Medicine - Dr. Vineet Arora, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

September 23rd, 2021

23:34

Helping to lead one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools is a challenge at any time, but Dr. Vineet Arora is stepping into that role when …

Try to Anticipate and Solve the Next Problem – Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at University of Pennsylvania

September 21st, 2021

25:08

To his father’s occasional befuddlement, Dr. Zeke Emanuel’s prolific, eclectic, and high-profile career in medicine, academia, and government has …

Building Trust with Marginalized Populations – Dr. David Carlisle, CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

September 16th, 2021

25:59

“If you want to reach marginalized populations in general, but in healthcare as well, you've got to build a bridge based on trust,” says Dr. David …

A Focus on Active Learning and Community Connection - Dr. Johannes Vieweg, Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

September 14th, 2021

27:46

“The issue of prevention needs to be pushed harder,” Dr. Johannes Vieweg asserts, drawing from his experience growing up in Europe. Smart growth and smart leadership are two of Dr. Vieweg's favorite topics, and ones …

Using Genetic Information to Help People Be Healthy at 100: Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe

September 9th, 2021

25:22

Discovering your ancestry through a DNA saliva test is commonplace and very popular today, but when 23andMe started offering the service to consumers …

Honoring Nurses After a Family Tragedy - Bonnie Barnes, CEO and Co-Founder of the DAISY Foundation

September 8th, 2021

21:37

"Please don't ever forget why you are becoming a nurse," urges Bonnie Barnes of the DAISY Foundation. "Hold that in your heart always." Barnes has …

Creating a Better Way to Hire Nurses: Dr. Iman Abuzeid, Co-Founder and CEO of Incredible Health

September 7th, 2021

22:52

Dr. Iman Abuzeid and Rome Portlock co-founded Incredible Health after observing a disconnect: The doctors Abuzeid knew complained about understaffing at their hospitals, and yet the nurses Portlock knew complained that …

The Global State of Nursing During COVID – Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer at the World Health Organization

September 2nd, 2021

20:19

“I'm really proud of the global response from nurses to this pandemic. They really have stepped into a situation that is high risk, but they continue …

Helping Doctors to Avoid Getting Ripped Off – Dr. James Dahle, Founder of The White Coat Investor

August 26th, 2021

31:25

“I don't want doctors to get ripped off. They are wonderful people dedicated to healing the sick and injured, and they're getting taken advantage of …

Physician Assistants Are Showcasing Flexibility During COVID - Dr. Kevin Lohenry, Keck School of Medicine of USC

August 24th, 2021

24:00

“It is the nature of our profession to be flexible, because our roles can change,” explains longtime PA and educator Dr. Kevin Lohenry. Physician …

The COVID Pandemic Is a Paradigm Shift - Varun Khanna, Director at Siloam Hospitals Group, Indonesia

August 19th, 2021

23:03

“I don't see a scientific way of saying that one fine day COVID-19 will vanish. We'll have to learn to manage life alongside infectious diseases, whether it's COVID-19 or something else,” says Varun Khanna. As a leader …

Giving Family Caregivers the Support They Need - Bianca Padilla, Co-Founder and CEO of Carewell

August 17th, 2021

21:59

After being thrust into a caregiving role for her elderly grandmother after college, Bianca Padilla was shocked to discover how little support there …

The Special Value of PA Programs in a Time of Change: Christina Robohm, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

August 12th, 2021

14:24

“We have the ability within our profession to quickly pivot in our educational programs because of their short-term nature. We can set the competency …

Tools for Healthcare Leaders - Dr. Hanadi Hamadi and Dr. Shyam Paryani, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health

August 10th, 2021

24:53

“Question everything,” advises Dr. Hanadi Hamadi to future healthcare professionals, but “always remember your lines and your boundaries, your mental health.” In this episode of Raise the Line, Dr. Hamadi joins her …

Key Lessons on Effective Leadership: Dr. John Tomkowiak, Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

August 5th, 2021

22:37

“Leadership is a science, just like medicine, and there are theories and facts and best practices in leadership that we know work. If you understand them, then you can become a better leader,” says Dr. John Tomkowiak, …

A New Model of Healthcare for the Homeless - Dr. Michael Hochman, Inaugural CEO of SCAN's Homeless Medical Group Initiative

August 3rd, 2021

21:19

As California’s crisis of people experiencing homelessness continues to deepen, a major player in the state’s healthcare system is stepping up with a new approach to providing them with the healthcare services they …

Discovering a Hybrid Learning Sweet Spot in India: Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director at Aakash Educational Services Limited

July 27th, 2021

25:27

“There was doubt that online education could work in preparation for competitive exams. That has been washed away by our pandemic experience,” says …

Misinformation is the Biggest Challenge of Our Time – Dr. Ashish Jha, Brown University School of Public Health

July 20th, 2021

23:57

“If you can help alleviate fear and guide people in decision-making, that's what public health people should be doing during a pandemic,” says Dr. …

Academic Medicine’s Vital Role in Pandemic Response: Dr. LouAnn Woodward, University of Mississippi Medical Center

July 15th, 2021

32:39

“I feel like academic medicine has had one of its finest hours and people understand its importance in a way they had not before,” says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of …

Discover Your Unique Way of Learning - Dr. Rivka Stone, Chief Medical Officer at Med School Tutors

July 13th, 2021

23:11

“Students sometimes look to us for the only way to master something. We really try to guide them to their unique way of learning,” says Dr. Rivka …

Studying for Big Tests Like a Rockstar - Matt Riley, CEO of Blueprint Test Preparation

July 6th, 2021

25:13

Can having a rockstar teacher make all the difference? Matt Riley thinks so. He built his company, Blueprint Test Preparation, on hiring and creating rockstar LSAT and MCAT instructors across the country. In contrast to …

Healthcare Delivery Needs to Be More Like McDonald’s – Dr. Richard Park, CEO of Rendr Care Physicians

June 30th, 2021

26:06

Many people involved in improving healthcare quality are looking to artificial intelligence and innovative delivery models as answers. But Dr. …

Using Tech to Navigate Well-Being – Jeff Arnold, CEO of Sharecare

June 28th, 2021

24:24

“I think today’s young doctors will lead the digital health revolution. They've grown up with the technology and they understand the power of …

An Insurance Insider’s View on How to Fix the U.S. Healthcare System - Jeb Dunkelberger, CEO of Sutter Health|Aetna

June 24th, 2021

24:07

In his book, Rich & Dying: An Insider Calls Bullsh*t on America's Healthcare Economy, Sutter Health|Aetna CEO Jeb Dunkelberger uses his unique …

How to Study Better and Reduce Burnout - Dr. Jason Ryan, CEO of Boards and Beyond

June 22nd, 2021

27:38

“Information that you don't use regularly, you will quickly forget,” says Dr. Jason Ryan, “no matter what it is.” Accepting that reality, he argues, …

Female-Focused, Video-Free Telehealth – Varsha Rao, CEO of Nurx

June 17th, 2021

23:30

Telehealth has emerged as one of the biggest “winners” of the pandemic if you measure that in terms of a huge jump in awareness and amount of use. People most often associate it with video conversations, but telehealth …

YouTube Powers Health Information Videos - Dr. Garth Graham

June 16th, 2021

20:56

Communicating accurate, vital healthcare information to the public has seldom been more important than during the COVID 19 pandemic. As we’ve all seen, the challenges of doing that well have been a major factor in the …

Self-Care is Not Selfish - Dr. Bern Melnyk, College of Nursing Dean at Ohio State University

June 15th, 2021

24:33

With just 30 minutes of physical activity every day, says Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, or “Bern,” as she's known, 80% of chronic disease could be totally …

Strategies for Stress Reduction and Wellness – David Kopp, Former CEO of Healthline Media

June 11th, 2021

25:47

“I'm a huge fan of progress, not perfection. Small steps lead to transformation more often than large steps.” David Kopp has not only experienced this personally as an effective approach to positive behavior change, …

Supporting Students and Faculty on the Same Platform – Andrew Grauer, CEO of Course Hero

June 9th, 2021

23:53

Andrew Grauer was just trying to solve his own problems with finding study help as a student at Cornell University, but it turns out his initial …

Rural Health and the Provider-Patient Relationship - Dr. Jean Sumner, Dean of Mercer University School of Medicine

June 8th, 2021

27:29

“Everybody deserves access to care, and it's up to us to find a way to provide that,” says Dr. Jean Sumner. She and her team at Mercer University …

Big Data Will Give Physicians Superpowers – Dr. Marc Triola, NYU Langone Health

June 3rd, 2021

26:10

If you have a sense of dread about what impact AI will have on healthcare providers and quality of care, you should listen to today’s episode of …

Regaining Trust through Education - Dr. Michael Whitt, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

June 1st, 2021

33:32

“There is a lot of distrust for the medical profession, and certainly, for, I think, science in general,“ observes Dr. Michael Whitt. How to rebuild that trust? Dr. Whitt believes the answer is teaching. Join him in …

Deciding to Do Good - Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Author of "Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide"

May 25th, 2021

21:10

When Dr. Abdul El-Sayed realized that he could travel 15 hours to visit family in Egypt or drive 15 minutes away in Detroit and traverse the same …

Can Learning Medicine Actually Be Fun? - Andrew Berg and Saud Siddiqui of SketchyMedical

May 20th, 2021

22:45

You might say Osmosis and SketchyMedical share some DNA. Both learning platforms were started by medical students seeking a better way to manage the avalanche of information they had to memorize; both companies use …

Nursing’s Role in Advancing Health Equity - Suzanne Miyamoto, CEO of the American Academy of Nursing

May 19th, 2021

26:13

Suzanne Miyamoto's appreciation for healing and personal connection started while volunteering at a hospital in high school, and has been central to …

Medical Schools Must Champion Health Equity - Dr. Valerie Weber, Dean of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

May 12th, 2021

23:56

“It has always really been about making things better for people,” says Dr. Valerie Weber of the various roles she has held in her distinguished …

Reinventing Healthcare After the Pandemic: Dr. Shantanu Nundy, Chief Medical Officer at Accolade

May 6th, 2021

25:18

"Healthcare needs to become distributed, digitally enabled, and decentralized.” That’s the core message in the new book Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It, by …

The Need for Assertive, Independent Nursing Students - Mary M. Brennan, DNP at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

April 29th, 2021

16:30

At the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, you can find Dr. Mary Brennan working tirelessly alongside her colleagues and students to …

A Profession As Versatile As You Want It To Be - Sonia Otte and Brianna Cardenas, Keck Graduate Institute PA Programs

April 27th, 2021

27:16

“We can conduct research, perform lab procedures, order and interpret tests, assist in surgery, and even own our own medical practices in some states,” says Brianna Cardenas, director of Clinical Education of the …

Compassion During Unprecedented Times - Dr. Zsa-Zsa Booker, Learning Skills Specialist at Wayne State University

April 22nd, 2021

20:02

Dr. Zsa-Zsa Booker received many nominations for the Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards, and the overarching theme was how much passion and light …

The Importance of Messages of Hope - Dr. Mark Slivkoff, Assoc. Professor of Physiology at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

April 15th, 2021

28:55

Dr. Mark Slivkoff is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the Idaho College of Medicine, where he teaches his students not only how to be valuable …

Paying it Forward For Your Future - Dr. Raymond J. Pavlick, Assistant Dean for Pre-Clinical Education at A.T. Still University

April 8th, 2021

19:08

AT Still University (ATSU) Physician Assistant Program Professor Dr. Raymond Pavlick, is one of Osmosis’ Raise the Line Faculty Award winners for …

COVID is Showing the Value of Value-Based Care – Dr. Tobias Barker, Chief Medical Officer at Everside Health

April 6th, 2021

22:58

“Most of the time, things that make sense are probably going to find their way to the top, and value-based care just makes so much sense,” says Dr. Tobias Barker, chief medical officer of Everside Health (formerly …

Pairing Teaching With Lifelong Learning - Dr. Sharon Goldfarb, Former Dean of Health Sciences at College of Marin

April 1st, 2021

21:59

Dr. Sharon Goldfarb, Former Dean of Health Sciences at College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, very much considers herself a lifelong learner; one of the …

Learning Must Be Greater Than the Rate of Change – Eric Larsen, President of the Advisory Board

March 23rd, 2021

29:01

The enormous disruptions in healthcare caused by the pandemic have given Eric Larsen plenty of occasions to recall some wisdom he once heard from a …

The Role of Venture Capital in Solving Healthcare Problems – Deena Shakir, Partner at Lux Capital

March 17th, 2021

24:04

“It’s not going to be Big Tech solving some of these intractable healthcare problems,” says investor Deena Shakir. In her experiences at Google …

The Power of Supporting Patients Between Visits - Geri Baumblatt, Co-Founder of The Difference Collaborative

February 25th, 2021

23:20

Finding herself overwhelmed and confused while navigating the health system during a long recovery from a bad car accident, Geri Baumblatt quickly recognized the lack of communication and understanding there was for …

A Healthcare System that Heals - Dr. Toyin Ajayi, Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health

February 19th, 2021

27:02

Put down the stethoscope and look patients in the eye, urges Dr. Toyin Ajayi. To really improve health outcomes, you've got to seek a fuller …

Understanding Anterior Knee Pain - Dr. John Fulkerson of the Patellofemoral Foundation and Yale University

February 18th, 2021

17:23

Early in his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Fulkerson was attracted to focusing on a small part of the knee called the patellofemoral …

Innovation in Nursing Education - Dr. Joan Rich & Dr. John Smith-Coppes, Rasmussen University

February 16th, 2021

30:35

There's a reason why nursing is typically the most trusted profession in the world, says Dr. John Smith-Coppes, Vice President and Executive Director of Nursing at Rasmussen University
It has to do with a genuine desire …

Leveraging Facebook's Reach to Improve Health – Kang-Xing Jin, Head of Health at Facebook

February 5th, 2021

19:05

To create behavior change, like getting people to wear masks, it's not enough just to give people information, you also need to communicate that information effectively. Facebook's Kang-Xing Jin -- who espouses an …

Reconsidering Menstruation - Dr. Sophia Yen, CEO of Pandia Health

February 3rd, 2021

30:07

“For anyone with a uterus out there, we're about to blow your mind.” With that, Dr. Sophia Yen set the stage for an interview as fascinating and lively as any of the 100+ we’ve done.  For instance, Yen asks why women …

We Will Emerge Stronger - Dr. Peter Buckley, Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

January 29th, 2021

27:27

“I always think about careers as some mixture of careful career planning and then leaving tremendous amounts of space for serendipity,” says Dr. …

Making Healthcare About Human Care - Taylor Justice, Co-Founder and President, Unite Us

January 28th, 2021

23:42

How can a barbershop be an access point to care? It's a question that Taylor Justice and his company, Unite Us, are figuring out on the ground in …

Compassion, Passion, and Commitment - Dr. Mark Schuster, Founding Dean and CEO, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

January 27th, 2021

25:36

Dr. Mark Schuster has asked students in the entering class at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine to write a letter to …

Understand Every Person’s Role – Dr. Vivian Lee, President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences

January 26th, 2021

20:28

“Why can't we get better health when we're spending two to three times as much money as any other high-income nation?” asks Dr. Vivian Lee, as so many other Americans have asked for so many years. But not many have …

"Chasing Interesting, Disruptive Movements" - Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360

January 22nd, 2021

26:19

Fred Singer has a message for those in higher ed grappling with the imperative to deliver education online: offering “Zoom University” isn’t enough. “Simply repurposing a classroom doesn't make any more sense going …

Being Proactive About Risk - Marlene Icenhower, Senior Risk Specialist at Coverys

January 15th, 2021

25:31

Risk management is a critically important part of providing healthcare and, you might be surprised to learn, goes far beyond dealing with medical errors.  In fact, modern risk management encompasses most aspects of …

Building A Pharmacy That Works For Everyone - Eric Kinariwala, Founder and CEO of Capsule

January 14th, 2021

20:58

After a negative experience at a chaotic pharmacy while battling a sinus infection, Eric Kinariwala identified the need for an easier way to get …

Tie Your Work to Improving People’s Lives - Omar Ishrak, Former CEO of Medtronic

January 13th, 2021

22:43

A strong, sustained sense of purpose is the bedrock of a successful company, with everything else flowing from that. So says Omar Ishrak, one of the …

The Benefits of Blended Learning - Scott Shaw, CEO of Lincoln Tech

January 12th, 2021

24:00

“While the switch to distance learning was traumatic at first, I think we're going to end up in a much better place when it's all said and done,” …

Learning How To Sell Yourself - Dr. Sahil Mehta, Founder of MedSchoolCoach

January 11th, 2021

24:12

If you are thinking about applying to medical school, or are already in the process, this episode of Raise the Line is a must-listen. Host Shiv …

Lessons Learned in a COVID Epicenter - Dr. Brian Radbill, Chief Medical Officer at Mount Sinai Morningside

January 6th, 2021

27:18

“In less than a month we went from zero COVID patients to 285, and we’re only a 300-bed hospital,” says Dr. Brian Radbill, recalling the early weeks in March and April when coronavirus stormed New York City. As chief …

The Answer Is At the Bedside - Dr. Thomas Rebbecchi, Medical Advisor, National Board of Medical Examiners

January 5th, 2021

20:54

“Often, the real answer is at the bedside,” says Dr. Thomas Rebbecchi, who has worked as an ER doctor at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey for 23 years. “If you ask the right questions to people, they're going to …

How COVID is Changing Dentistry - Eve Cuny, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

January 4th, 2021

28:41

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on dentistry, says Eve Cuny, who has worked in the area of dental infection prevention and patient safety for the past 30 years. Many dental procedures create fine mists and sprays, …

"Alexa, Can You Improve Healthcare?" – Rachel Jiang, Head of Alexa Health & Wellness

December 30th, 2020

17:52

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who just received a smart speaker as a holiday gift, you’re joining an enormous group. Earlier this year …

Don't Go Back to Business as Usual - Sara Miller, Senior Director of the Quality Improvement Institute at Med-IQ

December 29th, 2020

15:29

Sara Miller’s advice for those in training to be healthcare professionals is fairly simple. “This is your opportunity to learn to be nimble and develop a spirit of innovation.” Miller believes taking this approach early …

Aspire to Be A Disruptor - Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Dental

December 28th, 2020

23:55

Although the dental industry is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tech entrepreneurs, this is precisely where Alex Frommeyer has found himself. Frommeyer is the CEO and co-founder of Beam …

Building Mental Fitness and Resiliency Worldwide - Dr. Omar Dawood, Chief Medical Officer at Calm

December 23rd, 2020

19:30

Battling stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a teenager exposed Dr. Omar Dawood to many flaws in the healthcare system and sparked a desire to find ways to improve them. Although his early experience in medicine was in the …

Lessons from a Career Fighting HIV - Dr. Benjamin Young, Head of Global Medical Directors at ViiV Healthcare

December 22nd, 2020

25:14

Dr. Benjamin Young knows what it’s like to confront a pandemic early in one’s medical career but in his case, we’re talking about AIDS, not COVID-19. …

The Intersection of Innovation and Compassion - Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Chief Clinical Officer at Providence Health

December 21st, 2020

23:25

Have you wondered what it was like for the doctors who treated the very first COVID-19 patients when so little was known about the disease? Well, you can find out directly from the source in this episode of Raise the …

Walmart’s Vision for Healthcare: Marcus Osborne, Senior VP of Walmart Health

December 16th, 2020

24:36

If you’re curious about the impact “big box” retailers are going to have on healthcare delivery in the U.S., this episode of Raise the Line has some answers. Host Shiv Gaglani welcomes Marcus Osborne, a senior leader at …

Giving Voice to Your Patients - Dr. Atul Nakhasi, Physician and Policy Advisor, Los Angeles County Department of Health

December 15th, 2020

25:39

Two out of three doctors did not vote over the past decade, laments Dr. Atul Nakhasi, a Los-Angeles-based physician and policy advisor who the Wall …

How Is Telepsychiatry Working in a COVID World? - Samir Malik, Executive Vice President of Genoa Telepsychiatry

December 14th, 2020

19:56

One of the most dramatic changes to the field of telemedicine since COVID began is the shift from it being a facility-based to a primarily home-based service, and that’s been good for patients, says Samir Malik. It’s …

Exercise Your “Caring Muscle” - Dr. Larry Benz, President and CEO of Confluent Health

December 11th, 2020

28:21

While serving in the army decades ago, Dr. Larry Benz noticed the importance of bedside manner and other nonclinical factors in determining clinical success. Keeping that top of mind has served him well over his 30 …

Reimagining the Education-Health Connection: Dr. Ryan Padrez, Medical Director of The Primary School

December 10th, 2020

19:38

As a pediatrician, Dr. Ryan Padrez was frustrated by the challenges of navigating education and health systems to get his patients the services they needed – whether it was speech therapy, mental health counseling or …

Serving the Underserved - Dr. Chuck Cairns, Dean & Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine

December 8th, 2020

20:27

Dr. Chuck Cairns enjoyed practicing emergency medicine early in his career, but he soon realized he could have a bigger impact by focusing on how …

A New Model for Primary Care - Tim Barry, Co-Founder and CEO of VillageMD

December 7th, 2020

30:56

As a young professional in Chicago in the early 1990’s, Tim Barry happened upon a poster in a store one day that simply stated, “You just can’t fake …

What Makes a Good Physician? - Dr. Jerry Balentine, Dean of New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

December 4th, 2020

25:37

Dr. Jerry Balentine thinks a lot about the qualities successful medical students and physicians need. “I think all medical schools wish there was a …

Where Science, Politics and Ethics Meet - Dr. George Daley, Dean of Harvard Medical School

December 3rd, 2020

19:53

“Science transcends politics,” says Dr. George Daley. “My hope is that physicians and scientists will, in fact, be a force for global harmony, and …

The Doctor Is In…School - Josh Golomb and Jeannie Chen, Hazel Health

December 2nd, 2020

26:04

Kids without regular access to healthcare are obviously at higher risk for developing health issues, but it also makes them more likely to face …

Making Better Health Easier - Dr. Steven Scheinman, President and Dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

November 24th, 2020

37:10

“I think it's an enormous gift to pursue medicine and particularly academic medicine,” says former philosophy major Dr. Steven Scheinman, a …

Building a Better Supply Chain to Keep Providers Safe - Mike Alkire, President of Premier, Inc.

November 19th, 2020

26:30

If you’re wondering why the U.S. has had such a hard time during the pandemic keeping frontline health workers supplied with the protective equipment they need, or what is being done to improve the situation, Mike …

The Heart of Dentistry - Dr. Anushka Gaglani and Dr. Abhishek Nagaraj, TruBlu Dentistry

November 17th, 2020

15:40

The mouth is a window to the body, says Dr. Abhishek Nagaraj of TruBlu Dentistry. Seeing the dentist can be an important component of preventative care, as oral health has links to heart disease, kidney disease, liver …

Keys to Effective Online Teaching - Dr. Keith Smith, Dean of Purdue University Global School of Health Sciences

November 12th, 2020

24:47

Healthcare needs to do a much better job of marketing truth, argues Dr. Keith Smith. Drawn to working with adult learners in the online world, Smith …

The "99 Percent" Should Be the Leaders in Healthcare - Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Dean of Wayne State University School of Medicine

November 10th, 2020

27:31

“I think our educational model, our mission and our tradition are ideally suited for this moment of crisis,” says Dr. Mark Schweitzer. “The Wayne …

Taking Big Swings - Dr. Sachin Jain, President and CEO of SCAN Health Plan

November 5th, 2020

23:10

Dr. Sachin Jain has always been drawn to taking "big swings" at tough problems, and the disconnect between care delivery and care administration is one of them. As a leader in various capacities in government and the …

Education for Anyone, Anywhere - Salman Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

November 3rd, 2020

25:43

Described as “Bill Gates' favorite teacher” in Fortune Magazine, Salman Khan started his now-famous Khan Academy by tutoring his cousins long-distance in 2004. Since then, Khan's non-profit educational organization has …

The Balance of Power is Shifting Toward Students - Burck Smith, Founder and CEO of StraighterLine

October 29th, 2020

24:50

Starting a traditional degree program can be a “risky proposition,” says Burck Smith, founder and CEO of the student success and college readiness …

Using Technology to Enhance the Humanity in Medicine - Dr. Eric Topol, Executive VP of Scripps Research

October 27th, 2020

23:40

“It seems counterintuitive, but I believe we can use technology to enhance the humanity in medicine and get back to the deep connection with patients …

“Something Good in Every Day” - Dr. Kathy Winston, Dean of College of Nursing at University of Phoenix

October 22nd, 2020

20:10

Dr. Kathy Winston's passion is to help the next generation be successful in the delivery of care. The key to nursing education, she says, is …

Global Pediatric Community Battles COVID Together - Dr. Jeffrey Burns, Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital

October 20th, 2020

23:24

“Nothing crosses borders in our polarized world like a willingness to care for critically ill children,” says Dr. Jeffrey Burns, a former medical …

Knowing Your Patients as a Person - Dr. Ken Johnson, Executive Dean of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

October 15th, 2020

28:34

“If a patient feels like their doctor knows them as a person, they're eight to nine times more likely to follow through with their treatment …

Cutting Through the Morass of Healthcare Information - Dr. John Danaher, Global President of Clinical Solutions, Elsevier

October 13th, 2020

22:44

The “morass of healthcare misinformation” surrounding COVID-19 created the need for a clear, definitive voice to help fill the knowledge gap, says Dr. John Danaher. His company, Elsevier, stepped up. In response to the …

Empowering Menopause - Jannine Versi, COO and Co-Founder, Elektra Health

October 8th, 2020

17:38

It's time to change the narrative on menopause, says Jannine Versi. Women in their 40s, 50s and 60s aren't fading from relevance, they're discovering greater freedom and creativity, and looking to the future. Versi's …

A New Vital Sign for Behavioral Health - Mainul Mondal, Founder & CEO of Ellipsis Health

October 6th, 2020

20:06

Mental illness was on the rise in the U.S. even before COVID-19 hit, and studies show a majority of Americans say their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. In the …

Making Healthcare Consumer Friendly – Dr. Florian Otto, CEO and Co-Founder of Cedar

October 2nd, 2020

25:09

You can make purchases, travel plans and dinner reservations in a few clicks, but being able to pay your hospital bill with similar ease is a rarity. That's where Cedar comes in, a "fintech" start-up bringing …

How Community Colleges are Navigating the Pandemic – Brian Spicker and Rochelle Rivas of Maricopa Community Colleges

September 30th, 2020

23:46

Community colleges are often described as the gateway to higher education because they are often the most affordable option. But they’re also the …

Let Physicians Impact Change – Dr. Bradley Younggren, Chief Medical Officer, 98point6

September 28th, 2020

24:20

"If we do things right, this will be your last job." That's the message Dr. Bradley Younggren has for physicians applying to join his company 98point6, which offers a text-based, AI-powered mobile app for delivering …

There's No Greater Calling – Thomas Mohr, DO, Dean of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

September 24th, 2020

25:56

Over the course of his career, Dr. Thomas Mohr has helped start three medical schools and over 25 different residency programs, so he's in a good …

New Challenges and Opportunities in Pathology - Dr. Greg Osmond, Chief Medical Officer of Pathology Watch

September 23rd, 2020

23:25

Despite being integrally involved in making diagnoses and treatment plans, pathologists remain fairly invisible to most patients. According to …

AFib, the “Electrical Epidemic” - Dr. Aseem Desai, Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Author

September 17th, 2020

22:34

People with Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, just have to learn to live with it, right? Wrong, says Dr. Aseem Desai. While AFib, which he calls "the electrical epidemic”, can be a challenging condition to treat, there is …

Serving the "Silver Tsunami" - Alan Patricof & Abby Levy, co-founders of Primetime Partners

September 15th, 2020

27:05

We've all heard the U.S. population is aging, but even so, this is a pretty eye-popping statistic: 50% of people born in the U.S. in 2007 will live …

What is Really Critical to Medical Education? - Dr. Lawrence Chin, Dean, College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University

September 10th, 2020

24:13

Dr. Lawrence Chin loves telehealth and sees it as a positive byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic, for providers and patients alike. Still, he admits, “You can't learn to be a doctor virtually...it is a social job.” In …

All Nurses Are Leaders - Dr. Deborah Trautman, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

September 8th, 2020

27:57

No matter what position they hold, from floor nurse to administrator, all nurses are leaders, and all health care professionals have a responsibility …

Years of Change in Six Months - Cyril Philip, Principal, Providence Ventures

September 3rd, 2020

26:06

A healthcare venture capitalist's take on COVID? The pandemic has basically been an accelerator. It's prompted a “digital, virtual revolution” that …

Giving Voice to Patients - Mel Hall, Former CEO of Press Ganey Associates

September 1st, 2020

30:32

Practicing what he preached in inner city Detroit led Methodist minister Mel Hall to pursue a PhD in statistics. Not your typical path, perhaps, but Hall had a vision to use data to describe the conditions he observed …

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay? - Dr. Joseph Kvedar, President of the American Telemedicine Association

August 27th, 2020

19:20

If there's one thing people in healthcare seem to agree on these days, it is that the use of telemedicine has never been higher. But after the …

A Love for Learning and Healthy Living – Dr. NiCole Keith, President of the American College of Sports Medicine

August 25th, 2020

25:33

Growing up, Dr. NiCole Keith's father used to tell her that her Barbie dolls could be professors, doctors, or lawyers, not just Ken's girlfriend. …

Called to Caregiving - Kathy Boden Holland, Group President at Adtalem Global Education

August 20th, 2020

21:13

In any given year, more physicians in the U.S. healthcare system graduate from schools affiliated with Adtalem Global Education than any other …

"It Was the Fifth Colleague I'd Lost to Suicide" - Dr. Adam B. Hill, Riley Hospital for Children

August 18th, 2020

18:07

It was when he lost yet another colleague to suicide in his young career that Dr. Adam Hill decided he had to speak up. Hill - who was then

Lessons from a Frontline Hospital — Dr. Michael Gustafson, President of UMass Memorial Medical Center

August 13th, 2020

26:25

How does COVID-19 transform a hospital? UMass Memorial Medical Center's impressive response to the pandemic has included a 21-step surge plan, seeking out lessons from institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and working …

Why Clinicians Are Often Effective Leaders — Dr. David Skorton, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

August 11th, 2020

22:44

Bravado, stresses Dr. David Skorton, is not an asset. Knowing how to ask for help is. Through a long career spanning clinical medicine, two university presidencies, and heading the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Skorton …

Physicians with a Philosophy - Robert Cain DO, President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

August 5th, 2020

25:49

They share one initial in their credentials, meet the same professional standards and have the same passion to care for people, but there are also differences between MDs and DOs in their education and approach to …

Networking Is Not a Bad Word - Bunny Ellerin, CEO and Co-founder, NYC Health Business Leaders

August 3rd, 2020

30:18

Even though Bunny Ellerin has built a career around bringing people and organizations together -- in fact she's known as "the most connected
person …

"Creating Little Health Ambassadors" - Ken Korber, President of the Association of Family Practice PAs and NPs

July 31st, 2020

24:04

It’s a question that has troubled providers for years – how do you keep
patients on track with behavior change between appointments? Longtime physician assistant and educator Ken Korber hit upon a novel idea: use story …

"Be Mindful of Who You Are Serving" - Lendri Purcell and Althea Hicks, The Jonas Philanthropies

July 29th, 2020

22:40

The work of the Jonas Philanthropies spans some broad areas - veterans health, children's health, and nursing education among others - but the unifying theme is improving public health. Vice President Lendri Purcell …

Your Boss Might Pay for College - Paul Freedman, President of the Learning Marketplace at Guild Education

July 28th, 2020

18:55

Colleges and universities were struggling well before COVID knocked them for a loop because of declining birth rates and soaring tuition costs, among …

Building the On-ramps to Education and Health Careers - Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO of Futuro Health

July 24th, 2020

23:08

The gap is staggering. Just in California alone, 500,000 allied health workers are needed by 2024. Realizing it was time for new approaches to developing this workforce, a unique partnership formed this year with …

Find a Problem to Solve - Dr. Michael Sherling, Chief Medical and Strategy Officer at Modernizing Medicine

July 22nd, 2020

24:30

How does a dermatologist wind up co-founding a successful electronic medical record (EMR) company? As Michael Sherling, MD, MBA tells host Shiv …

How Great Learning Happens - Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning

July 20th, 2020

28:27

Wouldn't it be great if you could instantly learn from your mistakes? While that might be difficult for humans to do, it's the foundation of …

"Building a Plane in the Air" - Brandon Perthuis, Chief Commercial Officer at Fulgent Genetics

July 16th, 2020

21:07

Going from a "9-5" company to "24/7" in just a few months has been challenging for Fulgent Genetics, but employees are happy to be contributing to …

Spending More to Live Less - Dr. Brad Spellberg, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

July 13th, 2020

18:35

Witnessing the "ceaseless wave of humanity that crashes upon the safety net hospitals" spurred Dr. Brad Spellberg, who is chief medical officer at the largest public hospital in America's largest county, to write a book …

Transitioning to High Growth Jobs - Dara Warn, Chief Customer Officer at Penn Foster

July 8th, 2020

19:56

The COVID economy is prompting millions of unemployed Americans to learn new skills to help their chances of getting a job. That's obviously good news for companies like Penn Foster, which has been offering distance …

Skills Over Qualifications - Dr. Vu Tran, Co-founder & Head of Growth at GO1

July 6th, 2020

26:13

Dr. Vu Tran thinks doctors make the best salespeople, and he's in a good position to judge as both a general practitioner and growth leader at a booming workplace learning start-up. In fact, Tran believes the skills you …

"Double Down" On a Healthcare Career - Dan Weberg, Head of Clinical Innovation at Trusted Health

July 1st, 2020

22:49

It's understandable for people to have second thoughts about becoming a healthcare provider at any time, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. But despite the many challenges that come with nursing and other clinical …

"This is THE Moment For Online Education" - Chip Paucek, Co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc.

June 29th, 2020

21:11

This is a dicey moment for colleges and universities. The sudden and massive shift to online learning made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic is …

After 500 Years, Time for Something New - Frank Sculli, CoFounder and CEO, BioDigital

June 26th, 2020

11:44

As 3-D technology started taking off in the early part of this century, Frank Sculli saw the potential it had to help people learn human anatomy, …

What If You Don't Have a Hunch? - Dr. Joe Habboushe, Co-founder & CEO of MDCalc

June 24th, 2020

20:27

Providers who have treated hundreds of patients with the same problem can develop a "gut sense" of how to proceed. But a new disease like COVID-19 does not allow for such hunches. Dr. Joe Habboushe knows that first …

Listen Carefully: Is the Stethoscope on Life Support? - Jason Bellet, Co-founder and CCO of Eko

June 22nd, 2020

22:58

The stethoscope has been around since 1816 and its basic design hasn't changed substantially in decades. But this tried and true tool has been …

The Telltale Ventricle - Dr. Bijoy Khandheria, Aurora Saint Luke Medical Center

June 19th, 2020

19:32

It's well known that COVID-19 has negative effects on the heart, but it was unknown until recently that one of those impacts, strain in the lower right chamber, seems to be the best predictor of death in patients with …

Opportunities Emerging from the COVID Crisis - Dr. O.T. Wendel, A.T. Still University

June 17th, 2020

24:48

Here's another casualty of the coronavirus: strategic planning. But even though anticipating what medical education and health careers will look …

Is the Golden Age of Healthcare Coming? - U.S. Representative Donna Shalala

June 15th, 2020

14:22

As the longest serving Secretary of Health and Human Services in American history, U.S. Representative Donna Shalala of Miami is well aware of the serious deficiencies in our healthcare system. That's why it might …

"Do What It Takes To Be Valuable" - Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg.com

June 11th, 2020

28:01

It isn't what you'd call a great start to a career. Dan Rosensweig, who went on to be a key leader at Yahoo and Guitar Hero, was laid off on the …

COVID Testing at Home - Julia Cheek, Founder and CEO of Everlywell

June 9th, 2020

23:02

It's now possible to do your own test for COVID-19 at home. It involves doing a simple nasal swab and mailing it to a pre-approved lab. Results are …

Testing a Trillion Drug Cocktails - Dr. Dean Ho, National University of Singapore

June 5th, 2020

27:53

In the race to find an effective treatment for COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence may end up playing a big role because of its ability to quickly test …

A Quarterback for Chronic Conditions - Dhiren Patel, VP of Medical Affairs at Pack Health

June 4th, 2020

22:51

Maybe you can't pick-up your prescriptions because you can't afford to fix your car. Or maybe getting outside to exercise is a worry because your …

Getting More Health Out of Healthcare - Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

May 29th, 2020

18:11

If the U.S. healthcare system was a patient right now, you'd probably put it in the ICU. In the view of Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean at the …

Dr. Lois Nora - President Emeritus, Northeast Ohio Medical University

May 27th, 2020

21:53

We ask all of our guests what they think the COVID-19 crisis has revealed about the U.S. healthcare system. Dr. Lois Nora is the first to assert that "we do not have a healthcare system." As you'll hear in her …

Dr. Mark Rosenberg - President Emeritus, The Task Force for Global Health

May 25th, 2020

31:20

“Science is the only thing that can get us out of it.” That’s the conclusion of Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who says finding a way to balance the needs of public health and economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19 must be …

Mary Jo Bondy - CEO, Physician Assistant Education Association

May 22nd, 2020

17:00

Turns out there's nothing new about having a shortage of primary care physicians. In the late 1960's, the need to fill that gap led to the creation of physician assistants who have since expanded into nearly every …

Anant Agarwal - CEO, edX

May 20th, 2020

18:09

It's not just K-12 and college students moving to online education these days. edX and other learning platforms have seen huge increases in …

Arianna Huffington - Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

May 18th, 2020

15:57

Arianna Huffington learned about burnout the hard way. Two years after starting the Huffington Post, she collapsed from overwork. She turned that …

Prisma Health Physicians Create Ventilator Device That Could Save Lives

May 14th, 2020

25:48

After seeing Italy confront the grim reality of ventilator rationing, emergency medicine specialist Dr. Sarah Farris wanted to spare physicians and patients in the U.S. the same agonizing choices. Creating a splitting …

Adele Webb - Executive Dean, Strategic Education Inc.

May 13th, 2020

19:43

Pediatric nurse, global force in fighting AIDS, professor of nursing, academic leader -- Adele Webb has played many roles in her career by following …

Donna Meyer - CEO, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

May 7th, 2020

21:02

Half of all nurses in the U.S. are graduates of two-year programs when they first start practicing, and while a national push is on to encourage RN's to get bachelor's degrees, an associate's degree remains a critical …

Dr. Roger Seheult, Co-Founder of Medcram

May 5th, 2020

23:26

Why are young patients with COVID 19 having strokes? Why are ventilators not as effective as expected? Why do some patients have the symptoms of altitude sickness? One explanation for these mysteries is the disease …

Jesse vanWestrienen, Co-Founder & Biology Lead, Biomeme, Inc.

May 1st, 2020

12:01

Quick, accurate testing for COVID-19 is critically important as states begin to loosen up social distancing. Enter Biomeme, a Pennsylvania-based biotech firm, with a system that allows sophisticated DNA testing to be …

Jeff Maggioncalda - CEO, Coursera

April 29th, 2020

19:42

Imagine this: college students back on campus, but older professors teaching from home. That's one of the scenarios Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda …

Dr. Abdirahman Mahamud - WHO Incident Manager, Western Pacific Region

April 28th, 2020

21:18

Dr. Abdirahman Mahamud of the World Health Organization was among the first to see reports out of China last December about a mysterious pneumonia-like illness that we all now know as COVID-19. He tells host Dr. Rishi …

Dr. Conrad Fischer - Infectious Disease Specialist, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

April 24th, 2020

15:01

"Your calling is sacred." That's the message Dr. Conrad Fischer has for people entering health professions, especially in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. He took a few moments out from treating COVID-19 patients, …

Dr. Patrice Harris - President, American Medical Association

April 22nd, 2020

19:02

The Coronavirus crisis has presented unprecedented challenges for physicians. Retired doctors are back in their white coats helping on the frontlines while medical students are being allowed to practice before …

Dr. Anne Schuchat - Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control

April 20th, 2020

22:10

Only a handful of people have as much responsibility for overseeing U.S. response to COVID-19 as Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director at U.S. …

Dr. David Shulkin - Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

April 16th, 2020

21:46

Combining the perspectives of physician, New York City hospital leader, and high ranking government official, Dr. David Shulkin shares unique …

Dr. Poonam Desai - ER Physician in New York City

April 15th, 2020

12:38

Imagine being a pregnant ER doctor in New York City in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and then finding out you are COVID positive. That’s the compelling story Dr. Poonam Desai shares with our chief medical …

Dr. Tom Frieden - Former Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control

April 15th, 2020

13:50

Dr. Tom Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control joins host Dr. Rishi Desai to …

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