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Ep. 114 Hospital Ethics in the Face of COVID-19

Our guest is Aaron Kheriaty, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, where he is Director of the Bioethics Program. Dr. Kheriaty is the chair of his hospital’s ethics committee and is presently working on a task force with the University of California Office of the President to prepare for the possibility that a surge in demand for intensive care due to the coronavirus pandemic will outstrip the supply of equipment and staff. He is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and in the lay press, many of which are focused on end-of-life issues.

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Ep. 113 COVID-19: The Seattle Experience

Our guest is intensive care specialist Mark Tonelli, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He shares with us the encounter with the COVID-19 pandemic as it emerged from a nursing home in King County, Washington, and how the Seattle area medical community has responded to this first US cluster of cases.

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Mark Tonelli, MD: Faculty Website

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Ep. 30 Beyond EBM: Case-Based Reasoning and the Integration of Clinical Knowledge

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Ep. 112 Paul Offit: Striking a Balance in Our Response to COVID-19

Our guest is Dr. Paul Offit, an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology,Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He shares with us his thoughts on the response to the COVID pandemic, a response that should take into account the health costs of a severe economic downturn.

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Ep. 111 Daniel Jafari : Life at the Center of the COVID Storm

Anish discusses the COVID19 pandemic with Dr. Daniel Jafari, an emergency physician and surgical critical care specialist working at the North Shore University Hospital in New York. Dr. Jafari speaks to us about watching the pandemic unfold, the problems being wrestled with, the remarkable response, and what’s needed in the coming weeks.

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Daniel Jafari : @DanielJafari

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Ep. 110 Health Care, Free Markets, and Viruses

Our guest is Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, the award-winning weekly podcast about economics and daily life. Russ is the John and Jean Denault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He wrote several books, including most recently Gambling with Other People’s Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis.  

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Special Episode: The COVID19 Pandemic

Anish discusses the COVID19 pandemic with Christos Argyropoulos, Chief Nephrologist at New Mexico. Dr. Argyropoulos has been warning all of us for some time about COVID19, and we discuss where his early concern emerged from, mis-steps of the US in handling this early on, and what to do now.

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Christos Argyropoulos, MD PhD : @ChristosArgyrop

LINKS:

CDC COVID19 Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Anthony Fauci MD, NIAID Director NEJM editorial : https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

“Flattening the curve” : https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/11/flattening-curve-coronavirus/

South Korea’s success: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/no-panic-here-i-am-south-korea-watching-coronavirus-spread-128697

Johns Hopkins Global COVID19 tracker: https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/

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Ep. 109 A Social Contract for Pharma?

Our guest is Peter Kolchinsky, author of The Great American Drug Deal: A New Prescription for Innovative and Affordable Medicines. Peter holds a PhD in Virology from Harvard University and is co-founder and manager of the Boston-based investment firm RA Capital Management.

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Peter Kolchinsky, PhD: Twitter and Website

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Ep. 108 The Testing Cartel Retreats on Step 1: What Next for Medical Students?

Under pressure from a grassroots campaign, the monopolistic National Board of Medical Examiners has made a significant concession in the way it administers Step 1 of the US Medical Licensing Examination. Our guest, Bryan Carmody, was among the most vocal participants in that campaign. He returns to the show to give us an update and to share his thoughts on what might happen next.

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Bryan Carmody, MD: Twitter and Website

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Ep. 72 Taking the USMLE to Task (with guest Bryan Carmody)

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Ep. 107 Independent NPs: Public Health Threat or Libertarian Step Forward?

Hordes of independent nurse practitioners are on the horizon. Many physicians are raising the alarm bell, but our guest views things differently.

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John Mandrola, MD: Twitter and Website

LINKS:

Independent Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: A Doc’s View (Medscape)

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Ep. 69 MD vs. NP: Patient Protection or Turf War? (with guest Rebekah Bernard)

Ep. 72 Taking the USMLE to Task (with guest Bryan Carmody)

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Ep. 106 Geoffrey Rose’s Untenable Theory of Population Health

Geoffrey Rose published The Strategy of Preventive Medicine in 1992 and thus gave birth to the “Population Health” movement. This podcast episode critically examines Rose’s influential ideas.

LINKS:

Geoffrey Rose The Strategy of Preventive Medicine (Amazon)

Geoffrey Rose. Sick Individuals and Sick Population. Reprinted in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (open access)

Michel Accad Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine (Book website)

Slide deck for the talk presented at the 2018 AAPS meeting. The talk is available on YouTube here.

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