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PeerSpectrum | Journeys in Medicine

Keith Mankin, MD & Colin Miller

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Keith Mankin, MD & Colin Miller

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Welcome to PeerSpectrum, where we dive deep with uncommon conversations in and around medicine. Expand your practice by exploring the world and ideas beyond it and get ready to make your downtime count. Get ready for PeerSpectrum with Dr. Keith Mankin and Colin Miller.

Latest Episodes

The Quantified Surgeon. Sensors, wearables & performance analytics. Stanford surgeon, Dr. Carla Pugh

You’ve no doubt heard this famous quote from science fiction writer, William Gibson, “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.” What better way to describe technology and medicine? The runway for technological innovation and adoption is just a little longer in our world. What other profession or industry can you think of that still uses pagers and fax machines? So where can we look for a sneak peek into the future? How about sports? Motion tracking sensors, video analysis, performance modeling, biometrics, wearables, “Moneyball” data analytics. This is old stuff for the coaches, trainers, scouts, and team managers who use these technologies every day. But what can we learn by putting this same technology to work in the operating room? To answer that question, we’re thrilled to have Dr. Carla Pugh with us today. Dr. Pugh is a professor of General Surgery, and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is one of the world’s leading researchers in the use of sensors and simulation technology to assess and quantitatively define hands-on clinical skills. This was a fun and eye-opening episode on what is coming around the corner. With that said, let’s get started…

65 minSEP 22
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The Quantified Surgeon. Sensors, wearables & performance analytics. Stanford surgeon, Dr. Carla Pugh

The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

All right, welcome back. If you think you have a pretty good handle on the opioid crisis, the pharmaceutical industry and how it all works, today’s episode may challenge that assumption. It certainly did for us. The modern pharmaceutical and biotech industries are like no other. How they got to where they are is a story like no other. The same businesses that have given us incredible lifesaving advances have also given us disasters like the opioid epidemic. The history of the pharmaceutical industry is more complex and captivating than you might imagine. Today’s guest in award winning investigative journalist, Gerald Posner. He’s written twelve books including national best sellers such as “God’s Bankers,” “Mengele. The complete Story,” and The Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Case Closed.” His latest book, “Pharma,” is master class history of the modern pharma and biotech space. Understanding that history is critical to understanding the present opioid crisis. In-fact, we didn...

80 minAUG 21
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The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

Overcoming rejection. Renowned transplant surgeon & heart transplant patient, Dr. Robert Montgomery

Imagine losing your father at 14, losing your brother a decade later, and looking down the barrel of the same heritable heart condition that killed them both. Imagine learning in your first year of surgical residency that your continued existence will depend a new implantable device, called an ICD. A device so new, you will likely be the first surgeon in the world to have one implanted. A device that will allow your life to continue, but most likely put an end to your surgical career. That’s exactly what happened to today’s guest, one of the nation’s renowned transplant surgeons, Dr. Robert Montgomery. Robert has performed over 1000 kidney transplants and his research has advanced the field in areas such as desensitization, multiple organ transplants, gene and cell-based therapies, and perhaps most famously, domino paired donations. And if that’s not enough, he is also credited in the Guinness Book of World Records for most kidney transplants performed in one day. One more thing…Robert is also heart transplant recipient. A heart transplant performed by the very surgical team he hired, and currently leads as the director of the Langone Transplant Institute at NYU. Wondering about the Ave Maria intro music? Well, that’s Robert’s wife, world famous mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves. Get ready for a wild journey of an episode. With said, let’s get started.

64 minJUL 24
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Overcoming rejection. Renowned transplant surgeon & heart transplant patient, Dr. Robert Montgomery

“No Man's Land.” The trailblazing women doctors of WWI with journalist & author, Wendy Moore

Barbara Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the WWI classic, “The Guns of August,” once observed, “The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.” Not only must history be recorded, it must also be examined and retold. For most of us, who are not professional historians, we approach history through the curation and re-telling of the past, mainly via books and documentaries. Perhaps we are not so different from our ancestors, and their oral traditions. History may be written by the victors, but it’s kept alive through the story tellers. Today we are heading to London to meet with journalist and author, Wendy Moore. Like Tuchman, Wendy was also drawn to the period of “The Great War,” but in search of story many of you have likely never heard of. In a time when women in the UK, the US and most democratic nations were not even allowed to vote, there was a hospital called Endell Street. A hospital with women surgeons, women nurses, women administrators, and women staff. A hospital almost completely run by and run with women! A 573 bed hospital that performed over 7000 surgical operations and treated some 26,000 wounded soldiers, many with unprecedented battlefield trauma. A hospital led by two active suffragette doctors, one with a criminal record, having been sentenced to six weeks in prison for her protests. A hospital that also treated Spanish Flu patients before being shut down and nearly lost to history…until now.

56 minJUN 20
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“No Man's Land.” The trailblazing women doctors of WWI with journalist & author, Wendy Moore

Mountaineering, photography and the Dalai Lama. Emergency and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock, MD.

Today’s episode is not about Covid-19. Instead we’re going to give all of you a break and take you as far away from this as we possibly (and virtually) can. For that, we’re heading to Queensland, Australia to meet Dr. Andrew Peacock, an emergency physician, award winning photographer, accomplished climber and expedition guide for Lindblad expeditions, a travel company contracted with National Geographic. This conversation takes us everywhere from Antarctica to Nepal, aboard a Russian ice breaker ship, technical climbing in New Zealand, and even a private audience with the Dali Lama. We’ll learn how a lucky break in Antarctica sparked a side career for Andrew in photography. Best of all, we’ll uncover how a busy emergency medical physician has made this life possible, while literally setting the standard for work life balance. This was simply an incredible episode. We had a blast doing it. With that said, let’s get started.

61 minMAY 15
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Mountaineering, photography and the Dalai Lama. Emergency and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock, MD.

Overexposure. Law Professor and Health Economics Researcher, Christopher Robertson, PhD, JD

In January of 2018, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon announced the creation of a new, co-venture, to tackle the rising costs of healthcare for their company’s employees. They immediately picked famous writer and surgeon, Atul Gawande to lead it. Short on details but big on promise, just the simple announcement of this venture sent shock waves through the media and the markets. Billions of dollars in stock value for insurance companies and other health sector players vanished over night. Two years later, we have a name for this venture (Haven Health) but little else. What they’re up to, and what they’re planning, is still a big mystery. Whatever ultimately happens here, it will matter, simply because names like Amazon and Warren Buffet are behind it. The question is, how much will it matter for the rest of us? How much can anyone (even powerful billionaires) really change the American healthcare system? Today’s guest is Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean for Research...

50 minAPR 28
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Overexposure. Law Professor and Health Economics Researcher, Christopher Robertson, PhD, JD

Accelerating Bench to Bedside. Stanford University School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor.

Today we have Dr. Lloyd Minor with us on the show. He's an ENT surgeon, scientist, innovator and currently dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. We covered his early career path, a surgical treatment he actually developed and his new book, “Discovering Precision Health,” released just this month in March, 2020. As the leader of one of the nation's top medical schools, located right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dr. Minor has a unique lens on medicine's innovation pipeline. His new book and our conversation offer a glimpse into this world. With that said, let's get started...

56 minAPR 3
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Accelerating Bench to Bedside. Stanford University School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor.

Thank you from Colin and Keith. Brief thoughts on COVID-19.

This was a brief conversation between Colin and Keith regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recorded on March, 24th 2020. For all of you on medicine's front lines, we're thinking about you every day, and we're deeply grateful for all you are doing, for all of us. Stay safe and take care.

25 minMAR 27
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Thank you from Colin and Keith. Brief thoughts on COVID-19.

Keeping score. Seeking a grand equation for health with theoretical physicist, Laurence Jacobs, PhD.

All right, welcome back. If you're still around in the year 2061, two things will be true. You'll enjoy seeing the next passing of Halley's Comet, and your life insurance company will enjoy having collected four more decades of your life insurance premiums, without a payout. Standing there that day you and your insurance company can be grateful for the work of one man, the exact same man that comet is named for. The English astronomer, mathematician and physicist, Edmond Halley. Why you ask? Well, not only did Halley develop the calculations to predict the comet's periodicity, he is also developed the early mathematical tools for predicting human longevity, known very well to your insurance company as actuarial science. Today's guest, like Halley is also a physicist, a theoretical physicist to be exact. And like Halley he sees no need to limit his research interests to one academic domain. Laurence Jacobs began is career at MIT pursuing some of the broader mysteries of our universe....

82 minMAR 14
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Keeping score. Seeking a grand equation for health with theoretical physicist, Laurence Jacobs, PhD.

Harnessing the habitual mind. Psychologist & behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood, PhD

It's no mystery to most of you that poor health behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and patient non-compliance account for a substantial portion of the disease burden, not to mention costs, in the US. Some recent estimates by the CDC and other researchers suggest behaviors account for 40-50% of increased risk associated with deaths before age 75. The problems are clear. What to do about them isn't. There's no “will power” medication to prescribe, and most public health efforts thus far have barely made a dent. But what if old fashioned will power really isn't the issue? What if something researchers call “introspection illusion,” is causing us to overestimate our own will power, and underestimate the capacities of others? Today's guest is psychologist and behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood. She is currently a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California, and a visiting professor at the INSEAD Business School...

59 minFEB 1
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Harnessing the habitual mind. Psychologist & behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood, PhD

Latest Episodes

The Quantified Surgeon. Sensors, wearables & performance analytics. Stanford surgeon, Dr. Carla Pugh

You’ve no doubt heard this famous quote from science fiction writer, William Gibson, “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.” What better way to describe technology and medicine? The runway for technological innovation and adoption is just a little longer in our world. What other profession or industry can you think of that still uses pagers and fax machines? So where can we look for a sneak peek into the future? How about sports? Motion tracking sensors, video analysis, performance modeling, biometrics, wearables, “Moneyball” data analytics. This is old stuff for the coaches, trainers, scouts, and team managers who use these technologies every day. But what can we learn by putting this same technology to work in the operating room? To answer that question, we’re thrilled to have Dr. Carla Pugh with us today. Dr. Pugh is a professor of General Surgery, and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is one of the world’s leading researchers in the use of sensors and simulation technology to assess and quantitatively define hands-on clinical skills. This was a fun and eye-opening episode on what is coming around the corner. With that said, let’s get started…

65 minSEP 22
Comments
The Quantified Surgeon. Sensors, wearables & performance analytics. Stanford surgeon, Dr. Carla Pugh

The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

All right, welcome back. If you think you have a pretty good handle on the opioid crisis, the pharmaceutical industry and how it all works, today’s episode may challenge that assumption. It certainly did for us. The modern pharmaceutical and biotech industries are like no other. How they got to where they are is a story like no other. The same businesses that have given us incredible lifesaving advances have also given us disasters like the opioid epidemic. The history of the pharmaceutical industry is more complex and captivating than you might imagine. Today’s guest in award winning investigative journalist, Gerald Posner. He’s written twelve books including national best sellers such as “God’s Bankers,” “Mengele. The complete Story,” and The Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Case Closed.” His latest book, “Pharma,” is master class history of the modern pharma and biotech space. Understanding that history is critical to understanding the present opioid crisis. In-fact, we didn...

80 minAUG 21
Comments
The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

Overcoming rejection. Renowned transplant surgeon & heart transplant patient, Dr. Robert Montgomery

Imagine losing your father at 14, losing your brother a decade later, and looking down the barrel of the same heritable heart condition that killed them both. Imagine learning in your first year of surgical residency that your continued existence will depend a new implantable device, called an ICD. A device so new, you will likely be the first surgeon in the world to have one implanted. A device that will allow your life to continue, but most likely put an end to your surgical career. That’s exactly what happened to today’s guest, one of the nation’s renowned transplant surgeons, Dr. Robert Montgomery. Robert has performed over 1000 kidney transplants and his research has advanced the field in areas such as desensitization, multiple organ transplants, gene and cell-based therapies, and perhaps most famously, domino paired donations. And if that’s not enough, he is also credited in the Guinness Book of World Records for most kidney transplants performed in one day. One more thing…Robert is also heart transplant recipient. A heart transplant performed by the very surgical team he hired, and currently leads as the director of the Langone Transplant Institute at NYU. Wondering about the Ave Maria intro music? Well, that’s Robert’s wife, world famous mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves. Get ready for a wild journey of an episode. With said, let’s get started.

64 minJUL 24
Comments
Overcoming rejection. Renowned transplant surgeon & heart transplant patient, Dr. Robert Montgomery

“No Man's Land.” The trailblazing women doctors of WWI with journalist & author, Wendy Moore

Barbara Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the WWI classic, “The Guns of August,” once observed, “The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.” Not only must history be recorded, it must also be examined and retold. For most of us, who are not professional historians, we approach history through the curation and re-telling of the past, mainly via books and documentaries. Perhaps we are not so different from our ancestors, and their oral traditions. History may be written by the victors, but it’s kept alive through the story tellers. Today we are heading to London to meet with journalist and author, Wendy Moore. Like Tuchman, Wendy was also drawn to the period of “The Great War,” but in search of story many of you have likely never heard of. In a time when women in the UK, the US and most democratic nations were not even allowed to vote, there was a hospital called Endell Street. A hospital with women surgeons, women nurses, women administrators, and women staff. A hospital almost completely run by and run with women! A 573 bed hospital that performed over 7000 surgical operations and treated some 26,000 wounded soldiers, many with unprecedented battlefield trauma. A hospital led by two active suffragette doctors, one with a criminal record, having been sentenced to six weeks in prison for her protests. A hospital that also treated Spanish Flu patients before being shut down and nearly lost to history…until now.

56 minJUN 20
Comments
“No Man's Land.” The trailblazing women doctors of WWI with journalist & author, Wendy Moore

Mountaineering, photography and the Dalai Lama. Emergency and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock, MD.

Today’s episode is not about Covid-19. Instead we’re going to give all of you a break and take you as far away from this as we possibly (and virtually) can. For that, we’re heading to Queensland, Australia to meet Dr. Andrew Peacock, an emergency physician, award winning photographer, accomplished climber and expedition guide for Lindblad expeditions, a travel company contracted with National Geographic. This conversation takes us everywhere from Antarctica to Nepal, aboard a Russian ice breaker ship, technical climbing in New Zealand, and even a private audience with the Dali Lama. We’ll learn how a lucky break in Antarctica sparked a side career for Andrew in photography. Best of all, we’ll uncover how a busy emergency medical physician has made this life possible, while literally setting the standard for work life balance. This was simply an incredible episode. We had a blast doing it. With that said, let’s get started.

61 minMAY 15
Comments
Mountaineering, photography and the Dalai Lama. Emergency and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock, MD.

Overexposure. Law Professor and Health Economics Researcher, Christopher Robertson, PhD, JD

In January of 2018, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon announced the creation of a new, co-venture, to tackle the rising costs of healthcare for their company’s employees. They immediately picked famous writer and surgeon, Atul Gawande to lead it. Short on details but big on promise, just the simple announcement of this venture sent shock waves through the media and the markets. Billions of dollars in stock value for insurance companies and other health sector players vanished over night. Two years later, we have a name for this venture (Haven Health) but little else. What they’re up to, and what they’re planning, is still a big mystery. Whatever ultimately happens here, it will matter, simply because names like Amazon and Warren Buffet are behind it. The question is, how much will it matter for the rest of us? How much can anyone (even powerful billionaires) really change the American healthcare system? Today’s guest is Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean for Research...

50 minAPR 28
Comments
Overexposure. Law Professor and Health Economics Researcher, Christopher Robertson, PhD, JD

Accelerating Bench to Bedside. Stanford University School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor.

Today we have Dr. Lloyd Minor with us on the show. He's an ENT surgeon, scientist, innovator and currently dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. We covered his early career path, a surgical treatment he actually developed and his new book, “Discovering Precision Health,” released just this month in March, 2020. As the leader of one of the nation's top medical schools, located right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dr. Minor has a unique lens on medicine's innovation pipeline. His new book and our conversation offer a glimpse into this world. With that said, let's get started...

56 minAPR 3
Comments
Accelerating Bench to Bedside. Stanford University School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor.

Thank you from Colin and Keith. Brief thoughts on COVID-19.

This was a brief conversation between Colin and Keith regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recorded on March, 24th 2020. For all of you on medicine's front lines, we're thinking about you every day, and we're deeply grateful for all you are doing, for all of us. Stay safe and take care.

25 minMAR 27
Comments
Thank you from Colin and Keith. Brief thoughts on COVID-19.

Keeping score. Seeking a grand equation for health with theoretical physicist, Laurence Jacobs, PhD.

All right, welcome back. If you're still around in the year 2061, two things will be true. You'll enjoy seeing the next passing of Halley's Comet, and your life insurance company will enjoy having collected four more decades of your life insurance premiums, without a payout. Standing there that day you and your insurance company can be grateful for the work of one man, the exact same man that comet is named for. The English astronomer, mathematician and physicist, Edmond Halley. Why you ask? Well, not only did Halley develop the calculations to predict the comet's periodicity, he is also developed the early mathematical tools for predicting human longevity, known very well to your insurance company as actuarial science. Today's guest, like Halley is also a physicist, a theoretical physicist to be exact. And like Halley he sees no need to limit his research interests to one academic domain. Laurence Jacobs began is career at MIT pursuing some of the broader mysteries of our universe....

82 minMAR 14
Comments
Keeping score. Seeking a grand equation for health with theoretical physicist, Laurence Jacobs, PhD.

Harnessing the habitual mind. Psychologist & behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood, PhD

It's no mystery to most of you that poor health behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and patient non-compliance account for a substantial portion of the disease burden, not to mention costs, in the US. Some recent estimates by the CDC and other researchers suggest behaviors account for 40-50% of increased risk associated with deaths before age 75. The problems are clear. What to do about them isn't. There's no “will power” medication to prescribe, and most public health efforts thus far have barely made a dent. But what if old fashioned will power really isn't the issue? What if something researchers call “introspection illusion,” is causing us to overestimate our own will power, and underestimate the capacities of others? Today's guest is psychologist and behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood. She is currently a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California, and a visiting professor at the INSEAD Business School...

59 minFEB 1
Comments
Harnessing the habitual mind. Psychologist & behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood, PhD
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