COVID-19 Webcast: Emergency Medicine & COVID-19 w/ Dr. Ashely Alker

Date: 4/2/2020

Description: In this episode, Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Ashely Alker talks about her experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic including symptoms to look for, procedures to follow, and when to go to the emergency room.

Guest: Dr. Ashely Alker (Chief Medical Media Officer, Doctorpedia and Emergency Medicine Physician)

COVID-19 Webcast: Critical Care During A Crisis w/ Dr. Luke Davis

Date: 4/7/2020

Description: In this episode, Dr. Luke Davis (Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician, Yale Medicine) talks about his experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic including how the pandemic has affected him personally, how to recognize symptoms like shortness of breath, and how the physician community is helping their peers and patients around the world.

Guest: Dr. Luke Davis (Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician, Yale University)

COVID-19 Webcast: Crisis in Italy w/ Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Silvia Magnani

Date: 4/10/2020

Description: In this episode, Italian Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Silvia Magnani talks about the COVID-19 crisis in Italy including the history of the crisis in Italy, what she would have done differently with hindsight, and how to protect the heart.

Guest: Dr. Sylvia Magnani (Cardiac Electrophysiologist)

COVID-19 Webcast: One Family Of Clinicians

Date: 4/15/2020

Description: See how a family of healthcare providers is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic within their household as they remain separated due to self-isolation. They each work in different segments including on the frontlines as an emergency medical technician (EMT), a medical director developing clinical trials, and a physician in a hospital COVID unit.

Guests: Dr. Rafaella Colzani (Medical Director, Pharmaceutical Company), Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino (Endocrinologist, Massachusetts General Hospital), Nicola Barbesino (Emergency Medical Technician)

COVID-19 Webcast: The Future of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

Date: 4/16/2020

Description: Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is an epidemiologist and economist with Harvard School of Public Health. He was one of the first to call COVID-19 a pandemic and has been featured on many of the world’s most prominent news outlets. Dr. Feigl-Ding gives his perspectives on where we are headed and how to handle COVID-19 moving forward.

Guest: Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (Epidemiologist/Economist, Harvard School of Public Health)

COVID-19 Webcast: What It Means For Your Family w/ Dr. Brian Bluth

Date: 4/17/2020

Description: In this episode, we talk to Doctorpedia’s Chief Physician Officer Dr. Brian Bluth about how COVID-19 has hastened the implementation of technology for our medical care and will permanently affect our social behavior.

Guest: Dr. Brian Bluth (Chief Physician Consultant, Doctorpedia and CEO, Bluth Medical Associates)

COVID-19 Webcast: Physicians In Training w/ Dr. Omar Maniya, Dr. Haig Aintablian, Medical Student Faizah Shareef

Date: 4/19/2020

Description: In this episode, Doctorpedia’s Chief Medical Media Officer Dr. Ashely Alker speaks with medical students and residents about what it is like to be learning to care for patients during a pandemic. These doctors in training are the foundation of hospitals across the United States.

Guests: Dr. Omar Maniya, MBA (3rd year Emergency Medicine Resident at The Mount Sinai and Elmhurst Hospitals in NYC), Faizah Shareef (3rd year Medical Student at Boston University School of Medicine), Dr. Haig Aintablian (2nd year UCLA Emergency Medicine Resident)

COVID-19 Webcast: Mental Health During COVID-19 w/ Dr. Jessica Gold

Date: 4/20/2020

Description: In this episode, we hear from Dr. Jessica Gold, who has written on mental health during the COVID19 pandemic for The New York Times, Washington Post and more. She is a psychiatrist who is providing care frontline healthcare workers and has a unique vantage point of the effects of COVD19 on the mental health of our society.

Guest: Dr. Jessica Gold (Psychiatrist, Washington University School of Medicine)

COVID-19 Webcast: How to Reopen Society w/ Dr. Ashwin Balagopal

Date: 4/28/2020

Description: In this episode, we hear from Dr. Ashwin Balagopal (Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine). Dr. Balagopal discussed how he believes this viral pandemic will end, and provided insights on how Johns Hopkins has recommended reopening of society.

Guest: Dr. Ashwin Balagopal (Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

COVID-19 Webcast: Mental Health Crisis in NYC and Abroad w/ Dr. Victoria Ngo

Date: 5/1/2020

Description: In this episode, we hear from Dr. Victoria Ngo, Associate Professor, Director of Innovation in Mental Health, City University of New York. Dr. Ngo discusses the heightened fear, anxiety, depression, and more as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate New York City and beyond.

Guest: Dr. Victoria Ngo (Associate Professor, Director of Innovation in Mental Health, City University of New York)

COVID-19 Webcast: End of Life Care w/ Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider

Date: 5/8/2020

Description: What is an Advanced Directive? What are your goals of care? During the COVID19 pandemic, these questions are vital in delivering appropriate patient care. The virus is forcing us to physically isolate from our sick loved ones, and resource rationing is causing worry among patients and the medical community. Here to answer your questions on end of life care during the pandemic is Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. Dr. Ungerleider is featured in two Academy Award-nominated documentaries on the end of life experience: Extremis and End Game. She is the founder of End Well, a foundation focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience. She is practicing hospital medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Guest: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider (Medical Writer, Speaker and Activist and Founder,

COVID-19 Webcast: Healthcare Economics of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Mark Esposito

Date: 5/15/2020

Description: In this episode, we hear from Dr. Mark Esposito – the best-selling author of AI Revolution and named tomorrow’s top 50 thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50. He explains how healthcare economics has transformed and discusses the ways we can navigate the new world order.

Guest: Dr. Mark Esposito, Harvard University & Arizona State University, Bestseller author, ‘Understanding How The Future Unfolds’ & ‘The AI Republic

COVID-19 Webcast: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in NYC w/ Dr. Sarah Nosal and Dr. Daniel Napolitano

Date: 5/22/2020

Description: Drs. Nosal and Napolitano address the Family Clinician role in caring for the whole family in heart of the U.S. epicenter, managing COVID-19 through pregnancy, childhood, adulthood, elderly, and end of life. They tackle the challenging reality that  specific racial/ethnic disparities lead disproportionately increased disease and death.

Guest: Drs. Sarah Nosal and Daniel Napolitano, The Institute for Family Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


COVID-19 Webcast: The Nursing Home Tragedy w/ Nurse Christine Tardiff and Dr. Meg Maguchi and Dr. Gagandeep Singh

Date: 5/29/2020

Description: In this episode, we hear from nurse Christine Tardiff, Dr. Meg Maguchi, and Dr. Gagandeep Singh and discuss how The Nursing Home Tragedy has become an important face of the COVID-19 pandemic. They guide us through the frontlines of what is occurring in today’s nursing homes and other post-hospital sites of care, including how some systems are revamping their approach to elderly care at home and beyond.

Guest: Christine Tardiff RN, VP of Clinical Services, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley; Dr. Meg Maguchi, Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Geriatrics & Primary Care; Dr. Gagandeep Singh, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


COVID-19 Webcast: Surgical Perspectives on the COVID Pandemic w/ Dr. David Shapiro

Date: 6/5/2020

Description: In this episode, Dr. David Shapiro covers trauma surgery and injury prevention during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. He also discusses his role in the award-winning documentary Sweetest Land ( which chronicles urban violence on the frontlines of hope and sacrifice.

Guest: Dr. David Shapiro, Chief Quality Officer, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center


COVID-19 Webcast: National Policy During The Pandemic w/ Rep. Raul Ruiz MD, MPH, MPP

Date: 6/25/2020

Description: U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., discusses national legislation, health disparities, and the rapidly-changing landscape of health policy in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Guest: U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P. (California’s 36th Congressional District of California, Emergency Medicine Physician)

COVID-19 Webcast: Combatting Healthcare Disparities w/ Dr. Jackie Eubany & Dr. Khama Ennis

Date: 7/3/2020

Description: Given recent protests and racial tensions, Dr. Eubany and Dr. Ennis will walk us through the complexities of race in today’s healthcare world.

Guests: Dr. Jackie Eubany, Electrophysiology Cardiologist, Author of Women and Heart Disease and Dr. Khama Ennis, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Cooley Dickinson Hospital

COVID-19 Webcast: COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents w/ Dr. Mindy Lo

Date: 8/27/2020

Guest:  Dr. Mindy Lo – Pediatric Rheumatologist, Boston Children’s Hospital & Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Topic: A growing pandemic overshadowing a now well-established disease impacting children and adolescents. Our pediatric rheumatology specialist guides us through a growing threat to our children’s health and discusses multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (mis-c).

COVID-19 Webcast: Latest Developments in Immunology and Vaccine Breakthroughs w/ Dr. Shiv Pillai

Date: 9/25/2020

Guest: Dr. Shiv Pillai – Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology and Director, Immunology Graduate Program, Harvard Medical School

Topic: Dr. Pillai takes us through the immunology of COVID-19 and covers the latest developments from his own research and trends with vaccine development.

COVID-19 Webcast: Mental Health and COVID in the U.S. Prison System w/ Dr. Christine Montross

Date: 10/9/2020

Guest: Dr. Christine Montross – Psychiatrist and Author of Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration

Topic: Dr. Montross speaks about mental health and our program systems in the era of coronavirus. Dr. Montross is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown. She is a practicing inpatient psychiatrist and performs forensic psychiatric examinations. She has written several critically acclaimed books including Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, which is a glimpse into American incarceration policies that have criminalized mental illness, shifting large numbers of people who belong in therapeutic settings into punitive ones.

COVID-19 Webcast: Understanding Coronavirus Testing w/ Dr. Gigi Gronvall

Date: 11/6/2020

Guest: Dr. Gigi Gronvall, Ph.D. in Immunology, Senior Associate JHSPH Center for Health Security

Topic: Dr. Gigi Gronvall, Ph.D. in immunology and a Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security, who has been working on coronavirus testing, monitoring, and strategy throughout the pandemic. In this webcast, we discuss the importance of testing, accuracy of testing, production, and innovation, as well as how coronavirus testing can save lives.

COVID-19 Webcast: Taking Ownership Of Your Health w/ Dr. Laura David

Date: 12/23/2020

Guest: Dr. Laura David (General Practitioner in the National Health Service, London and Founder of Smart About Health)

Topic: Dr. Laura David discusses the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, how the NHS is approaching COVID, and the biggest challenges she has faced in terms of keeping her patients healthy. She explores the interventions she has seen first-hand that have positively impacted the health of her patients and community. She also covers wellness initiatives at home and in the workplace that can allow us to take control of our own health for the better.

COVID-19 Webcast: Understanding Coronavirus Vaccines in Children w/ Dr. Allison Malloy

Date: 1/9/2021

Guest: Dr. Allison Malloy, board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist. Dr. Malloy completed her pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center. She then completed a clinical research fellowship at the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center. Dr. Malloy is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Pediatric Infection and Immunity, and an Assistant professor at Uniformed Services University School of Medicine.

Topic: Understanding the Coronavirus Vaccines in Children – The coronavirus vaccines are now being administered to adult populations across the world, but what about the pediatric population? We speak with Dr. Allison Malloy, board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist, to get you the answers.

COVID-19 Webcast: Ways To Improve Your Mental Health During Lockdown w/ Dr. Chetna Kang

Broadcast Date: 1/29/2021

Guest: Dr. Chetna Kang – Consultant Psychiatrist, United Kingdom & BBC News Contributor

Topic: Dr. Chetna Kang is a psychiatrist working in has over 20 years experience in diagnosing and treating mental health problems, both in the National Health Service and private sector in the United Kingdom. She will review ways we can improve our mental health during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Webcast: Our Sense Of Connection This Valentine's Day w/ Dr. Roopak Khara

Broadcast Date: 2/12/2021

Guest: Dr. Roopak Khara, United Kingdom’s first psychiatric COVID-19 ward medical lead

Topic: Dr. Roopak Khara is a psychiatrist, pharmacist and writer. In this episode, she explores our emotional, mental, physical, and social connections during the month of Valentine’s and gives us tips on how we may best leverage these relationships to improve our overall mental well-being.

COVID-19 Webcast: Understanding COVID Vaccine Distribution w/ Dr. Angela Shen

Broadcast Date: 4/2/2021

Guest: Dr. Angela K. Shen, ScD, MPH, Visiting Scientist at the CHOP, Vaccine Policy Expert, and WHO COVID-19 Pandemic Response Advisor

Topic: In this episode, vaccine policy expert and WHO COVID-19 pandemic response advisor Dr. Angela Shen talks about the plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States and globally. We discuss overcoming the challenges in production and distribution. When will have your chance to vaccinate against COVID-19?

COVID-19 Webcast: Leading During the Pandemic w/ Dr. David Berger

Broadcast Date: 9/15/2021

Guest: Dr. David Berger, CEO, Downstate Medical Center & Professor of Surgery, Downstate Health Sciences University

Topic: Dr. David Berger has extensive leadership experience across healthcare industries. In this episode, he discusses leadership principles during the COVID pandemic. He highlights his role in innovation, particularly within Brooklyn, New York, which has a high proportion of disadvantaged patients. Topics include vaccine delivery, telemedicine implementation, change management and more…

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