The Doctorpedia Podcast

Listen to interviews with the nation's top doctors and learn about their specialties, experience, and advice.

Leading Voices

Hosted by Daniel Lobell, each episode of Doctorpedia’s Leading Voices podcast (40-60 minutes) is a free flowing interview with one specialist where you can learn about everything from their journey to medicine to stories on the job and even delve into their personal lives and passions.

Invited Expert

Thomas E. Waggoner, DO


Nov 23, 2021

The Heart of the Matter w/ Dr. Thomas Waggoner

Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Waggoner talks about heart health, innovations and cutting edge technology in cardiothoracic surgery, his love for football, and more.

Invited Expert

Catrina N. Luca, MD


Nov 18, 2021

The Psychiatrist’s Magic Wand w/ Dr. Catrina N. Luca

Psychiatrist Dr. Catrina N. Luca talks about working as an integrative psychiatrist, validating her patients, ADHD, parent-centric parenting, and more.

Invited Expert

Caroline M. Webber, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Nov 12, 2021

The Wisdom of Teeth w/ Dr. Caroline Webber

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Caroline Webber talks about her military service, wisdom teeth and why they need to be removed, the importance of dental hygiene, new innovations in dentistry, and more.

Invited Expert

Peter Baik, DO

Thoracic Surgery

Oct 22, 2021

Understanding Cancer w/ Dr. Peter Baik

Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Peter Baik talks about his side interest in aeronautical engineering, his own field of thoracic surgery and its rapid acceleration, what exactly cancer is, the importance of lung cancer screening, and more.

Invited Expert

Guillaume Dumont, MD, MBA

Orthopedic Surgery

Sep 30, 2021

Fixing Hips and Playing Football w/ Dr. Guillaume Dumont

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Guillaume Dumont talks about his youth in Montreal, his experience as a football player in the States, new developments in orthopedic surgery and healthcare in general, his personal philosophy as a doctor, and more.

Invited Expert

Paul Scheinberg, MD


Sep 06, 2021

Lung Care and Minesweeping w/ Dr. Paul Scheinberg

Pulmonologist Dr. Paul Scheinberg talks about his military adventures in Vietnam and Israel, the prevention of different lung conditions, an in-flight health scare, new pulmonary technologies, and more.

Invited Expert

Nathan Merriman, MD


Aug 31, 2021

Gut Health and The Doctor-Patient Connection w/ Dr. Nathan Merriman

Gastroenterologist Dr. Nathan Merriman talks about the difficult events he experienced throughout his life and how he coped with them, how he connects with his patients, the best ways to improve your gut health, the benefits of a stool transplant, and more.

Invited Expert

Ruchi Garg, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Aug 20, 2021

A Unique Perspective on Gyn-Oncology w/ Dr. Ruchi Garg

Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Ruchi Garg talks about her early immigration from India to the US, the specifics of her work and why she loves it, new breakthroughs in oncology and genetics, the growing role of technology in the healthcare sector, and more.

Invited Expert

Thomas J. McDonagh Jr. MD


Aug 12, 2021

Pediatrics and Common Sense w/ Dr. Thomas J. McDonagh Jr.

Pediatrician Dr. Thomas J. McDonagh Jr. talks about his early interest in pediatrics, the role religion plays in his life, his approaches to treating patients, how sometimes doing nothing is the best medicine, and more.

Invited Expert

Daniel T. Layish, MD


Aug 06, 2021

Healthy Lungs w/ Dr. Daniel T. Layish

Pulmonologist Dr. Daniel T. Layish talks about new treatments for sleep apnea, the effects of COVID-19 and vaping on the lungs, lung transplants, rare lung diseases, and more.

Invited Expert

Kevin Tin, MD


Jul 28, 2021

The Ins and Outs of Gastroenterology w/ Dr. Kevin Tin

Gastroenterologist Dr. Kevin Tin talks about his unconventional youth, the important role of probiotics and the gut microbiome, his fight on behalf of under-represented populations, new developments in gastroenterology and hepatology, and more.

Invited Expert

Bhumi Upadhyay, MD


Jul 14, 2021

Pediatrics and Parenting w/ Dr. Bhumi Upadhyay

Pediatrician Dr. Bhumi Upadhyay talks about Indian food, why she chose pediatrics, modern-day behavioral conditions, her parenting methods of choice, and more.

Invited Expert

Boykin Robinson, MD

Emergency Medicine

Jul 02, 2021

The Future of Emergency Medicine w/ Dr. Boykin Robinson

Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Boykin Robinson talks about his early interest in medicine, the inefficiencies of the emergency department and his ideas to change them, his company and its goals, and more.

Invited Expert

Smita Patel, DO

Sleep Medicine

Jun 17, 2021

Sleep Talk w/ Dr. Smita Patel

Integrative Neurologist and Sleep Physician Dr. Smita Patel talks about the importance of sleep, how to practice good sleep hygiene, how she takes care of her physical and mental health, and more.

Invited Expert

Rubaiya Mallay, DO, FACR, FACOI


Jun 08, 2021

Breaking Down Rheumatology w/ Dr. Rubaiya Mallay

Rheumatologist Dr. Rubaiya Mallay talks about her childhood adventures in Bangladesh and around the world, the specifics of autoimmune diseases, the challenges she faces in her work life, her love for laughter, and more.

Invited Expert

Usman Zahir, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Jun 02, 2021

Spine Talk w/ Dr. Usman Zahir

Spine Surgeon Dr. Usman Zahir talks about his childhood in Maryland, studying archaeology in college, the uses of endoscopic spine surgery, the importance of flexibility, and more.

Invited Expert

Henry P. Barham, MD


May 25, 2021

A Taste Test To Predict COVID-19 Outcomes w/ Dr. Henry P. Barham

Dr. Henry P. Barham talks about his hallmark study published in JAMA that outlines a correlation between results of a simple at-home taste test and symptom severity and duration from COVID-19 and other viral illnesses.

Invited Expert

Ulrike Berth, MD


May 12, 2021

Putting People to Sleep w/ Dr. Ulrike Berth

Anesthesiologist Dr. Ulrike Berth talks about her childhood in East Germany, her passion for anesthesia, her fear of snakes, her solution for insomnia, and more.

Invited Expert

Michelle Goñi, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

May 05, 2021

Radiology and Spirituality w/ Dr. Michelle Goñi

Radiologist Dr. Michelle Goñi talks about growing up as a Latina in New York, why she chose radiology, her Peloton obsession, her spiritual side, and more.

Invited Expert

Paul Saiz, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Apr 30, 2021

Spinal Surgery and Skeletons w/ Dr. Paul Saiz

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Saiz talks about his experiences as a medical student, advances in spinal surgery, a billion-dollar idea, his love for Hispanic culture, and more.

Invited Expert

Madeleine Biondolillo, MD

Public Health

Apr 19, 2021

Healthy Aging w/ Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo

Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo talks about the impact of COVID on seniors, their family members and healthcare workers, precision nutrition, QUEST 2020, and more.

Invited Expert

Amit Mehta, MD

Pain Management

Mar 26, 2021

Pain Management w/ Dr. Amit Mehta

Interventional pain management physician Dr. Amit Mehta talks about treating chronic pain, the role of social media in the rising levels of chronic pain, intermittent fasting, and more.

Invited Expert

Priti Parekh, MD

Obesity Medicine

Mar 17, 2021

Destigmatizing Obesity and the Four Rules of Health Model w/ Dr. Priti Parekh

Obesity Medicine Physician Dr. Priti Parekh talks about growing up in India, moving to America, specializing in obesity treatment, her holistic approach to chronic health issues and more

Invited Expert

Mary Leung, MD

Medical Oncology

Mar 11, 2021

Cancer Care w/ Dr. Mary Leung

Oncologist and hematologist Dr. Mary Leung talks about her immigration from Hong Kong to America, her journey to becoming an oncologist, her desire to help her patients, the difficulty of losing patients to cancer, and more

Invited Expert

Craig Zalvan, MD


Mar 01, 2021

Ear, Nose, and Throat w/ Dr. Craig Zalvan

ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Physician Dr. Craig Zalvan talks about educating young singers, GERD, LPR reflux, the importance of eating a plant-based mediterranean style diet, and much more

Invited Expert

Dr. Inna Lazar


Feb 22, 2021

Optometry and the Beauty of Eyes w/ Dr. Inna Lazar

Optometrist Dr. Inna Lazar talks about the health of your eyes, your vision, the importance of routine eye exams, social media, and more.

Invited Expert

David Canes, MD


Feb 04, 2021

Urology and the Art of Surgery w/ Dr. David Canes

Urologist Dr. David Canes talks about urology, robotic prostatectomies, the privilege of being a surgeon, how COVID has affected his work, and more

Invited Expert

Til Jolly, MD

Emergency Medicine

Jan 27, 2021

Emergency Medicine w/ Dr. Til Jolly

Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Til Jolly talks about treating COVID patients and the adrenaline and routine of practicing emergency medicine.

Invited Expert

Chhavi Gandhi, MD

Allergy & Immunology

Jan 22, 2021

All About Allergies w/ Dr. Chhavi Gandhi

Allergist-Immunologist Dr. Chhavi Gandhi talks about all types of allergies, the COVID vaccines, and what she does to stay healthy.

Invited Expert

Qasim A. Butt, MD


Jan 18, 2021

Kidney Health & GOAT Comedians w/ Dr. Qasim Butt

Dr. Qasim Butt talks about kidney health, what led him to study medicine, how to stay healthy, his love for comedy, and more.

Invited Expert

Steven Gange, MD


Dec 24, 2020

Men’s Health & Human Plumbers w/ Dr. Steven Gange

Urologist Dr. Steven Gange talks about men’s health, the UroLift procedure he performs, and the importance of drinking water.

Invited Expert

Douglas Walled, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dec 16, 2020

CAT Scans & Comic Books w/ Dr. Doug Walled

Radiologist Dr. Douglas Walled talks about his journey to diagnostic radiology, what radiology actually is, and his near-death experience

Invited Expert

Nassir Azimi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASNC


Nov 27, 2020

Laughter Is The Best Medicine w/ Dr. Nassir Azimi

Cardiologist Dr. Nassir Azimi talks about his journey to medicine from his childhood as a refugee from Afghanistan and how his love of comedy helps him with his patients.

Invited Expert

David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Podiatric Surgeon

Sep 11, 2020

The Gift Of Pain w/ Dr. David Armstrong

Podiatric surgeon Dr. David Armstrong talks about following in his father's footsteps, an exciting gene therapy study, and explains why pain can be a gift for people with diabetic foot ulcers.

Invited Expert

Terri Faith, PhD

Clinical Psychology

Sep 04, 2020

The Arsenal Of Thoughts w/ Dr. Terri Faith

Psychologist Dr. Terri Faith talks about overwriting personal narratives, the arsenal of thoughts to combat anxiety, and how Buddhist principles and cognitive behavioral therapy can help people learn about themselves and their identities.

Invited Expert

Matthew Russo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Aug 27, 2020

Robot Replacements For Joint Replacement Surgery? w/ Dr. Matthew Russo

Dr. Matthew Russo talks about being a third generation orthopedic surgeon, the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, and exciting developments in surgery technology and stem cell research.

Invited Expert

Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP


Aug 19, 2020

Finding The Right Balance w/ Dr. Eugene Trowers

Dr. Eugene Trowers talks about how younger people are increasingly getting colon cancer, the inner workings of the gastrointestinal system, and finding the right balance in life and the gut.

Invited Expert

Kyle Bickel, MD

Hand Surgeon

Aug 13, 2020

Robotic Hands and Toe-Fingers w/ Dr. Kyle Bickel

Dr. Kyle Bickel talks about cutting edge technologies used in hand surgery, replacing fingers with toes, and his love of coffee.

Invited Expert

Elizabeth Kromhout, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Aug 06, 2020

Adolescents and Super Sea Turtles w/ Elizabeth Kromhout

Marriage and family therapist Elizabeth Kromhout talks about common misconceptions about teenagers, how to find the right balance in parenting teens, and her fascination with biohacking.

Invited Expert

Jacqueline Eubany, MD


Jul 16, 2020

Swimming With Sharks & Protecting Your Heart w/ Dr. Jacqueline Eubany

Electrophysiologist Dr. Jacqueline Eubany talks about her passion for women's heart health, her work with the US navy, and her favorite places to go SCUBA diving.

Invited Expert

Joseph Alpert, MD


Jul 09, 2020

Only Exercise On The Days You Eat w/ Dr. Joseph Alpert

Dr. Joseph Alpert (Cardiologist, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine) discusses his path to cardiology, how he established the universal definition of a heart attack, exciting developments in heart health, and more.

Invited Expert

Kai Nishi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery

Jul 02, 2020

Robotic Surgery & Fast Cars w/ Dr. Kai Nishi

Bariatric surgeon Dr. Kai Nishi talks about the latest in robotic surgery, portion control in weight loss, and his love of fast cars.

Invited Expert

Pracha Eamranond, MD

Internal Medicine

May 26, 2020

How To Handle COVID-19 & Tango Fever w/ Dr. Pracha Eamranond

Doctorpedia's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pracha Eamranond talks about what led him to internal medicine and population health, how to protect against COVID-19, his love for tango, and more.

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