The Doctor Paradox

Dr Paddy Barrett - Paddy Barrett interviews Dr Eric Topol, Prof Barry Schwartz, Dr Deepak Chopra, Dr Daniel Kraft & Dr Sandeep Jauhar and others.

The Doctor Paradox is about addressing why despite having incredibly meaningful jobs, doctors are increasingly unhappy in their work. Quite simply, it is a tragedy that we have allowed this to happen. That intensely passionate, dynamic and altruist...Show More
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Surf Doctor - Dr Peter Acker On Global Emergency Care & Surf Medicine

39:21 | Sep 26th, 2016

Dr Peter Acker is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to his work in the ER, he is an active member of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International Team whose work it is to assist...Show More
Alternative Careers In Medicine - Dr Abeyna Jones of Medic Footprints

46:44 | Sep 19th, 2016

Dr Abeyna Jones is an Occupational Medicine Registrar in London and is also the founder of Medic Footprints, a site dedicated to physician wellness and alternative careers in medicine. Dr Jones has travelled the world with her medical training and ev...Show More
Rehumanizing Healthcare - Dr Robin Youngson of 'Hearts In Healthcare'

45:39 | Sep 12th, 2016

Dr Robin Youngson is a practicing anesthesiologist and international advocate for promoting compassion in healthcare. Dr Youngson has worked for many years on developing the concepts of rehumanizing healthcare at a clinical and leadership level. In a...Show More
The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation - Prof Russell Foster, Oxford UK.

38:50 | Sep 5th, 2016

Prof Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist and heads the Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, UK. He has spent his career exploring the issues of sleep, from why we sleep to what its relationship is with mood disorders...Show More
The Inevitability Of Physician Burnout - Dr Anthony Montgomery, Organizational Psychologist

47:41 | Aug 29th, 2016

Dr Anthony Montgomery is an organizational psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on burnout. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. He has studi...Show More
Physicians As Agents For Change - Dr Stephen Beeson of Practicing Excellence

46:45 | Aug 21st, 2016

Dr Stephen Beeson is the founder of the Physician Effective Project at Practicing Excellence and a nationally recognized leader in physician and healthcare performance. Dr Beeson is a  family medicine physician of 20 years and played a pivotal role i...Show More
Life As An Antarctic Physician - Dr Gavin Francis, Scottish Physician & Writer

41:46 | Aug 15th, 2016

Dr Gavin Francis is a Scottish physician and award winning writer. He has practiced medicine across the globe from Africa, India, Greenland, the Arctic and Antartica. After a rigorous selection process he was chosen to be the sole physician for a 15 ...Show More
Inside The Mind Of Burnout - Psychoanalyst Prof Josh Cohen

38:59 | Aug 8th, 2016

Prof Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst and Professor of Modern Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Prof Cohen is the author of a recent article featured in The Economist entitled 'When Minds Turned To Ash' which explores the societal issue of...Show More
When A Helicopter Is Your Emergency Room - Dr Mike Abernethy - Flight Physician

35:32 | Jul 31st, 2016

Dr Mike Abernethy is full time Flight Physician and Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Having completed Medical School at the University of Cincinnati and Residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. Dr Abernethy has ...Show More
Are Physician Burnout & Depression The Same? - Dr Douglas Mata Provides Insight

38:49 | Jul 25th, 2016

Dr Douglas Mata is a Resident Pathology Physician at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.  He attended the University of Cambridge, UK on a Fulbright Scholarship and the MD Ander...Show More
The Biology Of Physician Mental Health. Dr Srijan Sen of the 'Intern Health Study'

41:25 | Jul 18th, 2016

Dr Srijan Sen is an Associate Professor at The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Additionally, he is the Principal Investigator of the Intern Health Study which has tracked the biological and psychological features of thousands ...Show More
From Digital Health to The Opioid Epidemic with Dr Mark Shapiro of 'Explore The Space'

35:18 | Jul 11th, 2016

Dr Mark Shapiro is an Internal Medicine physician here in the California area and is the host of the fascinating podcast 'Explore The Space'.  This is our second conversation on the show, mostly because I believe Dr Shapiro has such interesting persp...Show More
Being A Writer & A Doctor - Dr Louise Aronson

37:14 | Jul 4th, 2016

Dr Louise Aronson is Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Centre and UCSFs Medical Humanities. Having graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her residenc...Show More
The Dochitect - Where Medicine & Architecture Meet.

40:53 | Jun 20th, 2016

Dr Diana Anderson is an Internal Medicine physician and trained Architect. Having the unique opportunity to view the healthcare environment though the lens' of being both a physician and architect provides an incredible viewpoint on the world of heal...Show More
Leprosy Clinics & Digital Health - Dr Kunal Patel

36:49 | Jun 13th, 2016

Dr Kunal Patel is a Travel and Tropical Health Physician and Global Health Expert working at the intersections of Digital Health and developing world healthcare training and education. Among many things he is the Medical Director of iHeed, an online ...Show More
Will Algorithms Replace Doctors? Dr Ravi Komatireddy On Software In Medicine.

37:40 | Jun 6th, 2016

Dr Ravi Komatireddy is an Internal Medicine Physician and Digital Health Innovator with a deep knowledge of clinical decision support software and how technology will ultimately augment the clinical work flow. The issue of algorithms replacing physic...Show More
Dr Al Muggia On Life Long Learning and Insight in Medicine

38:53 | May 30th, 2016

Dr Al Muggia is a full time practicing gastroenterologist in Winchester, Massachusetts. After graduating from Medical School at Yale University he went on to practice at the hospital his father once worked at. In addition to his full time practice he...Show More
Dr Scott Weingart On Medical Podcasting & A Broken ER System

41:38 | May 22nd, 2016

Dr Scott Weingart is a physician who specializes in Resuscitation and Emergency Department Critical Care. He is the host of the immensely successful medical podcast EmCrit which is downloaded hundreds of thousands of times per month by physician acro...Show More
Dr Kate Granger On The Importance Of "Hello My Name Is"

33:17 | May 16th, 2016

Dr Kate Granger is an Elderly Medicine Consultant in her early 30s in Yorkshire in the UK - 'Nothing unusual about that really' as she comments in her blog. What is different about Kate is that for several years she has been living with a  terminal c...Show More
Chase Jarvis On The Pursuit Of Passion & The Fallacy Of Sunk Costs

38:44 | May 9th, 2016

Chase Jarvis is a world renowned photographer, director and artist who dropped out of medical school and took the road less traveled. Going against all convention, he didn't wish to be forced into a mold he knew was wrong for him and took off around ...Show More
Dr Ian Williams On Embracing The Artistic Side Of Medicine

45:40 | May 2nd, 2016

Dr Ian Williams is a physician, comic artist and writer and on completion of his medical training went on to do further studies in Fine Art and Medical Humanities. He is a co-founder of which explores all that is artistic in in me...Show More
Ciaran Carthy On The Crossovers Of Aviation & Medicine

44:23 | Apr 25th, 2016

Ciaran Carthy is a Commercial Airline pilot of over 30 years with 13,000 hours of flight time on a variety of aircraft. He currently works as a flight instructor and airline safety auditor. In addition to these roles he works with the Royal College o...Show More
Dr Erin Martin On Recognizing What You Truly Want As A Physician

41:21 | Apr 18th, 2016

Dr Erin Martin is a Primary Care physician with specialist interests in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is the founder of the TrueMed Institute in Hood River, Oregon and was thrust into the healthcare spotlight with her role in the award win...Show More
Dr Liz O'Riordan On Being Both A Breast Cancer Surgeon & Patient

39:40 | Apr 10th, 2016

Dr Liz O'Riordan is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in the UK. In 2015 she was diagnosed with the very illness she has spent her life treating and has chosen to chronicle her experiences in her truly wonderful blog .  This...Show More
Dr Adam Kaplin On Physician Suicide & Maintaining Balance

45:21 | Apr 3rd, 2016

Dr Adam Kaplin is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and also Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Having completed his MD Phd at Johns Hopkins he has gone on to invent Mood 24, a text message enabled ...Show More
Dr Daniel Meltzer On Trusting Your Instincts & Having No Fear.

41:57 | Mar 27th, 2016

Dr Daniel Meltzer is a Boston University trained Emergency Medicine physician. Having originally worked in Healthcare Consulting, he went on to become the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. Currently he is the ...Show More
Dr Mike Gibson On How Art & Medicine Combine

36:33 | Mar 20th, 2016

Dr Mike Gibson is an Interventional Cardiologist and Professor Of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Having trained at Beth Israel Hospital he has gone on to be one of the most influential voices in medicine and cardiology today. He is one of the ma...Show More
Brian Johnson Of Philosophers Notes On Finding Your Passion

35:23 | Mar 13th, 2016

Brian Johnson is a 'Teacher Of Wisdom' and the founder of Philosophers Notes and Optimize 101. Having dropped out of Law School early in life, he has pursued a Phd in 'Living', by diving deep into the texts of philosophy and personal development that...Show More
Dr Mark Shapiro On Exploring The Blind Spots We Have As Physicians

51:45 | Mar 7th, 2016

Dr Mark Shapiro is a Baylor College of Medicine, Texas trained Hospitalist who practices full time here in California. He is also the host of the healthcare podcast 'Explore The Space' and in addition to flexing his creative muscles in the podcasting...Show More
Dr Adam Gazzaley On How Taking The Road Less Travelled Matters Most

47:34 | Feb 28th, 2016

Dr Adam Gazzaley is Director of the Gazzaley Lab and Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. His work as a cognitive researcher has reached international acclaim with publications in Nature, The New York Times, TIME, Discover, W...Show More
Dr Brene Brown On Physician Courage & Vulnerability

47:15 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Dr Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and is a world renowned expert in shame, guilt and vulnerability research. She is the author of 3 New York Times best sellers and her TEDx talk has be...Show More
Dr Paul Teirstein On Finding Fulfillment In Life & Work

52:15 | Feb 15th, 2016

Dr Paul Teirstein is Chief of Cardiology at the Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, California. He is a world renowned Interventional Cardiologist and was a pioneer in the early development of coronary stent technologies. He is the holder of 23 patents...Show More
Dr Dike Drummond - Beating Burnout - Part 2

48:11 | Feb 8th, 2016

Dr Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician who now specializes in physician burnout. The founder of and author 'Stop Physician Burnout' he has come face to face with the realities of burnout as a physician on two sepa...Show More
Dr Dike Drummond Deep Dives On Burnout - Part 1

41:06 | Jan 31st, 2016

Dr Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician who now specializes in physician burnout. The founder of and author 'Stop Physician Burnout' he has come face to face with the realities of burnout as a physician on two sepa...Show More
Dr Este Geraghty on Personalizing Your Medical Career & Healthcare Data Visualization

55:14 | Jan 25th, 2016

Dr Este Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer of Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in Redlands, California. Having originally trained in Internal Medicine and working as an Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at UC Davis he...Show More
Dr Bruce Johnson On Research On Everest & Antarctica

39:34 | Jan 18th, 2016

Dr Bruce Johnson is an extreme physiology researcher at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota whose real laboratories are the extreme environments the world has to offer. He has conducted high altitude physiology research with climbers on Aconcagua i...Show More
Dr Ronan Kavanagh On Embracing Creative Interests In Medicine

50:02 | Jan 10th, 2016

Dr Ronan Kavanagh is a practicing rheumatologist in Galway, Ireland and is the co-founder of the dotMED Conference which embraces all that is creative in medicine. In addition to his full time practice Dr Kavanagh is a regular medical blogger and has...Show More
Dr Dike Drummond - Burnout Exercises

04:32 | Jan 6th, 2016

Here are two quick exercises by Dr Dike Drummond, the physician burnout expert, that anyone struggling in healthcare should try. The first helps greatly in providing insight into burnout, the second is an emergency reset button when things get challe...Show More
Dr Dike Drummond on Physician Burnout & How To Deal With It

50:42 | Jan 3rd, 2016

Dr Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician who now specializes in physician burnout. The founder of and author 'Stop Physician Burnout' he has come face to face with the realities of burnout as a physician on two sepa...Show More
Dr Ryan Gray on Dealing with Adversity & Getting Into Medical School

46:11 | Dec 28th, 2015

Dr Ryan Gray is a Flight Surgeon and Aerospace Medicine Physician who has also founded, which guides applicants through the often arduous process of applying to medical school. In this interview we deep dive into some of the ingre...Show More
Dr David Cox On Frontline Care To Chief Medical Office Of A World Leading Meditation Platform.

36:27 | Dec 21st, 2015

Dr David Cox is the Chief Medical Officer of Headspace, one of the worlds leading providers of online meditation. Having begun his career as an Emergency Department physician, he soon realized that to implement the changes he felt were so needed at a...Show More
Dr David Albert - Physician, Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur

54:04 | Dec 13th, 2015

Dr David Albert is a Cardiologist, Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur who holds over 40 patents and has been the founder of multiple successful medtech startups. Currently he is the founder AliveCor, a personalized EKG device that is compatible with yo...Show More
Dr Pamela Wible on Being The Doctor That You Want To Be.

47:09 | Dec 6th, 2015

Dr Pamela Wible is a Family Medicine physician in Eugene, Oregon who runs one of the most unique medial practices in the United States today. It is a healthcare center designed not by doctors, but by patients. She is the author of 'Pet Goats and Pap ...Show More
Dr Ed Coats on Adventure in Medicine & Dealing With Challenges

57:33 | Nov 29th, 2015

Dr Ed Coats is a Specialist Registrar/Fellow in Reproductive Medicine in Nottingham, UK but is also an incredibly seasoned adventurer and explorer. As part of a 5 part TV Documentary series for the BBC entitled 'On Thin Ice' he raced to the South Pol...Show More
ZDoggMD - Dr Zubin Damania On Finding Your Passion In Life & Novel Healthcare Solutions

56:23 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Dr Zubin Damania AKA ZDoggMD is the Founder of Turntable Health, a novel healthcare delivery model in Downtown Las Vegas. Trained as an Internal Medicine physician at Stanford University he also spent time being a stand up comedian which ultimately t...Show More
Dr Joe Smith on the Intersections of Medicine, Engineering & Psychology

41:23 | Nov 15th, 2015

Dr Joe Smith is the Chief Medical & Science Officer at the West Health Institute and President of The West Health Policy Center. Originally trained in Medical Engineering and Physics he then pursued his MD training at Harvard. After 20 years as a pra...Show More
Dr Dan Siegel on Empathy & Compassion in Healthcare

45:31 | Nov 8th, 2015

Dr Dan Siegal is Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he serves also as faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain and Development and is founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. In addition to being an Ex...Show More
Dr Ravi Komatireddy discusses Innovation in Medicine

49:18 | Nov 1st, 2015

Dr Ravi Komatireddy is the Chief Medical Officer at Reflexion Health Inc, a med tech startup focused on using motion tracking technology to entirely redefine the field of home rehabilitation. Having completed his medical school training at Dartmouth ...Show More
Dr Sandeep Jauhar On The Disillusionment Of An American Physician.

44:20 | Oct 25th, 2015

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is Cardiologist and the Director of Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. His books 'Intern: A Doctors Initiation' and 'Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician' offer incredible in...Show More
Dr Steve Steinhubl - The Future Of Digital Health

40:13 | Oct 18th, 2015

Dr. Steve Steinhubl is Director of Medicine at The Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego California. He originally trained as an Interventional Cardiologist at The Cleveland Clinic where he ran several large scale multinational randomi...Show More
Dr Deepak Chopra - On Physicians Feelings Appreciated, Heard & Cared For.

40:49 | Oct 12th, 2015

Dr Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the author of more than 22 New York Times bestsellers and has trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is best known for his alternative medicine practices and a global foc...Show More
Dr Daniel Kraft - Find The Challenge First, Then The Solution.

33:52 | Oct 5th, 2015

Dr Daniel Kraft is a Founder of Exponential Medicine and the Medicine & Neuroscience Chair at the Singularity University, Palo Alto, California and is also the Co-Founder of the conference Exponential Medicine. His training was in hematology, oncolog...Show More
Dr Eric Topol - Challenges of a Healthcare System in Transition and its Exciting Future.

27:44 | Sep 26th, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol is the Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. He has been described by GQ Magazine as one of the 'Rockstars of Science' and is one of the most cited researchers of all time. Previou...Show More
Prof Barry Schwartz on The Paradox of Choice & Why We Work

33:57 | Sep 26th, 2015

Prof Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. He has published several best selling books including 'Why We Work' and 'The Paradox of Choice'. Currently he has 4 TED talks with his fi...Show More