Deeper Levels

Deeper Levels

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A podcast about pathology, medicine, and science.


27: Why (Gyn) Pathology? with Dr. Robert Kurman.
Sep 28 • 58 min
An interview with one of my mentors! Dr. Kurman discusses getting started in Gyn Pathology, his mentors, which of his research findings have surprised him, and brings me up to speed on pickle ball. A must listen.
26: Radical Authenticity and Intentionality with Dr. Patricia Poitevien
Sep 21 • 56 min
I’m joined by Dr. Patricia Poitevien, An Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Brown, who also serves as the Assistant Dean for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. We discuss her concept of “radical authenticity” that helped her navigate her…
25: Why (Gyn) Pathology? Vol. 2 - Featuring Dr. Brigitte (Biggy) Ronnett!
Aug 31 • 68 min
It’s a Big(gy) show today! I’m joined by one of my mentors, Dr. Brigitte (Biggy) Ronnett! We discuss her origin story and how she came to choose Gyn Pathology, her experiences in publication and editing, and how to actually pronounce her name. Find out…
24: Six podcasts, eleven voices, one mega show! (A crossover show for the ages)
Aug 24 • 71 min
Featuring 6 Pathology/Science Shows! Discussions about riveting topics like: the necessity of outlines, sound editing, how to chose the ideal show topic, and Pathology jokes that will make your skin hurt! Including: People of Pathology (Dennis Strenk),…
23: Patient Voting, Social Media, and the cautious use of expletives with Dr. Kelly Wong.
Aug 17 • 40 min
I’m joined by Dr. Kelly Wong, a resident physician at Brown in Emergency Medicine. She started an organization, Patient Voting, which helps those hospitalized on election day vote via absentee ballot. We also discuss her experiences with Covid-19 in RI,…
22: Why (Gyn) Pathology? Vol. 2 - Featuring LOTS MORE special guests.
Aug 10 • 72 min
This episode is the second in a series with specialists in Gyn Pathology, with interviews about why they chose this field, what theirs jobs entail, and what collaboration adds to their jobs. THREE guests including (in order) Drs. Carlos Parra-Herran,…
21: “A right to health and a right to live” with Dr. Akilah Jefferson Shah.
Aug 3 • 42 min
Today’s show features Dr. Akilah Jefferson Shah, an Assistant Professor of of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Arkansas. We discuss her recent piece on the Huffington Post “COVID-19 Has Devastated The Black Community. Here’s Why And What Needs…
20: ACE2 is having a moment: with special guest Dr. Ankit Patel
Jul 27 • 54 min
On today’s show I am joined by Dr. Ankit Patel, a Nephrology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and author of recent articles concerning the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in Covid-19. We discuss ACE2, including a study in children,…
19: The Impact of Pathology on Patient Care, with Drs. Lotte Mulder and Jeff Myers
Jul 20 • 57 min
On this show, I welcome Drs. Lotte Mulder and Jeff Myers. We discuss their recent article “Frontline Workers in the Backrooms of COVID-19: Caring for the Living and the Dead” from The American Journal of Clinical Pathology. We also discuss…
18: Perspectives on Medical Education: from a Senior Associate Dean to a Second Year Student (Guests Dr. Alan Tunkel and Leigh Kinney).
Jul 12 • 83 min
On today’s show, I interview two folks from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, one who is shaping policy, and the other who is learning to be a physician. Great conversations about integrating remote learning, how to maximize safety,…
17: Why (Gyn) Pathology? With LOTS of special guests, Vol. 1
Jul 4 • 86 min
First in a series with specialists in Gyn Pathology, with interviews about why they chose this field, what theirs jobs entail, and those that helped them along the way. FOUR guests including (in order) Drs. Kay Park, Kruti Maniar, Niloofar Nasseri-Nik,…
16: Epidemiology, Big Data, and Health Equity in Cancer Research (with special guest Mya Roberson).
Jun 21 • 51 min
On this show, I welcome Maya Roberson, a Ph.D. student at the University Of North Carolina, who focuses on Health Equity in Cancer Research. We discuss her recent publication “Premenopausal gynecologic surgery and survival among black and white women with…
15: Two Peas in a Pod(cast): A Deeper Levels/People of Pathology Crossover episode!
Jun 15 • 66 min
On this show, I am joined by Dennis Strenk, the host of the People of Pathology Podcast, and a Pathologists’ Assistant at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories in Milwaukee, MN. We talk inside secrets of the podcasting scene, including interview strategies…
14: Improving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Pathology (with special guest Dr. Marissa White).
Jun 7 • 56 min
Today’s episode features Marissa White, an Assistant professor and Breast Pathology consultant at Johns Hopkins and an emerging leader in the field of Pathology education. We talk about her ongoing efforts to improve access to the field of Pathology and…
13: Pregnancy and health care disparities in the time of Covid-19, with special guest Dr. Jackie Parchem
Jun 1 • 58 min
On today’s show I welcome Dr. Jackie Parchem, an OB/Gyn who specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine, and an Assistant Professor at the McGovern Medical School, (UT Houston). We discuss what life is like for a practicing OBGyn in this time and her very…
12: Digital Pathology: A new microscope? (With Drs. Maheswari Mukherjee and Liron Pantanowitz)
May 23 • 62 min
Today’s show explores the changing role of digital Pathology in education and clinical workflow. We begin with a discussion of my guests’ recent publication “Eye tracking in cytotechnology education: “visualizing” students becoming experts,” published in…
11: Histology education in a virtual medium: Exceptional videos from the mind of a medical student (with special guest Chris Demas).
May 16 • 54 min
Today’s episode features Chris Demas, a third (almost fourth) year medical student at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has a YouTube channel, Illustrations of Histology which he created after taking histology as a first year medical…
10: Global Maternal Health and Emerging Infections with Dr. David Schwartz.
May 9 • 79 min
On today’s show, I am joined by Dr. David Schwartz, Professor of Pathology at The Medical College of Georgia and a specialist in global maternal health, medical anthropology, and epidemiology. We discuss previous pandemics and their effects on pregnant…
9: A view from Houston: Cancer care, the state of research, and how to consume information (with special guest Dr. Anirban Maitra).
May 2 • 55 min
On today’s show: Dr. Anirban Maitra, Professor of Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We discuss clinical pathology and research activities, how cancer patients are being cared for during a pandemic, I learn that “covidization”…
8: From early Medical School graduation to an inpatient Covid unit: An (interim) intern’s experience (with special guest Dr. Gregory Kirschen).
Apr 27 • 47 min
On today’s show: Dr. Grergory Kirschen, a recent M.D./Ph.D. graduate who immediately began work as of this month on an inpatient Covid-19 unit. He tells us what it’s like to suddenly be an intern, how trainees are fairing, and even drops his own…
7: Physician Burnout in Pathology- with special guests Edna Garcia and Dr. Alexandra Brown
Apr 24 • 52 min
Today we discuss physician burnout in Pathology- with special guest Edna Garcia, first author of the recent AJCP article “The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Pathologists.” We are also joined…
6: A Pulmonologists’ view from the ICU (Intesive Care Unit) with Dr. Andrew Courtwright
Apr 22 • 52 min
In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Andrew Courtwright, who is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. We speak about the clinical findings in patients with…
5: The public health imperative, featuring Dr. Sara Wobker
Apr 16 • 54 min
Join us this week for a discussion about public health and how it is impacting all of our lives. My guest is not only a pathologist, a friend, and former co-resident, but also has training in public health and helps me put this pandemic into a broader…
4: “A pause for applause (and then I almost cried)” with special guest Dr. Laura G. Pastrián (Madrid, Spain)
Apr 9 • 35 min
Join me in learning about what life is like for a Pathologist in Spain in the midst of this pandemic with our special guest, Dr. Laura G. Pastrián, a Surgical Pathologist who specializes in Gastrointestinal Pathology at La Paz University Hospital in…
3: ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in patients with COVID-19 with special guest Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay.
Apr 7 • 43 min
In episode 3, I am joined by Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, who is Director of Pulmonary Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. We discuss ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), and what is known about histopathologic findings in patients who have died as a result…
2: Information Niagra Falls
Apr 6 • 29 min
In episode 2, we focus on information. Places to get it, how to titrate the right amount, people to trust. I welcome Dr. Howard Forman is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, and he also oversees the MBA program and has a background in…
1: Test Early, Test Often with special guest Dr. Cristina McLaughlin
Mar 30 • 57 min
I welcome an old friend to talk about a brief history of testing for COVID-19 and where we stand now.