Monday, August 3, 2009

Rounds Returns Sunday August 9 with Chicago Bulls Team Physician

Radio Rounds is the first-ever medical radio talk show produced entirely by medical students, and having completed a successful first season in the spring of 2009, the 'Rounds' crew is headed back to the airwaves this fall!

The second season of Radio Rounds premieres on Sunday August 9 at 12pm ET, and the live show can be accessed here on the blog at that time. We will air every Sunday this fall.

Our special guest for the August 9 premiere will be Dr. Brian Cole (left), Head Team Physician of the Chicago Bulls and Professor of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cole was recently named the 2009 NBA Team Physician of the Year. Here is a sneak peak at some additional guests who will join us on various Sunday afternoons this fall:

  • Elissa Ely: Psychiatrist, NY Times Columnist, Former NPR Contributor
  • Thomas Gill: Medical Director for the Boston Red Sox, Team Physician for the New England Patriots and Professor of Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School
  • Tracy Kidder: Pulitzer Prize winning American author of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World and his latest book Strength In What Remains
  • Martin Makary: Chair of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Outcomes Research. Dr. Makary serves in leadership roles for the United Nations World Health Organization and is a regular medical guest on CNN.
  • Stephen Bergman: Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of The House of God
  • Gloria Wilder: Physician, President and CEO of Core Health
  • Sandeep Jauhar: Director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He writes regularly for The New York Times and The New England Journal of Medicine and is the author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation.
  • Evan Lyon: Internist, Editor of the Journal of Health and Human Rights, Physician for ‘Partners in Health’ organization.
  • Robert Marion: Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gyneclogy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, Author of six published books, including The Intern Blues and Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young Doctor.
  • Michael Collins: Practicing orthopedic surgeon in Illinois, Author of Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs and Hot Lights, Cold Steel
  • Legislators in Washington, D.C. working on health care reform

Again, Radio Rounds returns August 9, and we hope that you will be able to listen on Sundays this fall! We have many exciting segments, some additional guests, and a few surprises (our dedicated listeners know that we love surprises) planned for Season 2. Contact us at for suggestions and feedback! For all past episodes, be sure to check out our free podcasts on Apple iTunes (search Radio Rounds or find link on the right).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Meet the Hosts

Avash Kalra is a medical student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. He is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in Psychology. Before starting medical school, Avash worked for one year at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland, where he conducted research on lifespan extension. He then worked for one year as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Avash was born in England and lived there for 11 years. He spends his free time working as a staff writer for an NCAA hockey website. Over time, he has developed unhealthy obsessions with college hockey, poker, and the Dave Matthews Band. His favorite television shows include Lost, 24, Dexter, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is now an avid reader... of medical textbooks. He frequently points out that he has "the perfect face for radio." And -- as you'll discover -- he likes puns.

Lakshman Swamy is a medical student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. He is a 2005 graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, where he self-designed the Neuroscience major. Before joining medical school, Lakshman worked for two years in the Trapp lab at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a lab technician working with multiple sclerosis.

Lakshman is a young gentleman in the MD/MBA program at Wright State, and accordingly, his favorite character on Scrubs is Dr. Kelso. He has an eclectic taste in music, loves audiobooks -- especially mysteries -- and watches 24, M*A*S*H, and Battlestar Galactica. Yes, two of those shows have run their final season -- he is also constantly behind the times. He has NO idea what he wants to do with his life, but he is sure it will involve turning down the position of Surgeon General for bigger and better things.

Shamie Das is an MD/MBA dual degree student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. He graduated from Emory University in 2004 as a dual major in Biology and Sociology. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Public Health in 2007 from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. As a graduate student, he also performed bench research in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Emory University School of Medicine. In his free time during college, Shamie volunteered as an EMT-Intermediate and went on to become certified as a Paramedic.

Shamie was born in England and soon after moved to the US. In his free time he enjoys photography, traveling and fine cuisine. A few of his life goals are to visit every continent and climb Everest. An avid extremist, Shamie enjoys leaping out of perfectly good airplanes, white water rafting and jumping headfirst into gorges. Recently engaged, he also spends countless hours on the phone with his fiancée. His favorite authors include Hemingway, Frost, and Crichton (and of course Robbins). Television is a thing of the past in his current life, but occasionally he still watches PBS and listens to NPR and (of course) Radio Rounds.