Episodes
In this episode, Emily Gutowski (host) interviews Dr. William Bernstein, a neurologist, financial theorist, and author. They speak about the importance of learning to manage finances early on in one’s medical career, as well as some of the hurdles faced specifically by young trainees. Lastly, Dr. Bernstein provides suggestions for individuals looking to start investing. Linked...
Published 03/15/21
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Motta-Calderon (host) talks with Raquel Sofía Sandoval (invited student), a fourth-year MD/MPP student at Harvard, and Dr. Pilar Ortega (discussant), author, researcher, and expert on health communication, multilingualism, and equity. First, they shed light on the differences between race and ethnicity and defined identifiers like “Latinx” and “Latine” that some of our patients use to self-identify. They then focused in explaining some cultural themes and barriers...
Published 03/01/21
In this episode, Jordan Petersen (audio editor, host) speaks with Dr. Valerie Stone, the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Lash Nolen, a 2nd year Harvard medical student and the first black woman to serve as student council president at HMS. Together, they discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the classroom, on the wards, and within medical institutions at large. They take a historical approach to their discussion and provide...
Published 02/15/21
In “Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions,” Jordan Petersen (audio editor, host) speaks with two leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion: Titi Afolabi, a 4th year Harvard medical student, and Dr. Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, the Director of Multicultural Affairs and an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. They explore their definitions for implicit bias and microaggressions, the contexts in which they emerge in medicine, and their own perspectives experiencing and...
Published 01/25/21
In this episode of Run the List, Blake Smith (host) talks with Dr. David Steensma, a hematologist/oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, about his career path, the changing landscape of the field, and how to immerse oneself in new disease indications within an already-established division of medicine. They talk about Dr. Steensma’s impressive writing career, scientific and clinical research, and his budding interest in clonal hematopoiesis. The episode closes with a retrospective...
Published 11/13/20
In this episode of Run the List, Walker Redd (host) and Jakub Glowala (case presenter) talk with Dr. Rebecca Zon, a hematology/oncology fellow in the Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham program, about solid oncologic emergencies. We learn to think anatomically about where tumors arise, where they may subsequently present, and how that can clinically manifest in an emergent situation. They then focus in on neurologic complications of solid malignancies and discuss how to triage, manage, and...
Published 10/30/20
In this episode of Run the List, Walker Redd (host) and Jordan Said (case presenter) talk with Dr. Matthew Weinstock, a hematologist/oncologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, about the causes and workup of lymphadenopathy. We learn about how to stratify lymphadenopathy into less and more serious cases based on the physical exam, and review the wide differential of generalized and diffuse lymphadenopathy. The episode closes with clinical pearls from both Dr. Weinstock and Jordan...
Published 10/24/20
In this episode of Run the List, Joyce Zhou (host) and Blake Smith (case presenter) talk with Dr. Jean Connors, a hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, about the causes of thrombophilia (congenital and acquired) and its management in the acute care setting. We learn about common risk factors and how these can be both additive and synergistic with inherited causes of thrombophilia. The episode closes with Dr. Connors’ discussion of both when to order...
Published 10/02/20
In this episode of Run the List, Joyce Zhou (host) and Katie Kester (case presenter) discuss sickle cell disease and the management of acute chest syndrome with Dr. Maureen Achebe, a hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. We learn not only about the management and common complications of sickle cell but also some of the challenges that patients with sickle cell face in accessing care and how best to advocate for these...
Published 09/18/20
Dr. Marlise Luskin, a hematologist/oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins host Walker Redd and case presenter Jakub Glowala to discuss a case of a febrile neutropenia (FN) in a patient with AML. Dr. Luskin first defines neutropenia, then fever, and moves to the chronicity of FN. Using these definitions, Dr. Luskin talks about ways to identify which pathogens are more likely associated with acute vs. chronic FN presentations. They then walk through the standard workup of a...
Published 09/11/20
Dr. Aric Parnes, a hematologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins host Joyce Zhou and case presenter Sarah Onorato to talk through a case of a patient presenting with new onset pancytopenia. Throughout the case, they discuss a framework for thinking through the major causes of pancytopenia. In addition, they consider the steps in emergent management of severe pancytopenia and an approach to history taking, physical examination, and data interpretation...
Published 08/28/20
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Published 08/21/20
Dr. Arielle Langer, a hematologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses her approach to diagnosing anemia and applies it to clinical cases with Joyce Zhou (host) and Jordan Said (scriptwriter and case presenter). They step through the important history-taking and lab findings necessary to evaluate a patient with anemia and discuss how to bring these elements together to inform a wide differential diagnosis. The group also offers some high-yield points to consider for the treatment of...
Published 08/14/20
Dr. OP Hamnvik, an endocrinologist and the Director of the Center for Oncoendocrinology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), discusses his career to becoming an endocrinologist with Blake Smith (host). Originally from Norway, Dr. Hamnvik takes us around the globe as he began his journey as a medical student in Ireland, followed by residency and fellowship at BWH in Boston. He now runs the endocrinology fellowship at BWH, in addition to educating thousands of students and faculty through his...
Published 07/31/20
Dr. OP Hamnvik, an endocrinologist and the Director of the Center for Oncoendocrinology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses transgender health from the endocrinologist’s perspective with Joyce Zhou (host) and Jordan Said (script writer and case presenter). They discuss the central tenets of caring for a transgender patient, the agents used for gender-affirming hormone therapy, and the long-term monitoring and management of these patients. The episode ends with some clinical pearls from...
Published 07/24/20
Dr. Anand Vaidya, an endocrinologist and the director of the Center for Adrenal Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses adrenal insufficiency with Dr. Navin Kumar (host) and Bina Kassamali (script writer and case presenter). They discuss the presentation of adrenal insufficiency (AI) and its triggers, a framework for primary vs. secondary causes of AI, an endocrine work-up for AI and related diseases, and the management of AI with steroids and patient education. Dr. Vaidya also...
Published 07/17/20
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Published 07/10/20
Dr. Nadine Palermo, an endocrinologist and the Associate Director of the Acute Diabetes Care program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, talks with Joyce Zhou (host) and Jakub Glowala (case presenter) to discuss the management of inpatient diabetes patients. Dr. Palermo begins by discussing the way to think about hyperglycemic patients in the hospital, how we can arrive at new diagnoses of diabetes, in addition to why treating inpatient dysglycemia matters. Dr. Palermo provides us with a brief...
Published 06/26/20
Dr. Anna Goldman, an endocrinologist and medical educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, talks with Joyce Zhou (host) and Dr. Emily Gutowski (case presenter) to discuss diagnosis, management, and lifestyle considerations in patients with diabetes mellitus. They talk through a case of a patient with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a family history of T2DM. Dr. Goldman presents her framework for type 1 vs. type 2 DM and how to diagnose T2DM based on labs, physical exam findings, and...
Published 06/19/20
https://www.runthelistpodcast.com/endocrinology
Published 06/12/20
Run the List dedicates this episode to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others that have been tragically lost due to structural racism within our society. In this important episode, Dr. Navin Kumar talks with Dr. Utibe Essien, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a researcher who dedicates much of his time to racial and ethnic health disparities. In it, Dr. Essien educates us on the discipline of health disparities, talking...
Published 06/03/20
Dr. OP Hamnvik, an endocrinologist and medical educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joins Emily Gutowski (host) and Joyce Zhou (case presenter) to discuss hypercalcemia. Through a case of an outpatient presenting with incidental hypercalcemia and no symptoms, Dr. Hamnvik walks through ways to differentiate the various causes of hypercalcemia, from primary hyperparathyroidism to non-PTH-mediated sources such as malignancy. Together, they discuss the normal regulation of calcium in the...
Published 05/29/20
Dr. Rachel Blair, an endocrinology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joins Emily Gutowski (host) and Katie Kester (case presenter) to discuss hyperthyroidism. Together, they walk through a case of a young patient with suspected thyrotoxicosis and discuss the diagnostic workup, from physical exam and labs to radioactive iodine uptake studies. They talk through causes of primary and secondary hyperthyroidism, when thyrotoxicosis is considered an endocrine emergency, and how to provide...
Published 05/22/20
Dr. Rachel Blair, an endocrinology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joins Dr. Navin Kumar (host) and Sarah Onorato (case presenter) to discuss hypothyroidism. Together, they use a sample case of a patient with hypothyroidism as a framework to guide discussion about primary vs. secondary hypothyroidism, associated lab findings, and management of unambiguous hypothyroidism vs. subclinical hypothyroidism. They wrap up their discussion with several clinical pearls, advocating for both a...
Published 05/15/20
Dr. Ari Moskowitz, the Associate ICU Director in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, talks with Dr. Navin Kumar about the management of patients with severe COVID-19. The two examine which patients require escalation to ICU-level care, in addition to the complications of severe COVID-19 and which organ systems can be affected. They discuss how to identify hypoxemic respiratory failure, the utility of the physical exam in the process,...
Published 05/08/20