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Specialty Stories is a podcast to help premed and medical students choose a career. What would you do if you started your career and realized that it wasn't what you expected? Specialty Stories will talk to physicians and residency program directors from every specialty to help you make the most inf…

Ryan Gray, MD of Meded Media


    • Jan 19, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 36m AVG DURATION
    • 216 EPISODES

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    215: A Pediatric Medical Geneticist Shares His Specialty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 37:37

    This MD/Ph.D. is a Geneticist for kids in an academic setting. Let's unwind how he got to where he is today, what he does, and what he likes about it.

    214: Child Psychiatry: Looking At The Bigger Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:38

    Dr. Wang is a community child psychiatrist who specializes in Anxiety and OCD. Let's chat about what it takes to be a great family psych doctor!

    213: Dr. Rose at Your Cervix: Insight Into Gynecologic Oncology

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 33:00

    Dr. Stephen Rose is an academic gynecologic oncologist who, as someone who recovered from cancer himself, found his passion for helping women.

    212: Kids & Chemo: Story of a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:20

    Today we chat with Dr. Margolis, a physician specializing in pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Let's talk about how he got in to the specialty.

    211: All the Info on Clinical Informatics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 24:16

    Dr. Pageler is a pediatric critical care doctor who shifted her focus to clinical informatics. Let's talk about this newer specialty!

    210: Forensic Pathology - It Takes Guts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 38:46

    Dr. Gill is a community Forensic Pathologist. Take a dive with us into the work that he does in discovering what brought patients to his table.

    209: Sparking Interest in Cardiac Electrophysiology

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 25:01

    Dr. Nayak is an academic cardiac electrophysiologist. He talks about his experiences and gives advice to students interested in cardiac electrophysiology.

    208: Cutting into the Plastic Surgeon Lifestyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 42:49

    Dr. Chen is a community-based plastic surgeon who joins me today to share her journey to her specialty, bust some myths, and talk training path and lifestyle.

    207: What Does an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 39:43

    Dr. Laith Alshawabkeh to learn all about adult congenital heart disease. We discuss patient population, day-to-day life, training pathway, and more! Join us!

    206: A Heart for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 47:01

    Dr. Maxey, MD is a pediatric cardiac surgeon who joins me today to share his journey from enlisting in the Air Force to becoming a pediatric heart surgeon.

    205: An Obstetric Anesthesiologist Delivers On Her Subspecialty

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 32:39

    Dr. Dominguez is an obstetric anesthesiologist. She joins me this week to share her journey into this unique subspecialty and why you should consider it.

    204: From OB/GYN in India to Physiatry in the United States

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 42:24

    Dr. Bharathi Swaminathan is a physical medicine and neurodiagnostic physician. Join us to her about her journey from OB/GYN in India to physiatry in the US.

    203: Inside Transgender Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 29:06

    Dr. Arroyo is a transgender psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine physician and fellowship director at Mount Sinai. Join us to learn about this unique specialty!

    202: A Deeper Look Into Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 37:41

    Dr. Roni Levin is an academic pediatric ophthalmologist. She joins me to bust myths, talk about the training pathway, and how to become a competitive applicant.

    201: Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy with a Program Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:42

    Dr. Ann Hyslop is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Find out what inspired her to choose this unique field.

    200: Inside Molecular Pathology With an MD/PHD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 30:32

    Dr. Paulson is a molecular pathologist and an MD/PhD. Find out why she chose a dual degree and what makes molecular pathology such a rewarding subspecialty.

    199: From Practicing Attorney to Forensic Psychiatry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 39:06

    Dr. VanDercar was a practicing attorney, so why did she decide to switch careers and pursue forensic psychiatry? Listen and find out!

    198: A Geriatrician Talks About the Care of Our Elderly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 32:47

    Dr. Stacey Ruff is a Family Medicine trained Academic Geriatrician. Take a listen to the great variety of care she is able to offer her patient population.

    197: A Peek Into Transplant Surgery and What has Changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 31:40

    Dr. Mulligan is an abdominal organ transplant surgeon at Yale. Listen to his journey and what has changed with transplant surgery because of COVID-19.

    196: A Program Director Talks About Interventional Cardiology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 24:00

    Dr. Toggart is a Program Director who specialized in Interventional Cardiology. He shares his story and what life is like on a day-to-day basis.

    195: Healing the Heart as an Adult Cardiologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 29:41

    Dr. Singh is an adult cardiologist

    194: Jumping Into the World of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 31:52

    Dr. Safarian is a Program/Fellowship Director who shares what life is like as a physiatrist. Listen know to learn more about this lesser-known specialty.

    193: Treating Life-Changing Diseases as a Neurologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 31:57

    Dr. Beaber is a Fellowship Director and Neurologist. We got to talk about his favorite things about neurology and treating patients with diseases such as MS.

    192: Life as an Active Duty Critical Care Physician

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 54:21

    Dr. Chung is a critical care doctor. Today, we discuss how he trains and utilizes skills for deployment, daily tasks, and myths about being a military doctor.

    191: A Look Into Neurodevelopmental Disabilitie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 35:44

    Dr. Christensen is a Program Director who talked about how many people don't know about Neural Developmental Disability specialists. Listen now to learn more!

    190: Picking the Brain in Neurology and Neurocritical Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 27:58

    Dr. Alain is a neurology resident and fellowship director. We talked about what the path is like, the different myths, and why neurocritical care is important.

    189: Serving the Next Generation as a Child Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 35:21

    Dr. Gordon-Achebe is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and program director. She talks about providing care in dangerous areas and her daily, clinical duties.

    188: What Life is Like as a Pediatric Rheumatologist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 27:31

    Dr. Binstadt is a pediatric rheumatology fellowship director. Today, we talked about stereotypes, the different paths to becoming a ped rheumatologist and more.

    187: Transforming Lives in Transgender Surgeries as an Urologist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 29:56

    Dr. Hotaling is an academic urologist who specializes in men's health and transgender surgeries. We bust some myths during our discussion of his experiences.

    186: Balancing the Imbalances as a Pediatric Endocrinologist"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 32:31

    Dr. Iglesias is a pediatric endocrinologist. We had a great time talking about what a normal day looks like and the ins and out of having a private practice.

    185: Unlocking Our Genetics with an Academic Medical Geneticist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 35:51

    Dr. Hurst is an academic medical geneticist. We talked about what her day looks like and broke some myths. So what does a geneticist do? Listen and learn more.

    184: Hacking Your Way Into Medicine as a Clinical Informatics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 33:14

    Dr. Liebovitz specializes in general internal medicine and clinical informatics. Listen to learn about this exciting field full of data, coding, and much more!

    183: A Pediatric Endocrinologist Shares Her Specialty

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 31:21

    Dr. Raman is a Program/Fellowship Director and Pediatric endocrinologist. Today, she talks with me about the 'Bread and Butter' cases and life in the hospital.

    182: Treating Tiny Humans as a Neonatal and Perinatologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 24:21

    Dr. Robin is an academic Neonatal-Perinatologist. We talked about the types of patients, communicating with parents, what a normal day look like, and much more!

    181: What is the Life of a Transplant Psychiatrist Like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 39:31

    Dr. Weinrieb is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director and full-time Transplant Psychiatrist. We talked about everything so listen now!

    180: Exploring Academic Soft Tissue and Sarcoma Pathology

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 33:06

    Dr. Mantilla is an academic doctor who originally wanted to be a psychiatrist but eventually ended up in pathology. We discuss patient interactions and more!

    179: What Does Practicing in Urology and Men's Health Look Like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 38:46

    Dr. Bajic is an academic doctor practicing urology with a focus on men's health. Listen for a peek into common diagnoses, procedures, and lifestyle.

    178: Creating a New World With a Molecular Genetic Pathologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 31:15

    Dr. Rosenbaum is a molecular genetic pathologist. Does he hunker down in the basement and let the machines do all of the work for him? Listen now to find out!

    177: Forging a New Road With Trans Medicine and Clinical Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 32:59

    Dr. Lowell is a community family physician with a special interest for trans medicine. In this episode, she busts myths about treating the trans community.

    176: Solving Genetic Puzzles With Clinical Genetics and Genomics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 27:09

    Dr. Chao is an academic doctor practicing clinical genetics and genomics. She talks about her lifestyle and the promising future of clinical genetics.

    175: Jumping Into the World of Cytopathology and Hematopathology

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 45:14

    Dr. Hussein is an academic-based cytopathologist and hematopathologist. She busts some pathology myths and talks about how covid-19 has changed pathology.

    174: Practicing Telemedicine as a Family Physician in a Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 35:29

    Dr. Kolawole is a telemedicine family physician. She joins me today to talk about her path to medicine and discuss what telehealth is like during a pandemic.

    173: "I Love Everything About Being a GI Doc!" - A Gastroenterologist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 39:32

    Dr. Storch is a community and private practice gastroenterologist. He joins me to bust myths, talk lifestyle, and give tips to future GI docs.

    172: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry with a Fellowship Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 29:17

    Dr. Forrester is the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director at UM SOM. She shares what makes a competitive applicant, talks lifestyle, and more!

    171: What Is Psychosomatic and Addiction Psychiatry?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 41:13

    Dr. Luchsinger is an academic psychosomatic and addiction psychiatrist. He joins me today to talk about his unique specialty and what makes it so interesting.

    170: Diving Into General Surgery With A Hernia Repair Specialist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 40:17

    Dr. Towfigh is a female general surgeon and hernia repair specialist. She talks about the importance of female surgeons and what she loves about hernia surgery.

    169: Focusing in on Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 30:02

    Dr. Justin Martello is a community based Neurologist who focuses on movement disorders and Parkinson’s Disease. Come learn about this specialty!

    168: Exploring Academic Robotic Esophageal & Bariatric Surgery

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 42:29

    Dr. DuCoin is a robotic esophageal & bariatric surgery physician. He joins me today to share his insight into this unique field, dispels myths, and more!

    167: From Neurology and integrative Medicine to Entrepreneur

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 38:02

    Dr. Mushtaq is triple-boarded, so why did she leave her clinical practice? We talk changing career paths in medicine, the importance of mindfulness, and more!

    166: A Day In the Life of An Academic Pediatric Surgeon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 30:09

    Do you need to love children to be a pediatric surgeon? Dr. Lumpkins joins me to share her thoughts, talk lifestyle, training pathway, and more.

    165: What Does It Take To Be a Plastic Surgeon? With Dr. Martinovic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 31:04

    Dr. Maryann Martinovic is a plastic surgeon working in the community. She joins me to discuss training and life as a plastic surgeon and what you should know!

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