Rank #1: Exploring Pituitary Tumors: Diagnostic Considerations and Advanced Therapies
According to the American Cancer Society, about 10,000 pituitary tumors are diagnosed each year in the United States. What is the state of the art approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these tumors? Dr. Lee Freedman talks to Dr. Sean Grady, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery Charles Harrison Frazier Professor of Neurosurgery Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Oct 02 2014
Rank #2: Innovative Options for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable malignancy of plasma cells. Although there have been significant advances in the survival of this condition over the past 15 years, understanding the progression from its precursor state and developing interventions to prevent MM would be significant advances. In this segment, host Dr. Lee Freedman speaks with guest Dr. Brendan Weiss, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at the Abramson Cancer Center.
Feb 09 2015
Rank #3: Innovations in Vascular Surgery
How does surgery and stenting for carotid lesions help prevent stroke? What are the latest approaches, clinical trials, and philosophy for dialysis access for patients? Host Dr. Lee Freedman welcomes Dr. Benjamin Jackson to answer these questions and the latest innovations in vascular surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Oct 02 2014
Rank #4: Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS): What Physicians Need to Know
Guest: Deepak Sudheendra, MD, FSIR, RPVI
Host Dr. Barry Mennen joins Dr. Deepak Sudheendra, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Surgery at the Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. Dr. Sudheendra will explain the difference between acute, subacute, and chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and their complications. He will also discuss the scope of post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and why it is so important to treat quickly and effectively.
May 16 2016
Rank #5: Surgical Advances in Knee Osteoarthritis
Guest: Craig Israelite, MD
Dr. Craig Israelite, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, discusses a series of approaches to knee osteoarthritis. A brief review of non-surgical treatment is followed by a discussion of image-guided surgery, minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacements and the post-operative use of multi-modal pain strategies. Dr. Lee Freedman hosts.
Jan 24 2008
Rank #6: The Role of Technology in Precision Medicine
There are far too many diseases that do not have proven means of prevention or effective treatments. As such, health care providers must gain better insights into the biology of these diseases to make a difference for the millions of patients who suffer from them. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Host Frank Russomano welcomes Brian Wells, Associate Vice President of Health Technology and Academic Computing at Penn Medicine, to discuss how Penn Medicine contributes to the precision medicine initiative, from technological developments to supportive infrastructures.
Jul 13 2015
Rank #7: Orthopaedic Trauma: Healing Bones & Restoring Function
Guest: Samir Mehta, MD
Patients of all ages can be affected by a traumatic injury. These injuries can be complex to treat and may involve multiple parts of the body. And, in traumatic situations, decisions need to be made quickly. Host Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes Dr. Samir Mehta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine; and, Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Service at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jan 18 2016
Rank #8: Overuse Tendon Injuries: New Approaches
Host: Lee Freedman, MD
Dr. Louis Soslowsky, from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, outlines how newer understanding of the mechanism of injury in overuse syndromes is leading to new approaches in treatment. Dr. Soslowsky shares his expertise in biomedical engineering to help doctors fine tune their approach to rotator cuff tendinosis, epicondylitis and other common clinical problems caused by overused tendons.
Nov 19 2007
Rank #9: Novel Approaches to Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant
Host: Lee Freedman, MD
The conventional bone marrow transplant procedure can have many side effects, and the traditional procedure can be especially risky for older patients or other patients with comorbidities. How are novel approaches of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation attempting to limit the toxicity and improve the safety of the procedure? Our guest, Dr. David Porter, professor of medicine and director of stem cell transplantation at Penn Medicine, discusses how using an immunosuppresive approach to the bone marrow transplant procedure may benefit a greater number of patients. Hosted by Dr. Lee Freedman.
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Jun 11 2009
Rank #10: Who is at Risk for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)?
Guest: K. Akaya Smith, MD
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): Who is at greatest risk for developing it? What do practitioners need to know about diagnosing, treatment and the overall prognosis? Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Akaya Smith, Medical Director for Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith answers these questions, as well as, the Penn Center of Excellence for Pulmonary Hypertension.
Jun 27 2016
Rank #11: Complex Retrieval of Embedded Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Interventional Radiology
Guest: Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FACR, FSIR
Is there a way to predict complex removal of inferior vena cava filters, and if so, what is the success rate? Dr. Scott Trerotola adresses these and other questions in details. Dr. Trerotola is Stanley Baum Professor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Vice Chair for Quality of the Department of Radiology at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Jan 04 2016
Rank #12: Understanding Musculoskeletal Tumors
Presentation of lumps and bumps are common in the primary care setting, but the appropriate approach is vital to determine whether there may be a deeper problem. A better understanding can lead to more effective treatment. Expert guest Dr. Kristy Weber discusses musculoskeletal tumors during her discussion with host Dr. Lee Freedman. Dr. Weber is the Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence as well as Professor, Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; and Director of the Sarcoma Program, Abramson Cancer Center; and Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology.
Oct 02 2014
Rank #14: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
Guest: Joseph Berger, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA
Multiple sclerosis is a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose early on. With no singular confirmatory tests yet available, physicians often become reluctant to identify MS in their patients, leading to years of diagnostic and treatment uncertainty. But new innovations are helping doctors establish earlier diagnoses and start more targeted treatments for MS patients.
Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Joseph Berger, Professor of Neurology at Penn Medicine, to explore some of these innovations advancing MS diagnosis and treatment.
Aug 01 2016
Rank #15: The Nuts & Bolts of Treating Articular Cartilage Defects
Guest: James L. Carey, MD, MPH
What happens when articular cartilage is damaged? And what are the differences between focal cartilage defects and arthritis? Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss current mechanistic understandings of articular cartilage is Dr. James Carey, Director of the Penn Center for Cartilage Repair and Osteochodritis Dissecans Treatment; and, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine
Feb 01 2016
Rank #16: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Revascularization for Clinical Limb Ischemia
Guest: Timothy W.I. Clark, MD
Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Timothy Clark, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and the Director of Interventional Radiology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Clark will review the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the U.S., the central risk factors, and how PAD is properly diagnosed and managed. He will also review advanced endovascular procedures for PAD and other therapies that make a difference in patient care and outcomes.
May 09 2016
Rank #17: Bridging The Cardiology Gap: Care Priorities for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Guest: Yuli Kim, MD
Advancements in cardiac surgery and medical care for pediatric patients over the past decades have produced a sizeable population of adults living with congenital heart disease. These adults and their unique health care needs expose an emerging gap in expertise for the cardiology community, where training in congenital heart disease management has traditionally been the provence of pediatric subspecialists. How can these adult patients find cardiologists familiar with their particular anatomy and problems, and what special care strategies must cardiologists be familiar with to provide optimal care?
Dr. Jennifer Caudle will discuss the selective health care needs and personalized management strategies for adults with congenital heart disease with Dr. Yuli Kim, Medical Director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Apr 25 2016
Rank #18: 4 Latest Advances in Epilepsy Treatment at Penn
Guest: Kathryn Davis, MD, MTR
Guest: Timothy Lucas, MD, PhD
According to the epilepsy foundation, epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem in the U.S. – only migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease occur more frequently. The average incidence of epilepsy each year in the U. S is estimated at 150,000, or 48 for every 100,000 people.
Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle talks with Doctors Kathryn Davis and Timothy Lucas about advances in treatment for epilepsy at Penn Medicine. Dr. Davis is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Epilepsy Surgical Program. Dr. Timothy Lucas is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Surgical Director at the Penn Epilepsy Center, and Director of the Penn Center for Laser Neurosurgery.
Jul 18 2016
Rank #19: The Path to Lung Transplantation: Roles of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Guest: Christian A. Bermudez, MD
Christian A. Bermudez, MD is the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation and ECMO, Director of Thoracic Transplantation, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bermudez discusses current technologies used in lung transplantation, including mechanical support as a bridge to oxygenation during the procedures themselves. He also reviews the role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in lung transplantation.
Jan 11 2016
Rank #20: New Surgical Options for Spinal Disorders
Host: Lee Freedman, MD
Advancing surgical treatments and devices are producing better outcomes for patients with spinal problems. How do these innovations alleviate pain associated with spinal stenosis, spinal metastases and spine trauma? Dr. William Welch, chief of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, describes new spinal implants, including the X-STOP device, and motion preservation systems that are replacing traditional fusions.
Jan 25 2008