The Doctor Paradox

The Doctor Paradox Podcast explores why doctors the world over are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs but more importantly analyzes the lives of doctors who have carved new and interesting paths to rediscover their passions. Additionally, we interview experts from around the world on topics that shed light on the challenges that are faced by doctors and how to best address them. Each episode tackles the issue of why doctors are unhappy in their work but more importantly, what can be done about it. It will provide you with a framework that you can apply to your own life which will ideally effect the change that is needed to find fulfillment in your work.
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Oct 25, 2015

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is Cardiologist and the Director of Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. His books 'Intern: A Doctors Initiation' and 'Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician' offer incredible insights into what underpins the causes of physician disillusionment. On this episode we delve into such issues as dealing with the confusion of early training to the existential crisis of our professional expectations and how they have changed.

Oct 18, 2015

Dr. Steve Steinhubl is Director of Medicine at The Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego California. He originally trained as an Interventional Cardiologist at The Cleveland Clinic where he ran several large scale multinational randomized controlled trials. Following this his experience in healthcare can only be described as a truly global one, having worked in Alaska, Switzerland, Sierra Leone and now California. On this episode we discuss the challenges of building out the future of Digital Medicine, how anyone with an interests in the area can get involved and how his wife was so key to his success over the years. If you like this episode please let me know by reaching out on Twitter (@Paradox_Doctor) or Facebook

Oct 12, 2015

Dr Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the author of more than 22 New York Times bestsellers and has trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is best known for his alternative medicine practices and a global focus on well being. In addition to his work with The Chopra Foundation he is also an adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization. In this episode we deep dive into the struggles Dr Chopra faced during the early 'melodramatic' days as a resident, how smoking was ok at Grand Rounds and that in order to address the dissatisfaction of physicians in healthcare there needs to be a much greater emphasis placed on making sure trainees feel appreciated and heard. This was a fascinating conversation with one of the most well known physician figures of our time. If you enjoyed the show please 'Subscribe' on iTunes or Stitcher. Additionally, if you have any questions or would like to share something with us, please do so by contacting us at Enjoy

Oct 5, 2015

Dr Daniel Kraft is a Founder of Exponential Medicine and the Medicine & Neuroscience Chair at the Singularity University, Palo Alto, California and is also the Co-Founder of the conference Exponential Medicine. His training was in hematology, oncology and pediatrics at both Harvard and Stanford. In addition to his clinical training Dr Kraft has invented several medical technologies including the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device of r harvesting bone marrow. In this episode we talk about maintaining your interests outside of medicine, putting yourself in the right environment and back seating fighter jets as a Flight Surgeon. This is an epic conversation with someone who is truly pushing the boundaries of medicine. If you enjoyed the show please 'Subscribe' on iTunes or Stitcher. I would really appreciate it. Additionally, if you want to get in touch at any time just reach out by email at Enjoy