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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Jun 20, 2016

Dr Diana Anderson is an Internal Medicine physician and trained Architect. Having the unique opportunity to view the healthcare environment though the lens' of being both a physician and architect provides an incredible viewpoint on the world of healthcare. Dr Anderson is the founder of the website,, where the worlds of medicine and design collide. 

Dr Andersons work is truly emblematic for everything this show represents in so far as it illustrates how physicians can add value in healthcare in a variety of ways. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Diana Anderson - Dochitect

Evidenced Based Design

Effects of Healthcare Environmental Design on Medical Outcomes - Roger Ulrich

Fall Prevention Design Analysis

Tribe: On Homecoming & Belonging by Sebastian Junger

The Salk Institute, San Diego, California

Its Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

Twitter: @Dochitect

Jun 13, 2016

Dr Kunal Patel is a Travel and Tropical Health Physician and Global Health Expert working at the intersections of Digital Health and developing world healthcare training and education. Among many things he is the Medical Director of iHeed, an online medical education platform. 

This is a fantastic conversation about the possibilities in medicine and the opportunity for it to take you to far flung places such as leprosy clinics in India. We also get into dealing with the uncertainties of the road less travelled and the importance of mentorship. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Kunal Patel


Risk by Dan Gardner

March by John Lewis

The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks

Twitter: @KunalTheDreamer

Jun 6, 2016

Dr Ravi Komatireddy is an Internal Medicine Physician and Digital Health Innovator with a deep knowledge of clinical decision support software and how technology will ultimately augment the clinical work flow. The issue of algorithms replacing physicians has become increasingly controversial but the question is not how to resist it, but rather embrace it so as to allow us to what we do best as physicians and augment our relationship with patients rather than take from it. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Ravi Komatireddy - 'The Now-ist' Youtube Channel

Vinod Khosla - Algorithms Will Replace Doctors 

Lumiata - Clinical Decision Support System


Stanford Center For Medical Bioinformatics Research

IBM Watson Health

Pulse Data Science

Isabel Healthcare

Access Afya

Paper Based Lab Fluidics

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

JMIR Informatics

Twitter: @RKomatireddy