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The Medical Collaborative Podcast is a podcast series where we interview medical specialists to find out specifics about their specialty. These specifics include how they came to be in their specialty, what other specialties they considered, what their average day is like, the ups and downs that they experience, their work life balance and their advice for medical students and interns. Whether your interest is cardiology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, GP or other, TMC has you covered.
 
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Dr Stephen Warrilow is the director of ICU at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Warrilow discovered his passion for ICU after a stint at Bendigo during his junior doctor years. He was particularly fascinated with the “breadth of practice” ICU offered, not focusing on a single organ system but instead looking after complex medical and post-op ...…
 
Dr Tom Shashian is a GP working at two clinics in metropolitan Melbourne. Originally from Adelaide, Tom completed his medical training at Frankston and Monash, where he began down the O&G pathway. However, he found that this lifestyle simply “wasn’t compatible” with his desire to spend quality time with his young family. While it is GPs don’t e ...…
 
Prof Michelle Leech is a rheumatology consultant and deputy dean at Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine. It is hard to believe that she was once a self-described “shy” medical student that dreaded answering questions given her success as a doctor! Today, we walk to Prof Leech about how she evolved from timid medical student to academic pion ...…
 
Dr Alan Briedahl is a plastic surgery consultant working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Today, we chat to him about his journey from GP-loving medical student to his lofty positions today! As an intern, Alan decided to specialise due to the vast breadth of knowledge required to stay up-to-date as a GP. He found his way into plastics, which su ...…
 
Dr Heidi McAlpine is a neurosurgery registrar at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Today, she gives us fantastic insight into what it’s like being the only female registrar currently on the program! While occasionally being mistaken for another, more junior member of the team on ward rounds, Heidi thoroughly enjoys her work. She initially wante ...…
 
Dr Ranjana Srivastava is a well-decorated oncologist that also holds numerous accolades, including the Westpac Women of Influence Award, recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to medicine in the field of doctor-patient communication, and award-winning author for The Guardian. As a medical student, she enjoyed most fiel ...…
 
Dr Belinda Hibble is an emergency medicine physician currently working in Geelong. Her self-admitted short attention span and desire to experience a variety of encounters in a single day makes her perfectly suitable for her position. Based in a rural setting, one simply “makes it work” in an emergency department. We debate the advantages and di ...…
 
Dr Shavi Fernando is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. As a medical student, he gravitated towards O&G and paediatrics, deciding on the former after a BMedSci, an initiative he encourages us all to take. He is currently completing his PhD, moreso out of interest than requirement, although we do discuss ...…
 
Dr Alessandro Demaio is a doctor in the field of public health that works for the World Health Organisation. He has pioneered several global public health movements, including NCD free, the UN decade of action on nutrition, and Festival 21. Alessandro’s work has taken him all around the world, from assisting aid workers in Sri Lanka after the t ...…
 
Mr Philip Jumeau is an ENT surgeon working in Melbourne. Philip takes enormous pride in his calling, most of which involves nasal reconstructive work, which he finds challenging but rewarding. The “growth and change” he sees in his patients after operations makes it feel like he’s contributing to their lives. Such satisfaction more than makes u ...…
 
Dr. Daniel Golshevsky is a paediatrics consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. As a student and junior doctor, Daniel had the “pleasure and displeasure” of enjoying every rotation, a dilemma to which many of us can relate. But before he committed to a training program, Daniel took extensive time off (2 years!) to travel during his medical ...…
 
In recent years, robotic surgery has become an alternative to standard open surgery as well as standard minimally invasive procedures for many urologic conditions. Robotic surgery may reduce pain and recovery time for many patients. In this segment, Timothy J. Ruddell, MD., discusses robotic surgery for urologic disorders and how at Texoma Medi ...…
 
Dr Michael Gingold is a rheumatology consultant working in Melbourne. Today, we unpack this oft forgotten specialty, in which Michael has an abundance of experience. His training has taken him all over the world, and he is yet to meet a rheumatology consultant that isn’t “happy”. He personally puts this down to the enduring relationships he for ...…
 
Dr Chris Karayiannis is a consultant geriatrician working in Melbourne. Originally from New Zealand, he was drawn to Australia in his resident year by its reputation for good working conditions, and has loved it ever since. Chris liked pretty much every specialty he encountered, but it was the diagnostic challenge that solidified his interest i ...…
 
According to The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible central vision loss in elderly patients. While retinal detachment is one of the most serious eye conditions, it is surgically treatable and can result in blindness if not ...…
 
According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than half a million people visit emergency rooms each year for kidney stones. Kidney stones are crystalized masses that develop from substances in the urine. One of the main causes of kidney stones is the lack of fluids in the body. Listen in as Steven A. Johnson, MD explains that in most cases, ...…
 
Dr Leon Lai is a neurosurgery consultant at Monash Health. Leon has always been a focused and driven doctor, never considering any specialty other than neurosurgery. His special interest lies in vascular neurosurgery, although this is somewhat in decline due to the advent of interventional cardiology. Nevertheless, as we are walked through his ...…
 
Dr Chris Brasher is an anaesthetics consultant who has worked extensively for Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF). He was inspired by the calmness of anaesthetists in “coping with” and “fixing” chaotic situations. After training as a junior doctor in Melbourne, Chris flew over to the UK to complete his training out of “fear of boredom”, wanting to ...…
 
Dr Ahmed Hassan is an ophthalmologist working in Victoria. We begin our conversation today with how Ahmed stumbled into ophthalmology during his HMO 2 year in Bendigo (quite literally!). Having entered medicine with a background interest in fine arts and crafts, the skill of “bloodless” surgery appealed to Ahmed, who hasn’t looked back since en ...…
 
Dr Jillian Lau is an Infectious Diseases registrar at Box Hill. Throughout her junior doctor years, various specialties stood out to Jillian. Her enthusiasm for surgery and cardiology were dampened by the lifestyle sacrifices she would have to make, while the variety of ED was made too stressful with the introduction of the infamous “4 hour rul ...…
 
Dr Rabi Solaiman is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon working in metropolitan Melbourne. Initially drawn to cardiology and neurology, Dr Solaiman’s experience in his ED rotation as an intern solidified his career outlook, where he contrasted the uncertain and “longitudinal” journey of medical patients with the “acute” issues and quick fixes offe ...…
 
Dr Eugene Teh is a General Medicine consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. Our discussion with him today centres around the growing and ever-changing role of the generalist, which is no longer a “specialty by default”. Indeed, Dr Teh explains why the idea of dual specialties is becoming increasingly popular in his field. We chat with Eug ...…
 
Dr Shane Battye is a pathology consultant working primarily in anatomical pathology. We begin our conversation today by diving into his pathway into pathology. Shane eschewed studying aerospace engineering to enter medicine, and eventually found a field where he could indulge in his “science-y side”, having enjoyed misroscopes and laboratories ...…
 
Dr Eleanor Thong is an endocrinology fellow at Monash Health. She settled upon endocrinology as a resident, where she gleaned satisfaction from the “direct results” she saw when treating patients. It was this “black and white” nature of the specialty that drew her towards it. Endocrinology seems to be a specialty filled with uncertainty and ple ...…
 
Dr Sid Levy is an advanced radiology and nuclear medicine trainee. He originally intended to be a surgeon, only changing his career pathway late in his training (during his PhD). However, while his career “took a hit” in making this choice, he explains to us why he does not regret his decision. Indeed, he encourages us all to make sure we are f ...…
 
Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan is a psychiatry consultant at Eastern Health who hails from a small town in New Zealand. His experience in rural hospitals, he feels, greatly accelerated his learning as a junior doctor. He explains when the best time to undertake a rural rotation is and the myriad benefits we can glean from it, as well as why some of the dis ...…
 
Dr. Paul Urquhart is a Gastroenterology consultant based in Melbourne. Today, we dive into his journey into gastroenterology, starting with what drew him into the field and the many places he has travelled to research and train. Paul spent time in Canada, explaining why many doctors choose to practice here during their fellowship as opposed to ...…
 
After a debilitating illness or injury, learning to walk or talk again can be a difficult and painful challenge that can take weeks, even months, to accomplish. Milestones may be few and far between, but at Texoma Medical Center's Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation (Reba Rehab), each step is celebrated as a grand stride in the journey back ...…
 
If a non-healing wound has you missing the best parts of life, the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Texoma Medical Center may have the help you need. The TMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine offers the most advanced wound care therapies and is recognized as a Robert A. Warriner, III, MD Center of Excellence an ...…
 
Dr Kate Rankin is a cardiology registrar at Eastern Health. Originally from rural Victoria, Kate has travelled to wonderful cities and brought back world-class skills from these conferences during her training. We discuss what she enjoys about cardiology, including the split between “fixing” ill patients and “equipping” them for and following t ...…
 
More than 12.5 million Americans are severely overweight, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Obesity, which refers to excessive body fat, can cause many health problems and put you at a higher risk for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. M ...…
 
Dr Aman Sarai is a first year anaesthetics consultant. Today, we delve into the role of the anaesthetist, which, as most doctors are unaware of, goes beyond putting patients to sleep and sitting on their smartphone. We discuss what happens before, during and after each procedure, as well as switching between “cruise control” mode and jumping in ...…
 
Dr Nicola Davis is a GP and a medicolegal adviser. Today, we talk to her about her experience in both fields, including what training she had to undertake to become a qualified adviser, and what medical students can do to get a taste of this often unheard of field. She discusses the diversity that having two roles brings to her weekly routine, ...…
 
Dr Lloyd Nash is a General Medicine consultant, public health advocate and founder of entrepreneurial organisation Global Ideas. Lloyd’s pioneering work in the global health sphere has taken him from the freezing blizzards of Antarctica to the scalding heat of the Kimberley. We talk to him about his experiences in these areas as well as his ong ...…
 
Mr Michael Law is a Breast and Endocrine Surgery consultant at Eastern Health. In this podcast, we talk to him about the pathway he took to end up in his role, and why that may involve spending time in other surgical specialties, completing research and obtaining quality references before beginning dedicated Breast and Endocrine work. He gives ...…
 
Dr Farhat Zarei is an Emergency Medicine consultant working in several metropolitan hospitals. Today, we talk to him about what drew him to this field and the pathway he pursued to enter it. He discusses how students can make the most of clinical and research opportunities to maximise their skill set, and what advice he wishes he had as an inte ...…
 
Dr Tarini Fernando is a senior pathology registrar currently completing her advanced training. She decided quite early on to pursue this pathway after enjoying her elective rotation in forensic pathology in her final year of university. We discussed with her what sort of students might enjoy the “culture shock” that is pathology and how best to ...…
 
Dr Chris Sia is a renal medicine registrar in his second year of advanced training. Like many of us, Chris found it difficult to decide what he wanted to specialise in – he only decided on Renal during his second year of Basic Physician Training. In this podcast, he talks about the thoughts he had and how he came to decide on his specialty. He ...…
 
This week’s podcast is an interview with Mr. Raaj Chandra, who is a consultant colorectal surgeon at The Royal Melbourne and Box Hill hospitals. Mr Chandra took a slightly different pathway to most through his junior doctor years – he joined the military air force halfway through this degree and as a result, worked for 5 years in the Royal Aust ...…
 
The American Cancer Society believes that preventing colorectal cancer (and not just finding it early) should be a major reason for getting tested. TMC gastroenterologists screen for cancer using colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. In both of these procedures, the physician can both screen for colon polyps and remove them. Polyps are small g ...…
 
As women age from childbearing to the senior years, their bodies change and they have special needs. The women's health professionals at TMC can support women as they go through menopause and also provide advanced medical imaging and diagnostic tests, such digital mammograms and bone density screenings, to help keep women well. Listen as J. Tim ...…
 
Hey listeners – this week we have a chat to Dr. Piyumi Wijesundera who is a general medicine registrar. Dr. Wijesundera is very passionate about her field and it is really great to hear from someone who so thoroughly enjoys their job. She provides a lot of information about the benefits of doing general medicine and the sort of care you are exp ...…
 
If you’re interested in what we’re doing and would like to join our team, head over to our Get Involved page to apply for a position! Dr. Da Cheng Liu is a Radiology registrar at The Alfred hospital. In this podcast, he talks to us about the type of medical student he was and how he thinks that translated to the career he has now. We discuss th ...…
 
This week’s podcast is with Dr. Jessie Teng, a consultant in endocrinology who holds various posts at different hospitals across Victoria. She provides insight into how to go about choosing a career pathway and steps to take in order find information about specialties you may be interested in pursuing. We discuss the importance of research/publ ...…
 
Mr. Yahya Al-Habbal is a General Surgical fellow who completed his training at the Austin Hospital and is currently working with Eastern Health. In this podcast, he talks about what is expected from a general surgical trainee on a day-to-day basis, breaking down the time spent between operating, outpatients and paperwork, and the on-calls/weeke ...…
 
Dr. Sern Yeoh is a Gastroenterology fellow who completed majority of his junior training at Austin Hospital and travelled to Hobart for the beginning of his Advanced Training. In this podcast, he talks about how he decided to pursue Gastroenterology and other specialities he was interested in along the way. We discuss the diversity of subspecia ...…
 
Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac is the Director of Cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also holds a role as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for all junior medical staff at the hospital. This podcast focuses on the cardiology specialty – what it involves on a day-to-day basis as well as how the specialty has evolved ...…
 
Hey everyone! We are really excited to bring you this project, and we hope you benefit in some way from listening to our show. You can vote for the first episode here on our blog. Choose wisely! We have spent many months in the lead up to our release working on this project and we would be so happy to get your feedback on it! We would also love ...…
 
Low back pain can result from a wide range of problems, from ruptured or slipped disks to injuries from falls or accidents. Listen as Kenneth Choi, MD explains that there are a variety of treatment options that are available depending on the cause and severity of your chronic back pain.
 
If you believe you’re having a heart attack call 911. Tell the operator "I think I'm having a heart attack." Time lost is heart muscle lost. You will delay your treatment if you drive yourself to the hospital. The paramedics can begin treatment as quickly as possible once they reach you. Listen as Deaun Handlang, RN discusses what you should do ...…
 
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