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In January, Dr MeiLan Han, MD, MS was named the first female Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the University of Michigan’s history and one of few female chiefs of critical care in the nation.
Episode 2: We talk to Dr. Khaled Girgis, a board-certified allergist and immunologist with HCA College Park Family Care Center’s in Lenexa, KS.
Episode 3: Mark talks to Michael Hess, BS, RRT, RPFT, respiratory therapist and Chronic Lung Disease Coordinator at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Episode 5: Mark talks to Helen Venn, Strategic Projects Manager, about Vitalograph’s Clinical Trials services and innovative devices, and how the company has been playing a role in medical research for almost 20 years.
Episode 6: The first in a series of “Ask the Respiratory Therapist” podcasts, Mark chats to Holly Wilson, a Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist with 30 years experience working in pulmonary function laboratories in USA, Australia and Ireland.
Episode 7: Mark interviews Kimberly Wins Koldoff, an inspirational respiratory therapist working on the frontline as a healthcare worker during the COVID pandemic. “Today was one of the most exhausting days I’ve ever worked. I’m grieving. I’m angry. I’m scared.”
Episode 8: Carla Encarnacion, RRT, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Research Medical Center in Kansas City Missouri talks to us about how she motivates, councils and keeps her team together during this pandemic.
Episode 9: We interview Michelle Castillo, a COVID relief Travel RRT, who travelled to New York to work in a hospital at the height of the pandemic and is presently working in Miami, FL. Michelle is highly experienced in COVID-19 lung management.
Episode 11: Mark and Janson speak with Kenny Mendez, CEO at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) about “Peak Week” and how AAFA works with areas report higher levels of asthma and allergies.
Episode 12: We talk with Dr. Albert Rizzo and discuss the American Lung Association’s strategy is to defeating lung cancer, the Great American Smoke Out, and the effect vaping is having on lung disease.
Episode 13: We interview Frank Fiorenza, RRT, BHSc, FCSRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist with a passion for innovation. His patient care experience prompted him to close the gap on deficiencies identified in the management of mechanically ventilated patients.
Episode 14: Mark and Janson talk to Aurika Savickaite, RN, MSN and founder of Helmet Based Ventilation. Aurika was involved in the successful testing of the helmet ventilation in the ICU at the University of Chicago during a three-year trial study.
Episode 16: The episode where we talk to MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS, Professor and Chief at the University of Michigan Health about her new book “Breathing Lessons”, a fascinating tour of the body’s most vital organ, the lungs.
Episode 20: In this episode Mark and Janson talk to Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at American Telemedicine Association, about how digital innovations are making the healthcare experience better for consumers.
Episode 21: We talk to Lori Wilken, Clinical Pharmacist at University of Illinois at Chicago with a strong background in outpatient pulmonary medicine, tobacco dependence, asthma, and COPD.
Episode 22: Mark and Janson interview David Weill, author of the book “Exhale – Hope, Healing and a Life in Transplant” and former Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and the Lung Transplant Program at Stanford University.
Episode 23: For Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, Mark and Janson interviewed Dr. Garen Wolff MD, MSc, a Detroit Allergist-Immunologist and board certified Internal Medicine physician. Garen also holds a BA in Neuroscience.