The Marathon of Medicine: What sports teach us about resiliency, recovery, and how to avoid being benched

How does our understanding of relative energy deficiency in sports (REDs) apply to our jobs in academic medicine?   Intense training and complex schedules can have true physiologic consequences.   It’s well studied in athletes–Chronic low energy availability leads to performance implications.  Turns out rest and recovery are essential for top performance, even for Type A doctors.  […]

Dr. Kuroki Podcast: “Learn about the importance of cervical cancer screening” (Links to an external site)

While cancer can be a scary and overwhelming subject, ‘This is Cancer’ aims to leave listeners feeling empowered and supported. The podcast is for anyone who has been touched by cancer. By having honest, raw, and informative conversations about cancer on this podcast, they hope to bring listeners hope, resources about prevention and wellness, and […]

Dr. Kuroki and Dr. Omurtag on Podcast: “Fertility and Cancer: What to Expect When You’re (Not) Expecting” (Links to an external site)

Diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 28, Mindy faced the emotional turmoil not just of surviving her diagnosis but also of how treatment could affect her plans for making a family. In this episode, she sits down with her Washington University Physicians, gynecologic oncologist Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI and reproductive endocrinologist Kenan Omurtag, MD, to […]

Podcast: Maternal mortality rates are spiking. How can the trend be reversed?

Ebony B. Carter, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, says the groups most likely to be affected by these rising numbers are poor. Many tend to live far away from medical care, and many are members of minority groups. The maternal death rate among Black Americans […]

New Podcast Episode: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient: Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through infertility

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week! Did you know that 1 in 4 female physicians experience infertility? Let’s talk about it, and work to expand coverage for fertility treatments! Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through the unexpected diagnosis of infertility right as she finished residency and started her job as a generalist Ob/Gyn here at […]

New Podcast Episode: Transformational Leadership with Dr. Dineo Khabele

Get ready for some brilliant career and life lessons as our Ob/Gyn Department Chair pulls back the curtain on what it’s been like to be our Chair for the past two years. She shares her 10 guiding principles and 3 key facets of transformational leadership. How do we cultivate purposeful careers that are aligned with […]

Dr. Halley Staples–Rocking the Intern Life (Links to an external site)

No matchday, no graduation?  No problem for Dr. Staples, who takes each day as it comes, always with a fantastic smile behind that mask and a truly inspiring outlook.  In this episode, which was recorded during peaking COVID numbers here in St. Louis, Dr. Staples shares her passion for advocacy, talks about the strong nurses […]

New Podcast Episode: Inspiring Each Other—Coming together for a world without cancer (Links to an external site)

It’s Gynecologic cancer awareness month AND the final push for Siteman’s Pedal the Cause event! Listen to two of our amazing residents, Drs. Elizabeth Johns and Whitney Grither, who are joining forces with two patients, Sandi Essner and Randalynn Vasel, and our own Pedal-funded physician-scientist, Dr. Katherine Fuh to discuss why Pedal the Cause is […]

New Podcast Episode: Daring Greatly with Dr. David Mutch (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Mutch, Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice-Chair or Gynecology, Former SGO President, a huge advocate for women with gynecologic cancers, and a list of career accolades too long to list, join us today to reflect on his career, the growth, and changes within Gynecologic Oncology he’s seen since he started on faculty here in the […]

New Podcast Episode: Dr. Dineo Khabele! Let’s Get to Work. (Links to an external site)

Dr. Dineo Khabele is the Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn here at WashU. She joined on June 1, right in the middle of a pandemic and our country’s reckoning with racism. She takes us through her story of career development, dedication to and passion for women’s health, her […]

New Podcast Episode: It’s all about Hope (Links to an external site)

Dr. David Eisenberg, Associate Professor here at Wash U, shares how his passion for civil rights and an early experience with Tiger mosquitoes led him to right where he is today. He’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right, and loves being a part of helping women find hope at the toughest of times. […]

New Podcast Episode: Staying Well and Moving Back Home (Links to an external site)

Dr. Whitney Trotter Ross updates us on life as a MIGS fellow at Penn State in Hershey, PA! She talks about physical, spiritual and emotional wellness, growing up in ????????, mentorship versus sponsorship, exercising together with her husband yet 15 feet apart in separate rooms while he’s on the covid service, and most exciting for […]

New Podcast Episode: How Humor Helps, and Post-Traumatic Growth. Dr. Stephanie Smith, everyone! (Links to an external site)

Oh yes, she did travel to national parks in her (MoBap?) blue scrubs! The meconium gets real in this episode with our amazing chief resident Smitty. She shares her story of growth from deeply personal past trauma, and how she’s writing, meditating, running, and still making everyone smile and laugh during covid19. Smitty’s strength and […]

New Podcast Episode: Dr. Lauren Kus on Wellness, Feedback, and Getting Radically Candid (Links to an external site)

Dr. Lauren Kus is one of our second-year residents, fiercely passionate about advocacy and promoting wellness across residency training. She is our new GME Resident Wellness representative and talks about what’s happening here. A former competitive volleyball player, Dr. Kus is no stranger to feedback and growth. She talks with Drs. Omurtag and Hagemann about […]