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"The Word on Medicine": Knowledge Changing Life

The-Word-on-MedicineJoin us on NEWS/TALK 1130 WISN for "The Word on Medicine” programs supported by Selig Leasing Co., and produced by the Department of Surgery. This multidisciplinary, bi-weekly radio show will highlight innovation and discovery across MCW – how knowledge changes life!

This past fall, the Department of Surgery initiated a bi-weekly multidisciplinary radio program entitled “The Word on Medicine: Knowledge Changing Life”, hosted by Dr. Douglas Evans and Dr. Rana Higgins, generously supported by the Selig Leasing Co. The goal of the program is to highlight innovation and discovery across MCW. Each show features a panel of content experts on a pre-determined topic, including a program chair, medical professionals with a high-level of expertise in the topic, and patients who provide a personal perspective. Past programs featured discussions on Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Heart Surgery and Transplantation, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Response to Mass Casualty, Liver and Kidney Transplantation, Colon Cancer and Screening, Pediatric Surgery, and Vascular Disease.

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Clinical Trials - July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm with a replay of our program on Clinical Trials: Everything you wanted to know about clinical trials and why they are so important.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Susan Tsai
  • Dr. Ben George
  • Dr. Paul Ritch
  • Guest Panelist: Dr. Erkut Borazanci, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN)
"Who's Your Doctor" - July 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm and focuses on “Who’s Your Doctor” - Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists discuss how they are trained, who they work with and why they are so critical to ensuring that you receive the best care exactly when you need it most.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Sarah Misustin (PA-C)
  • Lisa Johnson (CRNA)
  • Sean Veenendaal (PA-C)
  • Mike Ledvina (CRNA)
  • Scott Konkel (CRNA)
  • Rebecca Halverson (NP)
  • Sarah Vanderlinden (PA-C)
  • Rebecca Krueger (NP)
Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology - July 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the treatment of sarcoma and bone metastases with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Meena Bedi
  • Dr. John Neilson
  • Dr. John Charlson
  • Dr. Sean Tutton
  • Dr. William Lea
  • Dr. Kathryn Bylow
Uterine Fibroids - July 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm and focuses on Uterine Fibroids: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of Uterine Fibroids. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Benjamin Beran
  • Dr. Alexandra Fairchild
  • Dr. Aaron Staley
Lyme Disease - June 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Lyme Disease: infectious disease experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. John Fangman
  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Michael Kron
  • Jenifer Coburn, PhD
Emergency Department Care - June 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" focuses on Emergency Department Care: physicians and nurses discuss the everyday triumphs and challenges in the Emergency Department.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Alicia Pilarski
  • Dr. Kathleen Williams
  • Dr. Kristi Maso
  • Ken Mueller (RN)
  • Elizabeth Boyd (RN)
Urban Violence - June 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, June 15 at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focusing on Urban Violence: medical experts discuss how big of a problem this is in Milwaukee and what we are doing about it.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Marc de Moya
  • Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini
  • Dr. David Milia
  • Dr. Dimitri Topitzes
  • Dr. Kathleen Williams
  • Guest Panelist: Dr. Joseph Sakran, Director of Emergency General Surgery and Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, June 8, at 4:00 pm with our show focused on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): medical experts discuss what is gastroesophageal reflux disease, how incredibly common it is and how it is treated. The show will also feature two grateful patients who are willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:  

  • Dr. Jon Gould
  • Dr. Andrew Kastenmeier
  • Dr. Patrick Sanvanson
  • Dr. Madhuri Trivedi
  • Casey Fisher (APNP)
  • Abby Schroeder (PA)
Hernias - June 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm. As June is National Hernia Awareness Month, we’re replaying our show focused on Hernias: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias which affect many of us. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Matthew Goldblatt
  • Dr. Erin Doren
  • Dr. Christopher Fadumiye
  • Michelle Weber, APNP
Sun Exposure - May 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Summer will come to Wisconsin and you want to be ready! Join this all-star cast from the Department of Dermatology, including one of their patients who provides a detailed description of his treatment for skin cancer. Drs. Barbara Wilson and Edit Olasz Harken, along with Dr. Julia Kasprzak and Heidi Kenyon, RN, provide your guide to keeping your skin healthy and why sunscreen is so important. UV does not stand for “unusual valor” - it may take courage to survive a sunburn, but perhaps a touch of bad judgement to get one? Please listen to this great edition of “The Word on Medicine” on Saturday, May 25 at 4:00 pm.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Mary Otterson
  • Dr. Daniel Stein
  • Dr. Andres Yarur
  • Mandi Stayner, RD
  • Janice Erbe, RN
The First Patient - May 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next “Word on Medicine” show will air Saturday, May 11 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" presents a rare opportunity to talk with a truly gifted filmmaker, Milwaukee’s own Chip Duncan, about his most recent documentary film “The First Patient.” Duncan Entertainment has created an amazing view into the life and education of medical students in the creation of this film. Listen to Chip, along with Dr. Matthew Goldblatt, Dr. Lindsey Clark, Dr. Jacqueline Blank, Dr. Kayla Chapman, Dr. Arielle Thomas and Dr. Amanda Witte as they discuss how doctors and surgeons are trained – an amazing insight into everyone’s doctor!

Melanoma - May 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, May 4, at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Melanoma: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. The show will also feature the stories of three grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Callisia Clarke
  • Dr. Amy Harker-Murray
  • Dr. Kara Walton
  • Dr. Julia Kasprzak
  • Tanya Radke, APNP
  • Debbie Grant, OTR
The Making of a Surgeon - April 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, April 27 at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" focuses on The Making of a Surgeon. This program provides a unique insight into how surgeons are trained. Everything from medical school to the famous M & M conference – a description of the trauma bay and the OR – the truth behind surgical training and so very different from the imaginary acts seen on TV!

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Matthew Goldblatt
  • Dr. Lindsey Clark
  • Dr. Caitlin Patten
  • Dr. Andrew Kastenmeier
  • Amanda Hall, RN
  • Bethany Reuter, RN
  • Russ Whitlock
Infertility - April 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, April 20 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Infertility: Medical experts discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of infertility. The show also features grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Kate Schoyer
  • Dr. Jay Sandlow
  • Dr. Jayme Bosler
  • Bridget Lawler (RN)
  • Amy Granlund, BS (Embryologist and Laboratory Coordinator)
  • Theresa Nadolski (RN)
Organ Donation - April 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, April 13, at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" focuses on Organ Donation during National Donate Life Month: medical experts discuss the importance of organ donation and highlight the crisis of the donor shortage. The show will also feature a grateful patient who is willing to tell his story.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. David Joyce
  • Dr. Asim Mohammed
  • Dr. Mitchell Saltzberg
  • Dr. Lucian Durham
  • Guest: Colleen McCarthy, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organ & Tissue, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin
Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - April 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, April 6, at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" replays our show focused on Thyroid Nodules and Surgery: endocrinologists, radiologists, and surgeons discuss thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. The show will also feature the stories of two patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Douglas Evans
  • Dr. Tracy Wang
  • Dr. Francisco Quiroz
  • Dr. Ty Carroll
  • Dr. Aditi Kumar
  • Dr. Beth Lalande
Urban Violence - March 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, March 30, at 4:00 pm when "The Word on Medicine" focuses on Urban Violence: medical experts discuss how big of a problem this is in Milwaukee and what we are doing about it.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Marc de Moya
  • Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini
  • Dr. David Milia
  • Dr. Dimitri Topitzes
  • Dr. Kathleen Williams
  • Guest panelist: Dr. Joseph Sakran, Director of Emergency General Surgery and Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD
Travel Medicine - March 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, March 23, at 4:00 pm. It is a replay of our show focused on Travel Medicine: medical experts and patients discuss the importance of travel health and medicine, and review available resources. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Nathan Gundacker
  • Donnamae Klug
  • Holly Spiess
Clinical Trials - March 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, March 16, at 4:00 pm focusing on Clinical Trials: Everything you wanted to know about clinical trials and why they are so important.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Susan Tsai
  • Dr. Ben George
  • Dr. Paul Ritch
  • Guest Panelist: Dr. Erkut Borazanci, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN)
Colon Cancer Screening and Awareness - March 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday (March 9) at 4:00 pm. Focusing primarily on Colon Cancer and screening techniques, the panel of experts will discuss prevention and screening for colon cancer, what happens after initial cancer diagnosis, primary treatment options, and quality of life post-treatment from the patient’s perspective.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Carrie Peterson
  • Dr. Timothy Ridolfi
  • Dr. Peter Eichenseer
  • Dr. William Hall
  • Dr. James Thomas
  • Janice Erbe (Wound Ostomy Nurse)

Rectal Cancer - March 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" focuses on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with our show on Rectal Cancer: medical experts discuss the diagnoses, evaluation and treatment of rectal cancer. The show also features a grateful patient who was willing to share his story.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Kirk Ludwig
  • Dr. Carrie Peterson
  • Dr. James Thomas
  • Dr. Beth Erickson
Prostate Cancer - February 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" replays our Men’s Health program on Prostate Cancer, with medical experts and patients discussing the diagnosis and treatment.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn
  • Dr. William Hall
  • Dr. Scott Johnson
  • Jessica Motl PA-C

You can listen to the show on Saturday at 4:00 pm on 1130 AM WISN or live-stream from the iHeart Radio website or through the iHeartRadio app.

Infertility - February 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, February 16 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" discusses Infertility: Medical experts discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of infertility. The show also features grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Kate Schoyer
  • Dr. Jay Sandlow
  • Dr. Jayme Bosler
  • Bridget Lawler (RN)
  • Amy Granlund, BS (Embryologist and Laboratory Coordinator)
  • Theresa Nadolski (RN)
Heart Disease and the Role of Surgery - February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm (Sunday)

We have a special replay of "The Word On Medicine" radio program devoted to Heart Disease and the Role of Surgery with a special emphasis on Heart Surgery and Heart Transplantation.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Paul Pearson
  • Dr. Peter Mason
  • Dr. Mitch Salzberg
  • Dr. David Joyce
  • Dr. Nicole Lohr
  • Jessica Kurowski, APNP
  • Meg Shannon-Stone, APNP
Surgical Quality - February 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next program will air this Saturday, February 2 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" discusses Surgical Quality: Medical experts discuss the importance of quality within surgery and healthcare.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Jon Gould
  • Dr. Andrew Resnick
  • Dr. Siddhartha Singh
  • Dr. Kathryn Lauer
  • Dr. Tammy Kindel
  • Dr. Mary Jane Dorova
  • Dr. Amanda Kong
  • Dr. Elise Lawson
New Year's Resolutions - January 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next program will air this Saturday, January 26 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" replays our program to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions with medical experts focusing on diet, exercise and smoking cessation.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Valerie Bonne
  • Dr. Karen Kersting
  • Dr. Srividya Kidambi
  • Dr. Tammy Kindel
  • Dr. Aimee Welsh
Advanced Fetal Care - January 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The next program will air this Saturday, January 19 at 4:00 pm, when "The Word on Medicine" replays Advanced Fetal Care: medical experts and patients discuss advanced fetal care and the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Amy Wagner
  • Dr. Erika Peterson
  • Dr. John Kryger
  • Dr. Mohit Maheshwari
  • Kristi Rapp (Fetal Program Director)
  • Kim Mangarelli (Nurse Care Coordinator)
Adolescent Obesity - January 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

"The Word on Medicine" will discuss the epidemic of adolescent obesity and what medical experts are doing about it. The show also features two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Tammy Kindel
  • Dr. Bethany Auble
  • Dr. Bernadette Vitola
  • Dr. Farhat Khan
  • Dr. Elizabeth Fischer
  • Denise Kilway (APN)
New Year's Resolutions - January 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

At 4:00 pm, "The Word on Medicine" helps you with your New Year’s Resolutions with medical experts focusing on diet, exercise and smoking cessation.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Valerie Bonne
  • Dr. Karen Kersting
  • Dr. Srividya Kidambi
  • Dr. Tammy Kindel
  • Dr. Aimee Welsh
All About Your Spine - December 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

At 3:00 pm, "The Word on Medicine" is All About Your Spine: a discussion with medical experts and patients on everything from back pain to tumors and cancers which affect the spine. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories. This is a replay of the original show.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Hesham Soliman
  • Dr. Malika Siker
  • Dr. Jennifer Connelly
  • Dr. Marjorie Wang
  • Hilary Krueger, APNP
Organ Transplantation - December 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Focusing primarily on liver and kidney transplantation, the panel of experts will discuss an overview of MCW’s transplantation program, mental health, what to expect from a transplant surgery, the organ matching process, and hear from a few patients on their experience with organ transplantation. This is a replay of the original show.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Johnny Hong, Chief of Transplant Surgery & Service Line Director for Multi-Institution Solid Organ Transplant Program
  • Dr. Stephanie Zanowski, Director of Transplantation Mental Health for the Transplant Program
  • Dr. Ehab Saad, Transplant Nephrology Medical Director at MCW and Froedtert Hospital
  • Dr. Mike Zimmerman, Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation
  • Dr. Kathryn Lauer, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at MCW
  • Dr. Jenessa Price, Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery
  • Sara Siker, transplant alcohol and drug abuse coordinator
  • Shannon Sova, liver transplantation coordinator
  • Tanya Anderson, coordinates the evaluation process for those considering organ donation
Trauma and Emergency Surgery - December 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Trauma program will focus on the management of trauma, mass casualties, and the importance of Level I trauma centers in the community. The panel of experts will speak about what events are classified as a trauma, process of treatment from incident to recovery, pediatric trauma, MCW’s Trauma Psychology Program, and hear from a victim of the 2012 spa shooting in Brookfield, WI. This is a replay of the original show.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Marc de Moya, Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care
  • Dr. Olga Kaslow, Director of Trauma Anesthesia Services at MCW
  • Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health at MCW
  • Dr. David Gourlay, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • Dr. Amy Drendel, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Clinical psychologist in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, and Director of MCW Trauma Psychology Program
  • Dr. Matthew Jandrisvits, Clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery - December 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Spine Surgery: a discussion with medical experts and patients on everything from back pain, to tumors and cancers which affect the spine.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness - November 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This program is devoted to Pancreatic Cancer in honor of November being pancreatic cancer awareness month and is a replay of the original show.

Joining Dr. Evans in this program are:

  • Dr. Susan Tsai is a surgical oncologist and national expert in the research and treatment of pancreatic cancer, in the Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Michael Griffin is an expert in abdominal imaging and especially the pancreas, in the Department of Radiology
  • Jennifer Geurts is Director of the Genetics Counseling Program at MCW
  • Dr. Kathleen Christians is a pancreatic and liver surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Beth Erickson is the leader of our Radiation Oncology Program
  • Dr. Abdul Khan is an interventional gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Ben George is a medical oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology
Lung Cancer - November 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Lung Cancer: a discussion with medical experts on lung cancer and treatment options. Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Mario Gasparri
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gore
  • Dr. Jonathan Thompson
  • Grateful patients who were willing to share their stories
Surviving and Thriving with Gynecological Cancer - November 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This replay of “The Word on Medicine” features many individuals who care for patients with uterine, ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. This show will focus on diagnosing, treating and managing these complex diseases.

Guests:

  • Dr. Denise Uyar, Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Dr. Beth Erickson, Radiation Oncologist
  • Jennifer Geurts, Genetic Counselor
  • Claudia Bojar, Gynecology Oncology Outpatient Clinic Nurse
  • Dr. Erin Bishop, Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Dr. Stacy O’Connor, Radiologist
  • Jamie Neary, NP, Women’s Health
  • Mary Pipkin, Gynecology Oncology Research Program Nurse
  • Dr. William Bradley, Gynecologic Oncologist

 

Robotic Surgery - November 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Women's Health Part 2 - October 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

This show continues the conversation around the importance of Women’s Health – Part 2 focuses on how women can improve their bone health, the gender differences which exist around medication use, and how women can achieve healthy weight loss. This is a replay of the original show.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Lohr
  • Dr. Neuner
  • Dr. Shaker
  • Dr. Lalonde
  • Sara Arndt NP
  • Dr. Gosset
  • Dr. Lor
  • Dr. Groden
  • Dr. Findling
  • Dr. Higgins
  • Amy Kulwicki RD
Women's Cardiovascular Health Part 1 - October 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

This show is a replay of the original show and is titled Women’s Cardiovascular Health Part 1 and will focus on primary prevention of heart disease in women, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in women, and managing symptoms of heart disease in women.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Lohr
  • Dr. Welsh
  • Dr. Cohen
  • Dr. Dabbouseh
  • Dr. Fitzgerald
Breast Cancer Awareness - October 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This show is devoted to breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a replay of the original show.

mcw-on-the-radio-10-14-2017-microphoneOrganized by Dr. Amanda Kong, Chief of Breast Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, this show will be devoted to breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Learn more (PDF)

Joining Dr. Kong in this program are:

  • Dr. Shadie Majidi, Chief of the Division of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology
  • Dr. Caitlin Patten, breast surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. John LoGiudice, Plastic Surgery Medical Director, Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Yee Cheng, medical oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine and Section Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Zablocki VA Medical Center
  • Dr. Carmen Bergom, radiation oncologist and scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Flu - October 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

"The Word on Medicine" focuses on Everything You Wanted to Know About the Flu, from diagnosis to treatment. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Mary Beth Graham
  • Dr. Marty Muntz
  • Dr. Kristi Maso
  • Dr. Anne Daniels
Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - September 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, September 29, at 5:00 pm. It is a replay of our show focused on Thyroid Nodules and Surgery: endocrinologists, radiologists, and surgeons discuss thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. The show will also feature the stories of two patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Douglas Evans
  • Dr. Tracy Wang
  • Dr. Francisco Quiroz
  • Dr. Ty Carroll
  • Dr. Aditi Kumar
  • Dr. Beth Lalande
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - September 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, September 22, at 4:00 pm. It is focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Mary Otterson
  • Dr. Daniel Stein
  • Dr. Andres Yarur
  • Mandi Stayner, RD
  • Janice Erbe RN
Challenges and Triumphs of Bariatric Surgery - September 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, September 15, at 5:00 pm. It is a replay of our show focused on the Challenges and Triumphs of Bariatric Surgery and the management of obesity. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Rana Higgins
  • Dr. Vidya Kidambi
  • Dr. Tammy Kindel
  • Dr. Kathryn Lauer
  • Kate Glasenapp, DNP
Travel Medicine - September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, September 8, at 4:00 pm. It is focused on Travel Medicine: medical experts and patients discuss the importance of travel health and medicine, and review available resources. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Nathan Gundacker
  • Donnamae Klug
  • Holly Spiess
Hernias - August 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, August 18, at 4:00 pm. It is focused on Hernias: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias which affect many of us. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Matthew Goldblatt
  • Dr. Erin Doren
  • Dr. Christopher Fadumiye
  • Michelle Weber, APNP
Personalized Medicine - August 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The next show will air Saturday, August 11, at 3:00 pm. It is focused on Personalized Medicine: medical experts and patients discuss the importance of personalized medicine for cancer treatment and beyond. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Raul Urrutia
  • Dr. Michael Zimmerman
  • Dr. Craig Mackinnon
  • Dr. Ben George
  • Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC
Fetal Surgery - July 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Advanced Fetal Care is a new show and will air on 7/28

The next show will air on Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 pm. It is focused on Advanced Fetal Care: medical experts and patients discuss advanced fetal care and the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Amy Wagner
  • Dr. Erika Peterson
  • Dr. John Kryger
  • Dr. Mohit Maheshwari
  • Kristi Rapp, Fetal Program Director
  • Kim Mangarelli, Nurse Care Coordinator
Melanoma - July 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will be focused on Melanoma: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. The show will also feature the stories of three grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Callisia Clarke
  • Dr. Amy Harker-Murray
  • Dr. Kara Walton
  • Dr. Julia Kasprzak
  • Tanya Radke, APNP
  • Debbie Grant, OTR

Right after the show on Melanoma, at 5:00 pm we are airing a replay of the show focused on Survivorship (Part 1) with medical experts and patients discussing the diagnosis and treatment of breast and pancreatic cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Caitlin Patten
  • Elizabeth Krzywda, MSN, ANP
  • Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker!
Lyme Disease - June 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The next show will focus on Lyme Disease: infectious disease experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. John Fangman
  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Michael Kron
  • Jenifer Coburn, PhD
Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology - June 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will be focused on Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology: a discussion with medical experts and patients on the treatment of sarcoma and bone metastases with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Meena Bedi
  • Dr. John Neilson
  • Dr. John Charlson
  • Dr. Sean Tutton
  • Dr. William Lea
  • Dr. Kathryn Bylow
Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - May 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please note that there will be two additional airings of this program: Saturday, May 26 from 5:00-6:00 pm and Sunday, May 27 from 2:00-3:00 pm.

This next show will focus on Thyroid Nodules and Surgery: endocrinologists, radiologists, and surgeons discuss thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. The show will also feature the stories of two patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Douglas Evans
  • Dr. Tracy Wang
  • Dr. Francisco Quiroz
  • Dr. Ty Carroll
  • Dr. Aditi Kumar
  • Dr. Beth Lalande
Survivorship - Part 2 - May 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show will air this Saturday, May 5, at 4:00 pm. It is focused on Survivorship (Part 2) with medical experts and patients discussing survivorship and their experiences with liver transplant, heart transplant, heart valve surgery and cancer of the adrenal gland.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Johnny Hong
  • Dr. Michael Zimmerman
  • Shannon Sova
  • Janelle Hogan RN, BSN
  • Dr. Paul Pearson
  • Dr. Lyle Joyce
  • Angelia Cole APP
  • Jessica Kurowski APNP, ANP
  • Sarah Misustin PA-C
  • Jessica Lynn RN
  • Trevor Joswick RN, BSN
  • Alison Hanson RD
Survivorship - Part 1 - April 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

A discussion with medical experts and patients discussing the diagnosis and treatment of breast and pancreatic cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Caitlin Patten
  • Elizabeth Krzywda, MSN, APNP
  • Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker!
Prostate Cancer (Urology) - March 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn
  • Dr. William Hall
  • Dr. Scott Johnson
  • Jessica Motl, PA-C
Women's Cardiovascular Health - March 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm and March 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The next show on March 3 is titled Women’s Cardiovascular Health Part 1 and will focus on primary prevention of heart disease in women, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in women, and managing symptoms of heart disease in women.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Lohr
  • Dr. Welsh
  • Dr. Cohen
  • Dr. Dabbouseh
  • Dr. Fitzgerald

On March 17 we will continue the conversation around the importance of Women’s Health Part 2. We will focus on how women can improve their bone health, the gender differences which exist around medication use, and how women can achieve healthy weight loss.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Lohr
  • Dr. Neuner
  • Dr. Shaker
  • Dr. Lalonde
  • Sara Arndt NP
  • Dr. Gosset
  • Dr. Lor
  • Dr. Groden
  • Dr. Findling
  • Dr. Higgins
  • Amy Kulwicki RD
Gynecology Oncology - February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This airing of “The Word on Medicine” features many individuals who care for patients with uterine, ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. This show will focus on diagnosing, treating and managing these complex diseases.

Guests:

  • Dr. Denise Uyar, Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Dr. Beth Erickson, Radiation Oncologist
  • Jennifer Geurts, Genetic Counselor
  • Claudia Bojar, Gynecology Oncology Outpatient Clinic Nurse
  • Dr. Erin Bishop, Gynecologic Oncologist
  • Dr. Stacy O’Connor, Radiologist
  • Jamie Neary, NP, Women’s Health
  • Mary Pipkin, Gynecology Oncology Research Program Nurse
  • Dr. William Bradley, Gynecologic Oncologist
Vascular Disease - February 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This airing of "The Word on Medicine" features many individuals who care for patients with Vascular Disease. This show will focus on diagnosing, treating and managing vascular disease, surgical procedures and alternatives to open surgery.

Guests:

  • Dr. Peter Rossi, Vascular Surgeon
  • Dr. James Gosset, Vascular Medicine Specialist
  • Dr. Robert Hieb, Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Dr. Chris Plambeck, Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Courtney Johnson, PA-C
  • Maria Wellenstein, NP
Pediatric Surgery and Related Medical Concerns in Babies and Children - January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Focusing on diagnosing surgical conditions in fetuses, team collaboration in caring for a prenatal child with a surgical condition, what happens after the baby is born, advantages of being cared for at a Pediatric Hospital, and the family’s perspective whose children have been cared for at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Guests:

  • Dr. Marjorie Arca, Surgical Director of Critical Care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Steve Leuthner, Neonatal Medical Co-Director of Fetal Concerns Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Casey Calkins, Director of Fetal Concerns Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Surgical Director of two Multidisciplinary Programs, and Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Susan Staudt, Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Chris Spahr, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Kevin Boyd, Pediatric Radiologist and Program Director of Body Imaging at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Colon Cancer and Colonoscopies - January 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Focusing primarily on Colon Cancer and screening techniques, the panel of experts will discuss prevention and screening for colon cancer, what happens after initial cancer diagnosis, primary treatment options, and quality of life post-treatment from the patient’s perspective.

Guests:

  • Dr. Carrie Peterson, Colorectal Surgeon
  • Dr. Tim Ridolfi, Colorectal Surgeon
  • Dr. Peter Eichenseer, Division of Gastroenterology at MCW
  • Dr. William Hall, Radiation Oncologist specializing in cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas
  • Dr. James Thomas, Head of Solid Tumor Oncology and Director of Clinical Trials Office for the Cancer Center
  • Janice Erbe, Wound Ostomy Nurse
Transplant Program - December 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Focusing primarily on liver and kidney transplantation, the panel of experts will discuss an overview of MCW’s transplantation program, mental health, what to expect from a transplant surgery, the organ matching process, and hear from a few patients on their experience with organ transplantation.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Johnny Hong, Chief of Transplant Surgery & Service Line Director for Multi-Institution Solid Organ Transplant Program
  • Dr. Stephanie Zanowski, Director of Transplantation Mental Health for the Transplant Program
  • Dr. Ehab Saad, Transplant Nephrology Medical Director at MCW and Froedtert Hospital
  • Dr. Mike Zimmerman, Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation
  • Dr. Kathryn Lauer, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at MCW
  • Dr. Jenessa Price, Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery
  • Sara Siker, transplant alcohol and drug abuse coordinator
  • Shannon Sova, liver transplantation coordinator
  • Tanya Anderson, coordinates the evaluation process for those considering organ donation
Trauma Response to Mass Casualty - December 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Trauma program will focus on the management of trauma, mass casualties, and the importance of Level I trauma centers in the community. The panel of experts will speak about what events are classified as a trauma, process of treatment from incident to recovery, pediatric trauma, MCW’s Trauma Psychology Program, and hear from a victim of the 2012 spa shooting in Brookfield, WI.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Marc de Moya, Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care
  • Dr. Olga Kaslow, Director of Trauma Anesthesia Services at MCW
  • Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health at MCW
  • Dr. David Gourlay, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • Dr. Amy Drendel, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Clinical psychologist in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, and Director of MCW Trauma Psychology Program
  • Dr. Matthew Jandrisvits, Clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Bariatric Surgery - November 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Our fourth program is devoted to bariatric surgery and the management of obesity.

The panel of experts joining Dr. Evans are:

  • Dr. Rana Higgins, bariatric surgery in the Division of General Surgery
  • Dr. Vidya Kidambi, endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology
  • Kate Glasenapp, adult nurse practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology
  • Dr. Tammy Kindel, surgeon-scientist in the Division of General Surgery
  • Dr. Kathryn Lauer, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology and Chief of Staff at Froedtert Hospital
Pancreatic Cancer - November 11, 2017

Our third program is devoted to Pancreatic Cancer in honor of November being pancreatic cancer awareness month.

Joining Dr. Evans in this program are:

  • Dr. Susan Tsai is a surgical oncologist and national expert in the research and treatment of pancreatic cancer, in the Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Michael Griffin is an expert in abdominal imaging and especially the pancreas, in the Department of Radiology
  • Jennifer Geurts is Director of the Genetics Counseling Program at MCW
  • Dr. Kathleen Christians is a pancreatic and liver surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Beth Erickson is the leader of our Radiation Oncology Program
  • Dr. Abdul Khan is an interventional gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Ben George is a medical oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology
Cardiac Program - October 28, 2017

Our second program is devoted to heart disease with a special emphasis on heart surgery and heart transplantation. The program chair is Dr. Paul Pearson, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Joining Dr. Pearson in this program are:

  • Dr. Peter Mason, an interventional cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Medicine
  • Jessica Kurowski, an advanced practice nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Valve Program at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Mitch Saltzberg, the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Heart Failure and Transplant Program in the Division of Cardiology
  • Dr. David Joyce, a cardiovascular surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Meg Shannon-Stone, an advanced practice nurse practitioner in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Nicole Lohr, a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology
Breast Cancer - October 14, 2017

Join us on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 pm on NEWS/TALK 1130 WISN for the inaugural program of “The Word on Medicine” supported by Selig Leasing Co., and produced by the Department of Surgery. This multidisciplinary, bi-weekly radio show will highlight innovation and discovery across MCW – how knowledge changes life!

mcw-on-the-radio-10-14-2017-microphoneThe first program, organized by Dr. Amanda Kong, Chief of Breast Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, will be devoted to breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Learn more (PDF)

Joining Dr. Kong in this program are:

  • Dr. Shadie Majidi, Chief of the Division of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology
  • Dr. Caitlin Patten, breast surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. John LoGiudice, Plastic Surgery Medical Director, Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Yee Cheng, medical oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine and Section Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Zablocki VA Medical Center
  • Dr. Carmen Bergom, radiation oncologist and scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology