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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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2020 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - March 28, 2020 Part 2

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for the disease we know as COVID-19: get the facts – how it developed, where we are now in testing and treatment, and more from experts at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Tune in this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. to the second of our four-part weekly series on the pandemic as we air Coronavirus Part II, a series of weekly special broadcasts of “The Word on Medicine” from physicians with boots on the ground caring for patients every day. The information you want and need to hear, from the physicians who are dealing with this disease!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - March 21, 2020 Part 1

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the unique pandemic that has our lives turned upside down – what is COVID-19 and what is the Medical College of Wisconsin doing about it? Please tune in to WISN and learn from experts and our leadership. This is the first of a series of weekly special broadcasts of “The Word on Medicine” that will provide you accurate information from physicians with boots on the ground caring for patients every day.

Venous Thromboembolism - March 14, 2020

"The Word on Medicine” will discuss Venous Thromboembolism: Medical experts and patients discuss the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of blood clots. Panelists for this show include Dr. Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, Dr. Benjamin Jung, and two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Rectal Cancer - March 7, 2020

As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on Rectal Cancer: medical experts discuss the diagnoses, evaluation and treatment of rectal cancer. Panelists for this show include Dr. Kirk Ludwig, Dr. Carrie Peterson, Dr. James Thomas, and Dr. Beth Erickson. The show also features a grateful patient who was willing to share his story.

ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support - February 29, 2020

"The Word on Medicine” will discuss ECMO and mechanical circulatory support: medical experts and a patient discuss life-saving advanced technology that helps patients with severe heart and lung problems. Panelists include Dr. Lucian Durham, Dr. Nunzio Gaglianello and Jennifer Guy (RN).

Resilience and Personal Strength - February 22, 2020

"The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on Resilience and Personal Strength: patients share their secret sauce for getting through difficult medical treatments. The importance of family, friends and the mind-body relationship – how to stay positive despite side effects from life-saving treatments. You will be inspired by the courage and resilience of the amazing patients who share their personal stories in this special edition of “The Word on Medicine” hosted by Dr. Douglas Evans with guest panelists Dr. Michael Salinger and Kate Isely.

Orthopaedic Injuries - February 15, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will air our program on Orthopaedic Injuries – broken bones and preventable mistakes. An Apple A Day may not keep these doctors away! We discuss everything from professional athletics to the weekend warrior to hand injuries – which we hope are preventable, especially when those hands find their way into the snow blower, lawn mower and other tools around the house! We know that you will find this program full of useful information, along with really important insights from our team physicians for professional, college and regional high school athletic teams. Now if the Packers would only let those talented MCW docs on the sidelines also participate in the NFL draft and perhaps even call a few plays! Panelists for this show include Dr. Gregory Schmeling, Dr. Jonathan Campbell and Dr. Anthony LoGiudice.

Women's Cardiovascular Health - February 8, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, focusing 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. Nicole Lohr, Dr. Aimee Welsh, Dr. Scott Cohen, Dr. Noura Dabbouseh, and Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - February 1, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will air our program on High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). Everyone listening either has high blood pressure or knows someone who is taking some sort of medication for elevated blood pressure. Did you know that there are some correctable causes of high blood pressure? The Word on Medicine will explore the causes and treatments of high blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension) with experts in the field from the Medical College of Wisconsin. We will hear from patients who underwent surgery (on their adrenal glands) to correct their high blood pressure – a common cause of hypertension that is often forgotten about even by medical professionals. If you are taking medication for high blood pressure, be sure to listen to this program! Panelists for this show include Dr. James Findling, Dr. Tracy Wang, Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski and Gabriella Pyptiuk (APNP).

Surgical Quality - January 25, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on 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. Amanda Kong, Dr. Elise Lawson and Mary Jane Dorova (BA, BSN, RN).

Breast Reconstruction - January 18, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will air our program on Breast Reconstruction. Medical experts and a patient discuss surgical options and recovery from breast reconstruction. Panelists for this show include Dr. Erin Doren, Dr. Karri Adamson, Dr. John LoGiudice, Anna Ganju (PA-C) and Deanne Dupree (MSN, APNP).

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Flu - January 11, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on Everything You Wanted to Know About The Flu, from diagnosis to treatment. Panelists for this show include Dr. Joyce Sanchez, Dr. Mary Beth Graham, Dr. Marty Muntz, Dr. Kristi Maso and Dr. Anne Daniels. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Esophageal Cancer - January 4, 2020

This Saturday "The Word on Medicine” will air our program on Esophageal Cancer: medical experts and a patient will discuss the symptoms and treatment of esophageal cancer. Panelists for this show include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Abdul Khan, Dr. Ben George and Dr. Lindsay Puckett.

2019 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

New Year's Resolutions - December 28, 2019

"The Word on Medicine” will air a replay of our program on New Year's Resolutions: medical experts will help us focus on diet, exercise and smoking cessation. Panelists for this show include Dr. Valerie Bonne, Dr. Karen Kersting, Dr. Srividya Kidambi, Dr. Tammy Kindel, and Dr. Aimee Welsh.

Strength and Courage - December 21, 2019

"The Word on Medicine” will air Strength and Courage: patient stories that we know will provide hope and inspiration, especially for those of you struggling with personal challenges at this time, even if that challenge is not related to medical illness. You do not want to miss this program – join Dr. Douglas Evans, Dr. Johnny Hong, and Shannon Sova with their patients as they tell their stories of hope, advocacy, personal and emotional strength and great courage. You will find this program uplifting and inspiring as you face today and tomorrow.

Robotic Surgery - December 14, 2019

"The Word on Medicine” will air a replay of our episode devoted to Robotic Surgery: medical experts and patients discuss the impact and utilization of robotic surgery in various surgical specialties. Panelists for this show include Dr. Carrie Peterson, Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Rana Higgins, and Kelly Mazur, RN, BSN.

Venous Disease and Varicose Veins - December 7, 2019

"The Word on Medicine” will air an episode devoted to Venous Disease and Varicose Veins: medical experts and a patient discuss the impact of venous disease and varicose veins on quality of life and discuss options for treatment. Panelists for this show include Dr. Kellie Brown, Dr. Alexandra Fairchild, and Allison Fladten, APNP.

Cancer of the Pancreas - November 30, 2019

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and as there has been so much recent attention on pancreatic cancer, we are replaying our program on Cancer of the Pancreas. Please listen to our medical experts that are devoted to the care and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. Panelists for this show include Dr. Susan Tsai, Dr. Michael Griffin, Dr. Kathleen Christians, Dr. Beth Erickson, Dr. Abdul Khan, Dr. Ben George, and Jennifer Geurts (CGC).

HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus - November 23, 2019

HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus - so many misconceptions and so much that is poorly understood. The “Word on Medicine” will change that with this enlightening program airing on Saturday, November 23, 2019 which covers everything from how this virus is transmitted, to how common it is in Wisconsin (and this country) - including the many advances in diagnosis and treatment. Did you realize that HIV can be detected with a simple blood test, treatment is virtually 100% effective and that treatment is a pill taken daily - yes, tremendous progress in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease – and you will hear from the experts at MCW! The panelists are joined by two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories. Panelists for this show include Dr. Andrew Petroll, Dr. Sol Del Mar Aldrete, Joanna Woodbury, and Mary Teetzen.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - November 16, 2019

The next “Word on Medicine” will air Saturday, November 16, 2019 with a replay of our program devoted to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): medical experts discuss what is gastroesophageal reflux disease, how incredibly common it is and how it is treated. Two grateful patients were 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), and Abby Schroeder (PA).

High Risk Pregnancy - November 9, 2019

The next “Word on Medicine” will air Saturday, November 9, 2019 with our program devoted to High Risk Pregnancy. Medical experts discuss the impact of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure in pregnancy, and a patient discusses her personal experience with a high risk pregnancy. Panelists for this program include Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald, Dr. Meredith Cruz, Dr. Jennifer McIntosh, Dr. Anna Palatnik, and Dr. Emily Smith.

Lung Cancer and Treatment Options - November 2, 2019

As November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm, the "Word on Medicine" is replaying our discussion with medical experts on Lung Cancer and treatment options. The show includes grateful patients who were willing to share their stories. Panelists for this program include Dr. Mario Gasparri, Dr. Elizabeth Gore, and Dr. Jonathan Thompson.

Breast Cancer - October 26, 2019

The "Word on Medicine" has been on the air for two years and is celebrating our 50th show Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Our inaugural program in October of 2017 was devoted to Breast Cancer and our 50th program is an update of this rapidly expanding field of cancer research and treatment. The 50th program of "The Word on Medicine" is again devoted to Breast Cancer: a patient shares her story of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer while she was pregnant, and her medical team discusses the complexity of her care. Panelists for this show include Dr. Amanda Kong, Dr. Adam Currey, Dr. Lubna Chaudhary, Marloe Esch (RN, OCN), and Amanda Jacquart (MS, CGC).

LGBTQ - October 19, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm with our program devoted to LGBTQ. What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, how do health care disparities affect members of our community, how do we address implicit biases which may impede the delivery of comprehensive and compassionate health care – for answers to these and other very important questions listen to this amazing edition of The Word on Medicine. The Inclusion Health Clinic is Wisconsin’s first LGBTQ health clinic and provides the most wide-ranging and welcoming health care solution for our LGBTQ community – indeed, a model for any site specific program or center – medicine has a lot to learn from this uniquely successful program! For more information, please visit https://www.froedtert.com/lgbtq or call (414) 805-2018. This show also features the story from a grateful patient. Panelists for this show include Dr. Andrew Petroll, Dr. John Fangman, and Joanna Woodbury.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Flu - October 12, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm with a replay of our program focusing 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, and Dr. Anne Daniels.

Diabetes 1 - October 5, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm with our program devoted to Diabetes 1. Virtually everyone has a friend or relative who has an elevated blood sugar or is under treatment for diabetes. The "Word on Medicine", in its 48th program, explores the causes, the diagnosis and the treatment of diabetes in adults and children. Hear from the experts, some of whom have diabetes themselves and two amazing patients who were willing to share their stories. Panelists for this show include Dr. Ty Carroll,  Dr. Sam Engle, and Maggie Frederick (RN).

Adolescent Obesity - September 28, 2019

On Saturday at 4:00 pm., the "Word on Medicine" replays our program on Adolescent Obesity: medical experts discuss the epidemic of adolescent obesity and what they 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, and Denise Kilway (APN).

Prostate Cancer - September 21, 2019

Then on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm, the "Word on Medicine" replays our Men’s Health program on Prostate Cancer, with medical experts and patients discussing diagnosis and treatment. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories. Panelists for this show include Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn, Dr. William Hall, Dr. Scott Johnson, and Jessica Motl (PA-C).

The Importance of Psychology in Surgery - September 14, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm with our program devoted to The Importance of Psychology in Surgery. Health psychologists and a patient discuss the importance of mental health and psychology in patients undergoing surgery. Panelists for this show include Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Dr. Timothy Geier, Dr. Karen Kersting, Dr. Janessa Price, and Jennifer Merrill (APNP).

Surviving and Thriving with Gynecological Cancer - September 7, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm when we replay our program devoted to Surviving and Thriving with Gynecological Cancer, featuring many individuals who care for patients with uterine, ovarian and gynecologic cancers. This show will focus on diagnosing, treating and managing these complex diseases. Panelists for this show include Dr. Denise Uyar, Dr. Beth Erickson, Dr. Erin Bishop, Dr. Stacy O’Connor, Dr. William Bradley, Jennifer Geurts (MS, CGC), Claudia Bojar (Gynecology Oncology Outpatient Clinic Nurse), Jamie Neary (NP, Women’s Health), and Mary Pipkin (Gynecology Oncology Research Program Nurse).

Resilience and Personal Strength - August 31, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm when we feature Resilience and Personal Strength: Patients share their secret sauce for getting through difficult medical treatments. The importance of family, friends and the mind-body relationship – how to stay positive despite side effects from life-saving treatments. You will be inspired by the courage and resilience of the amazing patients who share their personal stories in this special edition of “The Word on Medicine” hosted by Dr. Douglas Evans with guest panelists Dr. Michael Salinger and Kate Isely.

Vascular Disease - August 24, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and replays our program on Vascular Disease: diagnosing, treating and managing vascular disease, surgical procedures and alternatives to open surgery. The show also features the story of a grateful patient who shares his story. Panelists for this show include Dr. Peter Rossi, Dr. James Gosset, Dr. Robert Hieb, Dr. Chris Plambeck, Courtney Johnson (PA-C), and Maria Wellenstein (NP).

A Day in the OR - August 17, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm when we feature A Day In The OR: an amazing look behind the “Red Lines” (which mark the entrance to every operating room) – how things are organized and all involved in making your operation the safest and most successful that is possible anywhere in the world. Experts from MCW provide a unique look into everything and everyone who is involved in making the operating room a success. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories. Panelists for this show include Dr. Gary Seabrook, Dr. Charles Edmiston, Dr. Kathryn Lauer, Danielle Ament (RN), and Eva Bishop (RN).

Personalized Medicine - August 10, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" will air Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm. It is a replay of our program 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, and Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC.

Sports Medicine - August 3, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm and focuses on Sports Medicine – medical experts and patients discuss Sports Medicine for everyone, from recreational to professional athletes. Panelists for this show include Dr. Carole Vetter, Dr. Craig Young, Julie Carpenter (LAT), Eileen Compty (DPT, ATC), Duane Mueller (LAT, PES), and Nicole Kerneen (RD, CD, CSSD).

Clinical Trials - July 27, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, July 27, 2019 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, and Guest Panelist: Dr. Erkut Borazanci, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN).

"Who's Your Doctor" - July 20, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, July 20, 2019 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), and Rebecca Krueger (NP).

Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology - July 13, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, July 13, 2019 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, and Dr. Kathryn Bylow.

Uterine Fibroids - July 6, 2019

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday, July 6, 2019 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, and Dr. Aaron Staley.

Lyme Disease - June 29, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, June 29, 2019 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, and Jenifer Coburn, PhD.

Emergency Department Care - June 22, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, June 22, 2019 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), and Elizabeth Boyd (RN).

Urban Violence - June 15, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, June 15 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, and 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

The next show will air Saturday, June 8 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), and Abby Schroeder (PA).

Hernias - June 1, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, June 1, 2019. 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, and Michelle Weber, APNP.

Sun Exposure - May 25, 2019

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.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - May 18, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, May 18 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, and Janice Erbe, RN.

The First Patient - May 11, 2019

The next “Word on Medicine” show will air Saturday, May 11 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

The next show will air Saturday, May 4 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, and Debbie Grant, OTR.

The Making of a Surgeon - April 27, 2019

The next show will air Saturday, April 27 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, and Russ Whitlock.

Infertility - April 20, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, April 20 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), and Theresa Nadolski (RN).

Organ Donation - April 13, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, April 13 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, and Guest: Colleen McCarthy, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organ & Tissue, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - April 6, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, April 6 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, and Dr. Beth Lalande.

Urban Violence - March 30, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, March 30 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, and 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

The next show will air this Saturday, March 23. 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, and Holly Spiess.

Clinical Trials - March 16, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, March 16 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, and Guest Panelist: Dr. Erkut Borazanci, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN).

Colon Cancer Screening and Awareness - March 9, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, March 9. 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, and Janice Erbe (Wound Ostomy Nurse).

Rectal Cancer - March 2, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, March 2, 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, and Dr. Beth Erickson.

Prostate Cancer - February 23, 2019

The next show will air this Saturday, February 23 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, and 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

The next show will air Saturday, February 16 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), and Theresa Nadolski (RN).

Heart Disease and the Role of Surgery - February 10, 2019 (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, and Meg Shannon-Stone, APNP.

Surgical Quality - February 2, 2019

The next program will air this Saturday, February 2 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, and Dr. Elise Lawson.

New Year's Resolutions - January 26, 2019

The next program will air this Saturday, January 26 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, and Dr. Aimee Welsh.

Advanced Fetal Care - January 19, 2019

The next program will air this Saturday, January 19 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), and Kim Mangarelli (Nurse Care Coordinator).

Adolescent Obesity - January 12, 2019

"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, and Denise Kilway (APN).

New Year's Resolutions - January 5, 2019

"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, and Dr. Aimee Welsh.

2018 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

All About Your Spine - December 29, 2018

"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, and Hilary Krueger, APNP.

Organ Transplantation - December 22, 2018

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), and Tanya Anderson (coordinates the evaluation process for those considering organ donation).

Trauma and Emergency Surgery - December 8, 2018

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), and Dr. Matthew Jandrisvits (Clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin).

Spine Surgery - December 8, 2018

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

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

Lung Cancer - November 24, 2018

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, and grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Surviving and Thriving with Gynecological Cancer - November 10, 2018

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 include 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), and Dr. William Bradley (Gynecologic Oncologist).

Women's Health Part 2 - October 27, 2018

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, and Amy Kulwicki RD.

Women's Cardiovascular Health Part 1 - October 27, 2018

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, and Dr. Fitzgerald.

Breast Cancer Awareness - October 13, 2018

mcw-on-the-radio-10-14-2017-microphoneThis show is devoted to breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a replay of the original show. Organized 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), and Dr. Carmen Bergom (radiation oncologist and scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology).

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Flu - October 13, 2018

"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, and Dr. Anne Daniels.

Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - September 29, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, September 29. 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, and Dr. Beth Lalande.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - September 22, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, September 22. 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, and Janice Erbe RN.

Challenges and Triumphs of Bariatric Surgery - September 15, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, September 15. 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, and Kate Glasenapp DNP.

Travel Medicine - September 8, 2018

The next show will air this Saturday, September 8. 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, and Holly Spiess.

Hernias - August 18, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, August 18. 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, and Michelle Weber APNP.

Personalized Medicine - August 11, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, August 11. 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, and Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC.

Fetal Surgery - July 28, 2018

Advanced Fetal Care is a new show and will air on July 28. The next show will air on Saturday, July 28. 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), and Kim Mangarelli (Nurse Care Coordinator).

Melanoma - July 7, 2018

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, and Debbie Grant OTR.

Right after the show on Melanoma 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, and Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker! 

Lyme Disease - June 23, 2018

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, and Jenifer Coburn, PhD.

Multidisciplinary Management in Orthopedic Oncology - June 2, 2018

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, and Dr. Kathryn Bylow.

Thyroid Nodules and Surgery - May 19, 2018. Please note that there will be two additional airings of this program: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.

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, and Dr. Beth Lalande.

Survivorship - Part 2 - May 5, 2018

The next show will air Saturday, May 5. 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, and Alison Hanson RD.

Survivorship - Part 1 - April 14, 2018

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, and Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker!

Prostate Cancer (Urology) - March 31, 2018

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, and Jessica Motl PA-C.

Women's Cardiovascular Health - March 3, 2018 and March 17, 2018

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, and 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, and Amy Kulwicki RD.

Gynecology Oncology - February 17, 2018

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 include 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), and Dr. William Bradley (Gynecologic Oncologist).

Vascular Disease - February 3, 2018

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 include 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, and Maria Wellenstein NP.

Pediatric Surgery and Related Medical Concerns in Babies and Children - January 20, 2018

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 include 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), and Dr. Kevin Boyd (Pediatric Radiologist and Program Director of Body Imaging at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin).

Colon Cancer and Colonoscopies - January 13, 2018

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 include 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), and Janice Erbe (Wound Ostomy Nurse).


2017 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

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), and 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), and 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), and 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 (a surgical oncologist and national expert in the research and treatment of pancreatic cancer, in the Division of Surgical Oncology), Dr. Michael Griffin (an expert in abdominal imaging and especially the pancreas, in the Department of Radiology), Jennifer Geurts (Director of the Genetics Counseling Program at MCW), Dr. Kathleen Christians (a pancreatic and liver surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology), Dr. Beth Erickson (the leader of our Radiation Oncology Program), Dr. Abdul Khan (an interventional gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology), and Dr. Ben George (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), and 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), and Dr. Carmen Bergom (radiation oncologist and scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology).