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"The Word on Medicine":  Knowledge Changing Life

Join 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!

The-Word-on-MedicineThis 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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2021 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

Strength and Courage - November 20, 2021

This Saturday, we have a great replay for you on 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, Dr. Anu Elegbede, 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.

Cultural Complications - November 13, 2021

This Saturday, we have a great program for you on Cultural Complications: medical experts discuss implicit bias based on cultural differences and how it impacts society, both within and outside of healthcare. Our panel of experts includes Drs. Tracy Wang, Andrew Kastenmeier, Callisia Clarke, Libby Schroeder, Christina Georgeades, and Susan Cronn (APNP). Please tune into this great program!

Robotic Thoracic Surgery - November 6, 2021

This Saturday, we will replay our program on Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Medical experts and a patient discuss robotic technology and its use in thoracic surgery, surgery of the chest wall, esophagus and lungs. Our panel of experts include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Meg Shannon-Stone (NP) and Trish Wilcox (NP). Please tune into this great program!

Research During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - October 30, 2021

This Saturday, we have a great program for you on Research During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. We have an amazing panel of experts – from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drs. Garrett Fitzgerald, Jennifer Mcintosh, and Sarah Mess; and from the Institute of Health and Equity Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Dr. Ryan Spellecy. They are joined by two patients who share their stories - please tune in to listen to this important and interesting show!

Bench to Bedside Research - October 23, 2021

This Saturday, we are replaying our program on Bench to Bedside Research - one of our most exciting programs exploring medical discoveries as they are taken from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, including the use of cell-free DNA to detect chromosomal abnormalities and organ rejection (developed right here in Milwaukee by the Mitchell Laboratory), and emerging technology to bring personalized medicine to the care of patients with pancreatic cancer. We have an amazing panel of experts – from the Department of Surgery and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drs. Aoy and Michael Mitchell; from the Division of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Susan Tsai; Dr. Paula North from the Department of Pathology; and from the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Jen Jen Yeh. We also highlight the enormous impact that women have had in advancing science and medicine – please visit our website at mcw.edu/surgery to learn more about the amazing women leading the way in science and medicine in the Department of Surgery.

414LIFE - October 16, 2021

We have a great show for you on Saturday, which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine". We will spend the hour talking about the 414LIFE program developed in our Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 414LIFE focuses on reducing the burden that gun violence places on individuals and families in Milwaukee County by treating gun violence as a disease. A key element to the success of the 414LIFE program is engaging community members as “violence interrupters” in neighborhoods across Milwaukee County and in the hospital setting – we will explain what this amazing program is and show you how it is making a difference in our city and beyond. We have the experts, the information and most importantly, real-life experiences – which sets us apart from all other medical programming. You do not want to miss this one-of-a kind program – and only here in Milwaukee! Please join Drs. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Connie Kostelac, David Milia, Andrew Schramm, and Reggie Moore, Sarah Kohlbeck, Derrick Rogers, Ray Mendoza and Tonia Liddell for this very important discussion.

Multiple Myeloma - October 9, 2021

This Saturday, we will replay our program on a disease called Multiple Myeloma. You will hear from Dr. Parameswaran Hari, Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW, along with Dr. Binod Dhakal, who is an Associate Professor in this division and an expert in what is called CAR T-cell therapy. Myeloma is a cancer of certain blood cells (the plasma cells, a form of white blood cell) – and can be very confusing as your blood and bone marrow are everywhere - different than your colon, lung or pancreas. Drs. Hari and Dhakal provide a comprehensive understanding of this complex disease. They are joined by two of their patients who underwent bone marrow transplants – and one of their patients received the new treatment referred to as CAR T-cell therapy, which is simply amazing. The treatments that these two patients received would not have occurred anywhere else in Wisconsin – true cutting edge and life-saving treatments! You don’t want to miss this program.

Atrial Fibrillation - October 2, 2021

We have a great show for you today which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine". Today we will explain everything you want to know about Atrial Fibrillation – or better described as A Fib! We have the experts, the information and most importantly, patient experiences – which sets us apart from all other medical programming. Drs. Jason Rubenstein, James Oujiri and Marcie Berger along with Claire Dohmen, NP will keep your heart beat regular - and if it becomes a little too fast or starts to fibrillate, you will know why and how to fix it! Tell Alexa to tune you in – you do not want to miss this program.

Breast Cancer - September 25, 2021

We're coming up on October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - please join us on Saturday when we replay our program on Breast Cancer. We all know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women today. Over the years, our treatments have significantly improved the survival of women who have to face this disease. However, in the past decade, there have been some new approaches to treatment that not only focus on survival, but also improved quality of life.

In this episode, we talked with Dr. Chandler Cortina and Dr. Adam Currey about the practice-changing research which has allowed surgeons and radiation doctors to perform less invasive procedures while maintaining survival in breast cancer patients, and we heard from three patients who have benefited from them.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has one of the most established comprehensive breast programs in the state with numerous clinical research trials. If you are interested in seeking care for your breast cancer or you are looking for a second opinion, please call our center at (414) 805-9335.

Opioid Awareness - September 18, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday with a replay of our program on Opioid Awareness. Experts and patients discuss the status and impact of the opioid epidemic, and alternative strategies for managing pain after surgery to decrease the use of opioids. Panelists include Drs. Carrie Peterson, William Peppard, Jon Gould, Colleen Trevino, Sarah Endrizzi, and Jenessa Price, with two grateful patients sharing their stories.

Health Insurance - September 11, 2021

We have a great program for you this week which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine". We will explain everything you want to know about health insurance – what a complicated mess, right!! We hope to figure this out for all of us in this information packed hour. We have the experts: Lisa Kogan, Assistant Vice President for Clinical Practice Services at MCW; Jon Neikirk, Executive Director of Revenue Cycle at Froedtert Health; and Monica Ricca, Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Children’s Wisconsin – you do not want to miss this program as we cover all aspects of health insurance and some of the challenges we all face with the cost of health care.

New Strategies for Chronic Pain in Amputees - September 4, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great program for you: a replay of our program on New Strategies for Chronic Pain in Amputees. Medical experts and a patient discuss the impact of amputation and innovative treatments to manage chronic pain. Panelists for this show include Dr. Anthony LoGiudice, Dr. Jill Martin, and Dr. David Del Toro.

COVID-19 Update - August 28, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great show for you which will provide all the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, testing and treatment, vaccine efficacy, breakthrough infections, the Delta variant, and updates for parents and children. Your COVID-19 all-star team today includes Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Nate Ledeboer, Njeri Wainaina, Zouyan Lu, Michelle Mitchell, and Kristin Bencik, all providing you a fact-filled program from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Updates in the Treatment of Obesity - August 21, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great show for you on Updates in the Treatment of Obesity. Medical experts and patients discuss updates in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity. Our panel of experts includes Drs. Lisa Morselli, Vidya Kidambi, Courtney Barry, Tammy Kindel, and Courtney Hanson (MSN, RN, ACNP-BC) and two grateful patients who shared their stories.

COVID-19 Update - August 14, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great show for you which will provide all the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – COVID cases and hospitalizations, testing and treatment, vaccine efficacy, breakthrough infections, the delta variant, and updates for parents and children. Your COVID-19 all-star team today includes Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Nate Ledeboer, Njeri Wainaina, Zouyan Lu, Frank Zhu, Michelle Mitchell, and Kristin Bencik, all providing you a fact-filled program from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

"Thankful For Being In Medicine and Inspired by the Strength, Courage and Compassion of our Patients and Their Families" - August 7, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we celebrate our 100th unique program: "Thankful For Being In Medicine and Inspired by the Strength, Courage and Compassion of our Patients and Their Families."

We began in September of 2017 when Jerry Bott and WISN gave us a chance and hopefully we have delivered. Dave Michaels has produced every one of the programs and has been a great friend and mentor – teaching us some of the ways of the radio waves. I am very lucky to have shared the microphone for nearly four years with Dr. Rana Higgins. Rana is a true expert in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and more than that, she is an insightful and caring physician who spends an incredible amount of time teaching the next generation of doctors. Also, a big thank you to our executive director – Linda Klagstad – Linda makes everything happen, along with our loyal and hard-working “content” team of Dr. Tracy Wang, Dr. Joyce Sanchez and before he left us for Boston, Dr. John Fangman – most all of what you hear on "The Word on Medicine" and "The Latest Word on Medicine" comes from the brilliant and creative minds of our radio team. You will be inspired by the patients we have selected to join us on our 100th program. Please don’t miss this program; if you do, remember that it will live forever as a podcast – simply go to our website at mcw.edu/surgery, or to iHeartRadio, iTunes, Podbean, or Stitcher, and search The Word on Medicine.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - July 31, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a replay of our program devoted to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Most of you have heard the term lymphoma, but I suspect many do not know what this disease is or how it is treated. Drs. Tim Fenske and Sumana Devata from the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW lead this discussion, along with two of their patients whose stories you will enjoy.

Transplant and Cell Therapy - July 24, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a replay of our program on Transplant and Cell Therapy: medical experts and patients discuss the significance of bone marrow transplant and cell therapy in saving lives for patients with blood cancers. Panelists on this show include Dr. Nirav Shah, Dr. Timothy Fenske and two patients willing to share their stories.

Surgical Care and Recovery - July 17, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great show for you on Surgical Care and Recovery: medical experts and a patient discuss the process of care before and after surgery. We hope you'll join our panelists Dr. Njeri Wainaina from the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chris Fadumiye from the Department of Anesthesiology, and Amy Miskelley (BSN, RN, PACU Manager), Sara Betthauser, (MSN, RN, NE-BC, Perioperative RN Manager, Procedure Arrival & Recovery), Lisa Acker (BSN, RN), and Terri Lakich (BSN, RN, CPAN, Educator POHA/PACU) along with a grateful patient who will share his story.

Hip Replacement - July 10, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – our panel of experts and their patients will explain everything you want to know about Hip Replacement (and we may touch on the Knee as well). There is such an amazing amount of progress being made – and our panel of experts will tell you the whole story. So if you, a family member or a friend may need a new piece of hardware in that hip or knee, this is the program for you. From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery we are very fortunate to have with us Drs. Adam Edelstein and Joseph Schwab, along with their patients. Did you know that hip replacement no longer requires a night stay in the hospital? So much information packed into this fact-filled program, please be sure to tune in!

Managing High Blood Pressure - July 3, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have an important replay of our program on Managing High Blood Pressure: medical experts and patients discuss various ways, including lifestyle changes and medication, to help control high blood pressure. A great show for anyone with high blood pressure, or any chronic medical condition! Panelists include Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski, Nancy Wilke (OTR/L) and two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

The Making of a Doctor - June 26, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have an important program on The Making of a Doctor, an in-depth discussion from experts in medical education on the process of the making of a doctor, including insight into applying to medical school, the structure of medical school, and additional required training. Join our panel of experts, including Dr. William Hueston, Dr. Kenneth Simons, Dr. Travis Webb, and Dr. Megan Cory.

Trauma and Emergency Surgery - June 19, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a replay of an important program on Trauma and Emergency Surgery. This show will focus on the management of trauma, mass casualties, and the importance of Level 1 Trauma Centers in the community and feature the story of a grateful patient. Panelists for this show include Drs. Marc de Moya, Olga Kaslow, Stephen Hargarten, David Gourlay, Amy Drendel, Terri deRoon-Cassini and Matthew Jandrisevits.

Supportive Care, Caring for the Whole Patient - June 12, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", our program is dedicated to Supportive Care, Caring for the Whole Patient. Medical experts and a patient discuss the importance of supportive care in cancer patients, addressing not only medical treatments, but also the psychological health and quality of life in caring for the whole patient. Our panel of experts includes Dr. Sumana Devata, Dr. Heidi Christianson, Julie Pruett (APNP) and Jamie Craig (RN).

Dementia - June 5, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have an important replay of our program devoted to Dementia – many of you refer to this as Alzheimer’s Disease, and our experts will help us with terminology and definitions. "The Word on Medicine" welcomes Drs. Angela Beckert and Cara O’Brien from the Department of Geriatrics at MCW, Sue Moser, a medical social worker at Froedtert Hospital who is very involved with Alzheimer’s Associations across the state, and Dr. Kieran McAvoy, who is both physician and caregiver for her mother with dementia. Kieran is also the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement State Champion. I know that many of you have friends or family members who are struggling with dementia – "The Word on Medicine" is here to help!

All Of Us Research Program - May 29, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have an important replay of our program on the All Of Us Research Program. Learn about this incredibly important national research initiative that will transform healthcare for generations and how MCW is part of that history. Panelists for this show include Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, Karen Dotson (MHSA), Edwin Maldonado (MS), Jenna Koney (BS) and one of All of Us' Community Ambassadors. Please tune in to WISN 1130 am – a great program is on its way.

Rheumatology - May 22, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have a remarkable program on the field of Rheumatology, specifically lupus and arthritis. These are perhaps somewhat abstract and mysterious diseases – how would you know if you may have one of them, how are they treated and much more. We have an amazing panel of experts and, as usual, some patients who can share their perspective and personal stories from diagnosis to effective treatment. From the Department of Medicine, we welcome Drs. David Gazeley, Michael Putnam and Viktoriya Sabchyshyn and two inspiring patients. So please tune in to WISN 1130 am – a great program is on its way.

Quality in Healthcare - May 15, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we have an amazing program on Quality in Healthcare. We will explain everything you want to know about the quality of care you receive at hospitals in this country and how we strive to make your care the best care in the world. What goes into the assessment of quality, how we monitor medical outcomes and everything we do to safeguard you, especially when in the most vulnerable of positions – when you do not feel well, when you are under anesthesia and much much more. We have an amazing panel of experts; from the Department of Surgery, Dr. Jon Gould is our program chair who coordinated this program, along with Drs. Carrie Peterson and Colleen Trevino. They will be joined by Drs. Jonathon Truwit, David Marks and Sid Singh from the Department of Medicine and Mary Ann Moon, director of advanced practice nursing at Froedtert Hospital. So please stay tuned to WISN 1130 am – a great program is on its way.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - May 8, 2021

We started off 2021 with our 11th program on the coronavirus (COVID-19), which aired on January 9 and our 12th program will air this Saturday. We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – the truth about wearing masks, inside and outside; variants of the virus and their infectivity; vaccine implementation and potential side effects; and an update on treatment for those who may acquire COVID-19. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Njeri Wainaina, Mary Beth Graham, Kirsten Beyer, Frank Zhu and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Heart Disease in Women - May 1, 2021

This Saturday's program is a fantastic replay devoted to Heart Disease in Women, brought to you by an incredibly talented group of cardiologists from the Department of Medicine at MCW. We discuss the unique risk factors for heart disease in women, the importance of family history, diet and much more. Our panel of experts includes Drs. Jacquelyn Kulinski, Aimee Welsh, Nicole Lohr and Stacy Gardiner (Cardiology), Jennifer McIntosh (Maternal Fetal Medicine), pharmacist Erin Wilkes and the manager of cardiac rehab Rachel Kenitz, along with a couple of amazing patient stories. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in women – this program will tell you what can be done to lessen the risk, the often subtle symptoms that can occur in women and, of course, diagnosis and treatment at the best medical center in this country!

Veteran’s Administration Hospitals - April 24, 2021

On this week's "Word on Medicine", we will explain everything you ever wanted to know about the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals, and, of course, we will also focus on our great VA Hospital here in Milwaukee. We have an amazing panel of experts: from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Beth Gore is our faculty champion who put this program together. She will be joined by Dr. John (Mac) Longo also from Radiation Oncology, Dr. Sumana Devata from the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and Drs. Paul Linsky and Karen Guice from the Department of Surgery. Did you know that the Clement J. Zablocki VA Hospital here in Milwaukee is staffed by the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin? This medical integration provides an amazing level of care to our Veterans and is a unique benefit to the residents of Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Please join us on Saturday, April 24, at 4:00 pm on WISN 1130AM – a great program is on its way.

Tick and Mosquito-borne Disease in the Midwest - April 17, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program devoted to Tick and Mosquito-borne Disease in the Midwest. As the weather improves, we want to keep you safe as you embark on hiking trips, chase golf balls now that the courses are opening, and try to expand your yard into the adjacent woods with that extra time at home. Please tune in this Saturday at 4:00 pm to hear from Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Nathan Gundacker, Jenifer Coburn, and Michelle Riehle, and two amazing patients who share their stories.

Children's Chest Wall Anomalies - April 10, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will discuss Children's Chest Wall Anomalies. Medical experts and a patient discuss the symptoms and treatment of chest wall anomalies, such as pectus excavatum, that begin in childhood. Our panel of experts includes Dr. John Densmore from the Department of Surgery and Michelle Czarnecki (MSN, CPNP) and are joined by a very grateful patient who shared his amazing story.

Venous Thromboembolism - April 3, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on 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.

Medical School Admissions - March 27, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will focus on Medical School Admissions. How does someone become a doctor? What goes into the decision to accept you into our medical school class? What goes into the preparation to become a doctor and what important qualities do medical schools such as MCW use to select those students who will have the privilege of caring for all of you as tomorrow’s doctors? MCW receives over 11,000 applications – how does the Admissions Committee select the best and the brightest to be tomorrow’s doctors? You will find out along with the stories of three amazing current medical students! We have an amazing panel of experts from the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Surgery; Dr. Hershel Raff was our faculty champion who put this program together. He will be joined by Dr. Jane Machi from the Dept. of Pediatrics; Dr. Alison Kriegel from the Dept. of Physiology; Anton Johnson from the Office of Admissions; and three fantastic current medical students, Max Goodman, Molly Thapar and Sherréa Jones. So please stay tuned to WISN 1130 am – a great program is on its way.

Robotic Thoracic Surgery - March 20, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” brings you our program on Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Medical experts and a patient discuss robotic technology and its use in thoracic surgery, surgery of the chest wall, esophagus and lungs. Our panel of experts include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Meg Shannon-Stone (NP) and Trish Wilcox (NP).

ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support - March 13, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will replay our program on 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).

Exploring Medical Discoveries - March 6, 2021

We have a great show for you this Saturday which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – we have one of our most exciting programs exploring medical discoveries as they are taken from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, including the use of cell-free DNA to detect chromosomal abnormalities and organ rejection (developed right here in Milwaukee by the Mitchell Laboratory), and emerging technology to bring personalized medicine to the care of patients with pancreatic cancer. We have an amazing panel of experts – from the Department of Surgery and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drs. Aoy and Michael Mitchell; from the Division of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Susan Tsai; Dr. Paula North from the Department of Pathology; and from the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Jen Jen Yeh. We also highlight the enormous impact that women have had in advancing science and medicine – please visit our website at mcw.edu/surgery to learn more about the amazing women leading the way in science and medicine in the Department of Surgery.

Orthopaedic Injuries - February 27, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will replay 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.

Multiple Myeloma - February 20, 2021

We have a great show for you this Saturday which will provide all of the answers on a disease called Multiple Myeloma. You will hear from Dr. Parameswaran Hari, Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW, along with Dr. Binod Dhakal, who is an Associate Professor in this division and an expert in what is called CAR T-cell therapy. Myeloma is a cancer of certain blood cells (the plasma cells, a form of white blood cell) – and can be very confusing as your blood and bone marrow are everywhere - different than your colon, lung or pancreas. Drs. Hari and Dhakal provide a comprehensive understanding of this complex disease. They are joined by two of their patients who underwent bone marrow transplants – and one of their patients received the new treatment referred to as CAR T-cell therapy, which is simply amazing. The treatments that these two patients received would not have occurred anywhere else in Wisconsin – true cutting edge and life-saving treatments! You don’t want to miss this program.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - February 13, 2021

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will replay 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 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 Drs. James Findling, Tracy Wang, Jeffrey Whittle and Jacquelyn Kulinski, and Gabriella Pyptiuk, APNP.

Opioid Awareness - February 6, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 4:00 pm with our program on Opioid Awareness. Experts and patients discuss the status and impact of the opioid epidemic, and alternative strategies for managing pain after surgery to decrease the use of opioids. Panelists include Drs. Carrie Peterson, William Peppard, Jon Gould, Colleen Trevino, Sarah Endrizzi, and Jenessa Price, with two grateful patients sharing their stories.

Breast Reconstruction - January 30, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 4:00 pm with a replay of 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).

New Strategies for Chronic Pain in Amputees - January 23, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday, January 23, at 4:00 pm with our show on New Strategies for Chronic Pain in Amputees. Medical experts and a patient discuss the impact of amputation and innovative treatments to manage chronic pain. Panelists for this show include Dr. Anthony LoGiudice, Dr. Jill Martin, and Dr. David Del Toro.

Challenges and Triumphs of Bariatric Surgery - January 16, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday, January 16, at 4 pm with a replay of our show focused on the Challenges and Triumphs of Bariatric Surgery and the management of obesity. Panelists for this show include Dr. Rana Higgins, Dr. Vidya Kidambi, Dr. Tammy Kindel, Dr. Kathryn Lauer and Kate Glasenapp (DNP). The show will also feature grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 - January 9, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday, January 9, at 4 pm with the 11th program devoted to the coronavirus/COVID-19. We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation, what is all this talk on the UK variant, and where are we with vaccine implementation and other additional therapies. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Njeri Wainaina, Mary Beth Graham, Laura Cassidy and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin. So please stay tuned to WISN 1130 AM this Saturday afternoon – you have no excuse, the future Super Bowl-bound Packers are not playing this weekend!

Esophageal Cancer - January 2, 2021

The next "Word on Medicine" airs this Saturday at 4 pm and replays 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.


2020 "The Word on Medicine" Radio Programs

Blood Donations - December 26, 2020

The next "Word on Medicine" airs Saturday at 4 pm and replays our program focusing on Blood Donations – medical experts and patients discuss the importance of blood donations for adults and children. From sickle cell disease to cancer, blood donations are vital for the survival of many people with chronic diseases. Panelists on this show include Dr. Jerome Gottschall, Dr. Matthew Karafin, Dr. Laura Michaelis, Dr. Rowena Punzalan, Tara Blaesing (BA) and a patient family willing to share their story.

Finding Meaning and Purpose This Holiday Season - December 19, 2020

We have a very special program for you on Saturday, December 19, on "Finding Meaning and Purpose This Holiday Season." It has been a long and difficult year for everyone - please join our experts for a discussion on finding meaning and purpose as you celebrate this holiday season. Please join Drs. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Karen Kersting, Andrew Schramm and Alicia Pilarski, Sara Kohlbeck (MPH) and Michelle Lee (MA).

Pancreatic Cancer Research - December 12, 2020

Saturday, December 12, will have a special re-airing of our program on Pancreatic Cancer Research: With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, pancreatic cancer has once again received international attention. As the second leading cause of adult cancer death in the state of Wisconsin behind just lung cancer, pancreatic cancer is undoubtedly a very important topic for all of you. We have an all-star panel of experts for you this Saturday – Drs. Susan Tsai and Mandana Kamgar from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dr. Dan Laheru from Johns Hopkins University.

While all health challenges are difficult, pancreatic cancer is particularly challenging. I call it the GHOST disease – not only because it sneaks up on patients like a ghost, but because of what the letters stand for:

G stands for Good people – only good people get pancreatic cancer, why this is we will likely never know, but it is a privilege to care for them.

H stands for Hope – it is impossible to do well without hope, something we will devote an entire program to in 2021.

O stands for Ocean – for a couple reasons, because it is impossible not to feel like you are in the middle of the ocean and without a paddle when diagnosed with this disease. More importantly, the vast treatment options available are like the endless horizons of the ocean – you need someone you can trust to help you navigate the complexity of anti-cancer treatment, very hard to do it alone!

S stands for Science – which will be the key to a cure.

T stands for Team – the medical team that you have will work tirelessly for you - please lean on them.

HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus - December 5, 2020

The Saturday, December 5, program is a replay of our show on 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 on HIV 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!

Pancreatic Cancer - November 28, 2020

“The Word on Medicine” Radio Program airs every Saturday at 4:00 pm on 1130 WISN AM and highlights innovation and discovery across MCW. 

Hang in there everyone, the vaccine is coming, and if you want accurate information, please listen to our latest program on the coronavirus. Our 10-part series on the pandemic is all available on podcast and includes our expert team at the Medical College of Wisconsin – so please visit our website at mcw.edu/surgery, or simply go to iHeartRadio, iTunes, Podbean, or Stitcher – just look for "The Word on Medicine" channel. We have now created over 80 unique programs involving more than 300 expert faculty, nurse practitioners and PAs from the Medical College of Wisconsin, comprising 30 clinical and basic science departments.  "The Word on Medicine" is here to stay and we want you to be a part of it! In addition to COVID-19 we have covered all hot topics in medicine and most importantly, we bring you the perspective of physicians who are on the front lines caring for people like you every day.

With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, pancreatic cancer has once again received international attention. As the second leading cause of adult cancer death in the state of Wisconsin behind just lung cancer, pancreatic cancer is undoubtedly a very important topic for all of you. We have an all-star panel of experts for you – Drs. Susan Tsai and Mandana Kamgar from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dr. Dan Laheru from Johns Hopkins University. We had scheduled Dr. Laheru in the past, pre-COVID – before we became so good at long-distance radio – and we are really thrilled to have him join us for this edition of "The Word on Medicine". So please tune in to WISN 1130AM at 4 pm on Saturday to hear international experts discuss the exciting new treatments available for patients with pancreatic cancer in honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Wear your purple shirts and ask Alexa to turn on the radio at 4pm!

COVID-19 - November 21, 2020

This Saturday, November 21, represents the 10th program we have devoted to COVID-19. We will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from "The Word on Medicine" – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation? Where are we with rapid testing? And most importantly, the latest on vaccine development, implementation and other additional therapies. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Njeri Wainaina and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased, up-to-date information with precision accuracy – information you can trust from the academic faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. So please stay tuned to WISN 1130 am – another great program is on its way.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - November 14, 2020

The next show will air this Saturday at 4:00 pm with a replay of 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. Panelists for this show include Dr. Jon Gould, Dr. Andrew Kastenmeier, Dr. Patrick Sanvanson, Dr. Madhuri Trivedi, Casey Fisher (APNP), Abby Schroeder (PA), and two grateful patients who are willing to share their stories.

Diabetes - November 7, 2020

The next "Word on Medicine" will air this Saturday at 4:00 pm with a replay of our program devoted to Diabetes. Virtually everyone has a friend or relative who has an elevated blood sugar or is under treatment for diabetes. The "Word on Medicine" 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).

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - October 31, 2020

We have a great show for you on Saturday, October 31, devoted to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Most of you have heard the term lymphoma, but I suspect many do not know what this disease is or how it is treated. Drs. Tim Fenske and Sumana Devata from the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW lead this discussion, along with two of their patients whose stories you will enjoy.

High Risk Pregnancy - October 24, 2020

The next “Word on Medicine” will air this Saturday with a replay of 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.

Breast Cancer - October 17, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - please join us this week when "The Word on Medicine" features our annual Breast Cancer update program. We all know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women today. Over the years, our treatments have significantly improved the survival of women who have to face this disease. However, in the past decade, there have been some new approaches to treatment that not only focus on survival, but also improved quality of life. In this episode, we will talk with Dr. Chandler Cortina and Dr. Adam Currey about the practice-changing research which has allowed surgeons and radiation doctors to perform less invasive procedures while maintaining survival in breast cancer patients, and we will hear from three patients who have benefited from them.

"Who's Your Doctor" - October 10, 2020

The next Word on Medicine replays our program 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).

Venous Disease and Varicose Veins - October 3, 2020

This Saturday, "The Word on Medicine” will air a replay of our program 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).

COVID-19 - September 26, 2020

Welcome to another special edition of "The Word on Medicine" – September 26 represents our 9th program devoted to COVID-19 and the 77th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week that provides all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine: How are COVID-19 numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation? Where are we with rapid testing? The latest on remdesivir, steroids, tocilizumab and where exactly are we with vaccine trials? Your COVID-19 team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Njeri Wainaina and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin. We will also say a fond farewell to Dr. John Fangman, who leaves MCW and The Word on Medicine for a leadership position with Partners Healthcare and MGH/Brigham Hospitals in Boston.

"A Day in the OR" - September 19, 2020

This Saturday at 4 pm, "The Word on Medicine" will replay our program "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. Panelists for this show include Dr. Gary Seabrook, Dr. Charles Edmiston, Dr. Kathryn Lauer, Danielle Ament (RN), and Eva Bishop (RN) and features two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Transplant and Cell Therapy - September 12, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday at 4:00 pm and focuses on Transplant and Cell Therapy – medical experts and patients discuss the significance of bone marrow transplant and cell therapy in saving lives for patients with blood cancers. Panelists on this show include Dr. Nirav Shah, Dr. Timothy Fenske and two patients willing to share their stories.

The First Patient - September 5, 2020

Our next show will air Saturday 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!

The Making of a Surgeon - August 29, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs Saturday at 4:00 pm when we replay our program 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.

Blood Donations - August 22, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday at 4 pm and focuses on Blood Donations – medical experts and patients discuss the importance of blood donations for adults and children. From sickle cell disease to cancer, blood donations are vital for the survival of many people with chronic diseases. Panelists on this show include Dr. Jerome Gottschall, Dr. Matthew Karafin, Dr. Laura Michaelis, Dr. Rowena Punzalan, Tara Blaesing (BA) and a patient family willing to share their story. Individuals can sign up to donate at Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin by dialing: 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visiting the Versiti website or the Versiti Locations page.

Sports Medicine - August 15, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday 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).

Organ Donation and Heart Transplant - August 8, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday and replays our program focused on Organ Donation and Heart Transplant: medical experts discuss the importance of organ donation and highlight the crisis of the donor shortage. 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, along with a grateful patient who is willing to tell his story.

COVID-19 - August 1, 2020

August 1 represents the eighth program we have devoted to COVID-19 and our 74th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week that covers all of the controversies and questions you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine: Will there be another surge when the weather turns cooler? When can those over the age of 70 venture into the community? And is it safe to go to the church or synagogue? We will also hear from our patients – some amazing stories with unique insights, inspiring courage and hope for the future. We will also have a special segment devoted to Kathy’s House – a wonderful place to stay for our patients and learn how they are caring for those from out of town in the era of COVID-19. Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Laura Cassidy and Njeri Wainaina anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

COVID-19 - July 25, 2020

This Saturday at 4:00 pm, The Word on Medicine brings you another special edition devoted to COVID-19. We have a great program, starting with a COVID-19 update from our medical experts, Drs. Ledeboer, Wainaina, and Graham. Then we will review recent trends in Milwaukee, discuss when a vaccine may be available, and specifically address the controversy of going back to school (and college) with Drs. Cassidy, Sanchez, Graham and Frank. Dr. Mike Frank will also touch on the challenges for professional athletes as sports make an attempt to return - at least to TV viewing. We will conclude with a reminder that Opening Day for Major League Baseball is on today! To put this in perspective, we have Mr. Baseball himself, your own Bob Uecker, joining us to talk about life in the COVID-era and how things look for the Crew. Please join us on Saturday, July 25, at 4:00 pm for The Word on Medicine.

Managing High Blood Pressure - July 18, 2020

This Saturday at 4:00 pm, join us for our program focusing on Managing High Blood Pressure. Medical experts and patients discuss various ways, including lifestyle changes and medication, to help control high blood pressure. A great show for anyone with high blood pressure, or any chronic medical condition! Panelists include Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski, Nancy Wilke (OTR/L) and two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Uterine Fibroids - July 11, 2020

July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday and replays our program focused on Uterine Fibroids: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Panelists for this show include Dr. Benjamin Beran and Dr. Aaron Staley. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Emergency Department Care - July 4, 2020

The next Word on Medicine airs this Saturday and replays our show focusing 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).

All of Us Research Program - June 27, 2020

This Saturday, we are featuring the All of Us Research Program. Learn about this incredibly important national research initiative that will transform healthcare for generations and how MCW is part of that history. Panelists for this show include Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, Karen Dotson (MHSA), Edwin Maldonado (MS), Jenna Koney (BS) and one of All of Us' Community Ambassadors.

Hernias - June 20, 2020

June is National Hernia Awareness Month. This Saturday, we are replaying our show focused on Hernias: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias, which affect many of us. Panelists for this show include Dr. Matthew Goldblatt, Dr. Erin Doren, Dr. Christopher Fadumiye and Michelle Weber (APNP). The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

LGBTQ - June 13, 2020

This Saturday at 4:00 pm, we replay our program on LGBTQ: what is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, how do health care disparities affect members of our community, and 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 the Froedtert Hospital Health Care for the LGBTQ Community website or call (414) 805-2018. Panelists for this show include Dr. Andrew Petroll, Dr. John Fangman and Joanna Woodbury, and features a story from a grateful patient.

Dementia - June 6, 2020

This Saturday at 4:00 pm, we have a program devoted to Dementia – many of you refer to this as Alzheimer’s Disease, and our experts will help us with terminology and definitions. The Word on Medicine welcomes Drs. Angela Beckert and Cara O’Brien from the Department of Geriatrics at MCW, Sue Moser, a medical social worker at Froedtert Hospital who is very involved with Alzheimer’s Associations across the state, and Dr. Kieran McAvoy, who is both physician and caregiver for her mother with dementia. Kieran is also the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement State Champion. I know that many of you have friends or family members who are struggling with dementia – The Word on Medicine is here to help!

Urban Violence - May 30, 2020

This Saturday at 4:00 pm, we will replay our program 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.

Sun Exposure - May 23, 2020

Summer will come to Wisconsin, and you want to be ready! This Saturday at 4:00 pm, we replay our program on Sun Exposure - please 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?

Heart Disease in Women - May 16, 2020 

This Saturday's program represents the 70th unique program produced on WISN. A huge thank you to our producer, Dave Michaels, my co-host, Dr. Rana Higgins, and our Word on Medicine team including Linda Klagstad and Drs. Tracy Wang, John Fangman and Joyce Sanchez – a remarkable accomplishment to reach program #70. And #70 is a fantastic show devoted to Heart Disease in Women in honor of National Women’s Health Week, brought to you by an incredibly talented group of cardiologists from the Department of Medicine at MCW. We discuss the unique risk factors for heart disease in women, the importance of family history, diet and much more. Our panel of experts is incredible – Drs. Jacquelyn Kulinski, Aimee Welsh, Nicole Lohr and Stacy Gardiner (Cardiology), Jennifer McIntosh (Maternal Fetal Medicine), pharmacist Erin Wilkes and the manager of cardiac rehab Rachel Kenitz, along with a couple of amazing patient stories.

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in women – this program will tell you what can be done to lessen the risk, the often subtle symptoms that can occur in women and, of course, diagnosis and treatment at the best medical center in this country!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - May 9, 2020 Recovery Series Part 2

Welcome back to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – this Saturday's show represents the sixth program in our series on COVID-19 and our second program devoted to recovery. We have another fantastic program lined up, starting with a COVID-19 update from our experts that you have come to know very well (Drs. Fangman, Sanchez, Graham and Ledeboer). Then we will have an amazing story of life-saving treatment from Drs. Buck Durham and Octavio Falcucci, along with a special appearance from Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer with the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. We will conclude with a very special interview with your favorite Major League manager – Craig Counsell, skipper of your Milwaukee Brewers (big thank you to Joel Lee for making this possible). So please instruct Alexa to stay with WISN 1130 AM at 4:00 – a great program is on its way!

Tick and Mosquito-borne Disease in the Midwest - May 2, 2020 

Today's program is a brief respite from our series on the coronavirus – we thought everyone may need a change this Saturday afternoon. Last week, we presented our first in a series of Coronavirus Recovery Programs, and we will resume with part 2 of COVID-19 Recovery next week, May 9.

Because of the continued need for social distancing and the emphasis on staying at home, we suspect that many of our listeners are venturing outside as the weather improves. We wish that those walks in the yard and the adjacent woods were completely safe, but that may not always be the case! Tune in for this week’s program devoted to Tick and Mosquito-borne Disease in the Midwest. As the weather improves, we want to keep you safe as you embark on hiking trips, chase golf balls now that the courses are opening, and try to expand your yard into the adjacent woods with that extra time at home. Please tune in this Saturday at 4:00 pm to hear from Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Nathan Gundacker, Jenifer Coburn, and Michelle Riehle, and two amazing patients who share their stories.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - April 25, 2020 Recovery Series Part 1

This Saturday’s program is the first in our recovery series to bring you all out of the coronavirus pandemic. You will hear the latest information on how we are safely caring for non-COVID-19 patients and why many treatments unrelated to coronavirus must still be performed, especially as it relates to this Saturday’s topic “Cancer Surgery in the Era of COVID-19.” For those of you who may be concerned about coming to the hospital for so-called “elective surgery” – and perhaps more importantly, for those of you concerned about coming to the hospital if you have abdominal pain, chest pain or other concerning symptoms – we will tell you why it is safe. We have recently seen patients with serious illness, unrelated to the virus, who have delayed coming to the medical center because of a fear of acquiring SARS-CoV2 – this should not be the case. In this program, we will tell you why our medical center is safe and the amazing things being done to keep it that way.

The Word on Medicine was the first to bring you the truth on COVID-19 testing and treatment, the first to uncover the challenges posed by healthcare disparities, and we will be the first to bring you out of the “fear of the virus.” Our medical center and the all-star lineup of doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers and many more are here to help all of you! Tune in this Saturday at 4 pm (we will also replay this program on Sunday at 3 pm) to hear from Dr. Clark Gamblin, Dr. Amanda Kong, Dr. Karen Kersting, Dr. Ben George, Dr. Gary Seabrook, Dr. John Laur, Dr. Nathan Ledeboer, Dr. Tracy Wang, Gabriella Pyptiuk (APNP), Natalie Lang (APNP), and four grateful patients, sharing their recent experiences.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - April 18, 2020 Part 5

This is our fifth program on COVID-19, and this week, we will explain why this will also be our finest hour in the battle against this disease. You will hear an important update from our infectious disease experts - everything you need to know, without the drama and political commentary. We will also hear from the CEOs of MCW, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin on how academic medical centers are dealing with this pandemic – information you will not find elsewhere. We have also arranged a special visit from Mr. Baseball, Hall of Famer Bob Uecker, connecting with us from Arizona. Bob can put any challenge in perspective! The Word on Medicine was the first to bring you accurate scientific information on testing, treatment and the impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin, and you will hear the latest updates this week. Tune In to the fifth program in our series on COVID-19 this Saturday at 4 pm (we will also replay this program on Sunday at 3 pm).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - April 11, 2020 Part 4

The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are more powerful than any locks you have on your exterior doors. We all must be getting tired of sheltering in place, but we will tell you why this is important – what the “curve” is, how we can flatten it and when there may be light at the end of the tunnel. You will hear the latest information on treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin to include the first patient enrolled in a new clinical trial of convalescent plasma – Dr. Dave Lal (surgeon turned patient, turned recovered patient and now giving back) donated his blood. Learn how it is being used to help those most in need. Judge Derek Mosley also joins us - he is a kidney transplant recipient, who is recovering from COVID-19. We will discuss how the disease affected him and why he was considered high risk. Then will revisit the important topic of disparities in health care – The Word on Medicine was the first to discuss this and we will have the experts explain what we are doing about disparities in health care in Milwaukee.

Tune in to the fourth program in our series on COVID-19 this Saturday at 4 pm (we will also replay this program on Sunday at 3 pm); you will hear from physicians that you can trust who are in the trenches!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - April 4, 2020 Part 3

The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are now household names. The news is filled with information on this pandemic, but it is often sensationalized and presented with a political bias. In contrast, “The Word on Medicine” presents impartial, objective information from true experts in the field. We will provide the latest information on testing and treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin who are dealing with this disease every day. In addition, this episode of “The Word on Medicine” will discuss disparities in care - why the underserved populations in Milwaukee and elsewhere are so vulnerable to this pandemic.

Tune in to the third program in our COVID-19 series this Saturday at 4 pm (we will also replay this program on Sunday at 3 pm). You will hear from physicians with boots on the ground caring for patients every day - and you can be sure that our final segment will feature the doctors and nurses at the front lines!

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 pm 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 pm 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).