Radio Rounds is a weekly medical talk show that is freely accessible to anyone and everyone.Our stories promote the art and science of medicine with an emphasis on nurturing humanism and resilience in this most remarkable and sacred profession.The organization was created and founded by medical students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton Ohio in 2009. Dr. Avash Kalra created the show with fellow medical students Dr. John Corker, Dr. Shamie Das and Dr. Lakshman Swami who are all now practicing clinically across the country.


  • Women in Medicine

    Women in Medicine

    24/01/2010 Duración: 54min

    Thanks to the AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) chapter at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, the Radio Rounds team hosted a Mother’s Day lunch event in the WWSU radio station! Dr. Amy Reed is a vascular surgeon at the University of Cincinnati — one of less than 200 female vascular surgeons in the United States. She spoke to us about her decision to become a surgeon, her experience during her training, and her ability to balance her family with a demanding professional career. We were also joined by Dr. Sheela Barhan, an OB/GYN in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Barhan is also the Director of the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s “Women in Medicine” elective course, and she spoke to us about the benefits of that course. Our other guests on this episode included Joanna Hurrell (accompanied by her mother; second year student and President of AMWA at Wright State), Michelle Kline and Nicole Majoras (first year students who took the aforementioned “Women in Medicine” elective course this year), and Laura Previll (a sec

  • Advocacy in Medicine

    Advocacy in Medicine

    17/01/2010 Duración: 01h55min

    This episode was the Season One Finale and featured an action-packed conclusion to the flagship season of Radio Rounds. Our featured guest was Dr. Alvin Jackson (left), the Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Dr Jackson offered his thoughts and insight on a variety of topics — health policy concerns, health disparities, his personal work caring for migrant workers, and his recent meeting in Washington with President Barack Obama. We were also joined by a lineup of leaders from various student organizations at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Representing the American Medical Association (AMA) were Tony Hesketh MSIII and George Salloum MSII, and representing the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) were Shanthi Ramesh MSII and Dr. Aaron Patterson. Dr. Patterson, who graduated earlier this month, also discussed his work and the importance of advocacy with the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA).

  • The Healers Art

    The Healer's Art

    10/01/2010 Duración: 01h22min

    This week, we had an inspiring and heartwarming discussion with internationally renowned physician Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, the author of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. Dr. Remen joined us via telephone and spoke for almost an hour on the role of the physician as a healer, and she discussed the great power of humanity that lies at the heart of medicine. Dr. Remen is the founder of the Healer’s Art course program that is used by medical schools all over the world, and as we heard on Sunday, she is a master storyteller. In the second half of the show, we opened things up for a roundtable discussion. With Dr. Remen still on the line, we were also joined by two additional guests in the studio. First, we spoke to Dr. Evangeline Andarsio, who is an OB/GYN in Dayton, Ohio and a Clinical Professor at the Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM). She is also the co-director of BSOM’s Healer’s Art Program. Finally, we were joined by Dr. Dean Parmelee, a Child Psychiatrist and Dean of

  • Global Health

    Global Health

    10/01/2010 Duración: 01h07min

    In this episode, we enjoyed a riveting discussion about global health concerns, as well as the elaborate connections between medicine and nutrition. Our feature guest was Dr. Diklar Makola (left), a gastroenterologist in Dayton, Ohio, who has extensive experience in practicing medicine both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Makola also has a PhD in nutrition, and his perspectives on medicine and global health have been further enhanced by his research work, which he also discussed on the program. In the second half of the show, we were joined by Matias Iberico and Jonathan Slaughter, who are second-year medical students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, in the Class of 2011. Matias and Jonathan are also co-chairs of the School of Medicine’s ‘Global Health Initiative.’ Both have had valuable experience working in medical settings abroad, and they were able to share their insights regarding the importance of global health care efforts. Visit the Global Health Initiative website

  • The Future of Medicine

    The Future of Medicine

    10/01/2010 Duración: 56min

    In this flagship episode of Radio Rounds, we were honored to welcome Dr. Gary LeRoy, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. Dr. LeRoy was recognized as one of America’s 50 Most Positive Physicians, as the Miami Valley Family Physician of the Year, and is listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who in America. He has received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine award, among many other recognition. Conversation in this episode ranges from issues such as the future of primary care in the current political climate… to what it’s like to receive a “pie in the face.” Also featured are two current medical students — Susan Conrad, who discusses the recent Match Day ceremonies for fourth year students, and Stephen Zitelli, who describes the life of a third year medical student.

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