Pathways to Pediatrics Podcast Series

thumbnail_image003.jpgListen to “Pathways to Pediatrics,” the new AAP Podcast Pediatrics On Call series,  to hear fellow professionals discuss early training and career experiences that brought them to and through pediatrics. It's the academy’s way of shining light on the achievements of others and offering some inspiration.

Pathways to Pediatrics with AAP President Dr. Moira Szilagyi

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview AAP President Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP. Dr. Szilagyi talks about being the daughter of “professional immigrants,” dealing with a healthcare system that failed her family and finding meaning in the treatment of children who have experienced trauma.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Allison Empey

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Allison Empey, MD, FAAP, chairperson of the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health. Dr. Empey talks about balancing her academic work at Oregon Health & Science University with her practice at her rural clinic serving the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Gary Kirkilas

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Gary Kirkilas, DO, FAAP, a general pediatrician at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Kirkilas talks about using a mobile medical RV to serve youth experiencing homelessness and how he ended up competing on American Ninja Warrior.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Alex Kemper

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, deputy editor of the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Kemper describes his unlikely decision to go to medical school, his many mentors and his superhuman consumption of coffee.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Rachel Moon

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, associate editor of Digital Media for the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Moon describes her time in the U. S. Air Force, her first experience as a researcher, and her unwillingness to stay at a Bed and Breakfast.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Lewis First

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics. Dr. First explains how his shaky start in medicine led to a love of learning, teaching, editing and communicating with humor and grace..

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Whitney Casares

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP, a practicing pediatrician and the creator of the popular website modernmommydoc.com, about striking a balance between medicine and motherhood.

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Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Tamara Johnson

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Tamara Johnson, MD, FAAPpediatrician at a federally qualified health center in Spartanburg, SC, about striking a balance between two passions: medicine and dance. 

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Pathways to Pediatrics with IMG Advocate Dr. Rana Chakraborty

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, PhD, FAAP, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, about his experience as an International Medical Graduate and his efforts to help others navigate the system.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Marwa Mansour

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Marwa Mansour, MD, senior pediatrics resident and chief resident at University of Florida, Jacksonville. Dr. Mansour describes the lessons she has learned as an early-career International Medical Graduate from Egypt. 

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Aura Obando

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Aura Obando, MD, FAAP, Family Team Medical Director for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Dr. Obando explains how a passion for global health in under-resourced areas led her to her own backyard. 

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo

Omolara T. Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, FAAP, talks about the pressure she felt as the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and why that inspired her to focus on global health. She describes how her experiences in sub-Saharan Africa helped her realize the need for health equity for racial/ethnic minority children. She also describes how mentoring women of color led her to a second career as an entrepreneur.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Rhea Boyd

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP, talks about the moment in her childhood when she first recognized racial inequality. She explains why she wants to stop structural racism and how writing helps her accomplish her goals.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Luis Seija

Luis E. Seija, MD, FAAP, resident physician in Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, talks about being raised by a single mother and struggling with the MCAT and med-school application process. He talks about his passion for equity, inclusion, Texas … and Taco.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Ruchi Kaushik

Ruchi Kaushik, MD, MPH, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Complex Care Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine-The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, talks about being raised by immigrant parents and attending medical school in Punjab, India. She talks about her passionate advocacy for firearm safety and medically complex children. She also explains how, after the births of her three daughters, the children of the world became her “fourth child.”

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Nathaniel Beers

Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, FAAP, President and CEO of the HSC Health Care System, explains how he combines his passion for medicine, education and policy. He also offers advice for maintaining work-life balance.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Rebecca Baum

Rebecca Baum, MD, FAAP, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at the Olson Huff Center at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C, explains why she wants to educate pediatricians about psychopharmacology.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Perri Klass

Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence, explains how she forced two paths to merge as she combined medicine with journalism.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Thomas Glenn

interview Thomas Glenn, MD, pediatric cardiology fellow at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He explains how his own chronic disease shaped his career.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Sally Goza

AAP Past-President Sara “Sally” Goza, MD, FAAP, reminisces about growing up in rural Georgia and offers advice about navigating complicated career journeys.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Dennis Kuo

Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS, FAAP, Associate Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, brings a special guest to the podcast as he describes his family’s pediatric legacy.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Anisa Ibrahim

Anisa Ibrahim, MD, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Medical Director of Harborview Pediatric, talks about how her experiences as a refugee help her care for the immigrant families in her community.

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Pathways to Pediatrics: Paul Offit

Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explains how his childhood scars created in him a need to advocate for children.

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Last Updated

11/23/2021

Source

American Academy of Pediatrics