Episode 65: Dr. Jessica Kandel

Jessica Kandel, MD, is a pediatric surgeon who serves as Section Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer’s Children’s Hospital. She is a titan in the world of pediatric surgery and Dr. Kohler was fortunate to have her as a mentor. Dr. Kohler spoke with Dr. Kandel after she gave a talk called “Serendipity: Adventures in Translational Research.” She says that habits are efficient but can blind us to new pathways and discoveries.

Episode 64: Dr. David Francis 

David Francis, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. His research focuses on a patient-centered approach to personalizing and improving the care of patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Francis specializes in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis and has been working with patient groups to move research forward. See more about this research in his Grand Rounds talk, “Studying the Needle in the Haystack: Social Media and Rare Diseases.”