Real, Smart People

Bite-sized portraits of the most innovative minds in medicine. The real story of how medicine moves forward, one smart person at a time.
Bevin: The Problem Solver

Bevin: The Problem Solver

Nurse researcher Dr. Bevin Cohen on why nurses are key to improving our health care system. Listen Now
Jess: Love Thy Neighbor

Jess: Love Thy Neighbor

Surgeon Jess Ting, MD, pioneers a new operation for transgender patients and reflects on what his patients have taught him about the human experience. Listen Now
Joshua: The Sculptor

Joshua: The Sculptor

Neurosurgeon Joshua Bederson, MD, on the beauty of the brain, the connection between sculpture and neurosurgery, and the future of computer-assisted surgery. Listen Now
Mary: Autopsies Save Lives

Mary: Autopsies Save Lives

Neuropathologist Mary Fowkes, MD, PhD, on what she learned about COVID-19 from performing autopsies on pandemic victims. Listen Now
Yasmin: The Barrier Breaker

Yasmin: The Barrier Breaker

Addiction researcher Yasmin Hurd, PhD, talks about confronting bias in her life and work, and how she learned to tune out the noise and take charge. Listen Now
Adolfo: The Virus Hunter

Adolfo: The Virus Hunter

Microbiologist Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, on the thrill of discovery and the connection between butterfly-catching, his hobby, and pursuing the universal flu vaccine. Listen Now