Podcast Episode

The Philanthropist: Dr. Steven Reich

In this interview we’ll meet Dr. Steven Reich, an orthopedic spine surgeon with a busy practice in central New Jersey.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reich has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Woods Johnson University Medical School where he particularly enjoys working with medical students.  He has also been politically active for many years and was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the New Jersey Commission on Spine Injury Research, which he also served as chairman. It was in that capacity that Dr. Reich testified before the U. S. Congress.

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The Exec: Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN

In this podcast, I talk with Jerry Mansfield, the first executive level leader for nursing and patient experience at Medical University of South Carolina, a Magnet-designated hospital for four consecutive years (2015-2019), Jerry is directly accountable for the practice of nursing (more than 2,000 FTEs) and establishing the strategic direction for patient care experience and engagement across all care delivery sites. By blending operational detail with sound strategy he creates innovative care delivery models, projects, and programs.

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The Advocate: Dr. Shikha Jain

In this interview, Dr. Shikha Jain tells us about her evolution from practicing oncologist/hematologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physician Director of Media Relations at Rush University Cancer Center in Chicago as well as a powerful advocate for gender parity in medicine.  Please join us for this enlightening conversation.     

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The Inventor: Dr. Patrick Vinck

In this episode, I’m talking with Dr. Patrick Vinck about how a brilliant young scholar with a background in biochemistry and molecular bio-physics transitions into a family doctor.  We’ll also explore his interest in a more efficient way to bring quality healthcare to underserved populations of Arizona. In addition to all this, Dr. Vinck is also an inventor, and he’ll tell us about his development of a device to more accurately measure the progress of pregnant women in labor.  This will definitely be a “why didn’t I think of that” moment. I hope you’ll join us.

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The Mentor: Dr. Duncan McRae, Jr.

Dr. Duncan McRae began his education in medicine and surgery as a teenager at the side of his father, a surgeon in McRae, Georgia.  After completing his education at Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia, he began a successful career as a general surgeon In Montgomery, Alabama.  Although teaching was not part of his original plan, he now finds himself as Associate Professor of Medicine for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Montgomery Regional Campus.  We’ll talk about that evolution from practitioner to mentor in this episode of Rx for Success.

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The Host: Dr. Randy Cook

Dr. Randy Cook hosts the Rx for Success Podcast, where physician leaders reflect on their current work and the key elements that helped them along their professional journey to a successful career. In this podcast, Dr. Cook shares his own story and gives you his own “Prescription for Success.”

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