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Chat with a Chair Physician Podcast Series

Episode 1: June 27, 2022

Rodney Taylor, MD, Bruce and Isobel Cleland Professor and Chair of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Taylor discusses how he envisions the field of otolaryngology changing over the next few years, his approach to patient care, and characteristics of a great ENT surgeon.

Episode 2: September 23, 2022

Lisa Schocket, MD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Dr. Schocket discusses why she became an ophthalmologist, current challenges in the field of ophthalmology, her team's multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and more.

Episode 3: February 13, 2023

R. Frank Henn, MD, Professor & Interim Chair of Orthopaedics and Director of Sports Medicine

Dr. Henn discusses his vision for the Department, current challenges in the field of orthopaedics, current clinical research, his advice for future orthopaedic surgeons, and more.

Episode 4: August 23, 2023

William F. Regine, MD, Professor & Chair of Radiation Oncology and Executive Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, Dr. Bill Regine, discusses his journey to becoming a radiation oncologist, his team's patient care philosophy, practice-changing clinical research underway, and more. Dr. Regine also serves as President of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Special Dean Episode: October 1, 2023

In this special episode of Chat with a Chair, we sit down with Mark Gladwin, MD, the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He discusses his career journey, advice for preventing burnout, what it takes become a great leader, current initiatives to address generational challenges, and more. Dean Gladwin also serves as Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Episode 6: May 31, 2024

Shawn Kwatra, MD, The Joseph W. Burnett Endowed Professor and Chair of Dermatology.

Dr. Kwatra, the newly appointed Chair of Dermatology, discusses his vision for expanding dermatology care across Maryland, practice-changing research underway to treat debilitating and challenging "itch" conditions, tips for preventing faculty burnout, and his patient care philosophy. Dr. Kwatra is currently one of the youngest academic clinical chairs in the country.