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10/15/17: Drs. Keith Hanna, Michael McNeel and Keith West of Marietta Plastic Surgery

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This week we are discussing plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures with the physicians of Marietta Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Keith Hanna

guest-keith-hannaMarietta Cosmetic Surgeon, Keith Hanna, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery with a passion for aesthetic surgery.

While Dr. Hanna is thoroughly trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, his particular interests focus on aesthetic facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and body contouring, as well as permanent hair replacement. By providing each of his patients with personalized care and advice, Dr. Hanna helps individuals like you achieve their aesthetic goals.

 
 
 

Dr. Michael J. McNeel

guest-michael-mcneelAtlanta Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Michael J. McNeel is proud to be one of the plastic surgeons who can help you achieve your goals at Marietta Plastic Surgery. His extensive knowledge about endoscopic plastic surgery makes him an ideal choice for certain forehead lift and face lift procedures, as does his training in reconstructive surgery. Dr. McNeel’s general knowledge of plastic surgery and dedication to your safety and health make him an exceptional plastic surgeon to perform any cosmetic surgery procedure.

 
 
 
 

Dr. Keith West

guest-keith-westMarietta plastic surgeon, Keith West, MD, FACS is dedicated to providing you with the plastic surgery solutions that will help you achieve your aesthetic and lifestyle goals. Whether you are looking for facial aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, or body contouring, Dr. West’s expertise and compassion makes him one of the outstanding members of our team of plastic surgeons.
Dedication to Local Service

Dr. West has been serving the greater Atlanta area since 1991, providing his expertise to patients and the community by serving as an active staff member and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Kennestone Hospital. His dedication to patient care and safety makes him one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the greater Atlanta area, and his compassionate, caring treatment of patients exemplifies his dedication to your health and well being.

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10/8/17: Dr. Katie Humphries of Oak Grove Family Medicine

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This week, we’re joined by Dr. Katie Humphries of Oak Grove Family Medicine.

Katie Humphries, D.O.

Dr. Humphries received her medical degree from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA at Virginia Tech. She completed her residency in family medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is board certified in family medicine. She is certified in the insertion and removal of Mirena, Skyla and Nexplanon contraceptive devices. She practices broad spectrum family medicine, specializing in women’s health, contraception management and preventive medicine.

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10/1/17: Dr. Emily Blum of Georgia Urology

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This week, Dr. Emily Blum of Georgia Urology will join us to discuss the importance of establishing a quality physician-patient relationship, especially with children.

Emily Blum, M.D.

Dr. Blum graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with special honors in Biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her medical doctorate from Boston University where she graduated cum laude and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. While completing her residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Blum spent a significant amount of time working on urban farming community development campaigns in Detroit. Her community work lead to a nomination for the AAMC Resident Physician Community Service Award during her chief year.

Dr. Blum continued her training as the A. Barry Belman Pediatric Urology Fellow at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During the research year of the 2-year fellowship program, she was also awarded the Joseph E Robert (JER), Jr. Fellowship for Pediatric Surgical Innovations. Dr. Blum’s research projects focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to assist in analyzing radiographic studies. She won top honors at the JER Academic Symposium both years.

She continues to pursue her interest in medical device innovations, particularly in bridging the gap between research and commercialization to improve patient care. Dr. Blum is a member of the research faculty at Georgia Tech and serves as a Medical Affairs Liaison for the Global Center for Medical Innovations.

In addition to general pediatric urology, Dr. Blum’s special surgical interests are in hypospadias and congenital hydronephrosis.

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9/24/17: Dr. Lattisha Bilbrew, Dr. Chris Blanchard, and Dr. Vamsi Kancherla

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This week, Dr. Lattisha Bilbrew, Dr. Chris Blanchard, and Dr. Vamsi Kancherla of Resurgens Orthopaedics join Dr. Feinberg to discuss minimally invasive spine surgery, total disc replacement, spinal stenosis, and hand issues such as surgery, arthritis, and sports related injuries.

Lattisha L. Bilbrew, M.D.

Areas of Expertise

  • Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Fellowship

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency

  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Medical Degree

  • Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • American Society for the Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthoaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Eastside Medical Center

Major Accomplishments

  • Texas Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award
  • Pfizer Award in Excellence and Medical Research
  • Women in Surgery Conference Featured Speaker

 

Christopher S. Blanchard, D.O.

Dr. Blanchard is married to his wonderful wife, Rachel, who is also a physician. They have two sons. He is originally from Columbus, Georgia. In his free time, he is usually found playing with his two boys and spending time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, running, and competing in triathlons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement

Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Residency

  • Doctors Hospital; Columbus, Ohio

Medical Degree

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Suwannee, Georgia

Associations

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • North American Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Northside Hospital Forsyth

 

Vamsi K. Kancherla, M.D.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Adult Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Robotic & Navigated Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis

Fellowship

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH: Combined Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship

Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency

  • St. Luke’s Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Bethlehem, PA

Medical Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
  • AO Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital
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9/17/17: Dr. Winston Gandy of Virtual Imaging

This week, we are joined in studio by Dr. Winston Gandy of Virtual Imaging.

Winston H. Gandy, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E


Dr. Winston Gandy is a dedicated and focused cardiologist serving his patients in the Southeast. Dr. Gandy is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is currently a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the National Medical Association, the Georgia State Medical Association, and the Atlanta Medical Association.

Dr. Gandy earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1982 and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1989. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University in 1989. Later, he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases in 1992 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Gandy is affiliated with Emory St. Joseph Hospital.

Dr. Gandy practiced at Atlanta Cardiology Group for 18 years before founding ACA in 2013.

Board Certification

  • Elected Fellow American Society of Echocardiogram
  • Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • Subspecialty Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine

Services

  • Cardiac Screening
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
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9/10/17: Dr. Augustine Conduah of DeKalb Medical

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This week, Dr. Augustine Conduah of DeKalb Medical will join us to discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and management of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Augustine Conduah, M.D.

Dr. Conduah is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA, a world leader in orthopedic and sports medicine research, education and treatment. He is a member of The Hughston Society, a group orthopedic surgeons and other physicians who are bound by a genuine concern for athletes and a desire to help them return to competition injury free in the shortest amount of time.
Conduah

Prior to becoming a Hughston fellow, Dr. Conduah completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned a Doctor of Medicine from UCLA as well at the David Geffen School of Medicine, where he was named a Leonard Marmor Foundation scholar and received a Letter of Distinction in Surgery Clerkship.

When Dr. Conduah isn’t in the operating room performing knee replacement surgery or reconstructing torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) or seeing patients in his office, he’s out serving in the community. Whether it’s educating weekend warriors or those suffering from arthritis, Dr. Conduah routinely presents community seminars to inform people on the latest advances in pain management, and injury prevention and treatment. He is the team physician for the athletics department of Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, GA. You can read more about Dr. Conduah’s background and work in this Rockdale Citizen feature article.

“I focus on educating patients about their condition in order help them achieve the best results possible”. For some people that means simply not being in constant pain, and for others it may mean being able to play sports again and getting back into action” shares Dr. Conduah, who treats all types of musculoskeletal issues.

Dr. Conduah lives in Sandy Springs with his wife and three children.

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9/3/17: Emory University School of Law

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This week, Jon Waterhouse guest hosts a show featuring a panel from Emory University School of Law for a discussion on Emory Law’s online Juris Master and Master of Laws programs.

Robert B. Ahdieh, K.H. Gyr Professor of Private International Law

A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Yale Law School, Robert B. Ahdieh served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before his selection for the Honor’s Program in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice.

While still in law school, Ahdieh published what remains one of the seminal treatments of the constitutional transformation of post-Soviet Russia: “Russia’s Constitutional Revolution—Legal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy.” Ahdieh’s work has also appeared in the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, and the Emory Law Journal, among other journals.

Ahdieh’s scholarly interests revolve around questions of regulatory design. His particular emphasis has been various non-traditional modes of regulation, including those grounded in dynamics of coordination. Paradigms of coordination, though relatively less attended to in the legal literature, hold significant promise both in helping us to theorize existing regulatory patterns and in fostering new regulatory constructs.

Ahdieh has explored these issues in a variety of transactional areas, including corporate and securities law, international trade and finance, and contracts. Within these, Ahdieh’s work has emphasized two particular patterns of coordination. The first—intersystemic governance—draws on domestic regimes of federalism and transnational regimes of global governance and subsidiarity, to highlight patterns of jurisdictional overlap that, in their very complexity, may offer significant benefits. The second—patterns Ahdieh places under a rubric of “The New Regulation”—draws more directly on coordination game dynamics, to highlight various non-traditional regulatory forms, as well distinct occasions for potential regulatory intervention.

During the 2007–2008 academic year, Ahdieh was a visiting professor and the Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. In Spring 2014, he served as Douglas McK. Brown Visiting Chair in Law, University of British Columbia.

Stephen D. Sencer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel

As senior vice president and general counsel, Stephen D. Sencer is the chief legal officer for Emory University, including Emory Healthcare, as well as affiliated entities such as The Carter Center and DRIVE. Sencer is also senior adviser to the university president, counseling her on strategic priorities and initiatives. Sencer has taught courses at Emory Law and Laney Graduate School, is a senior fellow at Emory’s Global Health Institute, serves on the Global Health Chronicles Advisory Board, and cofounded the Emory-South Africa Drug Discovery Training Program and GAP BioSciences, a life sciences business education program taught in South Africa.

Sencer specializes in legal issues relating to higher education, scientific research, technology transfer, global health, risk management, and corporate governance. He serves on the board of Clifton Casualty Insurance Company and completed a three-year term on the board of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Sencer also serves on the AAU General Counsel Committee and the United Educators Legal Advisory Board.

He earned a BA (honors) from Wesleyan University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Michigan Law Review. He practiced law with Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia, and served as a trial lawyer in the DeKalb County (GA) District Attorney’s office. He clerked for Judge Amalya Lyle Kearse on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, sitting in New York City.

Wendy Wright, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Wendy L. Wright, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology, neurosurgery and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and the medical director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Emory University Hospital Midtown. As a neurointensivist, she directly cares for critically ill patients with brain and spinal cord illness or injury.

Wright has been on the faculty at Emory since 2005. She is board-certified in neurology, vascular neurology and neurocritical care. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Neurocritical Care Society.

Wright’s areas of interest include: stroke (ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage), seizures, critical care medicine, brain injury, spinal cord injury, brain aneurysm and physician advocacy.

She sits on ABCNews.com’s Medical Advisory Group and is a highly sought after media expert in her field

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8/27/17: Dr. Scott D. Miller and Tim Smith of Prostaware

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This week, Dr. Scott Miller, founder of Prostaware, and Tim Smith, the organization’s executive director, join Dr. Feinberg to discuss the upcoming Blue Ties event for prostate cancer awareness.

Blue Ties Event

Legendary NFL coach Dan Reeves, William King of The Commodores, 11Alive’s Jerry Carnes among all-star roster at ProstAware’s Blue Ties event
Sports speakers, live music, food, and more at this annual benefit for prostate cancer awareness

Once again, ProstAware is looking for folks to suit up and help tackle prostate cancer.

Purchase Your Ticket Today

By attending ProstAware’s ninth annual Blue Ties luncheon, guests become part of a team intent on defeating this disease. Famed pro football coach Dan Reeves, William King of iconic funk/soul band The Commodores, and 11Alive’s Jerry Carnes, the event’s emcee, help lead the charge. ProstAware’s Blue Ties luncheon takes place 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

ProstAware’s mission is to use music, technology, and sports to engage men and their loved ones into meaningful discussions about prostate cancer. In 2016, Blue Ties hosted more than 450 guests and scored a touchdown by raising $125,000, which bolstered ProstAware’s mission of providing education and awareness of prostate cancer to our community.

“Blue Ties serves as ProstAware’s key fundraiser,” said Dr. Scott Miller, the organization’s president and founder, and the director of Robotic Surgery at Northside Hospital and Georgia Urology. “This luncheon event is the perfect example of our unique form of providing prostate cancer awareness.”

Expect Carnes to tell the inspiring story of his own personal bout with prostate cancer. King, also a prostate cancer survivor, will share his own experience of triumph over the disease. In addition to Reeves speaking to the audience, other sports luminaries will appear. This includes former Washington Redskins center and three-time Super Bowl champion, Jeff Bostic, who also is a prostate cancer survivor. With a live music act providing the soundtrack, ProstAware’s game plan comes to life.

As the war rages on, Dr. Scott Miller –he’s been named a Top Doc by Castle Connolly nine years in a row– continues serving as a crusader in prostate cancer treatment and awareness. Dr. Miller recommends once men reach age 40, they should talk to their doctor about their risk of prostate cancer. Statistics reveal that one in six men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime.

“Overcoming prostate cancer is all about awareness, early detection and proper treatment. Persistence and resilience are key attributes in the fight against prostate cancer,” said Dr. Miller. “With 23 years as a successful head coach in the NFL, Dan Reeves certainly applied those aspects to the game.”

Dan Reeves coached the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons. He played or coached in a record nine Super Bowls – five with the Dallas Cowboys, three with Denver, and one with Atlanta. Before donning his head coach’s headset, Reeves spent 16 years in the Cowboys organization – five as a player, three as a player/coach, and eight as an assistant coach.

William King is a founding member of acclaimed American funk/soul band, The Commodores. In addition to being the group’s choreographer, he plays trumpet, guitar, synthesizer, flute, and congas/percussion. The Commodores’ most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer. The band’s biggest hit singles are ballads such as “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady” and “Nightshift”; and dance hits including “Brick House,” “Fancy Dancer,” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” and “Too Hot ta Trot.” In 1986, The Commodores won their first Grammy for the song “Nightshift.”

Jerry Carnes has been a part of the 11Alive broadcast team for more than 25 years. Viewers currently recognize him as Commuter Dude, a traffic reporter who knows metro Atlanta’s highways and byways like no other. Carnes is a husband and a father of three. A prostate cancer survivor, Carnes has been cancer-free since late 2008. According to Carnes, he can’t wait to return to the ProstAware podium as emcee.

This year’s Blue Ties event sponsors include Northside Hospital, Georgia Urology, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Lenz, Toyota, Coca-Cola, UPS, and Da Vinci Surgical System. Media sponsors include 11Alive, Atlanta magazine, News/Talk WSB, 97.1 The River, and “The Weekly Check-Up.” To inquire about sponsorship opportunities call 404-512-0512.

ProstAware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating men and their loved ones about prostate cancer through the dynamic worlds of music, technology, and sports. ProstAware encourages men to monitor their prostate health, provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness, and promotes education and awareness with engaging events throughout the year, including its annual Blue Ties event.

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8/20/17: Dr. Bruce Feinberg

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This week, Dr. Bruce Feinberg will offer his take on the latest news in the world of healthcare, and explain what it means to our listeners and patients everywhere.

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8/13/17: Carrie Bednarz and Dmitri Iskhakov of the Atlanta Center for Medical Research

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This week, we are joined in studio by Carrie Bednarz and Dmitri Iskhakov of the Atlanta Center for Medical Research for a discussion of medical research and clinical trials.

Carrie Bednarz and Dmitri Iskhakov

Carrie Bednorz is a Clinical Rater Supervisor at ACMR. Dmitri Iskhakov is an Intake Supervisor at ACMR.

 

 

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