After Hours showcases the exciting lives of healthcare providers outside of their day-to-day practice, highlighting their hobbies across the globe – spanning speedways, art studios, wineries, and more – After Hours takes a look into what they enjoy most when their white coat is retired for the day.
After Hours: Biosimilar Whiskey
As high-end whisky can take decades to develop and total to thousands of dollars per bottle, a novel process created by Sarfaraz Niazi, adjunct professor of biopharmaceutical sciences and advisory board member for the Center for Biosimilars®, seeks to circumvent both time and cost by replicating the biosimilar approach to therapeutic drugs to that of whisky. Dr. Niazi speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the distillation process, how the biobetter whiskies compared with their reference products, and future considerations for the alcohol industry.
After Hours: Wordle
In this episode of After Hours, Gretchen A. McNally, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, a nurse practitioner scientist with The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute of Ohio State University, joins Oncology Nursing News® to discuss and compete in the daily word puzzle, Wordle, that has taken the internet by storm.
After Hours: Vasectomy Madness
Every March there is an increase in vasectomies as coinciding with the NCAA tournament so that the recovery time can be spent watching basketball. Urologists are now embracing this trend and marketing for an increase in vasectomies. Sarah Vij, MD, speaks about this trend.
After Hours: Playing Polo
Biotricity CEO Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq discusses his unique hobby of playing polo and how it not only helps him to relax, but that it forces him to focus on just one thing and not multitask. He offers some insights on playing the game as well as the care of the horses and some insights into the game for those who are not familiar with it.
After Hours: Drums
In this episode, we’ll hear one of our associates at Medical Economics interview Dr. Michael DeGeorgia, a neurologist at University Hospitals of Cleveland and founding director of the Center for Music and Medicine. Dr. DeGeorgia became interested in the drums as a child, but stopped playing while getting his medical education. His passion reignited while organizing medical conferences in the early 2000s, and in 2006 decided to form his own rock and roll band, The Codes, made up entirely of fellow physicians. Dr. DeGeorgia is also intrigued by music’s use as a therapeutic tool for people who have experienced brain injury.
After Hours: Blacksmithing & Woodworking
On working days, Dr. Michael S. Jellinek is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. John B. Herman, associate chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Saturdays though, the 2 physicians wake up at 6 am, go for an early breakfast at a local restaurant, and then head over to Dr Jellinek’s fully equipped woodshed, situated behind his home in Barre, Massachusetts for a day of woodworking and blacksmithing.
After Hours: Love of Exercise
When Betsy O’Donnell isn’t working to treat patients with multiple myeloma at the Massachusetts General Hospital, she is often taking on endurance challenges and exploring her love of exercise. She emphasizes how sports are one of her biggest passions outside of her career, from college sports to even considering participating in sports professionally. Over the years, even after recovering from sports injuries, O’Donnell continues to live an athletic lifestyle by cycling to and from work; in 2020, she even biked over 10,000 miles.
After Hours: Beatboxing Gastroenterologist
Dr. Brennan Spiegel is a beat boxer who recently published a video on twitter of him telling the story of COVID while beatboxing. He has been in tournaments and performed at conferences. Dr. Spiegel talked about how he learned he had this talent and how he does it.
After Hours: Football Kicking Pharmacist
Before pursuing a career in pharmacy, Dr. Sonia Oskouei, vice president of Biosimilars at Cardinal Health, played soccer from childhood to high school varsity where she was then asked in her senior year to test her kicking skills as a football placekicker. Sonia discusses her experiences as the kicker for her boys’ high school football team and how key lessons she gained through athletics continue to resonate with her today.
After Hours: Surf’s Up for California Neurologist
Jack Schim, MD, has been surfing since his boyhood in Miami but found the waves much better in southern California where he went to medical school—and stayed. He uses the word “magical” to describe the sport and says it’s part of the self-care that helps him care for his patients.
After Hours: Urologist Magician
From the time of the pyramids, people have been entranced by the wonder of so-called magic. A few cups and balls, a length of rope, a pack of common playing cards are the tools that greats like Houdini, Kellar, and Germaine used to enchant the masses. Dr. Neil Baum, professor of urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, is very passionate about bringing that same wonder to healthcare.