Kidney Transplant Conversations features diverse voices and experiences of donating, receiving, and caring for this gift of life. Over the coming months each new episode will feature interviews with patients, caregivers, advocates, donors, healthcare providers, and community leaders. At its highest level, our podcast series focuses on quality healthcare delivery, highlighting the innovative approaches kidney transplant recipients and providers are applying to improve care. Along the way, we’ll explore all the stages of the kidney transplant journey and invite our guests to share their experiences and insights. We’ll also look at things like health disparities in renal transplant, identifying where and why some groups don’t do as well when compared to others, and discuss what we can do to close the gap. This will include explorations of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (also known by the acronym IDEA), which are all subjects central to the purpose of this podcast. We invite you to subscribe and let Kidney Transplant Conversations keep you connected, informed and inspired with a constant flow of new thoughts and ideas. Send suggestions for guests and topics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Jan 03, 2022
Monday Jan 03, 2022
Not everyone lives close to a hospital. In this podcast we discuss two potential challenges in managing chronic kidney disease and kidney transplants: the first is care when you live a long distance from specialist care, and the second is potential financial barriers. Our guest in this episode, Dr. Silas Prescod Norman, tells us about some very real ways that his hospital center has worked proactively to address both barriers, and with tangible results.
Silas Prescod Norman, M.D., M.P.H is a nephrologist at the University of Michigan, working in the transplant program since 2002, and he currently serves as the co-Medical Director for kidney and pancreas transplant and Medical Director of the Transplant Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Clinics, which see more than 18,000 patient visits annually. Dr. Norman has made numerous contributions to the transplant program including the development of outreach satellite clinics to allow patients greater access to transplant opportunities, the focus of today’s episode.
Dr. Norman also serves with and volunteers for a number of organizations related to kidney transplantation, including the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, The American Kidney Fund, and MOTTEP, the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program and more recently became an advisor to this podcast, representing the American Society of Transplantation.
We thank the participants and advisors, and our underwriters, who helped create this podcast.
Kidney Transplant Conversations is underwritten by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All views and opinions expressed in the podcast reflect those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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