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: email@example.com
Wednesday Feb 09, 2022
Wednesday Feb 09, 2022
We talk with kidney transplant surgeon Dr. Robert Montgomery about his own experience of receiving a heart transplant three years ago. This led him to a new understanding of the challenging “new normal” for patients after a transplant, which involves multiple medications and many new responsibilities. We also discuss the evolving impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on an estimated 10 million people with compromised immune systems. Dr. Montgomery talks about his health equity leadership role at NYC Langone, where intentional policies are helping to foster diverse hiring and retention of health workers from underrepresented groups. He also shares some of the ways that the institute is improving health outcomes in transplantation, through research into disparities and understanding of their root causes, particularly social determinants. With podcast host Rolf Taylor.
About Dr. Montgomery: https://nyulangone.org/news/life-death-life-death-life-dr-robert-montgomery
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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