LECOM presents: Heroes in Training

LECOM presents: Heroes in Training

LECOM presents: Heroes in Training tells the success stories of other LECOM students and alumni as they've transitioned into their chosen medical career. The importance of well-trained, empathetic healthcare professionals is at on all time high. We’ve learned of the heroic nature and sacrifices made by those incredible individuals . The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic medicine (also known as LECOM) has been providing training for these very professionals since 1993 and desire for you as a potential student to know and understand the opportunities for that await you here at our institution. As a student here, you are a Hero in training, and poised to make a massive impact to the world around you. This podcast was created to help you see a side of our institution in an effort to entice you to further your education and career here with us. Please visit LECOM.edu to learn more about the opportunities provided for your formal and graduate education. .

Episodes

September 29, 2021 19 min
Host: Dr. Jamie Murphy, Student Affairs Director

Guest: Dr. Joseph Deltondo


Dr. Joseph Deltondo is a 2007 LECOM graduate and is board certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology. He currently serves as a forensic pathology specialist at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Deltondo shares his journey into medicine, what a pathologist does, the "CSI" effect, and dispels the myths about the perception of the type of person who pu...
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Host: Dr. Jamie Murphy, Student Affairs Director

Guest: Dave Hopkins, Director of the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center


Dave Hopkins is the Director of the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center and shares his insight on setting goals and determining fitness goals. He discusses the most efficient way to exercise, the different types of calories, eating regimens, body fat percentages, optimal BMIs, and the social-cultural ...
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September 15, 2021 25 min
Host: Dr. Mark Kauffman, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Guest: Dr. Jason Lewis, D.O.


Dr. Jason Lewis is a LECOM graduate and is currently a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was a resident at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and underwent a pediatric and hematology fellowship at Penn State Health. Jason chronicles his journey into medicine from early childhood where he was...
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August 18, 2021 26 min
Host: Dr. Jamie Murphy, Student Affairs Director

Guest: Dr. Seth Carter - Geriatric and Family Medicine Physician.

Dr. Seth Carter is a class of 2016 LECOM graduate and is currently a geriatric and family medicine physician as well as the LECOM Geriatric Medicine Clerkship assistant director. He shares how he came to love caring for people and his path to deciding to pursue a career in the medical field. Dr. Carter also talks about...
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August 11, 2021 26 min
Host: Dr. Jamie Murphy, Student Affairs Director

Guest: Dr. Regan Shabloski, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at LECOM.

Dr. Regan Shabloski is a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and the the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at LECOM. He is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army who has served multiple tours of duty across the globe. Dr. Shabloski shares his path into both medicine and the military as well as the influence of both of t...
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August 4, 2021 23 min
Host: Father Rubino

Guest: Dr. Tim Novak

Dr. Tim Novak is the Dean of the LECOM School of Health Services Administration and explains the outcome oriented focus of teaching the business and ethics of healthcare to future leaders. Tim discusses the transition to online virtual education, teaching patient-centered care while taking care of the greater good, and the fiscal responsibility of doctors to operate a solvent practice as the S...
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July 28, 2021 44 min
Hosts: Nick Debiec and Alex Nguyen

Guest: Dr. Tony El-Hayek

Dr. Tony El-Hayek is a LECOM graduate and talks with student doctors Nick Debiec and Alex Nguyen about his life as a fourth year resident of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Tony shares how an anesthesiologist prepares and works with patients throughout the surgical process. He explains how doctors work together during emergency situations and clarifies various specif...
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July 21, 2021 24 min
Host: Dr. Rachel Ogden, School of Pharmacy Dean

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Ardillo


Dr. Elizabeth Ardillo is a class of 2017 LECOM graduate of the School of Pharmacy. She was drawn to natural alternative therapies as a teenager and continued to work in a pharmacy during her academic and pre-professional career. After graduation, she even relocated to work full-time with the same company. Elizabeth is currently the Director of Medical Educat...
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July 14, 2021 23 min
Host: Dr. Rachel Ogden, School of Pharmacy Dean

Guest: Dr. Brandon Sing

Dr. Brandon Sing is a LECOM graduate of the School of Pharmacy, where he was awarded the LECOM School of Pharmacy Academic Excellence Award. After graduation, he went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, a tertiary care facility within the Alleghany Health Network, in Erie, PA. During this time, Brandon developed an intere...
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July 7, 2021 23 min
Host: Dr. Rachel Ogden, School of Pharmacy Dean

Guest: Taylor Platt

Taylor is a LECOM student in the class of 2022 and is enrolled in the accelerated pathway at the Erie campus. She completed her prerequisites at Slippery Rock University and is very active as a student at LECOM. Taylor is one of the ambassadors that interacts with admissions candidates during the admissions process and participates in recruiting events hosted by the ...
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June 30, 2021 28 min
Hosts: Dr. Katie Dinh- Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment; Dr. Thomas Yoon- Assistant Dean of Clinical Education

Guest: Dr. Matthew Draudt- Practicing Dentist and LECOM dental school alumnus, Class of 2018

In this podcast episode, Dr. Dinh is joined by her cohost, Dr. Yoon- Assistant Dean of Clinical Education. Together they welcome back Dr. Matt Draudt, an alumnus of the LECOM School of Dental Medicine, for a conversation a...
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June 23, 2021 16 min
Host: Dr. Timothy Novak, Dean, LECOM School of Health Services Administration

Guest: Dr. Lisa Tavallali, Director of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program


Dr. Lisa Tavallali talks with Dr. Novak about the Master's in Public Health (MPH) Program and its relevance in the medical field today. They discuss the domestic focus of the program, relationship with community resources, and connection with local health departments. They...
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June 16, 2021 20 min
Host: Dr. Timothy Novak, Dean, LECOM School of Health Services Administration

Guest: Dr. Kathy Gennuso, Director of the Master's of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE) Program

Testimonial #1
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Litt
MSBE Class of 2021

Testimonial #2
Dr. Elizabeth Grace Yordy
MSBE Class of 2021


Dr. Kathy Gennuso talks with Dr. Novak about the Master's of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE) program and its broad application in the me...
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June 9, 2021 46 min
Host: Dr. Katie Dinh- Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment

Guest: Dr. Jawanna Wilkins, LECOM dental school clinical faculty preceptor

Dr. Wilkins is a clinical faculty dental preceptor at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine. After 20 years of private practice, including being an owner of 2 successful clinics in the state of Georgia, Dr. Wilkins moved to Florida and joined the LECOM faculty as a dental educator a few years ago....
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June 2, 2021 40 min
Hosts: Nick Debiec and Alex Nguyen

Guest: Dr. Ryan Huttinger


Dr. Ryan Huttinger is a LECOM graduate and talks with student doctors Nick Debiec and Alex Nguyen about his routine as a PGY-III resident in general surgery at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in North Carolina. Ryan shares his pathway into medicine following in the footsteps of his brother, becoming a general surgeon, and his love of the operating room as one of the LECOM h...
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May 26, 2021 37 min
Host: Dr. Katie Dinh - Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment

Guest: Leah Kimerer, second-year dental student, Class of 2023

Leah Kimerer is currently a second-year dental student of the Class of 2023. Although extremely busy with final exams, she spends sometimes to speak to our listeners in today’s podcast episode. Leah is a non-traditional dental student, and she will share her decision in joining dentistry as well as her pat...
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May 19, 2021 19 min
Host: Dr. Timothy Novak, Dean, LECOM School of Health Services Administration

Guest: Dr. James Strikeleather, Director of the LECOM Doctor of Healthcare Administration program

Dr. James Strikeleather talks with Dr. Novak about the new Doctor of Healthcare Administration program and how the program is progressing after its first year. They discuss the types of students enrolling in the program and why this degree is so important relat...
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May 12, 2021 40 min
Host: Dr. Katie Dinh- Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment

Guest: Dr. Caleb Robison, graduating class of 2021

Dr. Caleb Robison is a Class of 2021 graduating student dentist of LECOM School of Dental Medicine. In 3 weeks, he will walk across the stage to receive his well-earned diploma. In today’s podcast episode, we will meet Caleb and learn about how he is getting ready to excel as a new dentist after spending 4 years as a s...
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April 28, 2021 30 min
Host: Dr. Jamie Murphy, Student Affairs Director

Guests: Club Officers of the Medical Muslim Students Association

The club officers of the Muslim Students Association discuss Muslim life as LECOM students and community members. They share their experiences inside and outside of the classroom as well as their paths into the medical field as they continue to work toward becoming LECOM healthcare heroes.

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April 21, 2021 39 min
Hosts: Alexander Nguyen and Nick Debiec

Guest: Dr. Travis Smith

Dr. Travis Smith is a 2009 LECOM graduate and is currently the Associate Dean of Clinical Integration and Assessment at LECOM. He is also an emergency medicine specialist at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Travis shares his pathway into medicine, keys to progressing from being a medical student to becoming a doctor, and his life in the emergenc...
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