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Mama Docs POWR podcast

By Lauralee
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Season 3, Episode 23: Dr Lisette Rodriguez-Cabezas
Welcome Dr Lisette Rodriguez-Cabezas to the Powr mamadocs podcast!! Lisette is part of the local Chicago mamadocs running the Chicago Marathon this weekend, so please give her some love. Lisette is a reproductive psychiatrist working at the VA, married to her high school sweetheart and has 2 beautiful boys! Lisette run your heart out this weekend, we are with you!!
October 08, 2021
Season 3, Episode 22: Dr Melissa Nater
Welcome Dr Melissa Nater to the POWR podcast! We’re doing a mini series on some fabulous Latina women in our group. Thank you Melissa for sharing your journey of leaving Puerto Rico and coming to the states for training. She is a pediatric cardiologist working in the intensive care unit. Melissa met the love of her life here on (!), and together they have 2 beautiful kids. She is deep into training for the Chicago marathon, so please enjoy our conversation!!
September 10, 2021
Season 3, Episode 21: Dr Lissette Ramirez Suero
Welcome Dr Lissette Ramirez Suero to the podcast! Lissette is originally from Dominican Republic, and came to US for residency. She would meet her husband Naveen, also a foreign medical school graduate at her program and they found a passion for running together. Please enjoy their love story about medical training, running and raising a family in eastern Washington!
August 20, 2021
Season 3, Episode 20: Dr Joy Burke
Welcome Dr Joy Burke to the POWR podcast! Joy is a Neuro-oncologist who has just moved to the Boston Area for a new job. She is married to another Neurologist and they have 3 beautiful kiddos. Joy, thank you for sharing all about your running, where your training is right now and your upcoming big race. We are all cheering you on!
August 04, 2021
Season 3, Episode 19: Dr Sara Hock
Please welcome Dr Sara Hock to the POWR podcast!! Sara is a bad ass mama doc of 2 beautiful kiddos, in Emergency Medicine in Chicago, IL. We learn all about her running journey and career at a big academic medical center and balancing all of it with a smile. And I’m so excited she chose this conversation to reveal her BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 📣 👧🏼👦🏼👶🏻!!! Enjoy!
June 16, 2021
Season 3, Episode 18: Dr Jennifer Hopp
Welcome Dr. Jennifer Hopp to the podcast! Jennifer is a neurologist at the University of Maryland is married and has a beautiful son, Jake. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer after her recent breast cancer surgery which I am happy to report was successful. We talked about her running journey, her diagnosis and surgery as well as her journey to expand her family. Please enjoy my conversation with Jennifer
May 09, 2021
Season 3, Episode 17: Dr Angela Morello
It was a pleasure to talk with Dr Angela Morello on the latest POWR podcast! Angela is a cardiologist originally from Staten Island, NY (yay!) now living in Atlanta, Georgia (again yay!). Angela is a fantastic and speedy runner on a mission to BQ a marathon in the near future and is married to yet another cardiologist (and runner) with 2 beautiful kiddos. We had so much fun talking all things running, life and career! Please enjoy!
April 04, 2021
Season 3, Episode 16: Dr LaToya Oglesby
Welcome Dr LaToya Oglesby to the POWR podcast! LaToya is a pediatric hospitalist in wonderful city of Atlanta, GA. She is a busy married mama doc of 2 beautiful kiddos, Nolan and Bailey has been running for over 10 years. She has graced our POWR community with educational posts each and every day during Black history month and we needed to get to know her better! Please enjoy my conversation with LaToya.
March 19, 2021
Season 3, Episode 15: Dr Molly Capron
We are making our way through the Pacemakers! Welcome Dr Molly Capron (rhymes with apron 🤗), pediatrician extraordinaire, mother of 4 and mama doc runner! Come listen all about being a mega boy mom, finding random mama docs at races by spying mama doc gear (thx Emi!) and Seattle life during a pandemic. Please enjoy!
February 25, 2021
Season 3, Episode 14: Dr Hilma Green Riley
I’m so excited to bring you my awesome conversation with Dr Hilma Green Riley. Hilma is a med/peds physician living in the suburbs of Indianapolis, married to her doctor hubs and had an amazing daughter Hilary. She has been running since her childhood and has been racking up all the virtual race medals this year. Please enjoy learning more about her life journey on your run today!
February 15, 2021
Season 3, Episode 13: Dr Nancy Lange-Vaidya
Welcome Dr Nancy Lange-Vaidya to the podcast! Nancy is a pulmonologist/critical care physician at the Brigham in Boston, married mom of 2 girls and accomplished 2019 NYC marathoner! We talk about her running journey, her long term goal of (*maybe) running her hometown race, the Boston Marathon (hell yeah Nancy!) and of course her work life in the era of COVID/quarantine. Please enjoy my conversation with Nancy.
February 03, 2021
Season 3, Episode 12: Dr Michelle Tham Metz
I’m so excited to share with you my conversation with one of my best friends, Dr Michelle Tham Metz! Michelle is an obgyn currently in nyc, and my practice partner. She has 2 beautiful kids and supported by her amazing husband Ben. They are going on an exciting adventure in February as they are moving to New Zealand. We chat all about her decision to uproot everything, her running, family and career. Please enjoy!
January 23, 2021
Season 3, Episode 11: Dr Theresa Castillo and Dr Anne Alaniz
Join the party ladies! I had the absolute pleasure of hosting, not just one but TWO amazing badass mama docs. Dr. Theresa Castillo and Dr Anne Alaniz are both OB/GYN’s in the Houston area. Theresa has just completed her 100 miler for Anne’s nonprofit organization Pothawira international ( We get to hear about their friendship, Anne’s journey to this country and beyond, and Teresa’s crazy running adventures. Please enjoy our awesome conversation.
December 24, 2020
Season 3, Episode 10: Dr Nicole Yedlinsky
Welcome yet another veteran, Dr Nicole Yedlinsky to the podcast! Thank you for your service! Nicole is a sports medicine/ family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS married to another Army Veteran, Ryan. They are both ultramarthoners and are busy raising their 3 beautiful kids, including boy/girl twins and younger girl. Please enjoy listening to all their fun running and family adventures together!
December 14, 2020
Season 3, Episode 9: Dr Carmen Baxter (Blissit)
I’m so happy to welcome Dr Carmen Baxter to the POWR podcast! Carmen has been running since she was a child, and was a collegiate athlete, running XC and track. She’s a runner, veteran. an OBGYN, and mom of 2 boys and married to another accomplished runner, veteran and yes, OBGYN! They live in Northern CA and we talk things running, her crazy running streak (seriously crazy), her heartbreaking struggles with infertility, and her journey to adopting her 2 boys. Carmen is a fast fast runner but humble and considering running a marathon next year! So let’s cheer her on! Please enjoy.
December 03, 2020
Season 3, Episode 8: Dr Jen Tieman
Welcome Dr Jen Tieman to the Mamadocs POWR podcast! Ladies, get ready to be floored by Jen’s story! Jen is a program director in family practice in Kansas City, MO and a mom of 4. Thank you Jen for being so open and honest about your life’s journey which included a teen pregnancy, managing babies during med school and residency, losing her son in 2019 and also going through a transition with one of her other children, Henry, who is non-binary. Wait that’s not all! Jen is an accomplished runner who has qualified for the Boston marathon multiple times and paces races for fun. Please enjoy!
November 23, 2020
Season 3, Episode 7: Dr Ilaaf Darrat
Welcome Dr Ilaaf Darrat to the powr podcast! I’m so happy Ilaaf was able to squeeze this podcast into her busy schedule and able to share her story with you all. Ilaaf is a pediatric ENT in Detroit, a busy single mom, a marathoner...and an ultra marathoner! She is a multiple time Boston Marathon qualifier and completed 10 marathons. We laugh over her stories of meeting her BFF running mama friend Hebah Hefzy (see season 1) and their many adventures. Please enjoy!
November 13, 2020
Season 3, Episode 6: Dr Rebecca Andrews
Thank you Dr Rebecca Andrews for being so open and honest on this next episode of the Mama Docs POWR podcast. Rebecca is a full professor at UConn and a single mom of 2 boys. We talk all things running and life, including her older son’s transition as a trans-male and recent send off to college. Rebecca’s tale is one of hope, love and courage sprinkled with seasoned wisdom so please enjoy one of my favorite conversations to date!
November 06, 2020
Season 3, Episode 5: Dr Rachel David
Welcome Dr Rachel David to the podcast! She is a hematologist oncologist from Rochester, NY with 3 beautiful littles and wonderful supportive non medical hubs. Rachel is a committed runner who completed her first marathon last year and gearing up for a virtual marathon at the end of this month. I had so much fun learning more about her obgyn Dad, and his path to this country as well her own career and family journey. I am sure you will be fascinated with her story as well! Enjoy!
October 29, 2020
Season 3, Episode 4: Dr Julia Anuras
Welcome Dr Julia Anuras aka Joules Kuo aka the crafty nephron to the mama docs POWR podcast! I had the pleasure of chatting with Julia about her life in Olympia, Washington and balancing her active lifestyle with parenting 2 teenage kiddos and a busy career. Julia is an avid crafty baker as well as part of the pacemakers group in POWR so also checkout her teammates episodes (Jakemia Coleman and Shruti Desai). I hope you enjoy getting to know Julia as much as I did.
October 22, 2020
Season 3, Episode 3: Dr Janelle Williams Holder
Welcome Dr Janelle Williams Holder to the mama docs POWR 🔥 podcast! What a delight and honor to speak with Janelle! She is a seasoned attending who recently started a palliative care fellowship in Atlanta Georgia. We talk about her fitness and running journey as well as her u-turn back to training and passion for palliative care. On top of it all, she had the unfortunate diagnosis of a malignancy in her leg last year and managed to work through her treatment and recover, all during the pandemic! Please in enjoy her inspiring and fascinating story!
October 15, 2020
Season 3, Episode 2: Dr Patricia Colapietro
Welcome to our newly minted MPOWR podcast, stories of inspiring mama doc POWR runners! I am thrilled to share with you my conversation with Dr Patricia Colapietro, a neurologist in Cincinnati, OH. Originally from Brazil, Patricia emigrated here well after her training was complete and already having had her first child Luisa, to be with her husband Ryan. Patricia’s story is one of optimism, grit and tenacity...and that not just her running, folks, this fills her whole life! Please enjoy my chat with Patricia.
October 08, 2020
Season 3, Episode 1: Dr Valerie Duhn
Welcome to season 3, we’re back🙌🙌. Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr Valerie Duhn (Valerie Mae on Facebook), a nephrologist mom of 2 girls. She lives in Michigan with her kids and Radiologist hubs. She has just recently run the virtual Boston marathon at the Last Chance Marathon in Grand Rapids and we get the low down running a marathon during a pandemic. Valerie is an accomplished runner who competed all through high school and college and has completed the Boston marathon 4 times. Please enjoy our conversation!
September 24, 2020
Season 2, Episode 22: Dr Mercedes Schultz
Welcome Dr Mercedes Schultz to the MDRT podcast! Mercedes is an obgyn mother of 3, living in the Houston area and I had such a blast getting to know her and hearing about her life and running journey. Thank you Mercedes for being so real and candid. I hope you all enjoy!
July 02, 2020
Season 2, Episode 21: Dr Shruti Tewari Desai
Welcome Dr Shruti Tewari (Desai) to the MDRT podcast! Shruti is a child psychiatrist from Fairfax, Virginia and married with 2 kiddos. She’s been running for many many years but just got her first garmin a month ago!!! Shruti was such a joy to talk to and her positive energy is infectious. Please enjoy my conversation with my new MDRT friend Shruti!
June 17, 2020
Season 2, Episode 20: Dr Heather Orman-Lubell
I’m so excited to bring you my awesome conversation with Dr Heather Orman-Lubell, mama doc from Philadelphia! She’s a pediatrician married to a pediatrician and we got to catch up on how quarantine has gone for her and family (including her college age son living in her basement) as well as her running journey. Please enjoy!!
June 09, 2020
Season 2, Episode 19: Dr Emily Joe Stein
Meet Dr Emily Joe Stein! Emily is an anesthesiologist from Maryland and has 2 beautiful kids and married to another runner doctor, Jason. We catch up on how covid has changed her work, her recently solo marathon and her running journey. Get ready to be inspired and smile during your long run getting to know Emily!
May 31, 2020
Season 2, Episode 18: Dr Meredith Kasbolm
I had so much fun chatting it up with my friend, Dr Meredith Kasbolm as she was hiding from her 4 boys in her car ;). Meredith is a busy obgyn in Minnesota and has run several marathons and a recent 50k! We have a blast taking about her running journey, her teenage marriage (gasp) and life with 4 boys. Meredith is a wonderful source of encouragement and inspiration to our whole community so please enjoy our conversation!
May 21, 2020
Season 2, Episode 17: Dr Amani Terrell Milton
Hi MDRT! I am so excited to bring you my conversation with Dr Amani Milton! She’s a newer member of our family and is a pediatrician in Texas. In high school Amani was a cross country and track phenom but gave up running after that as she just didn’t have a passion for it. Listen as we learn what brought her back, and how she ran a 90 min half-marathon recently. Enjoy!!
May 14, 2020
Season 2, Episode 16: Dr Jakemia Coleman
Give it up for super hero mama doc runner Dr Jakemia Coleman! Who’s a busy pulmonologist battling the covid pandemic, mom of awesome kiddo William AND still getting her runs in? That would be Jakemia. And who bumped into Des Linden just after the Olympic marathon trials? Yes that would be Jakemia! Come listen her story on this fun-filled episode of the MDRT podcast!
May 08, 2020
Season 2, Episode 15: Dr Jennifer Bepko
Welcome Dr Jen Bepko (Jen Bep) from down under! Jen is a family medicine physician who moved to New Zealand after a year of traveling with her family in 2018. We get to talk all about her travels, her family and her current work situation. Please enjoy my conversation with Jen!
April 30, 2020
Season 2, Episode 14: Dr Diane Rosen
Welcome Dr Diane Rosen to the MDRT podcast! Diane is a St Louis mama doc who is an obgyn with 2 kiddos and peds ID hubs. We talk about how her quest for her 5th star of the 6 marathon majors got derailed by the pandemic, how her life and work situation has changed and of course more about her running goals! Please enjoy!
April 26, 2020
Season 2, Episode 13: Dr Michelle Giannone
Thank you Dr Michelle Giannone for spending some time with us on the podcast! Michelle is an OBGYN In Westchester County, NY which was the original epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in this state. We talk about those first couple weeks and how her Hospital dealt with the crisis. We also of course chat about her family, running and her involvement with OMG, our obgyn mammas Facebook group. Please enjoy my conversation with Michelle!
April 11, 2020
Season 2, Episode 12: Dr Margie Kan Kasner
Welcome Dr Margie Kasner to the podcast! Margie is heme/onc specializing in acute leukemia. She lives in Philadelphia with her two daughters and physician husband. We talked about life during this crazy pandemic era and her recent marathon and running life. We also discuss how the pandemic would be under control if MDRT were running the show! Please enjoy the conversation with Margie!
April 03, 2020
Season 2, Episode 11: Dr Libby Williams
Greetings MDRT, I’m bringing you another shelter-in-place episode, this time with Dr Libby Williams. Libby is a urologist in St Louis and we chatted about her life and career in these uncertain times, as well as her running and marathoning. Libby is a 6 star finisher and is still running strong. Please enjoy!!
March 27, 2020
Season 2, Episode 10: Dr Amy Comander
Did you know that Dr Amy Comander is a real-life super hero? She is a breast oncologist by training but is now one of Mass General’s first “COVID-19 floor” attendings! Please tune in to hear how this crazy week turned even crazier when the hospital turned her oncology floor into a ward for COVID patients and how she graciously took helm of this new service without a second thought. Of course we also talk about her running and marathoning too, we can’t forget about that! Please enjoy!
March 21, 2020
Season 2, Episode 9: Dr Katie Rau Kerchner
COVID-19 can’t stop MDRT!!! Take a break from the world and have a listen to my conversation with Dr Katie Kerchner, dermatologist extraordinaire from Knoxville, TN. Katie has 3 beautiful girls and raises them with wonderful runner husband Kevin. Katie runs and lifts and does it all! Please enjoy!
March 15, 2020
Season 2, Episode 8: Back from Atlanta and Dr Uma Mohanasundaram
Back to reality guys, we are nursing our post Olympic trials hangover! I recap and highlight a few things from our exciting MDRT weekend and also get the awesome opportunity to talk to Dr Uma Mohanasundaram, a pulmonary/critical care physician from Northern California. She had FOUR kiddos and just started running 4 years ago and already run multiple Boston qualifying marathons times! We talk about her running journey and her big double marathon coming up. Please enjoy!
March 05, 2020
Season 2, Episode 7: Dr Kat Gregory
I’m thrilled to bring you this episode with Dr Kat Gregory, a fantastic mama doc runner from Tennessee. She has four kids including 3 yo twins and recently had a huge PR in the marathon at CIM last year, finishing at a speedy 3:06! We talk about her early running life, her current training with a coach and a supportive running community and of course managing her kids and career! Please enjoy!
February 27, 2020
Season 2, Episode 6: Dr Yonit Sterba
Welcome Dr Yonit Sterba (Rakovchik) to the MDRT podcast! Yonit is a pediatric rheumatologist living in Miami with her 3 kids and husband. She grew up in Venezuela and came to the States for training. We get to chat about her journey here and meeting her husband Ellie, coming to NYC and fulfilling her dream of completing the New York City Marathon in 2016, as well where her running is right now. Please enjoy!
February 19, 2020
Season 2, Episode 5: Dr Lynn Tuchinda Peng
I’m so excited to talk with my friend Dr Lynn Tuchinda Peng, who is a pediatric interventional cardiologist living in Northern California. She has 2 beautiful girls and married to her runner husband Chuck. Lynn has been an accomplished runner for many years and first qualified for the Boston marathon in 2001. We get to chat about her running history, what’s going on in her life and training right now and her busy 2020. Please enjoy our conversation.
February 11, 2020
Season 2, Episode 4: Dr Christine McBurney
Welcome Dr Christine McBurney (Christine Mcbrook) to the MDRT podcast! Christine is a Portland MDRT and is working back from 2 hip surgeries. She tells us all about her running journey back from injury and will inspire you with her resilience, grit and grace. Please enjoy our conversation!
February 04, 2020
Season 2, Episode 3: Dr Tricia Delamora
Ever wonder what it’s like to run for 4.5 days with very little sleep in the forest, up and down mountains and through streams? Let’s ask one of our favorite MDRT ultramarathoners, Dr Tricia Delamora. Tricia is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Cornell and living with her 2 kids and Ortho hubs in Westchester county, NY. She made a left turn out of Ironman Triathlons two years ago into the world of ultramarathons. She has completed several 100 mile races and most recently ran a 250 mile race this past year. Please enjoy diving into this journey with me!
January 28, 2020
Season 2, Episode 2: Dr Elise Brantley
Thank Dr Elise Brantley for jumping on the MDRT podcast today! We are so lucky to have such an uplifting force in our group. We talk about her life in Oklahoma, how she turned her unhealthy lifestyle around and began her running journey. Please enjoy our chat!
January 21, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1: Dr Ivette Murphy-Aguilu
Welcome to season 2 of the MDRT podcast! I’m so excited to bring you my conversation with Dr Ivette Murphy-Aguilu! Ivette is an infectious disease physician from Chicago! We get to chat all about her running and fantastic last marathon at Grandma’s which ended in a big PR and BQ. Please enjoy!
January 17, 2020
Episode 26: Dr Christine Davis
Welcome Dr Christine Davis to the last episode of the year! This was a very timely episode as Christine gives us a lot to think about as we move into 2020. Christine is a wound care physician living in Indiana with her hospitalist husband and 3 boys. She took up running in her late 30s and now runs several half marathons a year. She battled a water phobia by learning how to swim and now does triathlons. We talk a lot about her life now as her boys get older, how she thinks about self care and tries to prioritize the quality of their lives. If find yourself trying to do everything all at once, you need to hear this conversation! She has a lot of pearls of wisdom to share so please enjoy our chat!
December 31, 2019
Episode 25: Dr Rhea Johnson
Thank you Dr Rhea Johnson for jumping on the podcast this week. Rhea is a former high school and collegiate track sprinter and continues to run today. She lives in Westchester county, NY north of NYC with her husband and 3 kids. Rhea recently ran the NYC and BROOKLYN half marathons this year and completes in the 400 and 800m distances at occasional track meets, including on the national USATF level. Please enjoy our conversation!
December 30, 2019
Episode 24: Dr Sauni Perera
I had so much fun talking with my fellow New Yorker, Dr Sauni Perera (Sauni Sandler) who is an anesthesiologist living on the upper west side. She is super speedy and we talk about how she got her start in running, her high school and college track days and how that turned into running longer distances. And she recounts the story of how recently she resuscitated a fellow physician runner who collapsed in the park and how that has flourished into a friendship! Please enjoy my chat with my long run buddy, Sauni!
December 20, 2019
Episode 23: Dr Candace Engelhardt
Welcome Dr Candace Engelhardt (aka Candace Peyton) to the MDRT podcast. Candace is a pediatrician in Scottsdale, AZ and is married to KEVIN 😁, who I take every opportunity to mention in our chat 😉. Candace has been chipping away at her training diligently over the years and brought her 5+ hr marathon time down to a Boston Qualifying 3:32!!💙💛💙💛 She is set to run her first Boston Marathon this spring. Please enjoy my conversation with Candace about this amazing journey!
December 17, 2019
Episode 22: Dr Emily Stoneman
We are completing our 3 part series on why the NYC marathon is the absolute best! Welcome Dr Emily Stoneman to the MDRT podcast. Emily is an infectious Disease physician living in Michigan and is a single mom raising her 2 amazing kids, Jonah and Lily. I’m so thankful to Emily for all her honesty and courage talking about her struggles during the past year and how she has triumphed over very challenging life changes. We talk about running, raising her hearing impaired cutee kiddos, marathons and dating in your 40s! I hope you enjoy my heart to heart with Emily!
December 12, 2019
Episode 21: Dr Chloe Allen Maycock
Here’s the second installment of our 3 parts series of why you should run the NYC marathon! Listen and meet Dr Chloe Allen Maycock, an anesthesiologist from Portland! Chloe has 2 kids Gabe and Lily, and suggests it is all our patriot duties to run the New York City marathon 😝🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!!! Please laugh along with us as we chat on the 21st episode of the MDRT podcast!
December 09, 2019
Episode 20: Dr Stephanie Park
We are now starting a 3 part series on why the NYC marathon is the greatest race on the planet! Do you know who else is coming up? Well while you consider that, please Welcome Stephanie Park Zwicker to the MDRT podcast! Stephanie is an allergist from St Louis and lives there with her childhood sweetheart and husband Aaron, and her 2 beautiful kids. Stephanie is an enormous source of inspiration and encouragement to me and I know she will be for you as well. Please enjoy!
December 06, 2019
Special Thanksgiving episode with mystery host and mystery guest!!!
Happy thanksgiving everyone! Take a listen for your Thanksgiving surprise 😉☺️
November 28, 2019
Episode 18: Dr Megan Kielt Kressin
Welcome Megan to the MDRT podcast! Dr Megan Kressin is a pathologist living in Austin, TX and has 2 teenage boys and a wonderful supportive runner husband. Megan has completed 4 marathons in the last 2 years and now has a spot in the NYCM 2020 by completing a virtual marathon. We talk about her life in Austin, her running and how she landed in Texas. Megan is so lovely to talk to and we had a lot of fun catching up so please enjoy!
November 28, 2019
Episode 17: Dr Kristin Devor
Ready to get excited about strength training and tattoos? Welcome Dr Kristin Devor to the 17th episode of the MDRT podcast. Kristin is a speedy mama doc from Ohio where she practices family medicine. She and her husband Steven love living a true fitness lifestyle together. We get to talk about her running and strength training and her 2 awesome kids, Nicholas and Sophia. Please enjoy our conversation!
November 21, 2019
Episode 16: Dr Nga Vu
Thank you Dr Nga Vu for squeezing me into your busy life so we could chat! Nga has just finished 3 marathons in 8 days on her mission to complete 50 marathons in the 50 states before ste turns 50. She is one of our most prolific marathoners and we laugh about life and running and parenting. She’s such a delight to talk to and will inspire to sign up for marathon! Please enjoy my conversation within Nga.
November 16, 2019
Episode 15: Dr Julie Brothers
It was SO fun to finally get to talk to someone I consider a friend, Dr Julie Brothers. Julie is a pediatric cardiologist and lives with her 2 kids and husband Rob in the Philadelphia area. She’s a fantastic runner who is making a big comeback after injury set in at the end of 2018. She placed in the top 20 of her AG at the infamous bad weather Boston marathon 2018 and is planning her return to marathoning very soon! Her family also switched for good to being vegan, and we talked about how her amazing athlete daughter Maya made all that happen. Please enjoy!
November 16, 2019
Episode 13: Dr Shannon Dunlay
Today we start a 2 part series: the 2 Shannon’s! Please welcome Dr Shannon Dunlay who is a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic and lives in Minnesota with her fast runner husband Brian and 2 kids Skylar and Chase. We talk a lot about how she started running and training specifically for the marathon, and had a lot of success hitting faster times. Recently she did suffer from overtraining and is still recovering. Shannon gives us all some sage advice about how we all can do a better job of listening to our bodies to find the right balance individually. It was so fun to catch up with you Shannon and hope you all enjoy!
November 10, 2019
Episode 12: Dr Gajal Kumar
Thank you Dr Gajal Kumar for taking time out of your busy day to speak with me! Gajal is a trauma surgeon living in Oklahoma, living with her 2 young kids and chef husband. She is currently pregnant with her 3rd child and has run all 6 major marathons, 3 of them while pregnant! Gajal is a super star and such a pleasure to get to know. Please enjoy our conversation!
November 08, 2019
Episode 11: Dr Hebah Hefzy (Heb Samir)
It was so fun catching up with Dr Hebah Hefzy (Heb Samir) here on our 11th episode of the MDRT podcast. Hebah is a vascular neurologist in Michigan, single mom of 3 gorgeous kiddos and an avid marathoner! She has qualified for the Boston marathon 4 times, most recently at the 2019 Chicago marathon with a shiny new PR. We talk all things marathon training as a single mom, Doctor and woman of faith, and how it feels to not necessarily blend in all the time and what unites all of us. Thank you Hebah for an awesome conversation and please enjoy!
November 06, 2019
Episode 9: Dr Heather Hammonds
Thank Dr Heather Hammonds for spending some time with me today! You are so inspiring. Heather is a primary care sports medicine physician in Arkansas who lives there with her two beautiful kids and dermatologist hubs. She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but is not letting it slow her down. Thank you for sharing your courageous story with us!
October 30, 2019
Episode 8: Dr Alisa McQueen
Yay one of my favorite MDRTs agreed to be on our podcast: Dr Lisa McQueen! Lisa is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Chicago, has 2 awesome kiddos and wonderful supportive husband and is a badass runner! She will be running her 2nd New York City marathon at the end of this week and has completed 3 Chicago marathons as well as Big Sur and Pikes Peak marathon. Please enjoy my fun conversation with Dr Lisa!
October 30, 2019
Episode 7: Dr Nikoleta Kolovos
Today I had the pleasure of catching up with my friend Dr Nikoleta Kolovos. Nickie is a pediatric intensivist living in St Louis with her beautiful daughter Nina and trauma surgeon husband. I can’t thank Nickie enough for sharing her story as a breast cancer survivor and she continues to inspire me with all her posts and running and overall kick ass attitude. Please enjoy getting to know Nickie in this very special episode!
October 28, 2019
Episode 6: Dr Melissa Gastorf
Thank you Dr Melissa Gastorf for taking the time to talk to me! Dr Melissa is a family practice physician in Oklahoma and lives there with her 2 sons and husband who is also family medicine. Melissa is MDRTs race warrior and enjoys signing up for ALL THE RACES. She completed 3 marathons this year, toed the line at the Chicago marathon but could not finish due to injury and is also signed up to run the New York City Marathon next week! We had a lot of audio trouble on this podcast so o apologize in advance. But please enjoy my conversation with Melissa!!
October 28, 2019
Episode 5: Dr Gay Purcell
I an so excited to bring you my talk with Dr Gay Purcell who is a internal medicine physician living in Kansas City. Gay is an ultra marathoner, wife and mother of 2 beautiful kiddos. We get into her running and life in Kanas City, as well as how she and husband Brett adopted her children through the foster care system. Gay is such a pleasure to speak with and I know you will enjoy our conversation!
October 22, 2019
Episode 4: Dr Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez
I’m so happy to bring you my conversation with Dr Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, who is an Associate Professor at UT. She is a physiatrist specializing in brain injury and stroke, wife, a mom of two and of course an accomplished runner. We talk about her running highs and lows, injuries and her training for the upcoming New York City Marathon. Please enjoy!
October 22, 2019
Episode 3: Dr Alice Briones
In episode 3 of the MDRT podcast, I had the pleasure of talking with Dr Alice Briones. Alice is the Deputy Director of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System for the Department of Defense. She’s a forensic pathologist at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, mother to her “coffee bean owlet” and supported by her “spousal unit” Jesus. It was a pleasure chatting with Alice as she had a very busy week which included completing her first marathon! We talk all things Chicago Marathon, her fascinating job and her adorable family. Please enjoy!
October 19, 2019
Episode 2: Dr Andrea Hagemann
In this episode we talk with Dr Andrea Hagemann who has just completed the 2019 Chicago Marathon for a big PR! Andrea is a GYN Oncologist who lives St Louis with her 2 beautiful children and husband. She has completed 8 marathons since 2003, including qualifying for 3 Boston marathons. Andrea had an exciting Boston marathon this past year when she ended up in the medical tent. I won’t spoil the story so please listen how she turned a scary situation into a victory.
October 18, 2019
Episode 1: Dr Emi Ponce De Souza
Hi MDRT WORLD!  Welcome to the very first Mama Docs Run This podcast!  Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Dr Emi Ponce de Souza, a neonatologist who lives in Seattle with her awesome husband Eric and 3 lovely children.  We go over how she and her hubs met online (hmmm was it tinder?!?), how running fits into her busy schedule and of course talk all about her awesome runner kids!  We go over everything from having 3 babies back to back to back in medical school and early residency (OMG) and maybe mention the possibility of running a BQ one day (YES!!!). Thank you so much for spending some time with me on the phone Emi and I hope you all enjoy our conversation! Hopefully I will have some chats with a lot more of you in the future so please let me know if there's someone in particular you want to hear from.  I apologize in advance for some of the audio glitches, especially since my audio does not seem to be loud enough.  There will be some growing pains so please listen with some grace and enjoy! XXOO
October 14, 2019