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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Here we have part 2 of 2 in our 2 part series of the Shannons! Dr Shannon Sniff (Westbrook) is a psychiatrist and lives in the Houston area with her husband Nick and her adorable son Jack. She first started marathoning in 2017 at the Houston marathon and is getting ready for yet another Houston marathon this January. We talk about how her running training has evolved over the last few years, her recent PR in the half, and her quest with her husband Nick to run a half in every state. Shannon is a delight to talk to and is a shining example of how hard work pays off! Enjoy!!
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!
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!
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!
Dr Laura Morrison, one of our fearless admin of MDRT, graciously interrupted her vacation to talk with me for this special episode of the MDRT podcast. Laura is an obgyn in Portland and has 4 kids. You get to hear the story of the 2 obgyn Laura’s: west coast v east coast, country mouse v city mouse. It was so fun to finally get to speak with Laura who is one of my hero’s on MDRT. Please enjoy!!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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