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Jul 1, 2019


By Barbara Broten Marketing Segment Manager, @brotenbarbara

Have you heard? Mayo Clinic has a radio show and the podcasts are available for you to stream anywhere. With thousands of experts from Mayo Clinic campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Health System, “Mayo Clinic Radio” reaches listeners with an easy-to-understand, friendly approach. High interest topics include the latest news as well as information about exercise, nutrition, prevention and heart health.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Tom Shives, M.D., has hosted the hour-long program for more than 25 years. He and co-host Tracy McCray, a 26-year radio veteran, educate and enlighten audiences every week.


We’ve included some recent Mayo Clinic Radio podcasts that discuss transplant topics below.

National donate Life Month – Organ Donation

  • Each April, National Donate Life Month is celebrated to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Charles Rosen, director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, discusses the importance of organ donation and what's being done to improve the number of organ donors. Also on the podcast, two Mayo Clinic transplant patient stories are featured. First, Chad Corey and his donor, Chris Douglas, explain what it's like to wait for — and find — a living kidney donor. And Julianne Vasichek shares her story, four years after her liver transplant.

Dr. Andrew Bentall on sensitized transplant patients (21:09)

 Paired kidney donation program at Mayo Clinic

  • On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Carrie Schinstock, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, and Kay Kosberg, a Mayo Clinic nurse who coordinates the paired kidney donation program across Mayo Clinic's Arizona, Florida and Rochester campuses, discuss the paired kidney donation program at Mayo Clinic. Also on the podcast, Dr. Amir Khan, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, explains what causes eye floaters. And Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist, explains changes in colorectal cancer screening guidelines to prevent the disease in younger adults.

Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor

  • On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor, and Dr. Mark Stegall, a surgeon at Mayo Clinic who helped perform the transplant, share their story. Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Zaccariello, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. And Dr. Donald Hensrud, a preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses nutrition do’s and don’ts.

There are many additional Mayo Clinic Radio podcasts available here. Be sure to check them out and comment below on what additional transplant topics you would like to hear on the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast.


I think that anyone who is interested in/ or involved in a transplant should make a genuine effort to view these podcasts. They are informative and well done.

I just discovered and watched a podcast on Bile Duct Cancer and added my comment at the end! .
Has anyone watched one that they could share here with our transplant members?

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