9/11 – The Medical Response

11 Sep, 2011

This episode aired on Sunday September 11, 2011 and is now available as a free download on our iTunes page!For our first episode of Season 6, Radio Rounds hosts discuss the events that took place on September 11, 2001 with two physicians whose perspectives offer unique insight into the details and aftermath of that fateful day.

Featured Guests: Dr. Steven Sampson, Osteopathic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and Dr. Jacqueline Moline, Director of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Sampson recalls his experiences as a 4th-year Medical student during the tragedies of September 11 one decade ago.  After hearing of the attacks, Dr. Sampson’s response was similar to so many others on that day: heroism uninhibited by fear and a sense of duty that called him to the doorstep of Ground Zero to offer whatever help he could.

Dr. Moline’s project at Mt. Sinai Hospital aims at treating the ailments that occurred as a result of the same heroism and bravery that Dr. Sampson exhibited.  A lot of musculoskeletal and respiratory problems have resulted from the extreme conditions of Ground Zero on 9/11.  Dr. Moline’s humbling task of caring for those who risked their lives that day has given her a new appreciation for the art of healing.

HostsAvash Kalra and Lakshman Swamy lead the discussion of the heroism and bravery that were exhibited during the attacks on the United States.  With each story a new picture is painted of the horror felt on that day and every story of heroism reminds us of the inherent good nature of human-kind.Again, remember that, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page!

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