Radio Rounds ™, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company, is a weekly medical talk show that is freely accessible to anyone and everyone.

Created by Avash Kalra and founded with Shamie Das and Lakshman Swamy – all medical students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton Ohio – Radio Rounds is the first weekly medical talk show in the United States that is hosted and produced entirely by medical students.

Radio Rounds was founded specifically to promote the qualities of empathy and humanism in medicine, to showcase the art behind the science of medicine, to provide insight into the medical profession, and to connect all levels of the medical profession across the nation — from medical students to practicing physicians. Radio Rounds explores the qualities of humanism in medicine through different perspectives — those of world-renowned physicians, authors, students, patients and health care leaders. In short, Radio Rounds tells today’s stories in medicine, through the lens of tomorrow’s doctors.

Radio Rounds is available via live streaming audio here on www.radiorounds.org and also via iTunes podcasts. Featured guests have included Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, best-selling author Samuel Shem (The House of God), CNN and FOX News medical correspondent Dr. Martin Makary, Medical Activist and Clown Dr. Patch Adams, former CMS Administrator Dr. Don Berwick, Former Democratic Presidential Candidate and DNC Chairman Dr. Howard Dean, Medical Satirist Dr. Zubin Damania (ZDoggMD) and 9/11 first-responders, among others. See the entire guest list on our complete episode guide.

While broadcasting over 100 episodes since April 2009, Radio Rounds has expanded into a more comprehensive media organization that also includes live-audience shows, documentary features, and original literary work.

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The views and opinions expressed on Radio Rounds are not representative of the views and opinions of the partners of Radio Rounds or of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.


  1. November 13, 2014

    Trying to figure out if there is a certain time that the show is on.
    Also I run a list serve of positive clinical success stories in primary care at UMASS Medical School which fosters reflection and humanity
    Might be a topic for a potential show?

    • December 10, 2014

      Sounds fantastic! Please email or tweet us to get in touch. We air online and podcasts only now, so no particular time that we air. Looking forward to working with you!

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