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I am Dr. Max Boakye, Neurosurgeon, and Neuroscientist, currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Director of Quality Improvement, and Clinical Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Center. I interview leading neuroscientists, health administrators, neurosurgeons, educators, neuro and spine health care experts, and patients in this show. How do we optimize our brain and spine health, prevent aging brain and memory deterioration? What to do when something goes wr ...
 
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Follow Optimal Neuro|Spine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts A major issue plaguing spinal cord injury patients and the medical field as a whole is polypharmacy and the over-prescribing of pharmaceuticals. It’s a complicated problem without a “one-size-fits-all” solution. On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Sara Guilcher to discuss the imp…
 
Subscribe to Optimal Neuro|spine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts Chronic pain impacts fifteen to twenty percent of the world and costs the population of the United States somewhere around $500 billion a year. And even though opiates are commonly prescribed to treat chronic pain, the epidemic we’re seeing from opiate addiction is stagger…
 
Subscribe to Optimal Neuro|spine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts When we think of neural prosthetics, we typically think of devices that enable patients to overcome a deficit in normal function after injury. However, Dr. Eric Leuthardt’s research is challenging us to rethink how humans interact with machines. What if repairing a deficit…
 
Subscribe to Optimal Neuro|Spine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts Prosthetics are used to help patients recover the normal function of their limbs after injury. What if we applied the same principle to our brains? That's exactly the kind of research Dr. Jaimie Henderson is doing at Stanford University. Alongside his brilliant team, Dr. H…
 
Dr. Lim is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors. Prior to becoming Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lim was Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins where he built one of the largest brain tumor practices. Dr. Lim’s research involves the de…
 
Dr. Ames is Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Director of Spinal Deformity & Spine Tumor Surgery, Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center. He is also Director, California Deformity Institute, Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. He was named to the 2015-2…
 
In Episode 2 we have a conversation with Dr. Michael Vitale about optimizing safety in spine surgery. Dr. Michael Vitale is Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair, Quality and Strategy, Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical center, Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is Chief, Pediat…
 
We speak with leading neurosurgeon and spinal cord injury neuroscientist Dr. Michael Fehlings. Dr Fehlings is Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair Research, Department of Surgery, Co-Director, Spine Program, McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto. He is also the Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regenera…
 
Listen while Mel Hankla joins Kent Masterson Brown to discuss his book, “Into the Bluegrass: Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons,” an incredible publication about the cultural fabric of Early Kentucky as shown in its art and artifacts, such as the Kentucky longrifle, pottery, silver, and furniture.…
 
Listen while Kent Masterson Brown and his guest Jon Park discuss Jon’s boyhood growing up in Springfield, Illinois, in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln, and why a life imbued with history brings meaning and depth to the human experience. Jon is the Chairman of the Kentucky Independence Semiquincentennial Commission, in anticipation of celebrating the …
 
Listen as Kent interviews Steve Phan, Acting Chief Interpreter for Camp Nelson, Nicholasville, Kentucky. Steve come to us from the National Park Services Defenses of Washington, and WHEF is thrilled to welcome him to Kentucky and to herald the work going on at Camp Nelson.By Tales of American History
 
Listen to Kent Masterson Brown describe the plight of the Union Army for the twenty-one months before the Battle of Gettysburg, and give you a sneak peek of one of the themes from his new book, “Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command,” available from the University of North Carolina Press in June 2021.…
 
Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor discusses with Kent Masterson Brown the fascinating stories of the legal ambiguities surrounding slaves during the Civil War, especially in Union-occupied Central Kentucky. Dr. Taylor is a Professor of History at the University of Kentucky where she was honored with a “Great Teacher Award” from the U.K. Alumni Association. Dr…
 
Dr. Christopher Phillips is the John and Dorothy Hermanies Professor of American History and the University Distinguished Research Professor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in the area of the Civil War and Reconstruction – in the South and West, especially the border States an…
 
Kent Masterson Brown talks with Ronald F. Maxwell, one of America’s most noted independent film writers and directors. Along with The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia and Parent Trap, Ron is best known for the films Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, and Copperhead.By Tales of American History
 
Kent Masterson Brown, President of the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc., and current President of the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable, tells its story as the second oldest and largest civil war roundtable in the United States. This episode includes an excerpt from the speech of William H. Townsend, the very first President of the Kentuck…
 
Exploring an untold story of the American Civil War, Kent Masterson Brown talks with eminent Civil War author and historian, Brian Steel Wills, about his book, Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the American Civil War, which brings to light the stories of non-combat deaths and the grave toll those deaths took on soldiers and civilians from 18…
 
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