I could never decide whether I wanted to be a science teacher or an emergency physician. Little did I know, that internal conflict would lead to this! The inspiration for ERcast came from all of the great education we get during a ‘curbside consult’ or, in other words, asking our buddies in other specialties how they manage particular problems. If we could only get those conversations out in the open.
When this show first started in January 2010, I was going to call it “Pediatric Emergency Orthopedics.” I’m not joking. My neighbor was a peds ortho spine surgeon and I figured the two of us could talk about this oft neglected topic. If you’ve listened for a while, you know that that never really came to fruition (although we have had some sweet peds ortho chats).
My goal with ERcast is to demystify to aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalize the seeming insanity of the job, and dissect the practices and thought processes of masters in the field. This is mostly done through interviews, but sometimes via monologues and lectures.
As far as what I do during the rest of my time, I’m a community emergency physician who loves cycling, reading, family, and binge watching Netflix.