The Doctor's Art

By Henry Bair and Tyler Johnson

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The practice of medicine–filled with moments of joy, suffering, grace, sorrow, and hope–offers a window into the human condition. Though serving as guides and companions to patients’ illness experiences is profoundly meaningful work, the busy nature of modern medicine can blind its own practitioners to the reasons they entered it in the first place. Join oncologist Tyler Johnson and medical trainee Henry Bair as they meet with doctors, patients, leaders, educators, and others in healthcare, to explore stories on finding and nourishing meaning in medicine. This podcast is for anyone striving for a deeper connection with their medical journey. Visit for more information.

Episode Date
Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection (with Dr. Jeremy Noble)
Nov 28, 2023
A Seat at the Table: Leading the AMA (with Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld)
Nov 21, 2023
The Doctor Who Cycled the World (with Dr. Stephen Fabes)
Nov 14, 2023
The Possibilities and Perils of Digital Health (with Dr. Jag Singh)
Nov 07, 2023
Reflections at the End of Sight (with Andrew Leland)
Oct 31, 2023
The (Small-P) Politics of Medicine (with Dr. Josh Sharfstein)
Oct 24, 2023
Addiction as a Chronic Illness (with Dr. Nzinga Harrison)
Oct 17, 2023
Moral Imagination in Medicine (with Dr. Lydia Dugdale)
Oct 10, 2023
Zen and the Art of Psychotherapy (with Dr. Mark Epstein)
Oct 03, 2023
Mythbusting Medicine (with Dr. Jen Gunter)
Sep 26, 2023
Finding Hope and Healing in the ER (with Dr. Michele Harper)
Sep 19, 2023
Transcendence in the Age of Science (with Dr. Alan Lightman)
Sep 12, 2023
The Mind in Rebellion: Reflections on a Career in Neurology (with Dr. Stephen Hauser)
Sep 06, 2023
How Public Health Saved Your Life (with Dr. Leana Wen)
Aug 29, 2023
Storytelling is the Oldest Medical Technology (with Laurel Braitman, PhD)
Aug 22, 2023
When a Cancer Nurse Becomes a Cancer Patient (with Theresa Brown, PhD, RN)
Aug 15, 2023
The Beauty of Impermanence (with Dr. Sunita Puri)
Aug 08, 2023
The Physician Who Cured Himself (with Dr. David Fajgenbaum)
Aug 01, 2023
Resilience Against Burnout (with Dr. Gail Gazelle)
Jul 25, 2023
The Spirit and the Body (with Kerry Egan)
Jul 18, 2023
Life and Loss in Transplant (with Dr. David Weill)
Jul 11, 2023
Addressing Healthcare Inequities Through Patient Relationships (with Dr. Lisa Cooper)
Jul 04, 2023
Healing from Trauma (with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk)
Jun 27, 2023
Stress and the Mind-Body Connection (with Dr. Kelly McGonigal)
Jun 20, 2023
Vision for the Future of Medicine (with Dr. Michael F. Chiang)
Jun 13, 2023
Everyday Wonder in Medicine and Beyond (with Dr. Dacher Keltner)
Jun 06, 2023
Why It’s Hard to Put Patients First (with Dr. Wendy Dean)
May 30, 2023
Leading Through Crisis at the WHO (with Dr. Soumya Swaminathan)
May 23, 2023
Navigating My Father's Alzheimer's as a Doctor (with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar)
May 16, 2023
Evidence-Based Lessons on Living a Good Life (with Dr. Robert Waldinger)
May 09, 2023
Thriving After Cancer (with Dr. Tara Sanft)
May 02, 2023
A Space for Purposeful Rest (with Judith Shulevitz)
Apr 25, 2023
Anthropology and Medicine from the Bottom Up (with Dr. Eric Reinhart)
Apr 18, 2023
Self-Care, the Right Way (with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin)
Apr 11, 2023
Seeing Beyond Disability (with Dashiell Meier)
Apr 04, 2023
Adventures Through the Human Body (with Dr. Jonathan Reisman)
Mar 28, 2023
Supporting the Mental Wellness of Physicians (with Dr. Caroline Elton)
Mar 21, 2023
Shaping American Medicine (with Dr. Jack Resneck Jr.)
Mar 14, 2023
A Space for Mystery (with Dr. Elisha Waldman)
Mar 07, 2023
On Leading the National Academy of Medicine (with Dr. Victor Dzau)
Feb 28, 2023
The Underside of Medicine (with Dr. Arghavan Salles)
Feb 21, 2023
Guiding New York City Through COVID-19 (with Dr. Dave A. Chokshi)
Feb 14, 2023
Choosing Happiness (with John Leland)
Feb 07, 2023
On Medically-Assisted Dying (with Dr. Stefanie Green)
Jan 31, 2023
Leading Healthcare Through Relationships (with Dr. Nirav R. Shah)
Jan 24, 2023
The Pain of Others (with Dr. Haider Warraich)
Jan 17, 2023
The Power of Compassion (with Dr. James Doty)
Jan 10, 2023
On Ending Well (with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider)
Jan 03, 2023
Life Lessons from Death (with Frank Ostaseski)
Dec 20, 2022
Love and Mercy in the ICU (with Dr. Wes Ely)
Dec 13, 2022
Decoding Cancer (with Dr. Harold Varmus)
Dec 06, 2022
Life and Death in 12 Hours (with Christin Thankachan, BSN, RN-BC)
Nov 29, 2022
On Vision and the Arts (with Dr. Michael Marmor)
Nov 22, 2022
Confronting Inhumanity Through Medicine (with Dr. Christos Christou)
Nov 15, 2022
Investing in the Future of Medicine (with Dr. Justin Norden)
Nov 08, 2022
On Moral Injury and Emotions in Medicine (with Dr. Danielle Ofri)
Nov 01, 2022
Finding Meaning After Loss (with David Kessler)
Oct 25, 2022
Reimagining Aging and Later Life (with Dr. Louise Aronson)
Oct 18, 2022
Caregiving at the End (with Andy Clinnin)
Oct 11, 2022
Expanding Healthcare at the Margins (with Dr. Toyin Ajayi)
Oct 04, 2022
Man of Science, Man of Faith (with Dr. Francis Collins)
Sep 27, 2022
On Leading Medicare (with Dr. Meena Seshamani)
Sep 20, 2022
The Brain and All That Makes Us Human (with Dr. Jay Wellons)
Sep 13, 2022
Facing the Rarest of Cancers (with Katie Coleman)
Sep 06, 2022
A Physician-Engineer and His Patient Stories (with Dr. Bryant Lin)
Aug 30, 2022
A Doctor's Journey from the Edge of Death (with Dr. Rana Awdish)
Aug 23, 2022
Purpose and Justice on the Pandemic Frontlines (with Dr. Thomas Fisher)
Aug 16, 2022
Stewarding the Vulnerable Moments (with Dr. Audrey Shafer)
Aug 09, 2022
Lessons from a Lifelong Patient Turned Oncologist (with Dr. Eric Winer)
Aug 02, 2022
Pain, Pleasure, and Finding the Balance (with Dr. Anna Lembke)
Jul 26, 2022
Ethical Dilemmas in the Hospital (with Dr. David Magnus)
Jul 19, 2022
Transforming the Culture of Medicine (with Dr. Robert Pearl)
Jul 12, 2022
The Doctor as Detective (with Dr. Lisa Sanders)
Jul 05, 2022
Art, Drama, and a Terminal Illness (with Ellen Dunphy)
Jun 28, 2022
The (True) Costs of Illness and Health (with Emily Maloney)
Jun 21, 2022
Grief, Loss, and a Brighter Path Forward (with Dr. Stephanie Harman)
Jun 14, 2022
Medicine, Fast and Slow (with Dr. Victoria Sweet)
Jun 07, 2022
Fighting for Empowerment and Equity (with Dr. Pamela Kunz)
May 31, 2022
On Courage and Curiosity (with Dr. Phil Pizzo)
May 24, 2022
On Reading the Body (with Dr. Abraham Verghese)
May 17, 2022
In Service of a Greater Cause (with Dr. Dean Winslow)
May 10, 2022
Lessons on Mortality and Dying Well (with Dr. Ira Byock)
May 03, 2022
Coaching Doctors to Address the Burnout Crisis (with Rebecca Merrill)
Apr 19, 2022
Making Sense, Space, and Meaning in the ICU (with Dr. Adjoa Boateng)
Apr 19, 2022
Medicine as Ministry (with Dr. Samuel Brown)
Apr 05, 2022
Embracing the Role of the Physician Leader (with Dr. Lloyd Minor)
Mar 22, 2022
The Heritage of Medicine (with Dr. Cesar Padilla)
Mar 22, 2022
Finding Meaning in Medicine
Mar 08, 2022
With Patients Until the End (with Dr. Mimi Dunne)
Mar 08, 2022
The Spirituality of Care (with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD)
Mar 08, 2022
The Doctor’s Art: On Meaning in Medicine. Premiering March 8th
Feb 28, 2022