6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

Perspectives on Sports Medicine presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners.

Hosted by the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine faculty: Dr. Nirav Pandya, MD, Dr. Brian Feeley, MD, and Dr. Drew Lansdown, MD.

Episode 124: Nick Colyvas and Meniscus Repairs

Orthopedic surgery is a fast-paced practice, but there’s far-more to this episode’s guest than keeping up the pace when taking care of patients. Nick Colyvas is not just a meniscus repair specialist, he also uses his keep skills, perspectives and drive for success in F-1 racing.

Duration: 23:04 Publish Date: 01/27/2024


Episode 123: Everything You Want to Know About Biking

Today, Dr. David Ferguson, who with his wife's help, company and loving spirit for cycling, has set a Guiness World Record while accomplishing a truly amazing achievement.

Duration: 23:13 Publish Date: 01/10/2024


Episode 122: Unlocking Weight Management: Insights from Dr. Diana Thiara, MD

This week, Dr. Diana Thiara stops in to help unlock weight management to help guide the listeners of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast to brighter, lighter days in 2024.

Duration: 26:04 Publish Date: 01/04/2024


Episode 121: Preparing for Ski Season: How Can You Avoid Injury?

Skiing and Snowboarding are annual Meccas for many around the globe, but one thing is often forgotten when it comes to hitting the powder: How can one best prepare for it while at the same time, help prevent injury on the slopes?

Duration: 22:27 Publish Date: 12/13/2023


Episode 120: How to Excel In Your Residency Interview

The tales of surrounding the process of interviewing for residency are legend - but what is the reality

Duration: 24:41 Publish Date: 12/04/2023


Episode 119: You're Going to Put What WHERE?

Surgeries are a far-more-common thing than they used to be but many of the same fundamental questions from the patients remain the same.

Duration: 20:13 Publish Date: 11/07/2023


Episode 118: Load Management

How can we extend the length of the careers of NBA players and keep the fans satisfied when it comes to the National Basketball Association (NBA)?

Duration: 16:41 Publish Date: 10/31/2023


Episode 117: When are Steroid Injections Safe?

We all have preconceived notions when it comes to "injected steroids". Now - thanks to our three orthopedic surgeons, it's time to learn all about HOW AND WHY, in many cases, injecting steroids makes definitive sense.

Duration: 23:19 Publish Date: 10/20/2023


Episode 116: Sai Tummala Talks Basketball, Becoming a Doctor & More...

Sai Tummala, stops in to talk to three orthopedic surgeons to talk about high-level basketball, the process of becoming a doctor and more...

Duration: 16:16 Publish Date: 10/14/2023


Episode 115: Starting a New Orthopedic Surgery Residency with Jai Iyengar, MD

Learning isn't easy. Teaching is even MORE difficult. What is it that fosters a successful program for those interested in becoming orthopedic surgeons? Jai Iyengar, MD, stops in to share insight about his new Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program...

Duration: 18:53 Publish Date: 11/14/2023


Episode 114: How to Excel at Being a Sub-Intern

Learning about Orthopedic Programs across the nation is stressful enough, but how do you discover the best match for you as a resident -- while at the same time finding potential matches for your skill sets, personality and potential future as a doctor?

Duration: 16:40 Publish Date: 09/14/2023


Episode 113: Choosing Where to Apply for Residency

As the world continues to evolve, the medical field continues to expand and offers many great avenues for the next generation to enter, learn and thrive - but is it REALLY that easy?

Duration: 23:58 Publish Date: 09/08/2023


Episode 112: Shohei Ohtani: What His Second UCL Injury Means

t's time to see what orthopedic surgeons think of what Shohei Ohtani faces as he confronts the next step in his legendary Major League Baseball career inside this episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast.

Duration: 14:41 Publish Date: 08/31/2023


Episode 111: Get Up Off That Pelvic Floor - A Focus on Pelvic Health

As the world continues to rebound from the worldwide pandemic, one thing is clear: we have all likely been sitting longer than ever. It's time to change that.

Duration: 16:28 Publish Date: 08/11/2023


Episode 110: Meniscus Tears - When Should You Worry?

Over the first week of training camp—there were a few meniscus injuries in the NFL training camp. Jalen Ramsay, CB for the Dolphins, is now out for months, and Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney had surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his knee Tuesday morning, and it is possible he's ready for Week 1.

Duration: 22:37 Publish Date: 08/03/2023


Episode 109: NFL Training Camp Injuries Report

The time for NFL Training Camp is once again spooling up and - as is often the case, injuries are appearing in many places. Time to see what three orthopedic surgeons, from the University of California, San Francisco think about the recently reported injuries as the 2023 season prepares to launch.

Duration: 18:57 Publish Date: 07/25/2023


Episode 108: Breaking Down Chris Paul to the Warriors

Many Golden State Warriors fans are concerned about Chris Paul's injury history. Listen to our latest podcast as we break down what has been reported in the media about his injuries and the general approach of sports medicine physicians to these issues.

Duration: 12:45 Publish Date: 07/07/2023


Episode 107: Chatting with Dr John Shields

Listen as Dr Brian Feeley sits down to talk with Dr. John Shields, an adult arthroplasty surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist / Atrium Health.

Duration: 20:22 Publish Date: 05/03/2023


Episode 106: The NFL Draft Injury Podcast: Should Your Team Be Worried?

Join Dr Brian Feeley and Dr Drew Lansdown as the discuss the history behind the NFL combine, assessing injury risk, and which injuries are high risk in NFL draft picks.

Duration: 20:01 Publish Date: 04/29/2023


Episode 105: NBA Injury Breakdown - A Wild Playoff Weekend

An action packed weekend of NBA playoff basketball unfortunately ended with injuries to multiple stars including Jordan Poole, Giannis, Ja Morant, and Tyler Herro. Listen as we break down the basics of ankle sprains, back contusions, and hand injuries in our latest podcast.

Duration: 18:00 Publish Date: 04/17/2023


Episode 104: Is Aging an Inevitable Clock with Dr Andrew Brack

Andrew Brack PhD (@bracklab) joins 6 to 8 Weeks to discuss aging, how to combat it with drugs, cold baths, and exercise, and what some of the data around cold therapy shows.

Duration: 26:10 Publish Date: 04/12/2023


Episode 103: The Front of the Knee

Drew Lansdown MD joins Brian Feeley MD to talk about the diagnosis and treatment options for anterior knee pain. Learn how to exercise to decrease kneecap pain, when to worry about surgery, and why Cinnabon is so deadly.

Duration: 22:49 Publish Date: 04/08/2023


Episode 102: Let's go running! It IS safe for your knees!

Matt Hartwell, MD and ultramarathoner joins Brian Feeley, MD and Drew Lansdown, MD to discuss running, his recent research on whether it is safe to run long distances, as well as what it takes to join the '100 mile' club.

Duration: 16:13 Publish Date: 03/21/2023


Episode 101: Catching Up With Bay Area Softball Legend - Buzz Sorensen

Join Brian Feeley, MD and Nirav Pandya, MD, as they talk to Buzz Sorensen, legendary St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco) softball coach about his journey as a fastpitch player, coach, and hockey movie fan.

Duration: 14:31 Publish Date: 03/16/2023


Episode 100: Life As an Athletic Trainer With Americ Alvarado

Join Brian Feeley, MD and Drew Lansdown MD as they talk with veteran athletic trainer Americ Alvardo to learn about life as an athletic trainer, what's best about his job, scary moments, and why 911 is NOT 911 in Marin County.

Duration: 15:18 Publish Date: 03/12/2023


Episode 99B: Breaking Down UCL Injuries In The Throwing Athlete

Listen to our latest UCSF sports medicine podcast as we break down UCL injuries and treatment

Duration: 16:05 Publish Date: 02/09/2023


Episode 99: My Shoulder Popped Out, Now What??

Listen to Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley as they break down all you need to know about shoulder dislocations.

Duration: 22:22 Publish Date: 01/27/2023


Episode 98: Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Listen to our latest podcast as we break down skiing and snowboarding injuries: presentation, prevention, and treatment.

Duration: 18:44 Publish Date: 01/18/2023


Episode 97: Is Blood The Fountain of Youth? Talking with Dr. Thomas Rando

Join Dr. Thomas Rando, MD/PhD and Director of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Center as he talks with Dr. Brian Feeley and Dr. Nirav Pandya on the science of again. What actually makes us old? What happens to our muscles as we age? And what are some strategies to keep us young?

Duration: 20:01 Publish Date: 12/02/2022


Episode 96: The UCSF Orthopedic Residency - Life As An Orthopedic Resident

Join current chief residents Dr. Abhinav Jangala and Dr. Tiffany Liu as they discuss their lives as UCSF Orthopedic trainees.

Duration: 19:18 Publish Date: 11/22/2022


Episode 95: Sports Specialization, Volume, and Youth Sports: Breaking It All Down With Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

When should kids specialize in sports? Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr Brian Feeley are joined by sports medicine expert Dr. Neeru Jayanthi to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of kids specializing in sports early.

Duration: 26:09 Publish Date: 11/16/2022


Episode 94: The Ethics Behind Stem Cells Therapies with Dr. Zubin Master

What are the ethics behind using stem cell therapies that are unproven? Join Dr Brian Feeley and Dr Nirav Pandya as they discuss with Mayo Clinic expert Dr. Zubin Master.

Duration: 22:59 Publish Date: 11/02/2022


Episode 93: Will Carroll - The Injury Expert!

Listen to our latest podcast episode as we sit down with the legendary injury expert, Will Carroll.

Duration: 21:09 Publish Date: 10/20/2022


Episode 92: The Natural History of Rotator Cuff Tears

Listen to Dr. Brian Feeley has he takes us through the journey of the natural history of the rotator cuff.

Duration: 25:10 Publish Date: 10/20/2022


Episode 91: Hoop Dreams - Talking With St. Francis High School Basketball Coach Todd Wolfson

Join Dr Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley as the sit down with St Francis High School basketball coach Todd Wolfson for a discussion about youth basketball, AAU, sports specialization, and player development.

Duration: 23:45 Publish Date: 10/13/2022


Episode 90: Osteochondral Lesions of the Elbow

What exactly is an osteochondral injury of the elbow? What are the treatment options? How do we promote healing? Listen for a breakdown of this injury that we are seeing in more upper extremity athletes.

Duration: 37:24 Publish Date: 10/04/2022


Episode 89: ACL Injuries 101

Listen to Dr. Nirav Pandya as he gives the listeners a crash course in ACL injuries and treatment including work-up, graft choices, surgery, and return to sport.

Duration: 17:08 Publish Date: 10/04/2022


Episode 88: Would Your Rather.....Breaking Down Fractures

Dr Brian Feeley and Dr Nirav Pandya play "Would You Rather" and break down the basics behind fracture treatment.

Duration: 19:17 Publish Date: 10/04/2022


Episode 87: Breaking Down Week 1 NFL Injuries: Pec Ruptures, Knee Instability, Thumb Fractures, and Hamstrings Galore

The first week of the NFL season is in the books. Listen to Dr Brian Feeley and Dr. Nirav Pandya as they breakdown the basics of pec ruptures, knee instability, thumb fractures, hamstring strains....and playing in the rain.

Duration: 18:25 Publish Date: 09/21/2022


Episode 86 : Running - The Good, The Bad, and The Shoes

Running as a form of exercise continues to gain in popularity. Yet, there are multiple questions that athletes of all ages and skill levels will have. Does running cause arthritis? What injuries are seen commonly? What is the best shoe?

Duration: 14:21 Publish Date: 09/21/2022


Episode 85: The Biceps: - Friend or Foe?

Join Brian Feeley, MD and Drew Lansdown MD as they discuss injuries to the biceps at the shoulder and elbow, the treatment options for these injuries, and which ones actually need to be repaired with surgery.

Duration: 18:08 Publish Date: 08/29/2022


Episode 84: Can We Fix Cartilage?

Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley discuss treatment options for cartilage injury for patients of all ages--how we decide what treatment works, and what doesn't, and what is cutting edge in the field of cartilage repair.

Duration: 20:09 Publish Date: 08/29/2022


Episode 83: Sports Myths - Part Deux

Join Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley as they discuss myths about stretching, physical therapy, double-jointedness and if laser beams belong on Homelander or in the operating room.

Duration: 20:30 Publish Date: 08/29/2022


Episode 82: ACL Injuries - Breaking It All Down

Wonder about what exactly is the ACL and how we treat ACL injuries? Listen our latest podcast as we break it all down.

Duration: 21:42 Publish Date: 07/03/2022


Episode 81: Transforming Surgical Education with Amit Atrey, MD

Listen to how EduCast, the new orthopedic video educational program got its start from very humble beginnings with the developer, orthopedic surgeon Amit Atrey, MD, from the University of Toronto. Educast.org is a new, free service re-imagining how we teach surgeons about orthopedic surgery and beyond.

Duration: 19:04 Publish Date: 05/30/2022


Episode 80: Stems Cells and Bone Bruises...What Are We Talking About?

Check out our latest podcast as we break down the basic science about stem cells and the workup / treatment of bone bruises.

Duration: 18:21 Publish Date: 05/20/2022


Episode 79: Can We Cure Arthritis?

Dr. Brian Feeley and Dr. Drew Lansdown are joined by national research leaders Farshid Guilak, PhD, and Kelsey Collins, PhD to discuss the state of research around the treatment of arthritis--how gene editing, biologic agents, and personalized medicine are going to play a role in finding a cure for patients with arthritis.

Duration: 27:22 Publish Date: 05/01/2022


Episode 78: Sports Medicine Questions From The Hosts of 95.7 The Game

Listen to our latest podcast as we answer questions posed to us on social media from the radio hosts of 95.7 The Game about sports medicine and orthopedic surgery

Duration: 17:59 Publish Date: 06/16/2022


Episode 77: Myths and Facts About Reading Your MRI Report

Dr. Drew Lansdown and Dr. Brian Feeley discuss some facts, fictions and realities around knee MRIs--are they safe, what they are good for, and how to read that complicated MRI report.

Duration: 21:24 Publish Date: 04/07/2022


Episode 76: Why Orthopedic Surgery???

Listen as Dr. Brian Feeley, Dr. Drew Lansdown, and Dr. Pandya discuss why they chose orthopedic surgery as a career.

Duration: 22:58 Publish Date: 04/12/2022


Episode 75: Stem Cell Clinics- A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Michael Hiltzik

Join us as we discuss stem cell clinics with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hitzlik of the Los Angeles Times.

Duration: 27:22 Publish Date: 04/12/2022


Episode 74: Are Computers The Future Of Orthopedic Surgery?

Join orthopedic surgeon turned google programmer turned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Krogue as he talks about what "AI", "Natural language processing" and "Deep Learning" is, and what that means for patient care.

Duration: 21:12 Publish Date: 04/12/2022


Episode 73: NBA Injury Update - Breaking Down the Latest Injuries

As the NBA season enters the home stretch, listen as we breakdown the sports medicine behind the return of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green's back injury, Zion's foot fracture, Chris Paul's thumb, and much more.

Duration: 20:04 Publish Date: 03/16/2022


Episode 72: Throwing Smarter and Faster - Pitching Injuries With Dr. Peter Chalmers

Join Brian Feeley, MD, and Peter Chalmers, MD, as Peter discusses his extensive body of work in understanding the mechanics of throwing, what the risk factors for injury are, and what exercises can prevent injury and allow athletes to throw faster.

Duration: 18:44 Publish Date: 03/16/2022


Episode 71: Pediatric ACL Reconstruction: Why Is It Different?

With the increase in sports specialization amongst youth, we have seen an exponential increase in pediatric ACL injuries. Listen to our latest podcast as we breakdown the reasons behind this increase, unique considerations in this population, and surgical techniques.

Duration: 28:58 Publish Date: 03/16/2022


Episode 70: Ligaments, Tendons, Sprains, Strains??? Breaking Down Injury Basics

As a sports fan or weekend warrior, you may hear terms like ligament, tendon, sprain, and strain thrown around. What does it all mean? Listen to our podcast as we break down injury basics.

Duration: 17:21 Publish Date: 01/31/2022


Episode 69: UCSF Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship

Interested in combining a career in orthopedics with care of the pediatric population? Listen about our UCSF Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Sabharwal and Dr. Swarup, directors of the program.

Duration: 15:57 Publish Date: 03/02/2022


Episode 68: Bay Area Sports Medicine Update - Jimmy G's Thumb and Klay's Return

Huge weekend in Bay Area sports as Jimmy Garoppolo leads the 49ers to victory with a thumb UCL injury and Klay Thompson returns after 2.5 years from his ACL and Achilles injuries. Listen for our sports medicine breakdowns.

Duration: 20:50 Publish Date: 03/02/2022


Episode 67: The UCSF Sports Medicine Fellowship

Learn about the UCSF Sports Medicine fellowship from our faculty and one of our current fellows, Dr. Ajay Padaki.

Duration: 23:25 Publish Date: 01/04/2022


Episode 66: Primary Care Sports Medicine 101

Every wonder about a career in primary care sports medicine? Listen to our latest podcast with Dr. Carlin Senter and Dr. Cindy Chang, our primary care sports medicine experts at UCSF.

Duration: 23:21 Publish Date: 12/22/2021


Episode 65: Sports Journalism 101 - Sitting Down with ABC7's Casey Pratt

Learn about the path of ABC7's Casey Pratt as we discuss sports journalism / media, injury reporting, and his personal experience with health care at our children's hospital.

Duration: 27:52 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 64: Shoulder Arthritis - What is It and How Do We Treat It?

We commonly hear about hip and knee arthritis, but shoulder arthritis can be a problem that also causes significant disability. Listen to Dr Feeley and Dr Lansdown as they talk about this problem.

Duration: 20:04 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 63: Orthopedic Residency 101 - The Application Process

Dr. Alicia Asturias and Dr. Sachin Allahabadi discuss the application process and interviewing.

Duration: 24:08 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 62: Sports Injury Analysis in 2021 - Insight from Dr. Brian Sutterer

Join us on our latest sports medicine podcast as we sit down with Dr. Brian Sutterer, sports injury analysis expert and fellow at the Mayo Clinic.

Duration: 29:09 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 61: Myths in Sports Medicine: What is Actually True?

Listen to our podcast crew as we try to dispel some common myths in sports medicine.

Duration: 24:34 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 60: Meniscus Injuries, Patellar Tendon Strains, and the Aging Athlete

Interested in learning about the sports medicine science behind some of the injuries impacting the Warriors this season? Listen to our latest podcast episode.

Duration: 19:36 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 33: "NCAA Sports During COVID, Youth Sports Disparities, and Bringing Back Basketball to Seattle" - An Insightful Conversation with NY Times Columnist Kurt Streeter

Join us for a conversation with world renowned NY Times columnist Kurt Streeter as we talk about the NCAA's decision to play during the pandemic, youth sports disparities, and bringing back basketball to Seattle.

Duration: 27:30 Publish Date: 02/15/2022


Episode 59: Gender in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Specialization, and Care of the Female Athlete - Sitting Down with Dr. Jennifer Beck

Listen to our phenomenal discussion with UCLA pediatric sports surgeon Dr Jennifer Beck, MD as we discuss rising as a star in pediatric orthopedic surgery as a female, sports specialization, and caring for female athletes.

Duration: 18:12 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 58: Foot and Ankle Injuries - Getting a Step Ahead with Dr. Adam Bitterman

Listen to our chat with Dr Adam Bitterman of Northwell Health as we talk about these injuries.

Duration: 18:32 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 57: Diversity in Orthopedic Surgery and Delivering Equitable Care - Chatting with Dr. Neeraj Patel

Listen to our frank discussion with Dr. Neeraj Patel as we talk about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in orthopedic surgery.

Duration: 28:08 Publish Date: 03/03/2022


Episode 56: Sports Injury Analysis, Social Media, and Physical Therapy - Catching Up with Dr Rajpal Bra

Listen to our latest podcast with Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT, of 3CB Performance as we discuss sports injury analysis, social media, and his strategies rehabbing athletes.

Duration: 18:51 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 55: Diet, Exercise, and Arthritis - Learning from Dr. Leon Scott

Join us as we have an eye-opening discussing with Dr. Leon Scott, Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, about diet, exercise, and arthritis.

Duration: 35:38 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 54: Sport Specialization and Making it to the Next Level. What's the Data?

We know that youth sports specialization leads to injury and burnout. But what is the data in regards to how it impacts performance and future athletic success? Listen to our latest episode as we discuss the data including that of the NBA, NFL, and MLB.

Duration: 15:17 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 53: Everything You Need to Know About ACL Tears from Kids to Adults

Injuries to the ACL are common amongst the active population but the treatment and recovery can be over-whelming. Listen for a complete breakdown of all things related to the ACL from prevention to surgery.

Duration: 27:12 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 52: Chatting with Telemundo Sports Anchor Carlos Yustis

Join us as we talk with Telemundo Sports Anchor Carlos Yustis about his path to his career in sports broadcasting, the Tokyo Olympics, and knee injury recovery.

Duration: 24:07 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 51: A Grab Bag of Knee Injuries

We appreciate all of our followers and put together a podcast based on your social media questions. Listen to our latest podcast dedicated to our loyal listeners.

Duration: 22:26 Publish Date: 03/01/2022


Episode 50 - The NBA and Injuries 101

Duration: 19:31 Publish Date: 02/15/2022


Episode 45: Managing Overuse Injuries in the Young and Old

Ramping back up after a break in working out? Managing your kids getting back into sports? Feeling sore after a new workout routine? Listen for more information about avoiding and managing overuse injuries.

Duration: 23:13 Publish Date: 05/15/2021


Episode 44: All You Need to Know About the Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a commonly injured structure. But what is it? How is it injured? How can you make it better. Join us as we discuss the basics.

Duration: 28:41 Publish Date: 02/16/2022


Episode 43: What's Up with Physical Therapy? A Chat with the UCSF Bowtie PT, Dr. Danny Keller

Learn about physical therapy with our UCSF expert, Dr. Danny Keller.

Duration: 33:17 Publish Date: 04/21/2021


Episode 42: Tommy John Injuries: Who, What, Why, and How

With baseball back in full swing learn the basics about Tommy John (aka ulnar collateral ligament) injuries of the elbow

Duration: 22:22 Publish Date: 04/15/2021


Episode 41: Reporting on Sports Injuries in the National Media - Learning from ESPN's Stephania Bell

Learn about the the journey of Stephania Bell, ESPN Senior Writer and Injury Analyst, as she talks about her path to injury reporting and the nuts and bolts of her job.

Duration: 30:02 Publish Date: 02/16/2022


Episode 40: Exercise 101 - 30 Minutes of High-Yield Exercise Insight with Dr. Sachin Allahabadi

Learn about cutting edge exercise research and how to stay in shape with UCSF Orthopedic Resident, Dr. Sachin Allahabadi

Duration: 31:08 Publish Date: 02/16/2022


Episode 39: NBA Injuries - The Basics of the Injuries to LeBron James, Stephen Curry, LaMelo Ball, and Kevin Durant

Learn the basics basics for the treatment of high ankle sprains, tailbone contusions, hamstring injuries, and fractures in athletes; and when we can expect return to play.

Duration: 22:42 Publish Date: 03/25/2021


Episode 38: A Conversation with Sports Radio / TV Host Kate Scott from 95.7 "The Game"

Listen for a great conversation with radio / TV pioneer Kate Scott about the challenges of being female in sports media, her mentors, and using her platform to discuss mental health and social change.

Duration: 27:41 Publish Date: 02/16/2022


Episode 37: Sleep, Performance, and the NBA: A Discussion with Dr. Cheri Mah and ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes

Increasing attention has been paid towards the impact of sleep on performance; particularly in the NBA. Hear from sleep expert, Dr. Cheri Mah, and ESPN Senior Writer, Baxter Holmes, about sleep and impact on the NBA.

Duration: 27:44 Publish Date: 03/05/2021


Episode 36: Disparities in Sports Medicine - Bridging the Gap with Dr. Nirav Pandya

Learn about how health care disparities exist in sports medicine at every level from the individual patient, health care system, and youth sports perspective. Individual insight will help to create change.

Duration: 28:20 Publish Date: 02/10/2021


Episode 35: Golf Swings, Tiger Woods' Back, and Spine Injuries in NFL Players - Insight from World Renowned Spine Surgeon Dr. Wellington Hsu

Hear from renowned spine surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wellington Hsu, about back injuries in golfers, the remarkable recovery of Tiger Woods from multiple surgeries, and spine injuries in NFL players.

Duration: 26:25 Publish Date: 02/03/2021


Episode 34: The UCSF Sports Medicine Fellowship - Catching Up with Dr. Caitlin Chambers and Dr. Emily Monroe

Learn about the UCSF Sports Medicine Fellowship With 2 Of Our Former Graduates: Dr Caitlin Chambers and Dr. Emily Monroe as we discuss fellowship training at UCSF, transition to their career, and the challenges of being female in orthopedic surgery.

Duration: 27:40 Publish Date: 02/02/2021


Episode 32: "Meniscus Injuries 101" - Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

Meniscus injuries are common in patients of all ages; from the youngest athlete to weekend warriors. Learn more about these injuries and how they are treated.

Duration: 22:34 Publish Date: 01/09/2021


Episode 31: "Youth Baseball, Injuries, and Making it to the Next Level" - Catching Up with MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Kevin Youkilis

Join us as we talk with world series champion and former MLB All-Star Kevin Youkilis about youth baseball, injuries, making it to the next level, and what he has been up to since his playing days.

Duration: 34:48 Publish Date: 01/08/2021


Episode 30: "The UCSF Orthopedic Residency - Real Talk with PGY5 Resident Dr. Musa Zaid"

Hear about the UCSF Orthopedic Surgery Residency from chief resident Dr. Musa Zaid as he shares his experiences about training at our institution.

Duration: 20:09 Publish Date: 01/01/2021


Episode 29: "COVID: What We Know and Where We Are Going" - Just the Facts with Dr. Shikha Jain of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago

The latest information about COVID seems to change everyday. Sometimes we need to take a step back and assess where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going. Hear from Dr. Shikha Jain, oncologist, about the pandemic and how we can stay safe.

Duration: 27:52 Publish Date: 12/30/2020


Episode 28: "Military Medicine, Return to Combat, and Alex Smith" - A Conversation with Dr Matt Schmitz, Chair of Orthopedics at San Antonio Military Medical Center

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Matt Schmitz, Chair of Orthopedics at San Antonio Military Medical Center, as he talks about training as a surgeon in the military, how he returns our nation's military back to combat, and his experience working with QB Alex Smith.

Duration: 21:45 Publish Date: 02/14/2022


Episode 27: "COVID-19, Professional Sports, Schools, Vaccines, and Returning to Normal" - All Things COVID with Dr. George Rutherford

We are honored to have our very own UCSF internationally renowned faculty, Dr. George Rutherford (UCSF infectious disease epidemiologist and pediatrician ), talk about COVID-19 and its interplay with professional sports, vaccines, and returning to normal.

Duration: 26:58 Publish Date: 02/14/2022


Episode 26: "The Edge, Astroball, and Analytics" - Insights from Ben Reiter

Join us for an insightful conversation with Ben Reiter, host of the podcast THE EDGE and the author of ASTROBALL: The New Way to Win It All, a New York Times bestseller.

Duration: 22:21 Publish Date: 02/14/2022


Episode 25: "Joint Replacement, Technology, and Leadership" - Insights From Dr. Tad Vail, Chair of UCSF Orthopedic Surgery

Hear insights from Dr. Tad Vail, world renowned orthopedic surgeon and chair of orthopedic surgery at UCSF, about joint replacement, technology, and leadership.

Duration: 25:54 Publish Date: 12/02/2020


Episode 24: "Gender, COVID, and Sports" - with Sarah Spain, ESPN Writer, ESPN Radio Host & TV Personality

Hear from Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio and TV Host, about her experience as a female in a male dominated sports media environment, reporting during COVID 19, and her favorite Chicago sports memory.

Duration: 24:29 Publish Date: 11/25/2020


Episode 23: "Cutting Edge Cartilage Care" with Dr. Brian Cole, Team Physician of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox

Learn about current concepts surrounding cartilage injuries with pioneer in the field Dr. Brian Cole, team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox.

Duration: 31:24 Publish Date: 11/17/2020


Episode 22: "The Life of a Stunt Artist" - Words of Wisdom From Hollywood Stunt Artist Bobby Holland Hanton

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a stunt artist? Curious about the physical training and injuries? Hear from Bobby Hanton, the stunt double for actors such as Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Reynolds.

Duration: 21:40 Publish Date: 11/12/2020


Episode 21: "The Youth Sports Crisis: Injuries, Disparities, and COVID" - A Discussion With Jon Solomon From The Aspen Institute

Join us for a insightful conversation with Jon Solomon from the Aspen Institute as we discuss the current state of youth sports, participation disparities, return to sports during COVID, and Project Play.

Duration: 26:23 Publish Date: 11/11/2020


Episode 20: "Analytics, Injuries, and Las Vegas" - Chatting With ESPN's Joe Fortenbaugh

Join us for an stimulating conversation with ESPN's Joe Fortenbaugh as we talk analytics, Michael Jordan's burnout, and the most gruesome sports injuries we have witnessed.

Duration: 19:52 Publish Date: 10/28/2020


Episode 19: Orthopedics and Biologics 101 from Yoda (aka Dr Brian Feeley)

Learn about biologic treatments such as platelet rich plasma from chief of sports medicine at UCSF, Dr Brian Feeley.

Duration: 20:15 Publish Date: 10/25/2020


Episode 18: Sports Talk Radio & Injury Reporting with Joe Shasky (aka The Butcher Boy) from 95.7 The Game

Ever wonder how sports talk radio hosts report and respond on-air to sports injuries? Listen to our conversation with morning show co-host Joe Shasky (aka The Butcher Boy) of "95.7 The Game" as we talk sports injuries, youth sports, and how it all comes together on the air.

Duration: 35:44 Publish Date: 10/16/2020


Episode 17: "When Bones Go Through the Skin" - Tales of Dak and Alex

Listen to our latest podcast episode where we talk about Dak Prescott's open ankle fracture / dislocation, Alex Smith's amazing comeback, and Jimmy G's high ankle sprain.

Duration: 28:12 Publish Date: 10/13/2020


Episode 16: UCSF's Hipsters - Dr Stephanie Wong and Dr Alan Zhang

Learn about hip arthroscopy from our 2 hip arthroscopy experts at UCSF Dr Wong and Dr Zhang

Duration: 25:56 Publish Date: 10/07/2020


Episode 15: "Elite Athlete, Elite Doctor" - Former Olympian Dr. Rhonda Watkins

Hear from UCSF Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine specialist Dr Rhonda Watkins. She is a former Olympian in the long jump, and the women's national record holder from Trinidad and Tobago.

Duration: 20:15 Publish Date: 09/26/2020


Episode 14: "My Kid is Going to Be the Next LeBron James" - The Youth Sports Crisis with Dr. Nirav Pandya

Youth sports are at a crossroads with injuries on the rise and athletes specializing at younger and younger ages. What is the data behind this trend? Dr Nirav Pandya explains in this podcast episode.

Duration: 23:04 Publish Date: 09/17/2020


Episode 13: "Head Games" - Straight Talk about Concussions from Dr. Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, and Dr. Carlin Senter, UCSF Sports Concussion Co-Director

A poignant discussion about both the short and long term effects of concussions in athletes with two leaders in the field, Dr. Chris Nowinski and Dr. Carlin Senter.

Duration: 22:05 Publish Date: 09/14/2020


Episode 12: "It is Like a Ghost Town" - A Candid Conversation with Dr. William Levine About NYC and Orthopedic Residency During COVID

A candid conversation with Dr. William Levine, chair of orthopedic surgery at Columbia, about NYC after the COVID surge, orthopedic training in today's climate, and applying for residency.

Duration: 24:42 Publish Date: 09/08/2020


Episode 11: "In the Company of Giants" - 20 Minutes with Sports Medicine Pioneer Dr. Cindy Chang

A candid conversation with Dr. Cindy Chang about her challenges as a female sports medicine physician and her wide ranging experiences covering some of the world's most important athletic events.

Duration: 23:17 Publish Date: 09/08/2020


Episode 10 - Diversity in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: A Conversation with Lakers Team Physician Dr. Kristofer Jones

Join us for a honest conversation about diversity in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine with Dr. Kristofer Jones, orthopedic surgeon at UCLA and the Los Angeles Lakers team physician.

Duration: 17:18 Publish Date: 08/28/2020


Episode 9: "The Struggle is Real" - Mental Health and Sports Psychology in Athletes with Dr. Doug Gardner

Join Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr Brian Feeley as Dr. Doug Gardner discusses mental health and sports psychology issues in today's athletes.

Duration: 31:04 Publish Date: 08/24/2020


Episode 8: "That Doesn't Look Good" - The Many Shades of Patellar Dislocations

Learn about patellar instability and what it means for weekend warriors to professional athletes.

Duration: 20:59 Publish Date: 08/13/2020


Episode 7: "Drew Brees, Kevin Love, and Dwyane Wade Walk Into a Bar...." - A Discussion About Shoulder Instability

Learn about the full work-up of shoulder instability from presentation to treatment

Duration: 20:18 Publish Date: 08/13/2020


Episode 6: "It's Not You, It's Me" - The Value of 2nd Opinions

Learn about the value of 2nd opinions from clinicians and patients

Duration: 38:32 Publish Date: 08/11/2020


Episode 5: "Be the Ball" - Common Golf Injuries

Join us for the 5th edition of our podcast as we discuss the intersection of sports medicine and golf.

Duration: 25:15 Publish Date: 01/12/2022


Episode 4: Sports and COVID: A Discussion with Dr. Bob Wachter

Listen in for an informative discussion with Dr Bob Wachter, chair of medicine at UCSF, as he discusses where we stand today with COVID and how it relates to the return of sports in our society.

Duration: 25:38 Publish Date: 01/12/2022


Episode 3: ACL Injuries

Perspectives on Sports Medicine. This podcast presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners. Discussion on the common ACL injuries in sports.

Duration: 22:14 Publish Date: 12/16/2021


Episode 2: Return to Baseball and Injury Risk

Perspectives on Sports Medicine. This podcast presents the people and stories behind sports medicine at UCSF and our community of learners. Discussion on baseball injuries and the risks involved.

Duration: 21:02 Publish Date: 12/16/2021