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From Doctor to Patient

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Becoming a doctor takes years of dedication and focus. But, what happens when a doctor finds herself in the patient’s chair?
Air Date: 7/10/17
Duration: 26:18
Host: Erica Spiegelman
Guest Bio: Vanessa Grubbs, MD
Vanessa-GrubbsVanessa Grubbs, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine and a nephrologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where she maintains a practice and clinical research program.

She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and teaches writing for patient advocacy to medical students and practicing physicians.

She lives with her husband and teenage son in Oakland, CA. Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers is her first book.
  • Book Title: Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search For the Perfect Match
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.grubbs.94
  • Guest Twitter Account: @thenephrologist
From Doctor to Patient
Becoming a doctor takes years of dedication and focus.

But, what happens when a doctor finds herself in the patient’s chair?

Dr. Vanessa Grubbs was one of two African American women in her class at Duke University Medical School. After meeting and falling in love with a man who had a kidney disease, Dr. Grubbs decided to donate her kidney to him.

Dr. Grubbs shares her experience as a patient and why she made the decision to donate a kidney as well as switch her specialty from family practice to kidney specialist.

Dr. Grubbs also discusses how this experience as a patient shapes the way she treats her patients and approaches her practice.

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