EP 108: Song of Our Scars: Authorship & Medicine with Senior Advisor for FDA, Dr Warraich
EP 108: Song of Our Scars: Authorship & Medicine with Senior Advisor for FDA, Dr Warraich

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In this week's Parallax episode, Dr Ankur Kalra welcomes Dr Haider Warraich, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr Warraich is not only a Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease to the FDA Commissioner but also a prolific author, having written three books, including "Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain." He is a regular contributor to publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post.

 

During the conversation, we learn more about Dr Warraich's journey into medicine and his current role at the FDA, along with his passion for writing. Dr Kalra asks about how Dr Warraich manages his busy schedule and what it takes to write a book.

 

Dr Warraich openly shares his personal experience grappling with chronic pain, a pivotal event that not only influenced his career trajectory but also inspired his book "Song of Our Scars." Moreover, he discusses his role as a Senior Advisor to Dr Robert M Califf, offering insights into his day-to-day responsibilities within the FDA. The conversation also touches upon the agency's perspective on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI).

 

How does writing complement Dr Warraich’s work as a physician? How did he become a senior advisor to Dr Robert M Califf at the FDA? What is his message to our listeners?


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