Articles with hCards All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Year of birth missing living people. Retrieved 12 September Before moving to Las Vegas, Damania was a practicing hospitalist physician specializing in patients admitted to the hospital at Stanford University for 10 years. In short, its failure was not from a lack of commitment, effort or vision. Retrieved from ” https: After completing his residency at Stanford University, Damania stayed on at Palo Alto Medical Foundation for ten years as a hospitalist, where he received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching while simultaneously maintaining a side hobby performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide.
Hsieh tasked Damania with “fixing Healthcare in Vegas”. One of two graduating students chosen to speak at the commencement ceremony he delivered a satirical speech to an audience that included Nobel Prize winner J. New Jersey , United States. Damania attended medical school at UCSF and graduated in His passion is unmatched and the connections he makes with medical professionals and patients alike will continue to become a growing force in the ongoing healthcare debate. And we were both certain that until we restored primary care to the level of respect it deserves, American health will continue to decline.
Lessons from Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD
And we were both certain that until we restored primary care to the level of respect it deserves, American health will continue to decline. He also gave the commencement speech at UCSF at his graduation, which has had tens of thousands of views on YouTube, and made NPR’s list of top commencement speeches of all time.
The two forged a partnership. It was based on a patient focused, preventative model that subscribers could either pay a monthly fee for, or have as part of their coverage in some cases. Views Pseech Edit View history.
Disheartened by the traditional fee for service model on which the American medical system is based, Damania became increasingly frustrated with his work. A UCSF and Stanford trained physician in internal and hospital medicine, ZDogg is a brilliant healthcare innovator and remarkable entertainer.
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He also has been writing and performing comedic raps as ZDoggMDan internet celebrity known for his music videos, parodies, and comedy sketches about medical issues as well as systemic issues with healthcare.
His medical school commencement speech from USCF is a must-see, and you can tell by watching it that ZDogg was destined for big things. ZDogg and I shared a speecy view that when our payment system rewards medical interventions far more than avoiding medical problems in the first place, costs will inevitably rise and clinical outcomes will suffer.
ZDoggMD is in the house! His speech was called one of the best of the conference. Wanna watch the interview we discussed in this episode with Dr. ZdoggMD’s work has been called “entertainment that might save your life” [ citation needed ]he has been labeled “the jolliest doctor on the West Coast”,  and “a genuine doctor who uses YouTube as a creativity outlet to teach people about things like safe sex, delivering bad news, stayin’ healthy on vacation and hemorrhoids.
This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat He developed a persona called ZDoggMD fashioned as a gangsta rapper who was upset about popular misconceptions of healthcare in the US. Before moving to Las Vegas, Damania was a practicing hospitalist physician specializing in patients admitted to the hospital at Stanford University for 10 years. His passion is unmatched and the connections he makes with medical professionals and patients alike will continue to become a growing force in the ongoing healthcare debate.
While conceiving of the idea for Turntable Health, Damania met Rushika Fernandopulle, co-founder and CEO of a Boston-based startup called Iora Health, who had become well known for his vision to rebuild healthcare by removing fee-for-service episodic payments from primary care, focusing on prevention, and using a membership model.
When it was all said and done, I was amazed how fast time flew by — did we really speak for over an hour? One of two graduating students chosen to speak at the commencement ceremony he delivered a satirical speech to an audience that included Nobel Prize winner J.
Damania attended medical school at UCSF and graduated in Retrieved 12 September Harry, spech pediatrician, and Doc Quixote, Dr. Rather, it reflected the failings of the American healthcare system and its flawed reimbursement model. Within 24 hours, our interview was seen by more than 50, viewers, who had submitted more than questions in the comments thread.
More so, I was shocked by the size of the audience. He was successful in convincing Damania to quit his job as Physician at Stanford and move his family to Nevada. In short, its failure was not from a lack of commitment, effort or vision.
By Robert Pearl, M. But I can confidently say that the grassroots work ZDogg is executing is unlike anything I have seen in American medicine. His ideas were brilliant and his presentation included his trademark singing parodies, complete with the kind zdoggms catchy rap lyrics I can still remember to this day.