Experts launch ‘Masters of Circulation’ podcast

L-R: Ramon Varcoe, Andrew Holden and Peter Schneider

A trio of specialists in vascular surgery and interventional radiology recently launched a new podcast—‘Masters of Circulation’—with the aim of interviewing pioneers and leaders in the field of vascular intervention.

The podcast team consists of Ramon Varcoe, vascular surgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital and associate professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Andrew Holden, director of Interventional Radiology at Auckland City Hospital and professor of Radiology at the University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand) and Peter Schneider, a professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, USA).

Speaking to Vascular News, Holden hones in on the goals of the project, detailing a focus on “exploring the history of what got us to where we are now, the current challenges we are all facing and those all-important perspectives on where we are headed next”.

The group’s first interview with “eminent vascular leader” Frank Veith (New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, USA) “explored the early days of vascular surgery, the endovascular revolution, the struggles faced when embracing new technology, where the VEITHsymposium came from and how it has evolved over the last 48 years,” Varcoe writes on Twitter.

In another interview, Marianne Brodmann (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria) told the team about growing up on a farm in Austria and the path that led her towards becoming an angiologist. Brodmann “speaks with passion about what it is like to be a woman in a tough, male-dominated field and revisits the paclitaxel controversy three years later,” Varcoe remarks.

The team has announced that it plans to speak with Michael Dake (University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, USA) shortly, with more interviews to follow.

‘Masters of Circulation’ is available on all podcast platforms.


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