Our Monthly Podcast
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Media Producer Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about PSC. From patient stories to the latest research updates from PSC experts to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all!
Episode 18: Discussion with Dr. Nathan Baggett, PSCer, Medical Resident, and Multiple Liver Transplant Recipient
In the 18th episode, Host Niall McKay talks with Dr. Nathan Baggett, medical resident and PSCer who has undergone multiple liver transplants.
“I never wanted PSC to put limits on how I live my life,” says Dr. Baggett.
Episode 17 - Dr. John Eaton, Current and Future Prospects in PSC Research and Treatments
In the 17th episode, Host Niall McKay talks with Dr. John Eaton, MD, transplant hepatologist and gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, about the future with regards to discovering new treatments and, eventually, a cure for PSC. “I am more optimistic than I have ever been about the future prospects of caring for people with PSC,” states Dr. Eaton.
Episode 16 – Dr. Jerome Schofferman, PSC: A Patient-Doctor Perspective
In the 16th episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay talks with Dr. Jerome Schofferman, MD, about his dual role as PSC patient and physician and what it has taught him about living with a chronic illness, treating patients, and including caregivers in the process.
Dr. Schofferman, MD., is a retired Internist and Pain Medicine Specialist from Sausalito, CA. Check out this episode!
Episode 15 – Dr. Christopher Bowlus, Drug and Clinical Development for Treatment of PSC
In the 15th episode of Living with PSC, Media Producer Niall McKay talks with Co-Chair of PSC Partners Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Christopher Bowlus, Division Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine, about drug and clinical development in the search for treatments and a cure for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Check out this episode!
Episode 14 – Dr. James Tabibian, Vancomycin as a Treatment for PSC
In the 14th episode of Living with PSC, Media Producer Niall McKay has a conversation with Dr. James Tabibian, a gastroenterologist and director of endoscopy and resident research director at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, about the possible use of Vancomycin as a treatment for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).
Episode 13 – PSC Partners Conference Conversations
In the 13th episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay talks with attendees, presenters, and hosts at the 15th Annual PSC Partners Conference. Check out this episode!
Episode 12 – John Crowley: Living Donor Transplants and PSC
In the 12th episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay discusses living donor liver transplants and PSC with John Crowley, whose brother was his living donor. Check out this episode!
Episode 11 – Monika Aldarondo: Motherhood and PSC
In the 11th episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay discusses motherhood and PSC with Monika Aldarondo, a PSCer juggling parenthood and her rare disease. Check out this episode!
Episode 10 – Dr. Valentina Medici: Nutrition and PSC
In the tenth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay discusses nutritional guidance for PSC patients, with Dr. Valentina Medici, Associate Professor, University of California Davis. Check out this episode!
Episode 9 – Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis: The Interaction Between Genetics and Environmental Exposures in PSC
In the ninth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay discusses the interaction between genetics and environmental exposures in PSC, with Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis from Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Lazaridis has received multiple PSC Partners research grants. Check out this episode!
Episode 8 – Dr. Heather Francis: Impact of URSO on PSC
In the eighth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay discusses the influence of the medication Ursodiol (aka URSO and UDCA) on PSC, including the impact of combining it with antihistamines, with Dr. Heather Francis, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A & M College of Medicine and recipient of a PSC Partners research grant. Check out this episode!
Episode 7 – Dr. Julie Heimbach: Liver Transplantation and PSC
In the seventh episode of Living with PSC, Niall discusses liver transplantation and PSC with Dr. Julie Heimbach, transplant surgeon and surgical director of liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Check out this episode!
Episode 6 – Trish Stoltzfus: The New ICD-10-CM Code for PSC
In the sixth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay interviews Trish Stoltzfus, professional medical coder and mother of a PSC patient, about the new ICD-10 code for primary sclerosing cholangitis (K83.01). Check out this episode!
Episode 5 – Dr. Cyriel Ponsioen: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
In the fifth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay interviews Dr. Cyriel Ponsioen about Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). Dr. Ponsioen is a senior staff member at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, and is a member of PSC Partners’ Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee. Check out this episode!
Episode 4 – A Conversation with Dr. Gideon Hirschfield
In the fourth episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay interviews Dr. Gideon Hirschfield about a variety of topics related to PSC. Dr. Hirschfield is a member of PSC Partners’ Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee. Check out this episode!
Episode 3 – Dr. Scott Bea: Living with the Uncertainty of PSC
In the third episode of Living with PSC, Niall McKay interviews Dr. Scott Bea about the uncertainty of living with PSC. Dr. Bea is a Clinical Psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Check out this episode!
Episode 2 – Dr. Chris Bowlus: Diet & Emerging Trends
In the second episode of the Living with PSC podcast, Niall McKay interviews Dr. Chris Bowlus about diet and some of the emerging treatments for PSC. Dr. Bowlus is a Professor and Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of California, Davis, and was co-host of our 2018 Conference in Sacramento. He is also co-chair of PSC Partners’ Scientific/Medical Advisory Committee and scientific head of the PSC Partners Registry. Check out this episode!
Episode 1: Ricky Safer: A Patient’s Perspective
In Episode 1, Niall speaks with Ricky Safer, Founder and CEO of PSC Partners Seeking a Cure. Check out this episode!
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