Podcast #150 – Jeffrey Lobosky, MD, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick”

MP3 File (run time 22:18)

My guest for episode #150 is Jeffrey M. Lobosky, MD, the author of the book It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure. Dr. Lobosky talks about what he thinks is lacking in current healthcare reform efforts driven by Washington D.C. We talk about how he defines the crisis in healthcare – “why are things going bad?” After we diagnose the problem, what are some treatments, cures, or solutions?

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/150/.

About Dr. Lebosky:

Jeffrey M. Lobosky M.D. was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in preprofessional studies from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California at Irvine. There, he received the J. Gordon Hatfield Award for Outstanding Student in the field of Surgery. As a surgical intern at UC Irvine Medical Center he was named Resident of the Year. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Iowa where he was the recipient of the Department of Surgery’s Outstanding Resident Research Award.

Dr. Lobosky currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco and is Co-Director of the Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit at N.T. Enloe Memorial Hospital. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Joint Section on Trauma and Critical Care for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Lobosky served as one of organized neurosurgery’s six representatives to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma which advises national policy makers on health care issues.

Dr. Lobosky has received national and international acclaim for his work on injury prevention, has been an invited lecturer throughout the U.S. and abroad and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Medicine”. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the National Injury Prevention Foundation and has written a variety of research articles published in national journals as well as several book chapters and articles on the health care crisis in America’s trauma system. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of trauma and injury prevention and in 2007 was recognized for his distinguished teaching experience by the students and faculty of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

He and his wife, Diana, reside in Chico, California where he continues an active practice as a founding member of Northstate Neurosurgical Associates.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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