June 2, 2008
SIRIUS Satellite Radio & NYU Langone Medical Center Launch ‘Doctor Radio’ Channel
NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio and NYU today announced the launch of Doctor Radio powered by NYU Langone Medical Center, a national radio channel of world-class physicians hosting live call-in radio shows broadcast daily to millions of listeners. Doctor Radio will launch on June 2 exclusively on SIRIUS channel 114.
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Doctor Radio is a groundbreaking concept: a 24/7 radio channel featuring dozens of expert clinicians and researchers hosting live call-in shows from its studio at the Medical Center. It's real doctors helping real people. Doctor Radio will provide expert information, news, and fascinating stories from the world of health and medicine delivered firsthand by the New York University medical professionals on the front lines of advancing medicine, discussed conversationally and interactively with SIRIUS listeners.
Doctor Radio will delve into topics that matter to millions of Americans, including general health and wellness; child psychiatry; sexual health; plastic surgery; cancer; pediatrics; heart health; men's and women's health; sports injuries; dermatology; autism and ADHD; and emergency medicine. SIRIUS' Doctor Radio hosts from NYU Langone Medical Center include renowned psychiatrists, heart surgeons, emergency care specialists, cardiologists, a police surgeon, as well as physicians who specialize in issues specific to men, women and children.
SIRIUS and NYU have built a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio in the lobby of the Manhattan-based NYU Langone Medical Center to be the broadcast home of Doctor Radio, bringing listeners right into the middle of the medical world. Doctors are minutes from the O.R., the E.R., and seeing patients, and can often be seen performing their radio shows in scrubs.
Going even further into the world of medicine, in the coming weeks, as part of a special series called "Sounds of the Hospital," Doctor Radio will take listeners inside the operating room during open heart surgery. The series will also feature a night in Bellevue Hospital's emergency department, one of the busiest in New York City, as well as allow people to listen in and learn from a family in crisis at the NYU Child Study Center.
"Doctor Radio offers listeners a rare level of contact and communication with New York University School of Medicine physicians and scientists," said Robert I. Grossman, M.D., Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. "We are so pleased to partner with SIRIUS on Doctor Radio. We will greatly expand the reach and impact of our academic medical center, and the medical information people have access to, as SIRIUS helps us connect daily to millions of diverse listeners across the country."
"Doctor Radio is a revolutionary concept: leading-edge medicine paired with leading-edge media," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Sports and Entertainment. "Top physicians are just a phone call away, able to deliver immediate and insightful medical information and knowledge relevant to our listeners, their families and friends who may never otherwise get this unique access to the highest echelon of doctors."
Below is a selection of weekly programs listeners will hear on Doctor Radio:
"Tales From the E.R." Thursday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am ET
Baby on the way, too much alcohol, heart attack, car accident, shooting, stabbing, coughing, fainting, fever, rash, bites, pain - all in a night's work for E.R. doctors. Trained to react quickly and stabilize patients, they are the front line of medical treatment. Hear the real life stories of the trauma and the drama E.R. doctors face every day from host Dr. Billy Goldberg, assistant professor and assistant director, NYU Department of Emergency Medicine. Goldberg is the bestselling author of Why Do Men Have Nipples? and Why Do Men Fall Asleep after Sex?
Child Psychiatry / "About Our Kids" Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 am ET
Acting out, behavior problems, skipping school, family stress, bullying, shyness, lack of attention, social anxiety, the signs of autism, Asperger's and other learning disabilities as well as drugs and sex. The problems all parents face every day. Now for the first time the Child Study Center Team from NYU is available to take calls and help parents answer questions on these difficult subjects. Hosted by Dr. Jess Shatkin, Dr. Lori Evans and Dr. Alexandra Barzvi, leading child psychologists and psychiatrists from the world-famous NYU Child Study Center. Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., the co-founder and director of the NYU Child Study Center, will also make guest appearances on the show.
Plastic Surgery Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Whether elective, cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, a simple surgical procedure can become a positive life-changing experience. NYU's world renowned director of the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joseph McCarthy, together with Dr. Alexes Hazen, director of NYU's Aesthetic Surgery Center, and Dr. Sherrell Aston, professor of surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, will guide listeners through the maze of procedures, answering their questions on face lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks and implants for cheeks, jaws, breasts or butt and more.
Dermatology Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET
The new buzz word in beauty is injections. With non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox on the rise, more and more people have questions. Are these treatments safe? Do they really work? What is the truth about popular beauty secrets? Your skin can tell you a lot about your body. Knowing what to look for and when to see your doctor can save your life. Hosted by Dr. Lew Stolman, Dr. Jessie Cheung and Dr. Doris Day.
Men's Health Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Men worry about libido, performance and impotency. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. This show will explore in-depth a wide variety of general and sexual health issues affecting men of all ages. Sexual health isn't just a man's problem - it directly affects relationships and quality of life. The causes of sexual dysfunction can run from high blood pressure to depression to other serious health issues. Host Dr. Herb Lepor, chairman of Urology at the NYU School of Medicine, is world-renowned for his research-driven approach to treating the prostate. Lepor helped pioneer surgical techniques for removing the prostate while preserving sexual function. Co-host Dr. Andrew McCullough is assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, director of NYU's Male Sexual Health and Fertility program, and was a principal investigator into the development of Viagra. Co-host Dr. Samir Taneja is director of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Urology at NYU. Drs. Lepor and Taneja are urologic oncologists at the NYU Cancer Institute.
Sexual Health Monday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Intimacy, desire, technique - no question is taboo for Dr. Virginia Sadock, one of the most respected human sexuality experts in America. Through the anonymity of the telephone, listeners can finally talk about their fantasies, inhibitions, their partner's desires as well as their own. Sadock is a psychiatrist and a clinical professor of psychiatry, human sexuality, and marital therapy.
Women's Health Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 am ET
Having busy lives as wives, mothers, and career women doesn't always make it easy for women to pay attention to themselves and their bodies. Host Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a cardiologist and a nationally recognized pioneer in women's heart health, will help both women and men everywhere recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease and other serious health risks on this one-of-a-kind radio show. Dr. Goldberg is clinical associate professor of medicine and medical director of the NYU Women's Heart Program. She has been named five times to New York magazine's "Best Doctors" list and is the author of Women are Not Small Men and Dr. Nieca Goldberg's Complete Guide to Women's Health.
Cardiology / Heart Health Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 am ET
Two of the world's most prominent heart surgeons, Dr. Greg Ribakove and Dr. Charles Schwartz, take listeners into the O.R., describing the intricate surgeries they perform many times a week, from the now common bypass surgery and valve repair to the heroic efforts of saving the life of an accident or crime victim. You'll feel the adrenaline rush as they hold the life of a patient in their hands. Dr. Ribakove is an associate professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center and director of cardiac surgical intensive care units at NYU. Dr. Schwartz is assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Visit http://www.sirius.com/doctorradio to hear sample audio, take the SIRIUS Doctor Radio Quiz, and see behind-the-scene photos. SIRIUS' interactive Doctor Radio site also features the complete programming lineup and host bios.
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