ECMO and Its Current State: Women Leaders in Medicine, Ep. 10

This podcast series aims to highlight the women leaders in medicine across the United States. Moderator Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA, MHS, interviews prominent women making waves in their field and breaking the glass ceiling. Listen in to gain insight on the leadership lessons learned.


Episode 10: In this podcast, Jaspal Singh, MD, interviews Ellie Hirshberg, MD, and Cara Agerstrand, MD, on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its current state, including the utility and limitations of ECMO during the COVID-19 pandemic and the selection criteria for patients to be considered for ECMO. 

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Ellie Hirshberg MD

Ellie Hirshberg, MD, is an adult and pediatric critical care physician, ECMO associate program director at Intermountain Medical Center, and a professor of medicine and pediatrics and at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Cara Agerstrand MD

Cara Agerstrand, MD, is a pulmonary and critical care physicianthe director of the medical ECMO program, and an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. 

Jaspal Singh, MD

Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA, MHS, is the medical director of pulmonary oncology and critical care education, as well as a professor of medicine, at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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