By Clemens Lang - 3rd May 2015 - The Medmastery show

The Medmastery Show - Episode #9: Joseph Martin | The secrets of his success

Today Franz is interviewing Dr. Joseph Martin. He's a neurologist and the former dean of Harvard Medical School. In this conversation, he shares several key insights from his roles as physician, educator, scientist and "politician".

There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this conversation. We are super-excited to share this inspirational interview with you and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

You can listen to it in one of three ways:

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  2. You can download the audio file
  3. You can listen to it on the bottom of this page

About Joseph Martin

Born in Alberta, Canada in 1938, he went to the University of Alberta Medical School. Trained as a neurologist, he was appointed Chair of Neurology at McGill University in 1977 at the young age of 39. After that he became chief of the neurology service at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1978. At Harvard he established the Huntington’s Disease Center that eventually lead to the discovery of the gene for Huntington’s disease. In 1989 he became dean at UCSF School of Medicine and would later serve as the dean of Harvard Medical School between 1997 and 2007. Dr Martin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences.

Books/Publications discussed during the interview

  • Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean by Sheryl Sandberg - Find it on Amazon

The Interview