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Michael Wilkes

Michael Wilkes

Host, Second Opinion

Michael Wilkes is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He recently stepped down as Vice Dean at the School of Medicine and is now Director of Global Health. For most of Wilkes' career as a doctor he lived and worked in Los Angeles.

At UCLA he was a founder of UCLA's innovative Doctoring Curriculum which now serves as a model for UC Davis School of Medicine and many other medical schools domestically and internationally. Dr.Wilkes works frequently with medical schools and public health systems in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

He is also an active education and health services researcher working in the area of medical education, technology assisted learning, clinical genetics, doctor-patient communication, end of life care, and conflicts of interest in medicine.

Wilkes is trained in internal medicine and has had additional training in adolescent medicine and public health.

He is an award winning journalist having worked for the New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, and The Los Angeles Times, and of course his more than 20 years in public radio!

Michael Wilkes on KCRW

Past reasons that people suffered in silence, including stigma and price, are changing meaning more options to assist those with hearing loss.

The impact of hearing loss

Past reasons that people suffered in silence, including stigma and price, are changing meaning more options to assist those with hearing loss.

from Second Opinion

No longer is being average acceptable.

Rating an Uber Driver

No longer is being average acceptable.

from Second Opinion

There’s lots we still don’t know about older antidepressants and now were starting the process all over with an entire new class of drugs.

Anti Depressants: new and old

There’s lots we still don’t know about older antidepressants and now were starting the process all over with an entire new class of drugs.

from Second Opinion

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It is high time to throw out the current model of medical training and look to designing a health care system that really works and is affordable.

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Unbridled greed and disrespect for human suffering seems to be the driver of all award winners.

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The story of Tom Catena, a doctor who risks his life daily to proffer medical care in an African war zone, is as remarkable as it is inspiring.

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There are several common reasons but the most common is their don’t agree with their doctor.

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