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!

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In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

Disease patterns and planetary health

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

Medical residents are doctors-in-training. Should they treat coronavirus patients?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

Abortions, knee replacements: Doctors must decide which surgeries to postpone during coronavirus

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

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