Health City Podcast

Healthcare insights from healthcare leaders.

Being affable, available and able: Building a private practice by putting the patient at the forefront with Dr. Bruce Seideman (#33)

Today’s guest is orthopedic surgeon and private practice leader, Dr. Bruce Seideman. Dr. Seideman is a joint replacement specialist at Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset, part of Spire Orthopedic Partners, and the Chief of Joint Replacement at St. Francis Hospital. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC and his fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • His background and how he got into the healthcare field
  • What drove his interest in orthopedics and joint replacement surgery
  • The intricacies of leading and growing a private practice
  • His top recommendations for other leaders in the field

A passion for improvement: Optimizing the musculoskeletal care pathway by providing the right care at the right time

Today’s guest is the Chief Medical Officer of Sword Health, Dr. Vijay Yanamadala. Dr. Yanamadala is a neurosurgeon and healthcare expert leading the MSK sector forward.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • His background and how he got into the healthcare field
  • What drove his interest in neurosurgery/spine surgery
  • The state of the MSK industry
  • How physical therapy plays a vital role in our population’s health
  • His top recommendations for other leaders in the field

Being patient-obsessed: Keeping the patient at the forefront and letting it guide a new type of healthcare experience with Andy Grover (#31)

Today’s guest is consumer healthcare expert, Andy Grover. Andy started his career in real estate, prior to joining One Medical, where he led real estate and development for the well-known primary care practice as they scaled across the country. Today, Andy is a co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Tend, the consumer-centric dental practice located in 5 major metro markets and soon to be more.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • Starting his career in real estate
  • Making the jump into healthcare
  • The importance of design in consumer health
  • How to create the ultimate patient-centered experience
  • His top recommendations for leaders in the field

Being a student of the industry: A commitment to learning and growth, and letting it lead you to high-quality results with David Pierre (#30)

Today’s guest is healthcare technology and services executive, David Pierre. David is the Chief Operating Officer of Signify Health and is responsible for their operational excellence across the company.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • His background
  • How he got into the healthcare industry
  • His role and the company mission at Signify Health
  • His top recommendations for other leaders in the field

Passion and value: Finding the intersection of what you love and the value that it can bring to others with mark Longo (#29)

Today’s guest is Chief Technology Officer of Sirona Medical, Mark Longo. After his undergraduate studies, Mark discovered his passion for the sciences, which led him to Stanford where he completed his Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics. After Stanford, Mark entered the technology field, and then ultimately joined the Sirona team to further their mission of revolutionizing the radiology field.

During our conversation we discuss

  • His undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. studies
  • What led him into the healthcare field
  • Sirona Medical’s mission
  • His top recommendations for those in the health-tech industry

Be curious: Curiosity leads to learning and learning leads to growth with Michael O’Donnell (#28)

Today’s guest is healthcare leader and growth optimization expert, Michael O’Donnell. Mike started his career as a consultant and then moved into the physical therapy sector. Since then Mike has held a number of leadership roles covering operations, business development, and analytics, and he is currently the Vice President of Growth Optimization at Select Medical.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • His start as a consultant
  • Entering the physical therapy field
  • Learning by doing
  • His roles in growth optimization, analytics, and strategy
  • The most important characteristics for leaders
  • Top tips for those looking to grow in the industry


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