Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum

Looking for a place to go deeper into the business, innovation, and future of healthcare? Welcome to Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum. Presented in partnership with HOPCO – the recognized leader in MSK care – this podcast will raise questions and provide answers that will inform, educate, and enhance the perspective of health care leaders and specialists. Whether it’s industry insiders, health system providers, public sector leaders, or the leading specialists; each episode features the voices, personalities, and viewpoints of some of the most prominent care providers.

Ep. 21 – “Getting Down and Dirty”

Dr. Douglas Johnston is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern Medicine and Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency and Advanced Cardiothoracic Fellowships, Surgical Director of the Aortic Valve Center, and staff cardiac surgeon in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He completed his medical education at Harvard Medical School, where he was a Harvard National Scholar. Join us as we dive into the standardization of pathways and risk in healthcare, the importance of documentation and how innovation in healthcare drives patient outcomes.

Ep. 20 – “Headwinds and Tailwinds”

David Floyd is a global medical technology leader serving as a corporate director and advisor, following a 32-year career as a medical device industry executive. He has substantial Board experience in both public and private companies, with a focus on governance, strategy development, commercialization, and M&A.  Join us as we discuss innovation, leadership and accountability in healthcare. 

Ep. 19 – “Redefining Healthcare”

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser is a board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and is the Chief Specialty Care Officer at ChenMed. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and prior to joining ChenMed was the Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Spine Surgery, Director of Research Administration and a member of the Board of Trustees of The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.  Join us as we discuss value-based care, how technology can be used in the advancement of healthcare delivery, and how we can benefit patients from a cost and quality perspective. 

Ep. 18 – “Unleashing the Full Potential “

Dr. Marc Harrison is the former President & CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, a pediatric critical care physician, and has been placed on Fortune’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Harrison served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Chief of International Business Development at Cleveland Clinic, and Chief Medical Operations Officer at Cleveland Clinic. Join me and my co-host, Ashley Chacko, VP of Market Intelligence and Strategic Planning at HOPCo, as we discuss the challenges we face as a country in healthcare, the importance of transparency and payor-provider relationships, and as we dive into specifics around public health outcomes, leadership and serving our communities.

Ep. 17 – “Sum of The Parts”

Dr. Steven Landers is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc (VNA). He is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.  Before joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Landers served as the Director of the Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation and Director of Post-Acute Operations for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Join us as we discuss the intricacies of home-based care, the future of care at home, and how technology can be used to provide seamless care at home and to better connect the full continuum of healthcare.

Ep. 16 – “Joining Forces”

Dr. Tom Harte is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a clinical entrepreneur at NHS England. He is also the founder and CEO of one of the most exciting new healthcare technology companies in the world,  Join us as we discuss the patient journey and how technology can be used to solve problems along the way, the importance of creating pathways and solutions for patients and how that can be used to improve outcomes and decrease cost of care.


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