16. My Holiday Gift to You: Pediatricians are Awesome! with Dr. Michael Klein

Today, my gift to you is Dr. Michael Klein’s inspiring words that has carried me forward since the first time I heard them. Dr. Klein is a retired pediatric surgeon who served as chief of pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for almost 40 years. His swan song in clinical surgery was a two-month service in Liberia with Doctors Without Borders. He joins us in this episode to share his unwavering commitment to invest in children, who he believes are the driving force that can move the world forward. In order for children to change the world they need guidance and care, and this is where pediatricians can help shape the future.

Let Dr. Klein’s words inspire you!

[00:01 – 08:13] Opening Segment

  • Welcoming today’s guest, Dr. Michael Klein
  • Dr. Klein’s road to pediatric surgery
  • Overseas work
  • Two greatest medical inventions for Dr. Klein

 

[08:14 – 24:44] Pediatricians are Awesome!

  • Dr. Klein talks about the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Democracy at its best
  • Dr. Klein tells us why pediatrics is wonderful
  • Who are we serving?
  • What’s the most important force for human progress?
  • Vaccine education is a must

 

[24:45 – 37:08] Pediatricians are Crucial

  • Dr. Klein talks about thriving under pressure
  • He tells us why pediatricians are crucial in the community
  • Why should pediatricians join chapters and national associations? 
  • Issue-based politics benefitting children 

 

[37:09 – 42:26] Closing Segment

  • Love your pediatricians
  • Dr. Klein’s parting words
  • Final Takeaways
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • A pediatrician’s role in making the world better
  • Children are the answer
  • Return of Investment of children
  • Toxic stress

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“It really takes a lot of courage to go into the office, see a patient, make a decision, and walk out and realize that you’re gonna be wrong.” – Dr. Michael Klein

“If we want to improve the economy, if we want better symphonies or better jazz, if we want better athletic teams or better social relationships, the way to get them is to invest in children.” – Dr. Michael Klein

Resources Mentioned:

 

If you’d like to connect with Dr. Klein, email [email protected]. Also, visit https://www.miaap.org/ to learn more about his space.

 

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