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Sustainable Healthcare: The Power of Clinician Advocacy

with Erich Osterberg

In this episode of the BackTable MSK Podcast, guest host Dr. Dana Dunleavy interviews Professor Erich Osterberg, a climate scientist and geologist. Osterberg is a Professor of Climate Science at Dartmouth College. His current work is centered around ways to reduce carbon emissions associated with the practice of medicine.

Through his experience with advising local decision makers, he has seen a shift from top-down initiatives to bottom-up action in industries such as healthcare. He highlights the power of medical professionals in demanding sustainable initiatives and reducing emission. He also discusses how various industries such as the military, face environmental challenges, as well as discover new opportunities as climate change occurs. The growth of renewable energy has stimulated change and new investments from the financial and political sectors.

Osterberg focuses on working directly with people who are the most vulnerable to climate change. He urges listeners to start initiatives, get carbon audits, and be part of the shift towards sustainability.

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Erich Osterberg discusses Sustainable Healthcare: The Power of Clinician Advocacy on the BackTable 41 Podcast

Erich Osterberg

Erich Osterberg is an associate professor of earth sciences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Dr. Dana Dunleavy discusses Sustainable Healthcare: The Power of Clinician Advocacy on the BackTable 41 Podcast

Dr. Dana Dunleavy

Dr. Dana Dunleavy is a musculoskeletal and vascular IR in Buffalo, New York.

Show Notes

00:00 - Introduction
07:31 - Challenges and New Opportunities with Climate Change
12:49 - Healthcare’s Impact on the Environment
15:33 - Identifying Ways to Take Action

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