Doctor, Heal Thyself: Rare Disease Research


Dr. David Fajgenbaum has almost died five times from Castleman disease, a group of rare and deadly diseases of the lymph nodes. After his diagnosis had upended his plans for a more conventional medical career, "Think It, Do It" became his motto, and he decided to dedicate his professional life to not only working towards a cure for Castleman as a physician-scientist, but also founding and managing the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) - a research collective to disrupt the broken, disorganized approach to disease research. David pursued and earned an MBA in the process to better tackle the complex, often contradictory web of medical and pharmaceutical research, regulation, and care.

More Podcast

Sally Wolf: FOMO & The Fight For Your Life
Sally is a former media executive turned entrepreneur who has been diagnosed with cancer three times in the course of[...]
Tim Herrera: The Other FO You Need to Know: FOBO – Fear of a Better Option
NY Times Smarter Living writer Tim Herrera talks about how FOMO and FOBO affect us differently at different stages of[...]
Galyn Bernard & Christina Carbonell – Business of Keeping It Simple: How Less is More at Primary
Jill Carlson breaks down blockchain and how it relates to cryptocurrencies, and explains the true purpose of crypto beyond the[...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *