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May 24, 2022

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 41 – A Clinician’s Persistence through Tragedy and Being the Change


On February 14, 2018, a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with a gun, killing 17 individuals and injuring more than a dozen more. One of the victims was 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, daughter of Dr. Ilan Alhadeff, a hospital medicine physician. Through the unthinkable, Dr. Alhadeff and his family have become advocates and change-makers in school safety, founding Make Our Schools Safe and actively passing safety legislation in Alyssa’s memory. In this episode, Dr. Rob Strauss speaks with Dr. Alhadeff about persisting through unimaginable tragedy and creating the change needed in the world.

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