The Sports Doctor, September 27, 2023
The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil
Guests, Dr. Don Landry and Veronica Karaman
Dr. Donald Landry, Former Chair Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, present Director of the Center for Human Longevity & Senior Sprinter joins me along with Veronica Karaman, Peak Performance Coach, Pro- Golfer, Speaker & Author. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!
Landry has focused on novel approaches to intractable health problems, combining medicine and organic chemistry. His work on cocaine addiction led to the discovery of an artificial enzyme to degrade cocaine. His report on the enzyme, published in Science, was chosen by the American Chemical Society as one of the 25 most important chemistry papers in the world for 1993. An agent (Cocaine esterase) he co-developed to treat cocaine overdose has entered clinical trials from Tonix Pharmaceuticals. He founded the Columbia Organic Chemistry Collaborative Center and it is through this Center that he conducts his current work on drug discovery.
Landry discovered a new hormone deficiency syndrome: vasopressin deficiency in vasodilatory shock. In pioneering the use of vasopressin to treat septic shock and vasodilatory shock after cardiopulmonary bypass, he changed clinical practice for these life-threatening conditions. He also founded ICU nephrology at Columbia, introducing continuous renal replacement therapy to treat renal failure in patients with shock.
Landry developed an alternative method for the production of human embryonic stem cells that relies on harvesting live, normal cells from embryos that—by objective, peer-reviewed criteria—have died of natural causes. Cells harvested from dead embryos would be covered under the established ethics governing transplantation of essential organs from deceased donors.
From debilitating chronic fatigue to the US Open in 6 months’ time, Veronica Karaman knows something about developing a championship mentality for overcoming adversity to make the impossible possible. The founder of TrueChampionAcademy.com, she is a speaker, golf professional, and high performance coach for aspiring athletes and other achievers. She is also an 8-time best-selling author of The Champion’s Way: Core Foundations for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life, and her newest book, God, Make Me a Champion! An Athlete’s Journey of Faith into the Power of Surrender. Her passion and mission in life is to release the inner champion in others.
It was through her own journey out of “outward success but inward brokenness” as an overachieving, performance-driven athlete that Veronica discovered a better way to do life and performance---from a place of love and acceptance.
Her 12 Module on-line training system, The Champion’s Way, is based on the four zones of performance: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Equipping athletes with a framework of thought as to how peak performance happens instills in them a holistic approach to achievement.
Veronica also helps her students develop the identity of a champion so they perform from the center of who they are and not from the illusive meaning of an outward goal.
Her greatest passion and joy is in helping faith-based athletes make the connection between their faith and competition.
A graduate of Duke University and Regent University, Veronica holds two master’s degrees. She currently lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where she still enjoys playing championship golf as a senior competitor. Her golf career highlight was playing in the 1989 Women’s US Open.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.