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"Viewers should be able to come away from each episode a little more informed and prepared to take control of their own healthcare." Dr. Peter Salgo, one of the country's most respected healthcare professionals, hosts the award winning healthcare series Second Opinion. click here for Dr. Salgo's bio


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Jessie M. Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD

American Dietetic Association

Kathy Peck

Executive Director and Cofounder of H.E.A.R.
Bass player for "The Contractions"
San Francisco, CA

Kristina Penniston, PhD, RD

Assistant Scientist
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Ph.D.

President of Senior Fitness Productions, Inc.

Thomas Perls, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, New England Centenarian Study
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Jeffrey H. Peters, M.D.

Surgeon-in-Chief, Strong Memorial Hospital

Gayle Peterson Gayle Peterson

Diagnosed with Cushing's Disease
Customer Support Specialist

Diana B. Petitti, MD, MPH Diana B. Petitti, MD, MPH

Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University

Wilfred R. Pidgeon, Ph.D. Wilfred R. Pidgeon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at URMC
Research Director at the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, NY

Linda Pikuet
Srinivasan Pillay, MD

Psychiatrist and Anxiety Disorder Specialist
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Executive Coach
CEO, NeuroBusiness Group

Peter A. Pinto, M.D.

Urologic Oncology Branch

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Susan Pirozzolo

GERD Patient

Anthony Pisani, PhD Anthony Pisani, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry 
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Laurie Polis, M.D. Dr. Laurie Polis, M.D.
Anton P. Porsteinsson, MD Anton P. Porsteinsson, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry
William and Sheila Konar Endowed Professorship
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 

Pauline Powers, M.D.

President-Elect, National Eating Disorder Association
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Health Sciences center, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
President, National Eating Disorder Association.

Jeff Prince, MD Jeff Prince, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts
Director of Child Psychiatry
North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts
Staff Member at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinics

Donna Proietti

Stroke Patient

Timothy E. Quill, MD Timothy E. Quill, MD

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Kathie Quinlan
Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

Director of Division of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Author, "The 36-Hour Day" and "Practical Dementia Care"
Towson, MD

Kanti Rai, MD

Chief of Hemotology-Oncology
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Ajit B. Raisinghani, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UCSD Medical Center
Chief Clinical Service
Director of Cardiology Non Invasive Lab

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Investigative Journalist

Olivia Reardon Olivia Reardon

Teen Speaker
Families for Depression Awareness 

Ellen Reardon Ellen Reardon

Mother of, 
Families for Depression Awareness Teen Speaker, 
Olivia Reardon

Clare Regan
Constance Rhodes

Founder and Executive Director,
Author, Life Inside the Thin Cage

Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

Michael B. Rivers, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Georgetown University Hospital

Gretchen Robinson, MAPR

Spiritual Care Coordinator 

Christine Rogers

Health Reporter

Steven J. Rose, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of  Ophthalmology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Amy Rosenman, M.D.

Director, Pacific Continence Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA

Randy Rosier, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Biochemistry and Biophysics University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Gail L. Rosseau, M.D.

Director of Cranial Base Surgery, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

Jacques Rossouw, MD

Chief of the Women's Health Initiative Branch
National Lung, Heart and Blood Institute
Highland, MD

Dr. Anthony Rostain Dr. Anthony Rostain

Director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Triple boarded in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry


Dr. Paul T. Rubery, MD
Jim Ruppert

Retired Family Therapist
Alzheimer's Disease Patient

Deepak Sahasrabudhe, MD Deepak Sahasrabudhe, MD

Professor of Medicine & Oncology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Stacey Saiontz Stacey Saiontz

Mother of a child with food allegies


Heather Saler

Lung Cancer Patient Panelist

Abigail Salyers, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology
University of Illinois

Lisa Sanders, MD Lisa Sanders, MD

Author:  “Every Patient Tells a Story”
New York Times Magazine

Dr. Alan Sandler

Medical Oncologist
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN

Dianne Savastano

President and Founder of Healthassist
Personal Healthcare Consultant
Manchester by-the-Sea, MA

Nancy Scannell

Breast Cancer Survivor

Michael A. Scharf, M.D. Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

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