Episode 13 – Interview with the Real Dr. Fralick: Reflections on HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and now COVID-19

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

This week we interview Dr. Richard Fralick, a hospitalist at Sunnybrook and public health specialist.

He chats with us about the evolution of public health from the 1980s to today through comparing and contrasting the unique challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic.

For more, a seminal paper from NEJM published in 1987 on the use of azidothymidine (AZT) in AIDS patients: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3299089/

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  • Susan Saranchuk says:

    Loved this podcast, learned so much and the familial feel to the conversation really worked. Good clinical information mixed with the obvious compassion that Dr. Richard Fralick possesses made it listenable to the last second. Nice one!


Michael Fralick

Co-director of the Rounds Table

Michael Fralick is a general internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University, including a Research Fellowship in Health Policy at the Program On Regulation Therapeutics and Law (PORTAL). His PhD focused on the intersection between machine learning and pharmacoepidemiology.

John Fralick


John Fralick is a general internist at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Queen’s University. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary and did his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto.

Richard Fralick


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