The Curbsiders Podcast

About Us

We are THE internal medicine podcast that uses expert interviews to bring you clinical pearls, practice-changing knowledge, and bad puns. 

The Curbsiders is a network of talented, creative, and endlessly curious students, residents, and clinician educators who work tirelessly to deliver a weekly show. We’ve been serving up a little “knowledge food for your brain hole” since 2016.

Guest Selection

Guests must have advanced knowledge of a topic and be able to speak to the “pain points” of the practicing internist. We find guests through several channels, including our team’s network, listener suggestions, and crowdsourcing names from social media. Further, while we sometimes feature well-known physicians, we love to feature folks earlier in their careers to help amplify the next generation of thought leaders in medicine.


Matthew Watto MD and Paul Williams MD

Founding Members

Matthew Watto MD, Stuart Brigham MD, Anthony Sidari MD

Associate Editors

Molly Heublein MD, Leah Witt MD, Emi Okamoto MD, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH, Sai Achi MD, Fatima Syed MD MSc

Meet the Team

Founding Member
Matthew Watto, MD

Dr. Watto is an Internal Medicine Nerd, Clinician Educator, and Podcaster. He is the cohost, cofounder, and co-showrunner of The Curbsiders. His interests include Addiction Medicine, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Medical Education, and Faculty Development. He loves running, donuts, podcasts, and reading paper books.

Founding Member
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is an internist, clinician-educator, and podcaster. His professional interests include medical education and bedside medicine. He can be reached at

Cyrus Askin

Cyrus Askin, MD is a physician board-certfified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. He has assumed numerous roles since moving to El Paso, Texas, to include Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at his teaching hospital. Cyrus's interests include Boston sports, rare whiskey, all things music and making the occasional bad decision with the best friends anyone could ask for. He is a grateful husband and father of a nearly-ferral 2 year-old. He is a huge fan of FOAMed with aspirations to start a multimedia podcast of his own one day!

Justin Berk

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Passionate about primary care, addiction medicine, medical education, and Diet Mountain Dew. Twitter: @justinberk

Carolyn Chan

Dr. Carolyn Chan is an internist, addiction medicine physician, and co-hosts the Curbsiders Addiction Medicine Podcast. She has interests in medical education, harm reduction, and medical improv. In her free time, she eats ice cream and enjoys hiking. You can reach her on Twitter @CarolynAChan.

Chris Chiu

A Med-Peds doctor who has made his way to the Buckeye state after completing medical school and residency at Indiana University. I am active in GME at the Ohio State University as the Lead Physician of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Outpatient Care East and work with faculty development as the Director of Education and the Program for Digital Scholarship for GIM. I am active in the medical Twitter community and can be found at my handle: @cjchiu.

Beth Garbitelli

Dr. Garbitelli is an Internal Medicine resident, home baker, and producer for The Curbsiders. She also contributes to The Digest. In her spare time, she is always trying out new recipes, catching up on her never-ending reading list, and spending time outdoors. Her medical interests include infectious disease and advocacy. You can reach her at @BethGarbitelli on Twitter.

Elena Gibson

An Internal Medicine resident at the University of Utah with hopes and dreams of becoming an Internist with a flair for public health, hiking and embroidery. Medical interests include addressing disparities in access to care and Hepatology.

Deb Gorth

Dr. Gorth is an Internal Medicine resident at Temple University Hospital. As a budding physician-scientist-engineer-activist-educator, she is interested in addressing medical problems using a data informed patient centered interdisciplinary approach. Outside of the hospital/lab she can be found playing mildly dangerous esoteric sports including roller derby, rock climbing, and fencing.

Kate Grant

Dr. Kate Grant MBChB is a Primary Care physician in the UK. She shares her time between General Practice, Emergency Medicine, and a Rapid Diagnostic Service, managing the work-up of patients referred for early cancer diagnosis presenting with non-specific symptoms. She has just completed a diploma in ObGyn and is about to commence a diploma in Dermatology. In a quest to improve bone density, Kate has completed running events in Wales, Iceland, and the Canary Islands, and for 2023 it will be Spain, England Sweden, and Norway. Kate’s alter ego is an artist, and during the pandemic did a series of over 70 portraits of medical colleagues. She contributes regularly to the cover art and infographics for the Curbsiders.

Molly Heublein

Molly Heublein, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF Women's Health Primary Care. She has a special interest in medical education, women's health, and symptom management. When she is not working, Molly enjoys spending time outside hiking and gardening with her two kids.

Emi Okamoto

Emi is an internist working for a safety net clinic who is passionate about global health equity. Her newest hobby is trying to sew herself a dress, and also gets joy from salsa dancing, watercoloring, and cleaning.

Rahul Ganatra

I am a general medical attending physician at VA Boston Healthcare System and a critical appraisal enthusiast at The Curbsiders and NEJM Journal Watch. My professional interests include medical education, comparative physiology, health equity, and teaching critical appraisal.

Nora Taranto

Nora Taranto is the Editor of The Curbsiders Digest, and in her spare time, an Oncology Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include survivorship, disparities in clinical research, medical education, running slowly, and coffee. She can be reached on twitter at @norataranto

Leah Witt

Leah Witt, MD is a geriatrician and pulmonologist at UCSF, passionate about gender equity, chronic lung disease, and geriatrics. She's a native Midwesterner, secret pop culture aficionado, and home baker. Catch her on twitter @leahjwitt

Meredith Trubitt

Dr. Meredith Trubitt is an academic hospitalist and medical educator in Atlanta, GA. Her professional interests include harm reduction, addiction medicine and physician wellness. Outside of patient care, she's a devoted dog mom and a perpetually frustrated Texas football fan.

Monee Amin

Dr. Monee Amin is a hospitalist and medical educator. Professionally, patient safety and quality improvement education bring her copious amounts of joy. Beyond hospital walls, she is an unabashed pop music junkie (especially late 90s/early 00s), shameless Kelly Clarkson fan and aspiring DJ.

Lyan Chang

Last year Medical Student. Lima, Peru

Adam Barelski

Adam is an academic hospitalist and medicine nerd with a passion for medical education. He enjoys ECGs, cooking, tennis, and dad jokes.

Malini Gandhi

Malini Gandhi is a 4th-year medical student at Harvard Medical School planning to go into internal medicine. She is passionate about the medical humanities / narrative medicine and medical education. In her free time, she likes hiking and writing poetry.

Edison Jyang

Eddie is an incoming intern who works as a producer and graphic designer for The Curbsiders. His interests outside of medicine include all things outdoors, the Vancouver Canucks, thoughtful design, podcasts, and comedy.

Sai Achi

Dr. Achi is a Nephrology Fellow in Houston. Her interests include Nephrology, Internal Medicine, social media and medical education, and quality improvement. She loves dance, Crossfit, coffee, and dogs! You can reach her on Twitter: @SaiAchi1

Noble Maleque

I am an academic hospitalist and clinician educator with educational roles in undergraduate and graduate medical education. My clinical interests are in evidence based hospital practice and clinical reasoning. Outside of medicine, I spend time as a father of 2 daughters.

Elizabeth Proto

Liz is the head of social media and marketing for the Curbsiders. Her background is in education and photography. Outside of creating content, Liz enjoys chasing around her 3 small children, dreaming about international travel and photographing beautiful weddings.

Isabel Valdez

Isabel Valdez is a Physician Assistant practicing in primary care in Texas. She promotes wellness with preventive medicine while helping patients manage the challenges of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. When she is not seeing patients, she can be found teaching physician assistants students or jogging in 5-, 10- or 21-kilometer increments. She can be reached on Twitter and Instagram @ivaldezpa1

Andrea Perdigao

I am a last-year medical student at University Of Brasilia - Brazil planning to go into internal medicine. I am interested in evidence based medicine and medical education.

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“I love The Curbsiders podcast! I recommend it to all of my colleagues. The content is always excellent. The presentations are always fun and interesting, never boring. Thank you Matt and Paul!”

-Lynn Shattuck
House Officer

“As a brand new graduate nurse practitioner, The Curbsiders podcast has not only provided me with a wealth of knowledge needed to practice with more confidence, but also validates questions I have when the material covered in the shows, and when questions are asked by others with more experience. Going into primary care as a new nurse practitioner is scary, but this podcast continues to give me the courage to go forth and practice on! It feels like I’ve made new friends and we take many road trips together learning and laughing!”

-Lindsey Coutlee,  Admitting Privileges

“I’m loving the [Curbsiders] Patreon and Discord! It is absolutely worth it. As part of the audience, Patreon and Discord give opportunities to engage with The Curbsiders team. It’s kind of like being in a digital clinical learning and networking environment at Kashlak!”

-Nelki Rivera
Admitting Privileges


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