Episode 44: Dr Robert Stretch

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SALT interview with Rachel Pether

SALT interview with Rachel Pether

Hello all, I recorded the interview above with Rachel Pether from SALT (the alternative investment conference/forum founded by Anthony Scaramucci).

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Robert Stretch, MD


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Dr. Robert Stretch is a specialist in Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

After graduating from Yale School of Medicine in 2014, he completed subspecialty training at BIDMC, a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, and UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.


0:05 – Introducing Robert Stretch

0:25 – Robert’s journey studying medicine in the US

3:40 – Findings when working on the MIMIC (Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care) database at MIT University

9:31 – Robert’s move into sleep apnoea

12:23 – What is sleep apnoea?

16:47 – What are the main risk factors for developing sleep apnoea?

17:26 – What is the current standard of care for sleep apnoea?

18:26 – Working in US ICU’s remotely from Sydney

23:11 – The need for remote ICU doctors

26:00 – Robert’s experience treating Covid patients in ICU

31:58 – Why are older people more vulnerable to Covid-19?

33:19 – Assessment of the Australian government’s Covid-19 support and vaccine distribution

40:30 – Outlook on Australian biotech companies

46:52 – What is RNAi technology?

52:40 – Pricing of vaccines and antibiotics globally

59:04 – Link between Alzheimer’s and Gingivitis

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