In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Dr. Robert Sirota, a retired nephrologist, discusses his experiences volunteering with medical personnel in Africa and South America, and describes the benefits of building new experiences in retirement.
About the Guest
Robert A. Sirota, M.D. earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Sirota then completed his Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at Yale New-Haven Hospital and his nephrology fellowship on the Harvard service of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. His active career spanned four decades in the private practice of nephrology in Abington, Pennsylvania until his retirement from full-time practice in 2016. He then spent 2 ½ years as a part-time nephrologist in practice in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and then fully retired from private practice in March 2018. He currently is devoting his professional time to international medical work, serving disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in South America and Africa. Dr. Sirota spends his leisure time with his wife and their large family living in Denver and New York. He also enjoys travel, photography, hiking and fishing.