August 16, 2021

Dr. Myron Rolle, Neurosurgeon and Former NFL Safety on Saving Lives at Home and in the Caribbean

Our guest this week is Dr. Myron Rolle. Myron is a former NFL Safety, a Rhodes Scholar, and now a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in the Bahamas, he lost his aunt to a traumatic brain injury there which was exacerbated by her inability to receive fast, affordable neurosurgical care. He’s fighting to make sure that people in the Caribbean Community have access to neurologists and neurosurgery.

He also weighs in on what the pro-football should be doing during the COVID pandemic, traumatic brain injuries in football, and more.

You can support Dr. Rolle’s CARICOM Neurosurgical Initiative by clicking here.


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Sources for audio clips

NFL safety Myron Rolle went from the football field to the front lines of the pandemic - ABC News
Former NFL player Myron Rolle is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 | ESPN
Former FSU standout Myron Rolle talking concussions - ESPN News
Ex-Titan Rolle lends skillful hand in fight against COVID-19 - News Channel 5
The NFL's concussion crisis, explained - VOX
Kids and football
Should Kids Be Allowed To Play Tackle Football? | Outsides The Lines | ESPN
NFL Unvaccinated Player Policy
NFL LIVE | Mina: NFL announces that unvaccinated players could lead to disqualification games
CARICOM Health Access
Transforming Public Healthcare in the Caribbean - CaribNation TV
Caribbean Systemic Problems
A New Journey // One Man's Mission To Tackle Neurosurgical Disease in The Caribbean - CARICOM Neurosurgical Initiative
Myron Rolle: "Football gave me a platform." - Nova's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
JJ Watt says former FSU safety Myron Rolle inspired him - NBC

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle