Dr Soden on YouTube presentation without slides


  Dr Soden on YouTube presentation with slides 

What's Going On At Queens University of Charlotte?

Queens University Calendar 

 Tip: scroll down the right side, below the calendar, to find events open to the "General Public"


Alternate Venue: Queens University Sports Complex

2229 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210 (MAP)

Four times a year we meet at the Queens University Sports Complex. The dates for the venue change are shown in the Senior Scholars Scrolling Calendar. A reminder is given at the prior meeting and highlighted in the weekly email. This location is significantly smaller (estimated capacity is 75% of that at PUMC) than PUMC, so plan to come early to be assured of a seat.



 Kevin Soden, MD

Topic: The Coronoavirus Epidemic

 Presentation recorded March 19, 2020

A new coronavirus called COVID-19 is infecting the world. There are 110,000 cases worldwide and thousands of deaths. The US is no exception and more and more are infected daily. How dangerous is this virus? What do we know about it? Who is at greatest risk? How is it transmitted? What can I do to reduce my chances of getting this virus? These are just some of the questions that I will address in my presentation to help us all stay informed and avoid panic.








Dr. Kevin Soden, an Emmy, Telly, and International Freddie Award-winning medical journalist for more than 20 years, can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline, a daily half-hour medical show on the Retirement Living Network. He was a National Medical Reporter for NBC News Channel and has also appeared regularly on NBC's Today Show. He is also been a regular on the nationally-syndicated golf show, "Par for the Course." Dr. Kevin Soden has been a medical journalist for more than 20 years and can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline and Whole Body Health on Retirement Living Television. He was a national medical reporter for NBC News and has appeared regularly on NBC's "Today Show." He has also been a regular guest on the nationally-syndicated golf show "Par For The Course."

Kevin currently serves as the worldwide Medical Director for Texas Instruments and the Cardinal Health Corporation and teaches as a courtesy Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His other awards include the 2001 National Award for Excellence in Medical Reporting from the National Association of Medical Communicators, a finalist for the International Freddie Awards in 2001, and as the Executive Producer for "Rush of the Palms" received the 2003 International Film Critics award for short films. He served 23 years as an ER physician and was also the founder of the oldest, largest, physician-owned managed care organization in the Carolinas.

In 2003, Kevin published "The Art of Medicine: What Every Doctor and Patient Should Know", a critically acclaimed book focusing on doctor-patient communications and how to improve the doctor-patient relationship. He is also the primary author of a consumer medical book "Special Treatment: How to Get the High-Quality Care Your Doctor Gets" published in September, 2003. He is also a contributing author to the recently published "A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine" and to "Physician Leaders: Who, How and Why Now?" He is soon to publish his third book, "Women, Stress and Happiness: 10 Steps to Having It All and Saving Your Life."

Dr. Soden graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine and is one of the original inductees into the University of Florida Medical Wall of Fame. He also has a Masters in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Masters in Personnel Administration from Florida State University. He graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in History (Yes, you can get a job with a history degree.)



Tentatively scheduled Friday, October 2, 2020

New Member Meet & Greet

Join us for coffee &/or tea 

Come early before the opening 10 AM bell, any meeting Friday, to enjoy coffee or hot tea, meet fellow scholars and make new friends who share common interests.

Organized by Carol Kesmodel


Speaker Presentations Tentatively scheduled to resume 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Queens University Virtual Program April 16, 2020 4:00 to 5:00 pm


This virtual session will focus on the importance of developing personal resiliency and optimism during these times of uncertainty and solitude brought on by COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. Starting with a free self-assessment, the session will allow participants to identify their unique Leadership Shadow (their behaviors triggered under stress) and how to manage it. Then, Dr. Sparks will transition into suggestions and strategies for staying active – both mentally and physically – and building connection to others via technology.  The session will end with a virtual Q&A discussion with Dr. Sparks.

A link to join will be sent after you register.