The Patient Experience: Philip Bright


Apr 20 2022 • 26 mins

Today on NORDpod, Matthew Zachary welcomes Phillip Bright, a senior at The University of Kentucky diagnosed with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) at a very young age and has lived an accelerated life facing this rare condition. HHT is a congenital dominant hereditary disorder in which some blood vessels do not develop properly. Phil subsequently lived with a small pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in my lung. As a rare disease patient, he decided to give back to the community and pursue a career in medicine. As of this taping, Phil was recently accepted to Medical School and is looking ahead to a lifetime of critical clinical research to improve the lives of patients like him. NORDpod is the official podcast of the National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, email and visit

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