Episode 80: Dr. Gurjit Sandhu

How do residents learn to be autonomous in the OR? Dr. Sandhu's research concentrates on graduated autonomy in surgical education. She is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She has been on the Surgery Sett previously, talking about the innovations in medical education, specifically a new surgical residency training model called "Entrustment and Entrustability." We continue our conversation on the progressive training model.  

Episode 79: Dr. Courtney Morgan 

Dr. Courtney Morgan is an assistant professor within the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Department of Surgery here at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Morgan specializes in open and endovascular techniques for the treatment of vascular diseases. Her practice includes treatment for aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and other vascular disorders. She works with many athletes and is a high performance athlete herself, having just completed her sixth Ironman competition. 

Episode 78: Dr. T. Rockwell Mackie

What if you are a surgeon but have a great idea for innovation in your field and you want to become an entrepreneur? My guest today is Thomas “Rock” Mackie, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of medical physics and engineering physics. Mackie is a well-known member of Madison’s biotechnology sector as a researcher, entrepreneur and investor whose list of innovations and companies includes founding Geometrics and TomoTherapy (incubated at UW Health), investing in and conducting research for Shine Medical Technologies, investing in Wisconsin Brewing and many more.

September 13, 2019

Surgeons in the OR

Episode 77: Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton

Who goes through surgeons’ minds when they encounter something unexpected in the OR? This week's guest is Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton. She is an Associate Professor in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. Early 2010, Dr. Moulton became a Scientist at the University of Toronto Donald R. Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Her research interests include the psycho-sociological considerations of surgical judgment and surgeon error. We have a fascinating conversation about what doctors think when they are in the OR and are not quite sure what to do. 

August 25, 2019

Residency at Night

Episode 76: Dr. Chuy Collura

How do residents manage burnout? My guest today is Dr. Chuy Collura, a former chief resident here at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. I caught up with him before he left us to start a private practice at Mercy Medical Center. We talk about his residency at UW, and he personally dealt with burnout as a resident working night shifts. He gave a terrific Grand Rounds Talk entitled, Night Float: Working on Mysteries without Any Clues.

 

Episode 75: Dr. John Petty and Dr. Marion Henry 

This week we have a special episode on gun violence. The American Pediatric Surgical Association has just released a statement on firearm injuries and children. It reads, in part,:

Firearm injuries are the second most common cause of death in children who come to a trauma center, and pediatric surgeons provide crucial care for these patients. The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) is committed to comprehensive pediatric trauma readiness, including firearm injury prevention. APSA supports a public health approach to firearm injury.”

Our guests today are Dr. John Petty, associate professor of Surgical Sciences in Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Dr. Marion Henry, an associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. These two doctors were instrumental drafting this new statement.

August 1, 2019

Managing Chronic Pain

Episode 74: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed

How can patients and doctors manage pain? Doctor Alaa Abd-Elsayed, a faculty member of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin, is our guest. Dr. Al, as he likes to be called, specializes in chronic pain and it part of the Interventional Pain Program at UW.

Dr.  Abd-Elsayed has just written a book on the topic called, “Chronic Pain: The Patient and Family Journey

Episode 73: Dr. Christina Lee

How soon is too soon to discuss palliative care? My guest today is UW’s chief resident, Christina Lee. Palliative care is something Doctor Lee has an interest in during her residency her at UW. She says that it’s never too early to discuss palliative care. And she shares some tips about how to have these discussions.

Episode 72: Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, is the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery for Innovation within the Department of Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stanford Medical Center. In April he visited Madison to give a Grand Rounds Talk on “Entrepreneurship: Getting Real About Bench to Bedside.” He says that clinical experience plays a critical role in the business world.

Episode 71: Dr. Lane Frasier 

Lane Frasier, MD, is a general surgery chief resident at UW. Her research has evaluated teamwork and communication in the operating room. From a research standpoint, what happens in the operating room has been a black box, says Dr. Kohler. Dr. Frasier shares her research on surgeon behaviors in the OR and on the need for everyone in the operating room to be able to speak up. Here is a link to Dr. Frasier’s Grand Rounds talk on the subject.

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