Episode 83: Dr. Catharine Garland

What are the benefits to meeting with patients as a team? How can a hospital integrate multidisciplinary teams with ease? Dr. Kohler's guest, Dr. Catharine Garland, explains how her multidisciplinary teams are structured, and how they make her plastic surgeries go smoother for patients and doctors alike.

Episode 82: Dr. Leslie Ashburn-Nardo

How does surgery reflect the biases and discrimination in society? How can surgeons address these issues in their workplace and with patients? Dr. Leslie Ashburn-Nardo is a psychologist who studies stereotypes and its implications in health. 

Episode 81: Dr. John Mansour

What does professionalism mean for surgeons? How have surgeons' expectations of professionalism changed over time? What do patients expect? Dr. John Mansour and Dr. Kohler have a fascinating conversation about how to teach professionalism in surgical education and how one learns to be a surgeon. 

 

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

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