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.

Episode 70: Dr. Mike Mulholland

Mike Mulholland, MD, was named senior associate dean of clinical affairs in the University of Michigan Medical School, effective June 1, 2019. He had served as executive director of the University of Michigan Medical Group since January 2019. In his Grand Rounds talk, he spoke about how to make an effective team in the operating room.

Episode 69: Dr. Mary Klingensmith

Mary Klingensmith, MD, is a distinguished professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Klingensmith is a giant in the field of surgical education. Her long-standing interest in surgical education started at the beginning of her career. She was the chair of the American Board of Surgery in 2017 through 2018 and has been the lead author of the last four editions of The Washington Manual of Surgery.

 

Episode 68: Dr. Tatiana Hoyos

Tatiana Hoyos Gomez, MD, is a General Surgery Resident in her fifth year at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Hoyos Gomez gave a Grand Rounds talk on the need to break cultural barriers in order to provide quality health care. It was an amazing talk and a great reminder of how far we in medicine need to go to communicate clearly with our patients.

Episode 67: Dr. Jason Hall 

Jason Hall, MD, is the chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hall is also the director of Dempsey Center for Digestive Disorders at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hall visited Madison in February to give a Grand Rounds talkon diverticulitis. It was an amazing talk. Turns out, a lot of what we thought we knew about this common digestive disorder isn’t exactly accurate.

Episode 66: Dr. Katherine Gast 

Katherine Gast, MD, is the Medical Director of the UW Health Comprehensive Gender Services Program. Dr. Gast specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Gast provides a wide range of services including  vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, breast augmentation mastectomy, facial feminization surgery,  tracheal shave and sternal wound reconstruction. Dr. Gast one of a few American surgeons who has advanced training in Gender Affirming surgery and we are glad she is here at UW.

Episode 65: Dr. Jessica Kandel

Jessica Kandel, MD, is a pediatric surgeon who serves as Section Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer’s Children’s Hospital. She is a titan in the world of pediatric surgery and Dr. Kohler was fortunate to have her as a mentor. Dr. Kohler spoke with Dr. Kandel after she gave a talk called “Serendipity: Adventures in Translational Research.” She says that habits are efficient but can blind us to new pathways and discoveries.

Episode 64: Dr. David Francis 

David Francis, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. His research focuses on a patient-centered approach to personalizing and improving the care of patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Francis specializes in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis and has been working with patient groups to move research forward. See more about this research in his Grand Rounds talk, “Studying the Needle in the Haystack: Social Media and Rare Diseases.”

 

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