Episode 67: Jason Hall, MD, is the chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Doctor 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: 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: 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: 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.”

 

February 18, 2019

Surgical Residency Goes Global

Episode 63. Paul DiMusto, MD and Callistus Ditah, MD discuss UW's Global Health Program. Dr. DiMusto and Dr. Callistus Ditah spent time in 2018 at Addis Ababa University’s Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia. How do you practice medicine when you don’t have all the resources you need or might want? That’s what Drs. Kohler, DiMusto and Ditah discuss on the Surgery Sett.

Episode 62: Dr. Jacob Greenberg, the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program here at UW, discusses what to look for when choosing a residency program.

Episode 61: Dr. Charles Friel is the Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Center of Excellence at the University of Virginia. Dr. Friel discusses his journey to become a surgeon. Part 1 of a 3-part series on surgical training.

Episode 60: Dr. Joshua Mezrich from UW’s Department of Surgery discusses his new book When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant SurgeonThe book chronicles his own journey to become a transplant surgeon, along with an insightful history of the field. It will be published January 15, 2019. Dr. Mezrich was also the first guest on the Surgery Sett. He tells the "Story of Big Daddy," which was the original title of his book. Listen to Episode 60 to find out why he changed the title.

December 21, 2018

Upending Medical Education

Episode 59: Ann O’Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. O’Rourke is the program director for medical student education at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Surgery. Dr. O’Rourke has played a key role in the new ForWard curricula that upends the traditional medical school model.

Learn more about medical training at UW discussed in the episode.

Listen to Dr. O’Rourke’s Grand Rounds Talk.

Episode 58: Mark Slidell, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He specializes in pediatric surgery and is the Director of Pediatric Trauma at Comer’s Children Hospital.

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