Episode 6: Dr. Karen Deveney
In this episode, our guest host, Dr. Benjamin Andrew, a resident in our rural general surgery residency program, speaks with Dr. Karen Deveney, professor of surgery and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. The two discuss the increasing need for rural surgeons across the United States and hit on the importance of program-specific training. Dr. Deveney also explains her connection to rural surgeons and how she would not be here today without them. Recorded 6/8/2016
Episode 5: Dr. Jocelyn Burke
Dr. Jocelyn Burke, a former general surgery chief resident who trained at UW-Madison 2009-2016, explores the do’s and don’ts of complex hernia repairs and discusses with Dr. Kohler the always evolving “size of the bite" debate. Recorded 4/13/2016
Episode 4: Dr. James Cole Jr.
In this episode we hear from Dr. James Cole Jr., an assistant professor of surgery at UW-Madison and also the Trauma Medical Director at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois (a UW affiliated facility). Dr. Cole discusses his time as a Navy Medical Officer and his 24 years of military service. In addition, he speaks on the critical role that war has played in facilitating surgical advancements. Recorded 10/05/16
Episode 3: Dr. Leigh Neumayer
We talk to Dr. Leigh Neumayer, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona and a distinguished surgical educator, about general surgery residency training. Dr. Neumayer addresses the areas in need of improvement and talks about the changes expected in the future. Recorded 6/1/2016
Episode 2: Dr. Nathan Welham
Dr. Nathan Welham, an associate professor in the UW Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and a practicing speech language pathologist, joins us to discuss the incredible story of the functional vocal tissue he and his team grew in their lab last year. Dr. Welham also tells us about the immense amount of media attention these vocal folds received, both here in the United States as well as around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode! Recorded 8/25/16
December 13, 2016

The Story of Big Daddy

Episode 1: Dr. Joshua Mezrich

In our inaugural episode, host Dr. Jonathan Kohler talks with UW liver and kidney transplant surgeon Dr. Joshua Mezrich, also known as “Big Daddy.” The two discuss Dr. Mezrich’s research on autoimmune diseases, his role as a writer, and even a quirky childhood story about Dr. Mezrich and a piano. We hope you enjoy! Recorded 11/30/15

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