Episode 26: Dr. Brian Zuckerbraun

Dr. Brian Zuckerbraun is the Chief of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his work as a clinician, Dr. Zuckerbraun also operates a basic science lab looking at the potential clinical implications of carbon monoxide. He discusses how his clinical experiences impact his lab work, and talks about the importance of a collaborative work environment. Recorded 5/10/2017

Episode 25: Dr. Tyler Hughes

In this episode, guest host Dr. Angela Ingraham sits down with Dr. Tyler Hughes, a rural practitioner from Kansas and a clinical faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The two discuss rural practice, including how to recruit the next generation of rural surgeons, the complexities of telemedicine, and the impacts health care regionalization can have on both doctors and patients. Recorded 4/12/2017

Episode 24: Dr. Dana Henkel

Dr. Dana Henkel is a former physician’s assistant (PA) turned general surgeon. Dr. Henkel talks about her time serving as a PA for six years and the ways those experiences prepared her for a career in surgery. She also explains the distinction between a PA and a nurse practitioner, and offers advice on how to properly hire a PA for your own practice. Recorded 4/5/2017