Episode 46: Dr. Allan Kirk 

Allan Kirk, MD, specializes in organ transplantation and is the chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke University. Dr. Kirk received his MD and PhD in Immunology from Duke University. He also received a fellowship from U.W.--Madison to study multi-organ transplantation. Dr. Kirk and Dr. Kohler discuss the simplicity and complexity of organ transplantation and what defines a surgeon.Dr. Kirk he gave a terrific Grand Rounds talk, which can be found here.

Episode 45: Dr. Rebecca Busch 

Rebecca Busch, MD, is a General Surgery Resident at UW but is currently taking two years away from her surgical training to pursue research with Dr. Kenneth Kudsk. Today, though, Dr. Busch talks not about her research, but about the epidemic of opioids ravaging our communities. She gave a recent Grand Rounds talk entitled, “The Opioid Crisis: One Surgeon’s Perspective.” The opioid crisis has directly impacted Dr. Busch’s family.