August 25, 2019

Residency at Night

Episode 76: Dr. Chuy Collura

How do residents manage burnout? My guest today is Dr. Chuy Collura, a former chief resident here at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. I caught up with him before he left us to start a private practice at Mercy Medical Center. We talk about his residency at UW, and he personally dealt with burnout as a resident working night shifts. He gave a terrific Grand Rounds Talk entitled, Night Float: Working on Mysteries without Any Clues.

 

Episode 75: Dr. John Petty and Dr. Marion Henry 

This week we have a special episode on gun violence. The American Pediatric Surgical Association has just released a statement on firearm injuries and children. It reads, in part,:

Firearm injuries are the second most common cause of death in children who come to a trauma center, and pediatric surgeons provide crucial care for these patients. The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) is committed to comprehensive pediatric trauma readiness, including firearm injury prevention. APSA supports a public health approach to firearm injury.”

Our guests today are Dr. John Petty, associate professor of Surgical Sciences in Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Dr. Marion Henry, an associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. These two doctors were instrumental drafting this new statement.

August 1, 2019

Managing Chronic Pain

Episode 74: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed

How can patients and doctors manage pain? Doctor Alaa Abd-Elsayed, a faculty member of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin, is our guest. Dr. Al, as he likes to be called, specializes in chronic pain and it part of the Interventional Pain Program at UW.

Dr.  Abd-Elsayed has just written a book on the topic called, “Chronic Pain: The Patient and Family Journey