Episode 16: Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is the Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, and Chief of the Division of General Pediatric Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is also the surgeon-in-chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, as well as the first board-certified Black female pediatric surgeon in the United States, and the first person to perform pediatric HIPEC surgery for sarcomatosis. She joins Dr. Mezrich to share her journey through these accomplishments, her experience as an aspiring Black female surgeon, and how she prioritizes the many elements of her life.

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Episode 15: Chancellor Rebecca “Becky” Blank

Rebecca “Becky” Blank has been the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2013. It only takes a glance at her Curriculum Vitae to understand that her journey to the position is one of great impact and innovation. Before becoming the chancellor at UW-Madison, Blank was the deputy secretary and acting Secretary of Commerce under President Obama, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, dean and professor of public policy and economics in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and served on the faculty at Northwestern and Princeton Universities–just to scratch the surface. She joins Dr. Mezrich to discuss her history in economics and academia, her experience as chancellor at UW-Madison, and her perspective on some of the larger questions her role pushes her to ask herself.

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Episode 7: John Gadau

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the feeling of sitting in a booth with your loved ones to enjoy a meal and share a laugh has become borderline nostalgic. Despite the obstacles, many in the restaurant industry have found ways to successfully overcome and adapt, while others have been forced to close their doors for good. John Gadau is a master of his craft. He is the owner of three restaurants in the Madison area: Marigold Kitchen, Gates & Brovi, and Sardine. He sits down with Josh to discuss his lengthy experience in the industry, what restaurants will look like in the future, and the similarities between being a chef and being a surgeon.

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Episode 6: Angela Saini

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist, broadcaster, and author who most recently wrote Superior: The Return of Race Science in 2019. Superior traces the history of race science and uncovers how, to the detriment of people of color, it has stood the test of time. In this episode, Josh and Angela explore these themes, and discuss how using race as a biological factor in medical science is misguided and dangerous. By understanding and analyzing the nuances of race in the context of science, lives can be saved.

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Episode 110: Dr. Benjamin Lemelman AKA Twelve Traxx

On Dr. Kohler’s final episode of the Surgery Sett podcast, he welcomes Dr. Benjamin Lemelman on to discuss his quarantine activity: songwriting. Dr. Lemelman shares his personal experience with the pandemic, the motivations behind his song “2022 (Quarantine Song No. 5)”, and how he came to be the musician known as Twelve Traxx.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7vv921TmSWDuyWw1S4CcIV?si=ypGxUxoKTae_65Pe7TS7zw

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/2022-quarantine-song-no-5/1534382416?i=1534382422

YouTube: https://youtu.be/S0gSrtAcn_Q

Song Website: https://2022song.com/

Episode 105: Dr. Girma Tefera

Dr. Kohler invites Dr. Girma Tefera on the show to discuss racial inequality and prejudice that healthcare workers face. Dr. Tefera urges everyone to reflect, honestly, on the biases you have learned throughout your own life. People of color face inequality in every facet of our society- it is not an issue of the past. Any discrimination is an unacceptable amount, and until it is 100% resolved, our country will continue to be plagued by it.

Just Mercy (Free): https://www.justmercyfilm.com/

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408-h/408-h.htm

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 16 - Dr. Gwynneth Schell

Throughout this pandemic, we've experienced intense isolation, great loss, and, for many, unprecedented stress in the workplace. It comes as no surprise that the era of coronavirus may have a lasting impact on people's mental health. So how can we work through it? What are mental health care providers doing to make services accessible and effective? Dr. Gwynneth Schell discusses how her services have changed, and the impact of the pandemic on our mental health.

Dr. Gwynneth Schell, LPC: https://www.uwhealth.org/findadoctor/profile/gwynneth-e-schell-lpc/10970

UW Health Behavioral Health and Crisis Numbers: https://www.uwhealth.org/mental-health-behavioral-health-services/46535

"If" by Rudyard Kipling: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if---

If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency:

Dane County Crisis: (608) 280-2600

National Suicide Prevention Line: 800-273-8255

Or call 911

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 15 - Peter Adamczyk

As we continue to understand the coronavirus pandemic as a collaborative effort from journalists to surgeons, we have yet another role to add to our ever-growing list of contributors: engineers. Peter Adamczyk is the co-director of the College of Engineering's COVID response here at UW-Madison. His team at the UW maker space has been designing face shields and other vital equipment for the UW Hospital in the midst of shortages. Peter discusses how this collaboration came to be, and gives advice for engineers hoping to follow in his footsteps.

Wired Magazine article: https://www.wired.com/story/tinkerers-created-face-shield-being-used-hospitals/

Sector 67: http://www.sector67.org/blog/

More on the UW-Madison College of Engineering's COVID response: https://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/covid-19-impact-how-engineers-are-making-a-difference/

Peter Adamczyk: https://uwbadgerlab.engr.wisc.edu/lab-members-new/peter-adamczyk/

The Plague by Albert Camus: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780679720218

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 14 - Dr. Ben Zarzaur

Although there is no surgical operation that can be done to treat COVID-19, the pandemic calls for all hands on deck. Where initially we may have predicted that the fight against coronavirus would require us to free up resources and make room for medicine, Dr. Ben Zarzaur has proven that surgeons, too, have a role in this fight. Dr. Zarzaur discusses how he put his ideas, and his past experiences, into action to mobilize surgeons during the crisis.

Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID Resources: https://www.sccm.org/disaster

FEMA Trainings: https://training.fema.gov/

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43281/the-lake-isle-of-innisfree

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 13 - Dr. Elizabeth Bojsza and Dr. Susmita Pati

The coronavirus pandemic has upturned a lot of the everyday functions of our lives, and of our work. Perhaps the biggest way it has affected the nation is the way we communicate. Where we once had direct eye contact, we have masks or a screen between us. With the added stress the pandemic has caused, communicating in healthcare is proving to be more difficult nowadays. Luckily, Dr. Elizabeth Bojsza and Dr. Susmita Pati from the Alda Center are helping us navigate this new terrain.

The Alda Center: https://www.aldacenter.org/

Alan Alda’s Clear & Vivid podcast: https://www.aldacommunicationtraining.com/podcasts/

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812989151

"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/oliver_wildgeese.html

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