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 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 4: Dr. John Alverdy

Dr. John Alverdy is a highly-acclaimed surgical scientist who currently serves as the executive vice chair for the University of Chicago Department of Surgery. His research in life-threatening infections after trauma and surgery is greatly improving preoperative testing. As Josh would argue, his most momentous achievement has been mentoring the host of this very funny and impressive podcast. John reminisces about his life, his research, his hilarious memories with Josh, and shares some advice for those looking to do research of their own.

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Episode 3: Garet Hil

One of the most notable names in transplant innovation is Garet Hil. After his daughter lost her kidney function, Garet was faced with a tough, turbulent journey in finding her a new one. With a background in entrepreneurship, Garet mobilized to create the National Kidney Registry to facilitate the pairing of those in need of a kidney and matching donors. In this episode, he joins Dr. Mezrich to discuss his path to this innovation, how it impacted the field, and his entrepreneurial spirit.

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Episode 79: Dr. T. Rockwell Mackie

What if you are a surgeon but have a great idea for innovation in your field and you want to become an entrepreneur? My guest today is Thomas “Rock” Mackie, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of medical physics and engineering physics. Mackie is a well-known member of Madison’s biotechnology sector as a researcher, entrepreneur and investor whose list of innovations and companies includes founding Geometrics and TomoTherapy (incubated at UW Health), investing in and conducting research for Shine Medical Technologies, investing in Wisconsin Brewing and many more.

Episode 73: Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, is the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery for Innovation within the Department of Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stanford Medical Center. In April he visited Madison to give a Grand Rounds Talk on “Entrepreneurship: Getting Real About Bench to Bedside.” He says that clinical experience plays a critical role in the business world.

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