The Transport Series: Episode 3 - Dr. Tom Brazelton

In the first two episodes of our transport series, Dr. Kohler and his guests discussed the intricacies and obstacles of medical helicopter transport. In our final episode, UW Medical Director of Pediatric Transport Dr. Tom Brazelton shifts our scope to a particularly crucial area of transport. What are the unique challenges in transporting child patients versus adult patients? How are pediatric emergency transport programs structured? What mindset yields the best decision-making in pediatric transport?

Episode 108: Dr. Callistus Ditah, Dr. Betty Allen, and Dr. Patrick Lee

On August 23rd, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police in front of his three sons. The shooting happened in Kenosha, WI. As we reflect on the systemic racism that has and continues to plague America, three residents and leaders in fighting systemic racism in medicine join Dr. Kohler to discuss what real steps can be made to incite change. Dr. Callistus Ditah, Dr. Betty Allen, and Dr. Patrick Lee share their own experiences, insight, and guidance with this ongoing issue.

The Transport Series: Episode 2 - Dr. Michael Steuerwald

In the second episode of the Surgery Sett Transport Series, Dr. Michael Steuerwald supplements our "Piloting a Medical Helicopter" episode with his own perspective. Dr. Michael Steuerwald is a flight physician, and the medical director for UW Med Flight. He shares his experience providing care in a helicopter, as well as the innovations that are making his job more efficient.

The Transport Series: Episode 1 - UW Med Flight Senior Lead Pilot Phil Jennings

In the first episode of the Surgery Sett Transport Series, Dr. Kohler sits down with Senior Lead Pilot Phil Jennings of UW Med Flight. Flying medical helicopters is strategic, calculated work, and contributes greatly to the health and safety of patients. Phil discusses the considerations that go into every flight and his journey to becoming a pilot. And we listen to an actual UW Med Flight dispatch.

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):

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois:

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:

UW Health Behavioral Health and Crisis Numbers:

"If" by Rudyard Kipling:

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:

Sector 67:

More on the UW-Madison College of Engineering's COVID response:

Peter Adamczyk:

The Plague by Albert Camus:

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:

FEMA Trainings:

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats:

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:

Alan Alda’s Clear & Vivid podcast:

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda:

"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver:

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 12 - Josh Marshall

 The frontlines of COVID doesn’t only include healthcare workers, it also includes journalists. In an era where information is so important, journalists are facing threats of their own. With an advertising drought caused by the economic crash associated with COVID, many news providers are having to make sacrifices as they struggle to continue covering the pandemic. Josh Marshall, founder of Talking Points Memo, joins Dr. Kohler for the Surgery Sett’s 100th episode to discuss how he is navigating this crisis.

Talking Points Memo:

The Josh Marshall Podcast: 

The TPM List of Key Coronavirus Crisis Links:

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