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): 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 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 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: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/
The Josh Marshall Podcast: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/podcast-series/the-josh-marshall-podcast
The TPM List of Key Coronavirus Crisis Links: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/covid-19-community