Episode 79: Dr. Courtney Morgan 

Dr. Courtney Morgan is an assistant professor within the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Department of Surgery here at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Morgan specializes in open and endovascular techniques for the treatment of vascular diseases. Her practice includes treatment for aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and other vascular disorders. She works with many athletes and is a high performance athlete herself, having just completed her sixth Ironman competition. 

Episode 78: 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.

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

Episode 68: Dr. Tatiana Hoyos

Tatiana Hoyos Gomez, MD, is a General Surgery Resident in her fifth year at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Hoyos Gomez gave a Grand Rounds talk on the need to break cultural barriers in order to provide quality health care. It was an amazing talk and a great reminder of how far we in medicine need to go to communicate clearly with our patients.

Episode 60: Dr. Joshua Mezrich

John Mezrich, MD, from UW’s Department of Surgery discusses his new book When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant SurgeonThe book chronicles his own journey to become a transplant surgeon, along with an insightful history of the field. It will be published January 15, 2019. Dr. Mezrich was also the first guest on the Surgery Sett. He tells the "Story of Big Daddy," which was the original title of his book. Listen to Episode 60 to find out why he changed the title.

December 21, 2018

Upending Medical Education

Episode 59: Dr. Ann O'Rourke 

Ann O’Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS, is the program director for medical student education at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Surgery. Dr. O’Rourke has played a key role in the new ForWard curricula that upends the traditional medical school model.

Learn more about medical training at UW discussed in the episode.

Listen to Dr. O’Rourke’s Grand Rounds Talk.

Episode 58: Dr, Mark Slidell

Mark Slidell, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He specializes in pediatric surgery and is the Director of Pediatric Trauma at Comer’s Children Hospital.

Episode 57: Dr. Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol, MD, discusses his commitment to rural healthcare on this week’s episode of the Surgery Sett. Dr. Kohler and Dr. Nichol also discuss Dr. Nichol’s work with Cars Curing Kids foundation and other charitable work to improve health for children in Wisconsin.

Here are links to organizations discussed in this podcast:

https://carscuringkids.net/

https://www.rmhcmadison.org/

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