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/

September 28, 2018

A Culture of Wellness

Episode 53: Dr. Catherine Cheng

Catherine Cheng, MD, is a national speaker on physician health and well-being. Her medical interests are stress management, social and emotional aspects of health, and health education. She is a clinical instructor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Kohler spoke with Dr. Cheng after she gave her Grand Rounds Talk, “We Are the System: From Personal Resilience to A Culture of Wellness.”

https://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/84678

Here are links to books mentioned in the podcast:

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

https://righteousmind.com/

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip Heath and Dan Heath

https://heathbrothers.com/books/switch/

Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374533557

August 17, 2018

New Treatments in Melanoma

Episode 50: Dr. Carol Bradford

Dr. Carol Bradford of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has discovered new ways to help patients with melanoma without doing too much or too little. Find out more about Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy on this week’s episode of The Surgery Sett. To hear Dr. Bradford’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Contemporary Management of Melanoma of the Head and Neck,” click here.

Episode 45: Dr. Rebecca Busch 

Rebecca Busch, MD, is a General Surgery Resident at UW but is currently taking two years away from her surgical training to pursue research with Dr. Kenneth Kudsk. Today, though, Dr. Busch talks not about her research, but about the epidemic of opioids ravaging our communities. She gave a recent Grand Rounds talk entitled, “The Opioid Crisis: One Surgeon’s Perspective.” The opioid crisis has directly impacted Dr. Busch’s family.

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