Episode 5: Dr. Ben Marcus

Dr. Ben Marcus went into medicine because he feared wasting his life. After navigating this field that he had stumbled into, he is now the director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Wisconsin, as well as a professor for the department of surgery. But, his story is far more complicated than that. Ben was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016. As he faced what he thought could be the last months of his life, time slowed down. He realized that living in the moment isn’t about lofty goals, that being joyful is the outward sign of being grateful, and that he wanted to climb to Mount Everest base camp. He shares the perspective this experience gave him, what he learned while facing his multiple myeloma, and how he finds himself more happier than ever despite this disease.

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Episode 110: Dr. Benjamin Lemelman AKA Twelve Traxx

On Dr. Kohler’s final episode of the Surgery Sett podcast, he welcomes Dr. Benjamin Lemelman on to discuss his quarantine activity: songwriting. Dr. Lemelman shares his personal experience with the pandemic, the motivations behind his song “2022 (Quarantine Song No. 5)”, and how he came to be the musician known as Twelve Traxx.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7vv921TmSWDuyWw1S4CcIV?si=ypGxUxoKTae_65Pe7TS7zw

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/2022-quarantine-song-no-5/1534382416?i=1534382422

YouTube: https://youtu.be/S0gSrtAcn_Q

Song Website: https://2022song.com/

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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