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 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.
Episode 67: Dr. Katherine Gast
Katherine Gast, MD, is the Medical Director of the UW Health Comprehensive Gender Services Program. Dr. Gast specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Gast provides a wide range of services including vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, breast augmentation mastectomy, facial feminization surgery, tracheal shave and sternal wound reconstruction. Dr. Gast one of a few American surgeons who has advanced training in Gender Affirming surgery and we are glad she is here at UW.