September 13, 2019

Surgeons in the OR

Episode 77: Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton

Who goes through surgeons’ minds when they encounter something unexpected in the OR? This week's guest is Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton. She is an Associate Professor in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. Early 2010, Dr. Moulton became a Scientist at the University of Toronto Donald R. Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Her research interests include the psycho-sociological considerations of surgical judgment and surgeon error. We have a fascinating conversation about what doctors think when they are in the OR and are not quite sure what to do. 

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.

 

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 71: Dr. Lane Frasier 

Lane Frasier, MD, is a general surgery chief resident at UW. Her research has evaluated teamwork and communication in the operating room. From a research standpoint, what happens in the operating room has been a black box, says Dr. Kohler. Dr. Frasier shares her research on surgeon behaviors in the OR and on the need for everyone in the operating room to be able to speak up. Here is a link to Dr. Frasier’s Grand Rounds talk on the subject.

Episode 70: Dr. Mike Mulholland

Mike Mulholland, MD, was named senior associate dean of clinical affairs in the University of Michigan Medical School, effective June 1, 2019. He had served as executive director of the University of Michigan Medical Group since January 2019. In his Grand Rounds talk, he spoke about how to make an effective team in the operating room.

Episode 69: Dr. Mary Klingensmith

Mary Klingensmith, MD, is a distinguished professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Klingensmith is a giant in the field of surgical education. Her long-standing interest in surgical education started at the beginning of her career. She was the chair of the American Board of Surgery in 2017 through 2018 and has been the lead author of the last four editions of The Washington Manual of Surgery.

 

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 67: Dr. Jason Hall 

Jason Hall, MD, is the chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hall is also the director of Dempsey Center for Digestive Disorders at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hall visited Madison in February to give a Grand Rounds talkon diverticulitis. It was an amazing talk. Turns out, a lot of what we thought we knew about this common digestive disorder isn’t exactly accurate.

Episode 66: 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.

Episode 65: Dr. Jessica Kandel

Jessica Kandel, MD, is a pediatric surgeon who serves as Section Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer’s Children’s Hospital. She is a titan in the world of pediatric surgery and Dr. Kohler was fortunate to have her as a mentor. Dr. Kohler spoke with Dr. Kandel after she gave a talk called “Serendipity: Adventures in Translational Research.” She says that habits are efficient but can blind us to new pathways and discoveries.

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