Episode 11: Dr. Gretchen Schwarze
Dr. Gretchen Schwarze is a vascular surgeon and medical ethicist here at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. Dr. Schwarze has a deep background and interest in how surgeons communicate treatment decisions and recommendations to patients. Dr. Schwarze has made it her mission to better equip surgeons in their disclosure of treatment so that it most aligns with the values, preferences, and goals of their patients. In this episode, she discusses how her purpose of changing the world brought her to surgery, the life of a resident, and the many components of surgical ethics...oh yeah, and what it’s like to be married to Josh.
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