Dr. Gerard Doherty is the new Chair of Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Health Care. He is an acclaimed endocrine surgeon who has been a leader and surgeon at many of the nations top institutions.
On the podcast he discusses his transition from Boston Medical Center to the Brigham and the challenges he faces. He also discusses some of his leadership philosophies to best connect with a new institution.
We then pick his brain about his subspecialty of endocrine surgery. We dive into neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and then discuss the difficult adrenal dissection.
Dr. Taylor Riall is the Acting Chair of Surgery at Arizona and is a surgical oncologist who trained under John Cameron and focuses on pancreatic cancer and hepatobiliary disease. She is internationally known for her work in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered cancer outcomes.
In this episode we dive into her experience with burnout and how she was able to rebound and use her experience to better the lives of surgeons throughout the country.
Dr. Jeffrey Lee from MD Anderson joins BTK this week!
Department Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
We talk about Dr. Lee's research in melanoma, work up of adrenal masses and then discuss the specifics of multiple approaches to perform adrenalectomies. Dr. Lee gives a great rundown of a laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy! We are working to get a video to place on our website to allow listeners to follow along!
We appreciate all of the suggestions/recommendations that we receive. Thank you all for your support!
Dr. Mark Welton, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Stanford Medical Center shares his experiences after a severely traumatic accident and how it changed himself as a surgeon, leader and family man. This is a must listen.
Thanks everyone for all the support through 2017 ABSITE season.
Enjoy these high yield facts for the ABSITE.
The hard part is over, now you just have to take the test.
Quick hits for those ABSITE hernia questions. Once again we apologize for the audio quality, but unfortunately we were recording 100s of miles apart!
One more great episode coming to get you warmed up to crush the test!
Another great ABSITE Review! Dr. Martin joins us once again to review Fluids, Electrolytes, and the terrifying Acid/Base!
Quick hits and tips to get you through these questions!
We do apologize for the overall audio quality! We were spread out over a couple states and sometimes talk over one another.
Hernias are coming next!
Here are some high yield colorectal points for the ABSITE
I apologize for the poor audio quality we were without our standard equipment for the recording of this episode, but the content is still very high yield.
In this episode we are reviewing the “Stomach”. Joined by another guest and fellow resident Rowan Sheldon, Jason and John take on a topic that’s not only highly tested, but also very relevant to every day practice.
Enjoy! We are going to knock out a few more out in the near future as the ABSITE is closing in!
Dr. Martin joins us once again (we think he just enjoys pimping us) to go over three important topics. Bariatrics is becoming more common on the ABSITE every year and as always spleen and pancreas are also very common!
We will be publishing a few more in the next weeks to come to really cram it in before the ABSITE!
Once again, thanks again to Dr. Martin to taking time out of his busy schedule to join us for review. Please take time to check out the EAST TRAUMACAST available on iTunes to really drive these trauma points home.
Here we go again. Critical Care Part 2 with Dr. Matthew Martin.
Study hard and enjoy.
Here we go two a week for the next 4 weeks to get ready for the ABSITE.
Give us an iTunes review if you are enjoying our work!
Here it is one more complete hour of us getting quizzed by Dr. Martin
on pertinent trauma topics on the ABSITE.
-Pancreas, Vascular, Pelvis, Retroperitoneum, Pregnancy and Children + Quickfire
If you don't know Dr. Matthew Martin. He is a trauma and critical care surgeon in both Tacoma WA and Portland OR. He is the director of Madigan trauma and also a co-moderator of the EAST Traumacast.
Dr. Matthew Martin joins us today to take us head to toe in the trauma patient and highlights key testable points.
Be sure to join in next week for Part 2 where he takes us through a quick fire session to to sharpen your skills before the ABSITE.
Additionally we recorded a fantastic critical care review with him that we will be releasing next week.
This week back with out ABSITE review and give everyone our first basic science review. Probably not every surgical resident's favorite topic to study, but we sort through the weeds to get you the highlights and most tested information!
A special thanks again to Dr. Nathan Aranson for joining us on the podcast to give his expertise and experience with this cumbersome topic!
Next week back with a clinical review!
Send us your suggestions!
Dr. Nathan Aranson a vascular surgeon at Virginia Mason in Seattle helps us break down some of the high yield questions you can expect to see regarding vascular surgery on the ABSITE.
If you have ABSITE tips feel free to send them our way. (Kevin@behindtheknife.org)
Up next will be some of our basic science topics.
Finally getting started with our Absite Review Series! We plan to hit on many of the highly tested topics for each system. Not a comprehensive review, but should certainly get you a few more points come test day!
Starting off with the Esophagus!!
Send us what you want to hear since we don't have any particular order to our review series! Also if you have recommendations regarding the format of our review, please also send them our way as well!
The American Board of Surgery (the people who give the exam) heard all of the hype around our mock oral episodes, and offered to join us on the podcast to answer any of our questions.
Tweet us more questions if you have them and we will get them answered.
The Shouldice Hernia clinic is a world famous hospital near Toronto Canada that only performs hernia surgery. We dive in deep to the specifics of their clinic, their hernia repair and how they have such great outcomes with their chief of surgery Dr. Claude Burul.
Here is a video of Shouldice repair, though not performed at the Shouldice clinic so there are slightly different techniques seen here than you will hear described in the podcast.
On this episode of BTK we put new residents under the knife with Dr. Drew Shirley proctoring.
Dr. Shirley is an Assistant Professor of the Division Surgical Oncology at THE Ohio State University.
He is joined by Dr. Kara Rossfeldt an R4 at Ohio State and also Dr. Amy Gore an R4 at Rutgers. Thanks again to our brave volunteers and also Dr. Shirley for taking time out of his busy schedule to help present a few great scenarios!
Listen to see if you can conquer the scenario!
Dr. Shirin Towfigh is a renowned hernia surgeon in Los Angeles and is currently the president of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center.
Check out a great resource for patients with hernias
Dr. William Hope is the current president of the Americas Hernia Society and an Associate Professor at UNC Wilmington.
Dr. Christian Jones walks two brave surgery residents, Sarah Bryczkowski and David Strosberg, through mock oral scenarios on trauma and acute care surgery.
If you are a brave resident and want to volunteer tweet at us or email us.
Oral Boards Part Deux!
This week on BTK we sit down again with Dr. Blatnik and run through some realistic oral board scenarios. We take our shot at two unique scenarios each and then Dr. Blatnik gives his excellent analysis afterwards.
Next week we plan to have two additional scenarios (maybe some guest residents??) to help listeners through the daunting process and allow them to become familiar with this important milestone in their surgical career.
Disclaimer: These scenarios are not associated with ABS and the oral board exam. We received permission from the ABS to do this specific podcast. Please email us with any questions!
Dr. Blatnik from Washington University in St. Louis breaks down his approach to dominating the oral boards.
Dr. Emad Kandil breaks down the management of thyroid nodules, from diagnosis to surgical management. He also discusses his path in becoming a US surgeon after being a foreign medical graduate. Additionally he discusses his experience in pushing the technology of robotic thyroid surgery in the US.