Dr. Faries of John Wayne Cancer Institute discusses the evolution and results of a melanoma trial he led that was 12 years in the making.
Do we need to do lymph node dissections in all melanoma patients with positive sentinel nodes?
Our first of many upcoming journal clubs. Send us your ideas of any recent practice challenging journal articles you would like to hear on the podcast.
This week we sit down with Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Anjali Kumar and discuss the most recent Tripartite ASCRS Meeting in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Kumar served at this years Program Co-Chair and Symposium Director and Dr. Johnson will be serving as next year's Program Chair in Nashville, TN.
In the podcast, we discuss the many highlights from the conference including everything from those highly debated topics to symposiums on new, developing procedures in colorectal surgery.
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kumar encourage everyone to get involved and by joining you will have access to the slides and lectures in the near future (free for residents!).
We can't make all the conferences, but this is definitely a great way to stay informed!
Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nguyen completed his graduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, followed by full general surgery training at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York City where he served as the academic chief resident. Following this, he completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center working with famed craniofacial surgeon Dr. Henry Kawamoto, and subsequently trained at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in pediatric craniofacial surgery.
Dr. Nguyen primarily is interested in all aspects of pediatric plastic surgery, with a practice focusing on facial palsy, facial trauma, vascular anomalies, microtia and ear anomalies, and congenital lesions.
Dr. Nguyen is also highly active in international mission work, focusing on cleft lips and palates. He frequently volunteers with Operation Smile as well as other humanitarian organizations, and has traveled to Vietnam, Nepal, India, Peru, and Guatemala, amongst others.
In this episode of BTK we discuss the ongoing Comparative Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA). Dr. David Flum heading this multicenter study with aims to truly determine the appropriate use of antibiotics in the treatment of appendicitis.
This is an often discussed topic, so get back up to date on the current literature and current works in this controversial field of study!
Great overview and hoping for a look at some of the prelim data soon!
CODA Website Below