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Behind The Knife: The Surgery Podcast

Behind the Knife is a podcast aimed for everyone interested in not only an in-depth look at the broad range of surgical topics, but a "behind the scenes" look at the interesting, controversial and humanistic side of surgery from some of the giants in the field. Come along with Kevin Kniery, Jason Bingham, John McClellan and Scott Steele on a journey that explores all the disciplines of General Surgery in this informal discussion and interview format. We feel that this is the perfect medium not only to cover important educational topics for all stages of your professional career, but allow you to listen to a first-hand account of not only where we have been from those that pioneered the way, but also an opportunity to explore where we are now and are headed in the not so distant future from surgical leaders.
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Apr 27, 2016

Dr. Frank Veith pioneered the way for endovascular surgery in the US. We are lucky enough to discuss with him the past, present and future of vascular surgery. 

As you will learn Dr. Veith does not mince his words, and let's his opinions be known.

 

Below are the papers referenced in the podcast.

His presidential address to the SVS 1996 titled "Charles Darwin and Vascular Surgery"

http://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(97)70316-1/abstract

 

Collected World and Single Center Experience With Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

http://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2009/11000/Collected_World_and_Single_Center_Experience_With.21.aspx

Apr 20, 2016

This week on BTK Dr. Timothy Eberlein (Chairman of Surgery at Wash U. SOM) first discusses with us the history and his current role as editor of Journal of American College of Surgeons and then we move to an in depth discussion on the future of surgical training.  Dr. Eberlein gives us his opinion and insight into this currently highly debated topic!

In addition, we also hear Dr. Eberlein's tips and tricks on performing an axillary dissection!

We do apologize for some persistent feedback during this episode, but hope you don't notice!

Apr 12, 2016

This week Dr. Christian Jones and Dr. Matthew Exline take us step by step on the current management of sepsis 15 years after the publication of the most influential article on sepsis ever published: Rivers et al. "Early Goal Directed Therapy In The Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock" 

Dr. Christian Jones is a trauma and acute care surgeon at Johns Hopkins.

Connect with him on twitter @jonessurgery

Dr. Matthew Exline is a critical care physician at Ohio State University

Check out the Ultrasound App from Ohio State

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poc-ultrasound-guide/id590234691?mt=8

Please go on iTunes and give us a rating!

Apr 5, 2016

This week on BTK we discuss the often difficult topic of palliative care.  Dr. Zara Cooper is a acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  Her research is centered around end-of-life and palliative care.  

Today she discusses all aspects of palliative care including how to initiate and lead these discussions with the patient and their family.  In addition, Dr. Cooper also gives us tips and tricks on managing malignant bowel obstructions!

Enjoy!

Mar 23, 2016

We are in the beautiful Las Vegas joined by EAST Traumacast covering the Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery conference headed by Dr. Mattox who invited us to come down and talk to faculty, attendees, and highlight the day's events.

During the last day of the conference we, first, had the opportunity to sit down with the great Dr. Demetrios Demetriades to discuss the management of the open abdomen.  Certainly don't want to miss this discussion!

In addition, we speak with Drs. Alexander Eastman, Andrew Bernard, and R. Todd Maxson about the new Hartford Consensus, narcotic management in our trauma patients, and massive transfusion in pediatrics.  Really great overview!

Enjoy!

Mar 22, 2016

We are in the beautiful Las Vegas joined by EAST Traumacast covering the Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery conference headed by Dr. Mattox who invited us to come down and talk to faculty, attendees, and highlight the day's events.

On Day 2/3 we have two more great group discussions.  In the first discussion with leading surgeons Carlos Brown and Alison Wilson we discuss NSTIs and necrotizing pancreatitis and important tips and tricks for dealing with these often complicated scenarios.

In the second group we have Richard Sidwell, Bellal Joseph, and return guest Martin Schreiber discussing controversial trauma topics such as EFAST, TEG, and finally the future of stem cell use in trauma.  

Day 3 tomorrow!!  Send your questions our way!

Mar 21, 2016

We are in the beautiful Las Vegas joined by EAST Traumacast covering the Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery conference headed by Dr. Mattox who invited us to come down and talk to faculty, attendees, and highlight the day's events.

On Day 1, we start off strong with Dr. Mattox himself discussing the conference and it's continued success.  We continue with a group panel including return guests Matthew Martin, Martin Schreiber, Ali Salim, and Kenii Inaba discussing current hot topics in trauma.

In addition, we have another great panel of guests to reviewing critical techniques in trauma in their respective specialties.  These guests include our own Scott "Dominate the Day" Steele, Michael Sise, and Raul Coimbre.

We have two more days left with many more great interviews!  Stayed Tuned!

Mar 15, 2016

Part 2/2 with Dr. Kenji Inaba discussing the difficult topic of neck trauma.  Dr. Inaba walks two lackadaisical residents (Donald Moe and John McClellan) through the evaluation of neck trauma and then Dr. Matthew Martin returns for a further in depth discussion on the debated topics surrounding penetrating neck injuries.  We haven't heard a better description about this topic yet!

BTK will be also attending the Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery conference in Las Vegas on March 21-23 giving you daily updates and interviewing prominent surgeons!  Send us your specific trauma questions to ask the faculty!

Mar 8, 2016

In Part 1/2, Trauma Surgeon Dr. Kenji Inaba from USC (The Keck School of Medicine) talks with us regarding his experience with REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta), becoming an LAPD officer, and the overwhelming world of organizing RCTs (Randomized Controlled Trials).

Joined by return guest Trauma Surgeon Dr. Matthew Martin and new guest (but long time listener) Dr. Donald Moe who is currently in his PGY3 research year at Madigan Army Medicine Center.

Next week, in Part 2, we have an awesome Tips and Tricks segment on penetrating neck trauma with Dr. Inaba and Dr. Martin warming up for their debate at the Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery conference in Vegas, March 21-23.  BTK will be there covering daily highlights and interviewing prominent surgeons!

Feb 25, 2016

Dr. John Devine Chief of Spine Surgery at Medical College of Georgia highlights the most critical aspects of orthopedics that all general surgeons should know.

He also discusses his experience jumping into a combat zone with the US Army.

Exciting episodes coming up in March.

-Debate on Carotid Artery Stenting vs Endarterectomy

-Update on Sepsis

-Kenji Inaba discusses trauma

-Frank Veith discusses future of Vascular Surgery

Feb 19, 2016

"Failing Forward" was a recently presented panel discussion at the Academic Surgical Congress.  Dr. Justin Dimick and Dr. Dorry Segev moderate this excellent panel  of top surgeons (listed below) who discuss a specific example of failure and how they recovered through persistence and dedication.

Any surgeon, junior or senior, will appreciate this candid look how today's successful surgeons thrived in the face of diversity.  Very inspiring and motivating!  

Panel members in order of presentation:  Drs. Timothy Pawlik, Michael Englesbe, Melina Kibbe, Mary Hawn, Keith Lillemoe, and Carla Pugh.

Enjoy and thank you to everyone for allowing us to publish this great talk!

 

Feb 12, 2016

At the Academic Surgical Congress last week we were fortunate enough to sit down with Dr. Craig Kent from University of Wisconsin and Dr. Michael Englesbe from University of Michigan for longer sessions.  So we combined them into one large, diverse, and awesome podcast for everyone to enjoy!

Dr. Kent talks with us about academic medicine and his research in vascular surgery (specifically molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying vascular disease) and then Dr. Englesbe gives us a great rundown of preoperative optimization (MSHOP project) and gives us tips and tricks on dealing with cirrhotics in General Surgery.

Two great talks from two great physicians!!

Feb 4, 2016

During our third and final day at the ASC we once again had some great interviews. To start off, we sat down with Dr. Adil Haider to talk about the conference as well as his research on racial disparities in trauma. We continue with interviews of well-known surgeons Dr. Timothy Pawlik from John's Hopkins and Dr. Andrew Hill from Auckland, New Zealand.

Enjoy! Unfortunately no mustache tips and tricks today….

Feb 3, 2016

We are now in our second day of the Academic Surgical Congress and it has been going great thus far!  We start off with Dr. Dimick and Dr. Segev giving us a great rundown after cohosting the popular event "Failing Forward", which we hope to air in the near future.  In addition we are joined with well known surgeons Dr. Gene Moore, Dr. Michael Zinner, and Dr. Kevin Staveley-O'Carroll.  They all discuss the conference as well give medical tidbits to make all better surgeons.  Learn from the best!!

Don't miss Dr. Moore's advice on how to care for your mustache right after he tells us how to properly perform an ED thoracotomy!

Enjoy!! We'll have Day 3 for you tomorrow!

Feb 3, 2016

Dr. Justin B. Dimick president of the Association of Academic Surgeons gives his presidential address at the ASC discussing how to embrace "The Rookie Advantage" to excel in academic medicine.  Certainly a highlight the ASC conference!!

Feb 3, 2016

BTK has live coverage of the Academic Surgical Congress 2016 in Jacksonville!  We sit down with prominent staff and cover meeting highlights as well as mix in multiple Dissection of the Days and Tips and Tricks.  Also, Dr. Bilimoria sits down with us and discusses the recently published FIRST Trial results in the NEJM.

Featured in the Podcast:

Taylor Riall, Brian Zuckerbraun, Karl Bilimoria, Melanie Morris, Daniel Chu, Jake Greenberg, and finally repeat guest Lillian Kao!

Great rundown of the happenings at ASC.  More to follow tomorrow!!

Jan 26, 2016

Jason and Kevin attempt to do a quick review of topics that they see every year on the ABSITE but can never remember.

 

USMLE Boot Camp website for GI Hormones

http://imgusmlestep1.blogspot.com/2010/05/ultimate-study-guide-for.html

Jan 20, 2016

This year marks the 50th birthday of the Association for Academic Surgery!  We interview key surgeons in this week's episode to learn about the rise of the AAS and the current and future goals of the society.  We are joined by current president Dr. Justin Dimick and past presidents, Dr. Charles Brunicardi and Dr. Lillian Kao.

A great listen that not only touches on the association itself, but also the ever-changing world of research.

Also, BTK will be covering the Academic Surgical Congress in Jacksonville from February 2-4, 2016! We will be giving live daily updates of the large conference that combines both the AAS and SUS (Society of University Surgeons).  Going to be a good ride!

http://www.aasurg.org/

http://academicsurgicalcongress.org/index.cfm

Jan 13, 2016

Dr. Heidi Nelson of the Mayo Clinic joins us on this weeks episode.

Dr. Nelson is the Fred C. Andersen Professor of Surgery and Chair, division of surgery research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Program Director of the Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program.


She discusses:

Leading the COST trial

Future of Microbiome and medicine

Leadership and advice for young surgeons

Recurrent Rectal Cancer 

How to operate in the re-operative abdomen/pelvis

Jan 7, 2016

This week on BTK, Dr. Ali Salim, Division Chief of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care at Brigham and Women's hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, is joined by return guest moderator Dr. Matthew Martin to discuss Dr. Salim's research on racial disparities in organ donation.

In addition, Dr. Salim gives us Tips and Tricks on how he (and his team) manage penetrating abdominal trauma.  Specifically, we discuss the situations where management is not so cut and dry (pun intended!).  There isn't a better way to discuss this topic than with two experienced trauma surgeons!!

A great listen!

Dec 30, 2015

Dr. Philip Quirke is a Professor of Pathology at Leeds University in the UK. He is one of the world experts in rectal pathology.

On the podcast he discusses how screening for colorectal cancer differs between the US and Europe. Then he goes into detail about what makes a good surgical specimen and the nuances of pathologic staging rectal cancer, and why it is important for surgeons to have an understanding of this process. 

Dec 23, 2015

This week on Behind the Knife we bring you well-known surgeon Dr. Freischlag who currently is the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis and previously served as professor, Chair of the Surgery Department and Surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Freischlag walks us from beginning to end her career in medicine and teaches us how resiliency and persistence are two of the most important factors that an aspiring surgeon must have.

Happy Holidays to all!!

Dec 16, 2015

Dr. Pruitt is a true surgery legend. With experience as a combat hospital commander in Vietnam and with over 40 years of experience treating burn patients, and advancing the science of burns. He was also the editor of the Journal of Trauma for 18 years. This episode is packed full of insight from a surgeon who has impacted the lives of many.

Dec 9, 2015

This week on BTK we give our listens we present interviews from leaders in bariatric surgery at the recent Obesity Week held in LA this past November.  For those unable to attend, the conference was filled with new innovative techniques and presented research from around the world.  Also, this year there were multiple live surgeries performed.

We interview Drs. Aurora Pryor, Phillip Schauer, Natan Zundel, Daniel Jones, Andrea Pakula, and finally Dr. Harvey Sugerman.  They all give their unique take on the conference and the can't miss events!  

BTK will also be covering the Academic Surgical Congress in February and the Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery conference in March!  We plan to bring you live updates from both of these!

Nov 28, 2015

Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore the editor of The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery discusses how he approaches the coagulopathic trauma patient and his experience with splenic salvage.

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