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
Dr. Andrew Wright from the University of Washington takes 3 chief residents from the University of Toronto through four different scenarios.
Elliot Wakeam, Chethan Sathya, and Ricky Jrearz knock these scenarios out of the park!
Refractory Peptic Ulcer
Dr. Michael Sabel is the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Michigan and a world renowned leader in breast cancer and melanoma. Who better to take us through the nuances of breast cancer scenarios.
We are also joined by Justin Huntington a Chief Resident at The Ohio State University, future pediatric surgeon.
Side note Ohio State has gone above and beyond to support these mock orals, so thank you!
This week on BTK we sit down with Jim Dahle, ER physician and founder of the popular website and book "The White Coat Investor". Dr. Dahle walks us through an important and often overwhelming part of every physician's life - investing, insurance, and financial planning. Dr. Dahle breaks down the important points that all physicians will encounter throughout their career. We learned a lot and I'm sure you all will as well!
This podcast is only a small taste of the of the world of financial planning for physicians so we do recommend checking out The White Coat Investor website below and if you are in for a good read, check out The White Coat Investor book!
Dr. Jennifer Gurney brings you to the combat hospitals of Iraq and Afghanistan. An expert panel of trauma surgeons both civilian and military retrospectively evaluate trauma cases and discuss the complexities of making war time surgical decisions.
This is a series normally featured on the EAST Traumacast podcast. There are multiple other episodes of cases from the JTS on that podcast so please go check it out!
COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD, FACS recently retired from 30 years of active duty as a surgeon and research scientist in the military. He is the Founder and Director of Cancer Insight as well as the Cancer Vaccine Development Program (CVDP).
On this podcast we talk with Dr. Peoples after giving grand rounds to discuss his past and current work in cancer vaccines development. He explains his research in way so the new medical student to a veteran researcher can understand. He also gives great advice in getting research started and overcoming the inherent barriers to research.
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!
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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.
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.
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.