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.
Matt Chia takes us through the specifics on matching into an integrated residency.
In Part 1 of our discussion on dual physician marriages, these two married, medical professionals describe the ups and down, ins and outs, and give us recommendations regarding how to navigate the often chaotic world of a dual physician (or dual professional) relationship.
Please join us on this unique podcast discussing a topic that is not commonly discussed despite being an important aspect of many medical professionals!
Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute.
Pauravi Vasavada, MD serves as the Assistant Professor of Radiology at CWRU School of Medicine University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital Cleveland an she is also the Division Head of Pediatric radiology.
Our next episode on this topic will be released soon!
This week on BTK, we sit down with guest Dr. Steven Curley and return guest (and prior fellow of Dr. Curley's) Dr. Vance Sohn to discuss another interesting topic in the world of surgical oncology. Dr. Steven Curley is an exceptional surgeon and academic resulting in an excellent interview.
In this podcast he discusses his research in nanoparticles and radio-frequency devices. He then dives into a discussion on management of colorectal liver metastasis and finally he walks us through his "1 Hour Hepatectomy."
A few more upcoming surgical oncology topics coming your way in the near future! Send us any ideas that you have!
All you need to know apply and interview well for a residency or fellowship.
Dr. Howard Ross a general surgery program director from Temple University and Dr. Bradley Champagne a colorectal fellowship director from Case Western Reserve University discuss the keys to matching into a residency or fellowship.
Karan Chhabra joins us to break down how to match into a top general surgery program.
Next week we will discuss how to match into an integrated program.
The following week we will discuss how to interview and match into fellowship.
This week on BTK we are joined by Dr. Darrell Cass from Texas Children's Hospital. We dive into an unfamiliar and very interesting topic on fetal surgery to include Dr. Cass' experiences with conjoined twins and "everyday" intrauterine surgery. Dr. Cass not only describes this topic in great detail, but does so in a way that allows listeners to truly understand the technical, ethical, and social aspects of the procedure! We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did recording it!
Also, we are consolidating all of the episode recommendations we have been receiving and starting to work through them one by one. Keep sending them our way!!
Repeat guest, accomplished surgeon and Pulitzer prize nominee Dr. Charles Brunicardi joins BTK once again to discuss his exceptional background. Dr. Brunicardi talks on how he balanced the world of medicine and still pursued his other passion of musical art and acting!
He dives into his current research on genomics, tips and tricks on pancreatic mass enucleation, and how music still changes his life.
Dr. Brunicardi is an intriguing man and great speaker. We hope you enjoy!
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