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 Jul 8, 2018

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Behind the Knife is the world’s #1 surgery podcast.  From high-yield educational topics to interviews with leaders in the field, Behind the Knife delivers the information you need to know.  Tune in for timely, relevant, and engaging content designed to help you DOMINATE THE DAY! Behind the Knife is more than a podcast.  Visit http://www.behindtheknife.org to learn more.  

Episode Date
Clinical Challenges in Breast Surgery: Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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A young woman is referred urgently to your breast surgical oncology clinic for a second opinion. She has been told that she needs to have an urgent mastectomy for a palpable triple negative breast cancer with suspicious axillary lymphadenopathy. Are there other options she should consider? Join Drs. Michael Alvarado, Rita Mukhtar, and Alexa Glencer as they discuss the multidisciplinary management of a patient with triple negative breast cancer.
 
 
In this episode, we review the diagnosis and classification of triple negative breast cancer, its biologic implications, surgical management including the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy vs axillary dissection, and the role of targeted chemotherapy including the recent FDA approval of immunotherapy for triple negative breast cancer in the neoadjuvant setting and indication for adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with residual disease following neoadjuvant therapy.
 
 
Links:
Enhanced recurrence and survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for hormone receptor negative breast cancer compared to hormone receptor positive breast cancer
Berry et al (2006). Estrogen-receptor status and outcomes of modern chemotherapy for patients with node-positive breast cancer. JAMA; 295(14): 1658-1667.
 
 
Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab for triple negative breast cancer
Schmid et al (2020). Pembrolizumab for early triple negative breast cancer. New England J of Medicine; 382(9): 810-821
 
 
ACOSOG 1071: Sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Boughey at al (2013). Sentinel lymph node surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with node-positive breast cancer: the ACOSOG 1071 (Alliance) clinical trial. JAMA; 310(14): 1455-1461.
 
 
Adjuvant capecitabine for triple negative breast cancer patients with residual disease following neoadjuvant chemotherapy:
Masuda et al (2017). Adjuvant capecitabine for breast cancer after preoperative chemotherapy. New England J of Medicine; 376(22): 2147-2159.
 
Aug 02, 2021
How you can DOMINATE the surgery clerkship
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Medical students - do you want to DOMINATE your surgery clerkship?  Of course you do!  Tune in and find out how.  In this episode we introduce Behind the Knife’s 5 Principles for Clerkship DOMINATION, we hear from clerkship directors at top-notch surgery programs around the country, and we review the primary learning environments in surgery and how you can excel in each of these environments.  

Hosts: Drs. Patrick Georgoff (@georgoff) and Amir Motameni (@motameniA)

Special guests: Drs. Gifty Kwakye, Luigi Pascarella, Mackenzie Cook, and Alodia Gabre-Kidan. 

Behind the Knife’s 5 Principles for Clerkship DOMINATION: 

1.  Be prepared
2. Take a proactive role in your education
3. Show enthusiasm and be engaged
4. Give quality presentations with thoughtful assessments and plans
5. Seek out feedback and incorporate it into what you do.

Systems based surgery plan:

•Neuro: Pain control, unneeded narcotics, sleep, home psych meds 
•Cardiovascular: HR, BP, home cardiac meds
•Pulmonary: Supplemental O2, pulmonary toilet (e.g. incentive spirometry), home inhalers
•GI: Diet, return of bowel function, bowel regimen, ostomy care
•GU/FEN: Urine output, foley catheter, IV fluids, electrolytes 
•Endocrine: Blood glucose
•ID: Identify and treat infections, duration of antibiotics 
•Heme: DVT chemoprophylaxis, anemia
•Skin: Wound care, pressure ulcers
•MSK: Activity restrictions, out of bed, PT/OT
•Lines: Central line, arterial line
•Disposition: PT/OT, social work, case management 

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Jul 29, 2021
Journal Review in Emergency General Surgery: Cholecystitis in Pregnancy
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Your patient is pregnant in her third trimester and she has acute cholecystitis...a relatively common but unnerving scenario.  What do you do?!  Do you operate?  Do you observe?  What about the baby?  Tune in and get the information you need to best care for this patient. 

Hosts: Drs. Graham Skelhorne-Gross, Ashlie Nadler and Jordan Nantais. 

Papers reviewed: 

1) Fong, Z. et. al. Cholecystectomy during the third trimester of pregnancy: proceed or delay? J Am Coll Surg. 2019. 228 (4): 494-502.

2) Hong. J. et. al. Considering delay of cholecystectomy in the third trimester of pregnancy. Surg Endosc. 2020. Online ahead of print.

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Jul 26, 2021
BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #18: RESIDENT WELLNESS, BURNOUT, AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
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Dr. Yue-Yung Hu, Dr. Ryan Ellis, and Dr. Rhami Khorfan discuss two key new papers discussing optimizing resident achievement and well-being. Check out the papers at these links!

Jul 22, 2021
Journal Review in Surgical Critical Care: Renal Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit
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Episode Description

The timing of renal replacement therapy remains controversial and may be influenced by local resources, availability and institutional practices. In this episode from the Surgical Critical Care team at Behind the Knife, we provide a brief overview, introduce a clinical scenario and discuss two contemporary articles on the timing of initiation. 
 
Learning Objectives: 
In this episode, we review the indications for renal replacement therapy, the different modalities of continuous replacement therapy, and discuss two randomized control trials that may help us answer the question of dialysis initiation.

Hosts:
Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, MS (@BBankheadMD) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
 
Ryan Dumas, MD, FACS (@PMH_Trauma_RPD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
 
Caroline Park, MD, MPH, FACS (@CPark_MD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
 
Links to Papers Referenced in this Episode:
Timing of Renal-Replacement Therapy in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury and Sepsis. N Engl J Med. 2018 Oct 11;379(15):1431-1442. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803213.
 
Timing of Initiation of Renal-Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 16;383(3):240-251. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2000741.
Jul 19, 2021
Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Spontaneous Pneumothorax
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Intro:  Join Drs. Brian Louie, Peter White, and Megan Lenihan as they discuss the management of spontaneous pneumothorax in its various presentations.

Learning Objectives

-        Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
-        Management of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
-        Operative intervention
-        Nonoperative intervention
-        Recognition and management of uncommon causes of pneumothorax

Referenced Material

ACCP guidelines for spontaneous pneumothorax: 

BTS guidelines for spontaneous pneumothorax: 

Jul 15, 2021
Journal Review Endocrine Surgery: AAES 2021 Highlights
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Couldn’t log on to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting this year? No need to have FOMO, in this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at Behind the Knife, we review key abstract presentations from the meeting. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the studies, and how the results translate to clinical practice. Specifically, we go into screening and surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism after a diagnosis of nephrolithiasis, and the role of prophylactic central lymph node dissection, radioactive iodine, and radiofrequency ablation for papillary thyroid carcinoma. 
                 
Dr. Michael Yeh is a Professor of Surgery at UCLA and serves as Section Chief of the UCLA Endocrine Surgery program which he established. 
 
Dr. Masha Livhits is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 
 
Dr. James Wu is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department 
 
Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a PGY-5 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research 
 
 
Important Papers 
 
Viola, D., Materazzi, G., Valerio, L., Molinaro, E., Agate, L., Faviana, P., Seccia, V., Sensi, E., Romei, C., Piaggi, P. and Torregrossa, L., 2015. Prophylactic central compartment lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma: clinical implications derived from the first prospective randomized controlled single institution study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100(4), pp.1316-1324.
 
Sippel, R.S., Robbins, S.E., Poehls, J.L., Pitt, S.C., Chen, H., Leverson, G., Long, K.L., Schneider, D.F. and Connor, N.P., 2020. A randomized controlled clinical trial: No clear benefit to prophylactic central neck dissection in patients with clinically node negative papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery, 272(3), pp.496-503.
 
Alore, E.A., Suliburk, J.W., Ramsey, D.J., Massarweh, N.N., Balentine, C.J., Singh, H., Awad, S.S. and Makris, K.I., 2019. Diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism across the Veterans Affairs health care system. JAMA internal medicine, 179(9), pp.1220-1227.
 
Ganesan, C., Weia, B., Thomas, I.C., Song, S., Velaer, K., Seib, C.D., Conti, S., Elliott, C., Chertow, G.M., Tamura, M.K. and Leppert, J.T., 2020. Analysis of primary hyperparathyroidism screening among US veterans with kidney stones. JAMA surgery, 155(9), pp.861-868.
Jul 12, 2021
Clinical Challenges in Colorectal Surgery: Endoscopic Management of Advanced Colorectal Polyps
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You find a 2.3 cm polyp in the right colon during a screening colonoscopy.  Does this patient need a colectomy? Is polypectomy ok? What should I do?? Join Drs. Peter Marcello, Jonathan Abelson and Tess Aulet as they discuss the endoscopic management of advanced colorectal polyps. 

Be sure to check out Behind the Knife's YouTube channel for the VideoCast version of this high-yield case: https://www.youtube.com/c/BehindTheKnifeTheSurgeryPodcast.  
 
Interested in learning more about specific topics in Colorectal Surgery? Check out the Virtual Education Series in Colorectal Surgery on Sunday Evenings at 7 pm EST @CRSVirtualEd or visit our website at http://jc.kethman.org.
 
References:
 
Cohan JN, Donahue C, Pantel HJ, Ricciardi R, Kleiman DA, Read TE, Marcello PW. Endoscopic Step Up: A Colon-Sparing Alternative to Colectomy to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Patients With Advanced Neoplastic Polyps. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Jun;63(6):842-849. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001645. PMID: 32118624.
 
 
Kudo Classification: Kudo S, Tamura S, Nakajima T, Yamano H, Kusaka H, Watanabe H. Diagnosis of colorectal tumorous lesions by magnifying endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 1996; 44: 8-14 [PMID:8836710]

UpToDate. Chromoendoscopy. Author:Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHSSection Editor:John R Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAFDeputy Editor:Kristen M Robson, MD, MBA, FACG. Literature review current through: May 2021. | This topic last updated: Jan 14, 2021.

Haggit and Kikuchi classification: Haggitt RC, Glotzbch RE, Soffer EE, Wruble LD. Prognostic factors in colorectal carcinomas arising in adenomas: implications for lesions removed by endoscopic polypectomy. Gastroenterology 1985; 89: 328-36. 
 
Jul 08, 2021
Journal Review (MIS): Evaluating the robotic platform in general surgery: ROLARR & RIVAL
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Minimally Invasive Surgery Journal Review  

Evaluating the Robot Platform for use in General Surgery: ROLARR & RIVAL
 
The debate about whether or not robotic surgery has a place in mainstream general surgery practice has been raging years with critics highlighting concerns about cost and a lack of high-level evidence showing benefit in patient outcomes while proponents suggest benefits in visualization, dexterity, and ergonomics that have not yet been borne out in rigorous trials. Hosts, Drs. Mike Weykamp, Andrew Wright, and Nick Cetrulo use two recent JAMA articles to frame the debate surrounding the platform and offer insight into the future of robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
 
Learning objectives: 

In this episode we review the current landscape of the literature surrounding robot assisted surgery with a particular focus on how to thoughtfully evaluate emerging surgical technologies, the need to consider the broader concept of value rather than simply healthcare costs, and the role of surgeon-focused outcomes including ergonomics. 
 
Selected Articles: 

Effect of Robotic-Assisted vs Conventional Laparoscopic Surgery on Risk of Conversion to Open Laparotomy Among Patients Undergoing Resection for Rectal Cancer: The ROLARR Randomized Clinical Trial
 
Robotic Inguinal vs Transabdominal Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: The RIVAL Randomized Clinical Trial
 
RIVAL Author Interview with JAMA Surgery:
Jul 05, 2021
Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon: Lymphedema Surgery
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Dr. Shailesh Agarwal from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston joins us once more on the podcast! This time he lends us his expertise in the surgical management of lymphedema. Come listen to how Dr. Agarwal is improving the lives of patients with this terrible, chronic condition, often produced as a result of prior surgery.
Jul 01, 2021
7 Habits for Highly Effective Surgery Communication with Dr. Gretchen Schwarze
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On this episode we are joined by Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Dr. Schwarze is an expert in surgical decision making, informed consent, advance directives, and end-of-life care, and in this episode we pick her brain for practical tips on how to talk to patients about surgery and end of life decisions.  Tune in to hear Dr. Schwarze’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective Surgery Communication, created just for Behind the Knife.  
 
1.     Be clear about the goal
2.     Stay away from anatomy and physiology
3.     Remember the downsides of surgery are more than just complications
4.     Help patients to anticipate and prepare
5.     Ask people about their hopes and fears
6.     Make a recommendation and show your work
7.     Attend to emotion
 
The Patient Preferences Project: https://patientpreferences.org/
Jun 28, 2021
Best Case Worst Case Tool: Scenario Planning with Dr. Gretchen Schwarze
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On this episode we talk about an extremely important topic - end of life care and decision making.  We are lucky to be joined by Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Dr. Schwarze is the creator of the Best Case Worst Case tool, an incredibly useful resource.  The Best Case Worse Case tool helps improve communication between older patients and their surgeons so that patients can avoid unwanted treatment and make decisions that align with their values, preferences, and goals.  As most of our listeners know, these conversations are not easy.  Tune in and learn how to do better.  
 
 
The Patient Preferences Project: https://patientpreferences.org/

Managing Uncertainty — Harnessing the Power of Scenario Planning: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1704149

Jun 24, 2021
Clinical Challenges in Surgery HPB: Pancreatic Head Cancer
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Description: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a highly lethal cancer with a dismal long-term prognosis requiring complex multidisciplinary planning in order to optimize outcomes. In this episode from the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary team at Behind the Knife, we discuss a patient presenting with a borderline resectable pancreatic head mass. 
 
Learning Objectives: In this episode, we review risk factors for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, key steps of the diagnostic work-up and pre-operative planning, and definitions of resectable, borderline resectable, and unresectable tumors. The history of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer is briefly reviewed, highlighting the importance of multi-agent regimens and role of neoadjuvant therapy. Finally, we highlight the critical steps of the Whipple procedure.

Hosts:
Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS (@vreelant) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at Brooke Army Medical Center
 
Daniel Nelson, DO, FACS (@usarmydoc24) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center
 
Connor Chick, MD (@connor_chick) is a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
 
Lexy (Alexandra) Adams, MD, MPH (@lexyadams16) is a PGY-3 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center

Links to Papers Referenced in this Episode
 
Treatment sequencing for resectable pancreatic cancer: influence of early metastases and surgical complications on multimodality therapy completion and survival
J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jan;18(1):16-24
 
Preoperative biliary drainage for cancer of the head of the pancreas
N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 14;362(2):129-37
 
1423 pancreaticoduodenectomies for pancreatic cancer: A single-institution experience
J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Nov;10(9):1199-210; discussion 1210-1.
 
 Adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and long-term outcomes among patients with resected pancreatic cancer: the CONKO-001 randomized trial
JAMA. 2013 Oct 9;310(14):1473-81. 
 
Comparison of adjuvant gemcitabine and capecitabine with gemcitabine monotherapy in patients with resected pancreatic cancer (ESPAC-4): a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial
Lancet. 2017 Mar 11;389(10073):1011-1024
 
FOLFIRINOX or Gemcitabine as Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 20;379:2395-2406
 
Surgical Outcome Results From SWOG S1505: A Randomized Clinical Trial of mFOLFIRINOX Versus Gemcitabine/Nab-paclitaxel for Perioperative Treatment of Resectable Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Ann Surg. 2020 Sep 1;272(3):481-486.doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004155
 
ASCO Guidelines Potentially Curable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
 
NCCN Guidelines Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
 
 
Jun 21, 2021
Surgical Oncology- Hepatic artery infusion pump
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Today we have a very special guest on Behind the Knife- Dr Michael D’Angelica. He discusses surgical oncology with his HPB focus along with colorectal liver metastases. The episode digs in deeper on the origin of hepatic artery infusion pump, its surgical technique and common complications and much more. Enjoy!


Jun 17, 2021
Clinical Challenges in Trauma Surgery: Penetrating Cardiac Trauma
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Clinical Challenges in Trauma Surgery: Penetrating Cardiac Trauma

A patient presents with a stab wound to the THE BOX.  What do you do?  X-ray?  FAST?  Heal with steel?  In this episode, the BTK trauma team discusses your options and gives you a few pro tips along the way.

Join Drs. Haut, Feinman, and Sigmon for a high-yield clinical challenge.

Hosts:

Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, a senior, nationally recognized name in trauma and acute care surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Haut is a past president of The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST).

Marcie Feinman, MD, MEHP, the current program director of General Surgery Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and editorial board member of SCORE.  She received her Masters in Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins.

David Sigmon, MD, MMEd, a PGY-5 resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago who plans on going into trauma surgery.  He did two years of research in surgical education at the University of Pennsylvania where he also received his Master’s in Medical Education.

Papers:

Inaba K, Chouliaras K, Zakaluzny S, et al. FAST ultrasound examination as a predictor of outcomes after resuscitative thoracotomy: a prospective evaluation. Ann Surg. 2015;262(3):512-518; discussion 516-518.
 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26258320/

Teeter W, Haase D. Updates in traumatic cardiac arrest. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020;38(4):891-901.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32981624/
 
Israr S, Cook AD, Chapple KM, et al. Pulseless electrical activity following traumatic cardiac arrest: Sign of life or death? Injury. 2019;50(9):1507
1510. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31147/183/

 
Jun 14, 2021
Clinical Challenge in Vascular Surgery: Carotid Artery Stenosis
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Clinical Challenge in Surgery – Carotid Artery Stenosis

Carotid endarterectomy is a great option for most patients, but what do you do when the lesion extends high in the neck or the neck has been irradiated? In this episode from the Vascular Surgery team at Behind the Knife, we discuss carotid artery stenosis using a real patient case from the University of Michigan. We touch on diagnosis and imaging as well as medical and surgical management of carotid disease with a special discussion about Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), a new technique available for the treatment of carotid lesions.

Dr. Nicholas Osborne is an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System.

Dr. Frank Davis is a Chief Resident in the Integrated Vascular Surgery program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Craig Brown is a PGY-6 in the General Surgery program at the University of Michigan.

Seminal Papers in Carotid Artery Stenosis

Endarterectomy for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis (ACAS Trial): https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/388335

The North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET Trial): https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/epub/10.1161/01.STR.30.9.1751

Safety and Efficacy Study for Reverse Flow Used During Carotid Artery Stenting Procedure (ROADSTER Trial): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26506270/

Jun 07, 2021
#DearIntern
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“If you could go back to your very first day of intern year and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?"  

In this episode, AlleaBelle Gongola joins Scott Steele, Kevin Kniery, and Patrick Georgoff to discuss this very question. Tune in to hear wise answers from previous BTK episodes and fill up on inspiration as we head into a new academic year.  
May 31, 2021
Vascular Trauma Resident Survival Guide Part 3 - Abdomen, Pelvis, and Extremities
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Host: Kevin Kniery
Guests: Alexis Lauria and Alec Kersey
May 27, 2021
Vascular Trauma Resident Survival Guide Part 2 - Neck & Chest
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Host: Kevin Kniery
Guest Hosts: Alexis Lauria and Alec Kersey

For more details on vascular trauma discussion check previous episodes with Dr. Rasmussen. 
May 24, 2021
Vascular Trauma Resident Survival Guide Part 1 w/ Rich's Vascular Trauma
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Host: Kevin Kniery
Guest Hosts: Alexis Lauria and Alec Kersey

Check our YouTube tutorial on REBOA https://bit.ly/3uSxLXb

For more in detail vascular trauma discussions check out our previous episodes with Dr. Todd Rasmussen. 
May 17, 2021
The Joint Commission Tackles Healthcare Disparities in the COVID Era
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In this episode, we host the Joint Commission who tell us about their efforts to improve healthcare disparities and healthcare provider diversity. We first briefly discuss structural racism before pivoting to how COVID has revealed how deep the roots of inequity travel. Finally we discuss the ways that Joint Commission are tackling the problem. Dr. Ana McKee, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of the Joint Commission joins our discussion, along with return guest Dr. Fabian Johnston from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. McKee mentions the Bernard J Tyson National Award for Excellent in the Pursuit of Healthcare Equity in this episode! Applications open on May 17. Please see go to THIS LINK to learn more about the process!
May 10, 2021
COVIDSurg Update
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In this episode, we follow up with our friends at COVIDSurg (https://globalsurg.org/covidsurg/).  While the pandemic has been raging they have been hard at work, studying the interface between COVID and all things surgery.  They’ve produced some amazing work, most of which impacts the day to day lives of surgeons around the country.  

How long should you wait to operate on a patient who has had COVID?  And what do you tell your patients about this?  What about vaccines?  Should your next patient undergoing elective surgery be vaccinated before you take them to the operating room?  Find out!
May 03, 2021
Clinical Challenges in Surgery: ARDS
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Clinical Challenges in Surgery: ARDS

It's the middle of the night...the ventilator is alarming, the patient is hypoxic, and the nurse wants to know if you would like to paralyze the patient.  What do you do?!  Join Drs. Matt Martin, John McClellan, and Patrick Georgoff as they discuss the management of a real patient with severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  From paralytics and proning to steroids and ECMO, this episode has got you covered. 
Apr 26, 2021
Surgical Technique: Kidney Transplant (Part 2)
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Note: We couldn't upload the video version to your podcast player because the file was just way too big! That's because the operative video is so high quality! Please go our YouTube channel to watch it! Or click this link: https://youtu.be/xx7JMIe2d_o

In the first of our Surgical Technique video series, Mass Gen Transplant surgeons take us step by step through a kidney transplant! This is Part 2 of the series. We are joined by Dr. Leigh Anne Dageforde, Dr. Anushi Shah, and Dr. Ashley Aaron. Just in time for National Donate Life Month!
Apr 19, 2021
Surgical Technique: Kidney Transplant (Part 1)
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Note: We couldn't upload the video version to your podcast player because the file was just way too big! That's because the operative video is so high quality! Please go our YouTube channel to watch it! Or click this link: https://youtu.be/xx7JMIe2d_o

In the first of our Surgical Technique video series, Mass Gen Transplant surgeons take us step by step through a kidney transplant! This is Part 1 of the series. We are joined by Dr. Leigh Anne Dageforde, Dr. Anushi Shah, and Dr. Ashley Aaron. Just in time for National Donate Life Month!
Apr 19, 2021
Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon: Flap Reconstruction
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Dr. Anton Fries, Chief of Plastic Surgery at UT San Antonio, joins the podcast to give us all a primer on all we need to know about flap-based reconstruction.

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Apr 12, 2021
Vascular Journal Club - When to Thrombolyse DVTs? Single or Dual Antiplatelet Following Bypasses?
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Check out the articles discussed in today's podcast here

ATTRACT Trial 
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1615066

Dual Antiplatelets Following Lower Extremity Bypass
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32777321/


Apr 05, 2021
Clinical Challenges: GSW to the Abdomen
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Discussing a REAL TRAUMA CASE that happened just a few months ago, Patrick Georgoff, John McClellan, and Hasan Alam come together to detail their thought process in managing a patient with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Mar 29, 2021
Understanding SCORE and the Future of Surgical Education
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We brought Dr. Mary Klingensmith and Dr. Amit Joshi on the show, executive leaders on the Surgical Council on Resident Education. Listen to them discuss the history of SCORE, how it has improved over time, and how these two leaders in surgical education anticipate residency training changing over the next decade!
Mar 22, 2021
Clinical Challenges: Diverticulitis
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Diverticulitis has got to be one of the most classic problems encountered by surgeons and medical students in their surgery rotation. In this inaugural "Clinical Challenges" episode, colorectal surgeons Scott Steele and Joshua Bleier join acute care and trauma surgeon Patrick Georgoff to discuss the important clinical pearls, starting from when you meet the patient, all the way to when you're taking care of them after their surgery.
Mar 16, 2021
SSO Landmark Papers - Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
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The venerable Dr. Timothy Pawlik from Ohio State joins us on the podcast today to discuss his Landmark Paper review of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma!

Mar 08, 2021
Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon: Breast Reconstruction with Dr. John Kim
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How do you discuss breast reconstruction with your patient? Dr. John Kim from Northwestern University joins us to talk about this rich topic. 

Check out our YouTube channel this week as we will release video clips of the interview along with visual aids!

Mar 01, 2021
Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon: Abdominal and Chest Wall Reconstruction with Dr. Shailesh Agarwal
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This is the second part of our discussion with Dr. Shailesh Agarwal, Plastic Surgeon at Brigham and Women's in Boston. In this half, we discuss the plastic surgeon's perspective on abdominal wall reconstruction and chest wall reconstruction. This is part of a short mini-series of episodes we are releasing about topics in plastic surgery that would interest every surgeon! Stay tuned for more. episode in the Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon series! 

Feb 22, 2021
Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon: Perineal Reconstruction with Dr. Shailesh Agarwal
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This is our first episode in the Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon series! Our guest Dr. Shailesh Agarwal, from Brigham and Women's in Boston, come onto the show to discuss trunk reconstruction with us. In this first-half of our recording session, Dr. Agarwal discusses perineal reconstruction. Stay tuned for next week's episode where we will release the second half of the conversation, all about abdominal and chest wall reconstruction!

Feb 15, 2021
Kick-Off to 2021!
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The ABSITE is over! 2021 has truly begun now. Listen to this short update about what we have in store for you guys over the course of this next year.

Feb 10, 2021
Endovascular Management of Trauma with Dr. Todd Rasmussen and Dr. Wayne Causey
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If you want to hear more vascular surgery specific content, be sure to check out Audible Bleeding wherever podcasts are found. 

Dr. Todd Rasmussen is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an attending vascular surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Rasmussen has been deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan and cared for many traumatic vascular injuries at Walter Reed Medical Center. Through his experience and research, he has become one of the foremost leaders on the management of vascular trauma and recently published the third edition of Rich’s Vascular Trauma.

Dr. Marlin “Wayne” Causey is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Dr. Kevin Kniery is a vascular surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Seminal Papers in Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury

AAST 1997 Paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9095103/

AAST 2008 Paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18545103/

JVS 2011 Paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20974523/

Timing of repair of BTAI JVS 2020: https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(20)31575-5/fulltext

Dr. Ben Starnes’ podcast on Behind The Knife on BTAI.

https://bit.ly/2LuycWq

Feb 08, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - DO NOT OPEN UNTIL MORNING OF ABSITE (45 MINUTE REVIEW)
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The time has come. Dominate it.

Jan 29, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Anesthesia
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In this episode we review the need to know information regarding anesthesia and preoperative work up.  Very concentrated information intended for the ABSITE and boards.

Jan 27, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Biostatistics
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Jan 23, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Transplant
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Jan 23, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Pediatric Surgery
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Jan 19, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Thoracic
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Jan 18, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Hernias
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Quick hit hernia knowledge for ABSITE, boards and even rounds.   Covers wide range of different types of hernia and repair options.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767

Jan 15, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Fluids and Electrolytes
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Jan 15, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Critical Care Part 2 with Dr. Matthew Martin
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Jan 13, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Critical Care Part 1 with Dr. Matthew Martin
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Jan 13, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Trauma Part 2 with Dr. Matthew Martin
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Jan 12, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Trauma Part I with Dr. Matthew Martin
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Jan 12, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Hematology
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Check out our book here

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B08NCX9N1V

 

Check out our YouTube landmark paper series here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzAoWs6w8q8

 

Jan 11, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Breast
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We review high yield breast topics, to include: high yield anatomy, benign breast disease, and management of breast cancer and the axilla.

SURVEY LINK:

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Jan 05, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Vascular Part 2
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BTK ABSITE Companion 

Check out our book at this link, and help us out with a 5-star rating!  https://amzn.to/37sEH44

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel here for video ABSITE reviews. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

Jan 03, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Vascular Part 1
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BTK ABSITE Companion 

Check out our book at this link, and help us out with a 5 star rating!  https://amzn.to/37sEH44

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel here for video ABSITE reviews. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

Jan 03, 2021
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Colorectal Part 2
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BTK ABSITE Companion 

Check out our book at this link, and help us out with a 5 star rating!  https://amzn.to/37sEH44

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel here for video ABSITE reviews. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

Dec 28, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Colorectal Part 1
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BTK ABSITE Companion 

Check out our book at this link, and help us out with a 5 star rating!  https://amzn.to/37sEH44

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel here for video ABSITE reviews. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

 

Dec 28, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Pancreas
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BTK ABSITE Companion 

Check out our book at this link, and help us out with a 5 star rating!  https://amzn.to/37sEH44

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel here for video ABSITE reviews. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

 

 

Dec 23, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Adrenal
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Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery, John McClellan and Woo Do review high-yield adrenal topics for the ABSITE, including: hyperaldosteronism, Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal incidentaloma, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma.

Review the congenital adrenal hyperplasia mnemonic here. 

Buy and rate your BTK ABSITE Companion HERE

Dec 19, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Hepatobiliary Part 2
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We continue with high-yield hepatobiliary, to include: cystic lesions and tumors of the liver and biliary tree.

 

ABSITE COMPANION:

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767

Dec 18, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Hepatobiliary Part 1
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We discuss high yield topics related to the liver and biliary tree, to include: benign biliary disease, portal hypertension, and liver abscesses.

Absite Companion:

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767

Dec 18, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Spleen
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We discuss high-yield Spleen topics for ABSITE and the boards.

Be sure to check out the BTK ABSITE Study Companion available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=absite&qid=1607311826&sr=8-5

Dec 15, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Stomach
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Listen to our review on the very high-yield topic: stomach!

Don't forget to check out our new edition of the ABSITE Companion Book on Amazon! 

Dec 14, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Esophagus
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We discuss high-yield topics related to the Esophagus. Show notes with illustrations are available in a new paperback form on Amazon: BTK ABSITE Podcast Companion

Dec 10, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Parathyroid
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We discuss high-yield parathyroid topics, to include: PTH, calcitonin, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism (primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary), and parathyroid cancer. 

Be sure to check out the BTK ABSITE Study Companion available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=absite&qid=1607311826&sr=8-5

Dec 07, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Thyroid
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We discuss high-yield thyroid topics, to include: Hyperthyroidism Grave's disease, Toxic multinodular goiter, Thyroiditis Workup of the palpable thyroid nodule, Thyroid cancer (papillary vs. follicular vs. medullary)

Be sure to check out the BTK ABSITE Study Companion available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion/dp/0578802767/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=absite&qid=1607311826&sr=8-5

Dec 07, 2020
BTK ABSITE 2021 - Head and Neck
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If you find our ABSITE reviews helpful please give us a review on Apple Podcasts 

https://apple.co/2JvIT9Z

And 

Check out buy and rate our book on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/2I3eGOW 

Dec 03, 2020
Colorectal Surgery Mock Oral Boards
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Jon Abelson and William Kethman bring us this week's episode. Tune in and listen to Michael Valente, David Liska, Jason Chen, and Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar take us through several excellent oral boards scenarios related to colorectal surgery!

Nov 23, 2020
Who Should Manage Vascular Trauma? A Debate.
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“Who Should Manage Vascular Trauma?”

Today’s podcast is a collaboration between

Audible Bleeding – AudibleBleeding.com

Behind The Knife – BehindTheKnife.org

Trauma ICU Rounds - TraumaICURounds.ca

Subscribe to all 3 on any podcasting platform!

 

The most recent article discussed in this podcast can be found here.

https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/08000/Beyond_the_Crossroads__Who_Will_be_the_Caretakers.53.aspx

 

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Benjamin Starnes

Dr. Starnes is a Professor of Vascular Surgery, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery for UW Medicine. Additionally he is a former military surgeon with combat experience.

 

Dr. Westley Ohman

Dr. Ohman is an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital which is a level 1 trauma center where he is routinely involved in the care of complex vascular trauma.

 

Trauma Surgery

Dr. Tanya Zakrison is an Associate Professor of Surgery and a Trauma and Acute care surgeon at the University of Chicago medical center, which is a level 1 trauma center.

Dr. Matthew Martin is a Professor of Surgery at Scripps Medical Center in San Diego, a former Army Surgeon who is recognized as a leader in trauma care, and has served on 5 combat deployments.

Moderators

Dr. Dennis Kim is an Associate Professor of Surgery and an Acute Care and Trauma Surgeon at UCLA School of Medicine and is the host of the podcast Trauma ICU rounds

Dr. Kevin Kniery is a vascular surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center.

 

 

 

Nov 16, 2020
SSO Landmark Papers - Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases
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Dr. James Howe and Dr. Alexandra Gangi, coauthors of The Landmark Series: Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases, join us to discuss their paper and the latest in the field of these rare but important tumors.

 

Read the paper yourself here! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1245%2Fs10434-020-08787-x

Nov 09, 2020
BTK/AAS "How I Built It" Series - Dr. Julie Ann Sosa
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Leaders in clinical and health services research discuss keys to success in this collaborative effort between BTK and The Association for Academic Surgery. In this episode, Dr. Fabian Johnston discusses how to do health services research the right way with UCSF Surgery Chair Dr. Julie Sosa.

Nov 02, 2020
Why a Career in Vascular Surgery with Dr. Bernadette Aulivola
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Dr. Bernadette Aulivola is a Professor of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery at Loyola Medical Center and the Division Director of Vascular Surgery. 

https://loyolamedicine.org/doctor/bernadette-aulivola

Check out Audible Bleeding here https://www.audiblebleeding.com/ or on any podcast platform. 

Find a vascular mentor here!

https://svsconnect.vascular.org/home

Request Dr. Aulivola and Dr. Ellozy

 

Oct 26, 2020
SSO Landmark Papers - Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
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What is the latest, up to date practice in surgical oncology for liver mets from colorectal cancer? Dr. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, author of the landmark paper on the topic, joins us to discuss.

Oct 13, 2020
CODA Trial Results - Antibiotics versus Surgery for Appendicitis
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In today's episode, the lead investigator of the CODA Trial, Dr. David Flum, joins us along with members of his team to discuss the newly released results of the CODA Trial.

Oct 05, 2020
BTK/AAS "How I Built It" Series - Dr. Sandra Wong
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Leaders in clinical and health services research discuss keys to success in this collaborative effort between BTK and The Association for Academic Surgery. In this episode, Dr. Fabian Johnston discusses research mentorship, building a health services career, and breaking down barriers between translation and implementation scientists with Dr. Sandra Wong, Surgery Chief at Geisel SOM at Dartmouth.

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Sep 28, 2020
SSO Landmark Papers - Rectal Cancer and Lateral Lymph Nodes
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The Society of Surgical Oncology has published The Landmark Series, an invaluable series of reviews that discuss the key papers of surgical oncology which shape our practice today. 

Dr. George Chang of MD Anderson, author of The Landmark Series: Management of Lateral Lymph Nodes in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer, joins us to discuss his work.

During the discussion, Dr. Chang mentioned his other work on robotic surgery and the lateral pelvic lymph node dissection, read it here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/codi.15350

Sep 21, 2020
Deep Space: What will Surgery and Medicine Away from Earth Look Like?
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You've been selected to be on the next team taking a 3-year trip to Mars. What will you bring with you? How will you treat appendicitis?

That, and much more regarding human space travel and surgery, is discussed by Dr. Rich Williams and Dr. Carol Scott-Conner in this week's episode about deep space medicine.

Sep 14, 2020
GlobalSurg - CovidSurg Week. International Collaborative.
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There is an urgent need to understand the outcomes of COVID-19 infected patients who undergo surgery. Capturing real-world data and sharing international experience will inform the management of this complex group of patients who undergo surgery throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, improving their clinical care. CovidSurg has been designed by an international collaborating group of surgeons and anaesthetists which has now reached 69 countries.

More information here https://globalsurg.org/covidsurg/

Connect on twitter @COVIDSurg 

 

Sep 09, 2020
SSO Landmark Papers Series - Melanoma
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The Society of Surgical Oncology has published The Landmark Series, an invaluable series of reviews that discuss the key papers of surgical oncology which shape our practice today. 

Dr. Kelly McMasters, Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, joins us today to introduce the Landmark Series, as well as walk us through the Landmark papers regarding the treatment of melanoma.

Sep 07, 2020
Palliative Care and Surgery
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Dr. Red Hoffman, Dr. Fabian Johnston, and Dr. Susan McCammon, each surgeons with unique expertise in palliative care, join us to discuss the difficult decisions and discussions we sometimes must make for those patients with the worst prognoses or who are suffering the most.

Aug 31, 2020
BTK/AAS "How I Built It" Series - Dr. John Birkmeyer
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Leaders in clinical and health services research discuss keys to success in this collaborative effort between BTK and The Association for Academic Surgery. In this episode, Dr. Karan Chhabra discussing building a strong health services research program from the bottom-up with Dr. John Birkmeyer.

Aug 24, 2020
Adrenal Incidentaloma and Adrenalectomy with Dr. Travis McKenzie
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Dr. Travis McKenzie from Mayo Clinic discusses his approach to the adrenal incidentaloma, and shares pearls of wisdom for shucking out those adrenal masses.

Aug 17, 2020
Cerebrovascular Trauma with Dr. Todd Rasmussen
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Kevin and Nicole discuss the management of ceberbrovascular trauma, primarily blunt and penetrating injuries to the carotid and vertebral arteries. 

Dr. Rasmussen is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an attending vascular surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Dr. Rasmussen has been deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan and cared for many traumatic vascular injuries at Walter Reed Medical Center. Through his experience and research, he has become one of the foremost leaders on the management of vascular trauma and recently published the third edition of Rich’s Vascular Trauma.

Nicole Rich is a vascular surgery fellow at New York Presbyterian. 

Behind The Knife YouTube Page

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

EAST Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Guidelines

https://www.east.org/education/practice-management-guidelines/blunt-cerebrovascular-injury

Check out Rich’s Vascular Trauma

https://www.elsevier.com/books/richs-vascular-trauma/9781455712618

Aug 10, 2020
What Happened - American Board of Surgery 2020 Qualifying Exam Failure
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American Board of Surgery FAQs regarding 2020 QE

http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?faq_virtualgsqe2020

  Guests on this podcast   Dr. Buyske President and CEO of The American Board of Surgery   Dr. Benjamin Jarman Gundersen Medical Foundation General Surgery Residency Program Director  President - Association of Program Directors in Surgery   Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences   Dr. Allison Martin Incoming surgical oncology fellow at MD-Anderson

 

Aug 03, 2020
BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #17: RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE COVID-19 ERA
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In this 17th joint journal club with Annals of Surgery, we are joined by Dr. Sidra Bonner and Dr. Glenn Wakam, co-authors of the recently accepted paper "Covid-19 and Racial Disparities: Moving Toward Surgical Equity."   Our two guests are residents at the University of Michigan who lead an excellent discussion around their recent work in which they challenge the common belief among surgeons that their practices are free from racial disparities, and propose tangible interventions to reduce systemic inequity in surgical care.   Download the full paper here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/9000/Covid_19_and_Racial_Disparities__Moving_Towards.94434.aspx
Jul 30, 2020
Systemic Bias and Structural Racism in Surgery and Medicine
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The recent murder of George Floyd, among others, has once again brought to the forefront discourse on the deep-rooted, structural obstacles and mistreatment that black people face. Those roots have grown into our own profession as well, so join the BTK team this week as we discuss the serious topic of systemic racism in surgery and how we can begin to overcome it.

Featuring our guests:

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD; Professor of Surgery at Stanford University, Acute Care Surgeon, Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center

Lola Fayanju, MD, MA; Assistant Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences at Duke University, Associate Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare with Duke Forge

Fabian Johnston, MD, MHS; Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Chief of GI Surgical Oncology, Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, Program Director of the Complex General Surgery Oncology Fellowship at Johns Hopskins University

Jul 27, 2020
ECMO Basics Part 3 with Patrick Georgoff and Nicholas Teman
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Thanks to Patrick Georgoff @georgoff and Nicholas Teman @nickteman for this fantastic 3 part series.

Check out our new website designed by Michael Vu

Check out our new YouTube series on bedside procedures. First video is how to place a chest tube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5HuiD51Su0

Jul 24, 2020
ECMO Basics Part 2 with Patrick Georgoff and Nicholas Teman
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A big thanks to Patrick Georgoff and Nicholas Teman for putting together this great mini-series.

 

Have you seen our YouTube page? Everything from ABSITE review, to technical skills to landmark paper reviews.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

Our website has also been updated.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg

Jul 21, 2020
ECMO Basics Part 1 with Patrick Georgoff and Nicholas Teman
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Please enjoy this three part series on ECMO by Patrick Georgoff and 

Please check out our Journal Cast for quick breakdowns of landmark papers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tsRUhnVDCw

Jul 20, 2020
Virtual Interviewing for Residency and Fellowship in the COVID Era
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Join Dr. Scott Steele and Dr. Jason Bingham as they host our guests, Dr. Howard Ross and Dr. Ajita Prabhu to discuss interviewing in this new age of Zoom conferences. Prior BTK personality Dr. Woo Do also drops in to the show to discuss his own experiences interviewing for (and successfully matching in!) a Pediatric Surgery fellowship!

Dr. Howard Ross - Chief of Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Temple University

Dr. Ajita Prabhu - Associate Professor of Surgery and General Surgery Residency Assistant Program Director at Cleveland Clinic

Jul 13, 2020
Abdominal Vascular Trauma - Venous with Dr. Todd Rasmussen
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Abdominal Vascular Trauma – Venous with Dr. Todd Rasmussen. 

Episode 3 of 6 for our vascular trauma series. Kevin and Adham discuss the management of injuries to the vena cava and portomesenteric venous system with Dr. Rasmussen. 

Dr. Rasmussen is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Research at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and an attending vascular surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Dr. Rasmussen has been deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, and cared for many traumatic vascular injuries at Walter Reed Medical Center, through his experience and research he has become one of the foremost leaders on the management of vascular trauma and recently published the third edition of Rich’s Vascular Trauma. 

  

Check out Dr. Rasmussen’s book 

https://www.elsevier.com/books/richs-vascular-trauma/9781455712618 

https://www.amazon.com/Richs-Vascular-Trauma-Todd-Rasmussen/dp/1455712612 

Jul 07, 2020
"War Doctor" David Nott on Surgery in War Zones
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Dr. David Nott has been a Consultant Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for 23 years where he specializes in general surgery. Professor Nott also performs vascular and trauma surgery at St Mary’s Hospital and cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

For the past twenty three years David has taken unpaid leave each year to work for the aid agencies Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syria Relief. He has provided surgical treatment to the victims of conflict and catastrophe in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Chad, Darfur, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Central African Republic, Gaza and Nepal.

Please check out his book "War Doctor" for an inspiring read

https://www.amazon.com/War-Doctor-Surgery-Front-Line-ebook/dp/B07WWGLY7Z/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=war+doctor&qid=1593638019&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Also check out his foundation that supports training surgeons in war zones.

https://davidnottfoundation.com/

A big thanks to Patrick Georgoff for making this happen.

Jul 01, 2020
BTK/AAS "How I Built It" Series - Dr. Karl Bilimoria
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Leaders in clinical and health services research discuss keys to success in this collaborative effort between BTK and The Association for Academic Surgery. In this episode, Dr. Fabian Johnston has an engaging conversation with Dr. Karl Bilimoria about establishing a world-class health services research program.  

Jun 22, 2020
BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #16: GLOBAL SURGERY
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Join us for our 16th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery! We discuss the hot topic of global surgery—specifically, how to advance your surgical career while pursuing interests in global surgery.   This episode's guest author is Dr. Sherry Wren, Director of Global Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. She is also Vice Chair for Professional Development and Diversity, and she manages Stanford’s educational surgical partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa.   She was lead author of the recent paper "Academic Advancement in Global Surgery: Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations From the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery" Dr. Wren will talk about her own career and experiences as a global surgeon alongside the working group's recommendations for academic advancement.   Download the full paper here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/02000/Academic_Advancement_in_Global_Surgery_.14.aspx
May 31, 2020
BTK/ANNALS JOURNAL CLUB #15: SAFE CHOLECYSTECTOMY ORAL BOARDS REVIEW
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Join us for our 15th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery! We discuss a brand-new set of multisociety guidelines, putting together the latest evidence on preventing bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.   This episode's guest author is Dr. Michael Brunt, Professor and Chief of MIS at Wash U in St. Louis, and lead author of the new paper "Safe Cholecystectomy Multi-Society Practice Guideline and State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile duct Injury during Cholecystectomy" He will walk us through the guidelines in oral boards style, providing safe and evidence-based answers to many of your common questions about laparoscopic cholecystectomy.   Download the full paper here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/9000/Safe_Cholecystectomy_Multi_society_Practice.94547.aspx

 

May 24, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 11 - Solid Organ Injury
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Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Jayne McCauley, MD

In this episode (the last of the series) we cover the management of blunt injury to the solid organs…the liver, spleen, and kidney.  DOMINATE THE DAY.

 

References: 

  1. Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic injury: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline (https://www.east.org/education/practice-management-guidelines/hepatic-injury-blunt-selective-nonoperative-management-of)
  2. Western Trauma Association/Critical Decisions in Trauma: Operative Management of Adult Blunt Hepatic Trauma (https://www.westerntrauma.org/algorithms/PublishedAlgorithms/WTACriticalDecisionsOperativeManagementOfAdultBluntHepaticTrauma.pdf)
  3. Selective nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline (https://www.east.org/education/practice-management-guidelines/splenic-injury-blunt-selective-nonoperative-management-of)
  4. Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of adult blunt splenic trauma—2016 updates (https://westerntrauma.org/documents/PublishedAlgorithms/WTACriticalDecisionsAdultBluntSplenicTrauma-2016Update.pdf)
  5. Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of renal trauma (https://westerntrauma.org/documents/PublishedAlgorithms/WTACriticalDecisionsManagementOfRenalTrauma.pdf)
May 20, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 10 - Rib Fractures
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Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Jayne McCauley, MD

This…episode….covers…rib…fractures…sorry, I am splinting.  Was that a fever?  Am I developing pneumonia?!  Could this have been avoided with regional anesthesia? Or surgical fixation?  Tune in to find out everything you need to know about the management of rib fractures.

 

References:

  • Kasotakis G, Hasenboehler EA, Streib EW, et al. Operative fixation of rib fractures after blunt trauma: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017; 82:618.
  • Carver TWMilia DJSomberg C, et al. Vital capacity helps predict pulmonary complications after rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3):413-6.
  • Galvagno SM JrSmith CEVaron AJ, et al. Pain management for blunt thoracic trauma: A joint practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov;81(5):936-951.
  • Cheema FAChao EBuchsbaum J, et al. State of Rib Fracture Care: A NTDB Review of Analgesic Management and Surgical Stabilization. Am Surg. 2019 May 1;85(5):474-478.
  • Pieracci FM, Leasia K, Bauman Z, et al. A multicenter, prospective, controlled clinical trial of surgical stabilization of rib fractures in patients with severe, nonflail fracture patterns (Chest Wall Injury Society NONFLAIL). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;88(2):249. 
  • Pieracci FM, Coleman J, Ali-Osman F, et al. A multicenter evaluation of the optimal timing of surgical stabilization of rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018;84(1):1. 
May 18, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 9 - Complex Case Discussion #2
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Host: Patrick Georgoff, MD with special guest Bryan Cotton, MD, Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston, and Ethan Taub, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston.

This is part 2 of complex case discussions.  In this episode, we discuss the management of complex trauma cases with Dr. Bryan Cotton and Dr. Ethan Taub.  Learn how to manage pericardial tamponade, subclavian injuries, and expanding zone I hemorrhage.  Are you not entertained!?

May 15, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 8 - Complex Case Discussion #1
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Host: Patrick Georgoff, MD with special guest Bryan Cotton, MD, Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston and Ethan Taub, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas in Houston.

This is part I of complex case discussions.  In this episode, we discuss the management of complex trauma cases with Dr. Bryan Cotton and Dr. Ethan Taub.  Learn how to manage pericardial tamponade, subclavian injuries, and expanding zone I hemorrhage.  Are you not entertained!?

May 13, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 7 - Traumatic Brain Injury
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This episode covers all things TBI.  It’s a perfect review for the non-neurosurgeon.

References:

May 11, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 6 - Spinal Cord Injury
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This episode covers spinal cord injury, including cervical spine clearance and pre-hospital, ED/trauma bay, and ICU management.  Guaranteed to give you the confidence you need to *appropriately* toss that ill-fitting cervical collar in the trash.

 

References:

May 08, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 5 - Gun Violence
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In this episode, we talk about gun violence in America.  We cover gun violence statistics, the second amendment, current gun laws, the research conundrum, and gun policy with a focus on background checks, assault weapons, and public opinion.  We also discuss recommendations from the American College of Surgeons.  

References:

May 06, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 4 - TEG and Anticoagulant Reversal
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Big T Trauma Series Ep. 4 - TEG and Anticoagulant Reversal

This is part II of trauma resuscitation.  In this episode we cover TEG and anticoagulant reversal.  We worked hard to keep things practical and clinically relevant  - perfect for listeners who want to dominate their next trauma resuscitation.  

May 04, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 3 - Transfusion Medicine For The Trauma Surgeon
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Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Jason Brill, MD

This is part I of trauma resuscitation.  In this episode we cover transfusion medicine from a trauma surgery perspective.  Whole blood, 1:1:1, massive transfusion…it’s all here. 

May 01, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 2 - REBOA
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Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Teddy Puzio, MD

This episode covers all things REBOA, including indications, practical tips and tricks, and complications.  Don’t be shy – have a listen. 

References:

  • Joseph et al. Nationwide Analysis of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in Civilian Trauma. JAMA Surgery 2019 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30892574)
  • Brenner et al. Use of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta for Proximal Aortic Control in Patients With Severe Hemorrhage and Arrest. JAMA Surgery 2018 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28973104)
  • Brenner et al. Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta and Resuscitative Thoracotomy in Select Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock: Early Results from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's Aortic Occlusion in Resuscitation for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Registry. J Am Coll Surg 2018 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29421694)
Apr 29, 2020
Big T Trauma Series Ep. 1 - Neck Trauma
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Neck trauma

Hosts: Patrick Georgoff, MD and Jayne McCauley, MD

The inaugural episode of the BIG T TRAUMA series!  This series will offer clinically oriented material that focuses on how best to care for traumatically injured and critically ill patients.  The information presented in this podcast is designed for surgical trainees but is appropriate for anyone with an interest in trauma surgery, including medical students, advanced practice providers, and nurses. 

 

This episode will cover neck trauma, and includes important learning points related to blunt and penetrating injury.  Demystify neck trauma today!!!

 

References:

Apr 27, 2020
BTK/AAS "How I Built It" Series - Dr. Clifford Ko
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Leaders in clinical and health services research discuss keys to success in this collaborative effort between BTK and The Association for Academic Surgery. In this episode, Drs. Fabian Johnston and Stephanie Bonne have an engaging conversation with Dr. Clifford Ko about improving quality of surgical care through with a robust health services research program.  

Apr 22, 2020
COVID-19: Ethical Responsibility during a Pandemic with Dr. Angelos
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Dr. Peter Angelos is an endocrine surgeon and medical ethicist at the University of Chicago. He answers our questions regarding the ethical and moral obligations and implications during the struggles of this pandemic.

Apr 16, 2020
Special COVID19 Coverage: How to deal with anxiety and stress coming from this pandemic
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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike discusses the stress that the surgical residents and attending are facing in this unprecedented times. Listen in for techniques that can help you and your close ones navigate through emotions and manage stress in a productive manner. 

Apr 06, 2020
Critical Care Management of COVID-19 from the Front Lines - Dr. Mayur Narayan
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Dr. Mayur Narayan associate professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center, describes his early experience managing a SICU full of COVID-19 + positive patients. 

Dr. Patrick Georgoff, critical care fellow, and frequent Behind The Knife contributor joins us to help break down the critical care aspects of COVID-19. 

Resources

SCCM Covid guidelines: http://www.med.umich.edu/surgery/mcccn/documents/SSC-COVID19-Critical-Care-Guidelines.pdf

DOD Covid guidelines: http://www.med.umich.edu/surgery/mcccn/documents/DoD-COVID-19-Practice-Management-Guide-V10

JAMA treatment synopsis: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763879?guestAccessKey=8e645e9d-64dc-436c-8f59-d0dd83afb7d9&utm_content=weekly_highlights&utm_term=032820&utm_source=silverchair&utm_campaign=jama_network&cmp=1&utm_medium=email

Michigan Critical Care Collaborative Network: http://www.med.umich.edu/surgery/mcccn/

MGH Treatment Guide: http://www.med.umich.edu/surgery/mcccn/documents/MGH-Guide-for-COVID-Patients.JPG

Apr 01, 2020
Healthcare Leadership in Crisis - (COVID-19) with Dr. Scott Steele and Dr. Tom Hustead
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Behind the Knife joins Cal Walters on his podcast "Intentional Living and Leadership" to discuss leading in a healthcare crisis with two veteran physicians that have served on multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

If you are interested in becoming a better leader or living a more intentional life, please check out Cal's podcast. Highly recommend. 

https://www.calwalters.me/

Intentional Living and Leadership 

 

Dr. Tom Hustead graduated from West Point in the top 3% of his class and received his medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine. As a retired Army Colonel, highlights from his distinguished career include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, being awarded Flight Surgeon of the Year for his service in combat, Outstanding Faculty of the Year for his medical teaching, and board selection as Department Chair for a family medicine residency department. As a result of his appointment by the Army Surgeon General to be the “face of military medicine” to recruit and share the Army Medicine story, Dr. Hustead recognized a need and developed a passion for teaching physicians across the country to be effectively engaged leaders. In his final appointment in the military, Dr. Hustead was the commander/CEO of a NATO military medical facility at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. Dr. Hustead currently practices as a family physician at Hardin Memorial Health and serves as Medical Director for their employed medical group. Dr. Hustead also co-founded The Referent Group, which provides leadership training, coaching, and resources for healthcare leaders.  With an emphasis on servant leadership, Dr. Hustead’s core conviction is that effective leadership is never about the leader, but is focused in creating a culture where those being led can flourish

Dr. Scott Steele is the Chair of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. As a graduate of West Point, he was an active duty Army officer, serving as the Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA. He has served 4 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, being awarded the Combat Medical Badge amongst others. His contributions to the medical literature include over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 60 invited reviews and book chapters, 12 national practice parameters, guest editor for 5 volumes dedicated to colorectal disease, and currently is an editor on 4 textbooks in colorectal surgery.

We recorded this interview on March 28, 2020, a time when our nation’s entire medical ecosystem is mobilizing for war against the COVID-19 pandemic. While many Americans are working from home to blunt the spread of the virus, healthcare clinicians and administrators are working around the clock to prepare for the coming tsunami of patients. The scope and the scale of the coming fight is unprecedented in the healthcare community.

 

Mar 30, 2020
COVID19 Special - Ventilator Management Refresher for Surgeons
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Check out Dr. Patrick Georgoff's Youtube video that describes in more detail the basics of managing a ventilator. 

https://youtu.be/RHx-p5RFoaA

 

Some great resources tagged below:

ARDSnet ventilator protocols:

http://www.ardsnet.org/files/ventilator_protocol_2008-07.pdf

Caring for the COVID pt from JAMA

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762996

 

 

Mar 19, 2020
COVID-19 Essentials for Surgeons
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Critical information on COVID-19 and how it impacts us as surgeons, and how we can help in the fight. 

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike – Chair of the Texas Tech Department of Surgery 

-Discusses preparing her department of surgery for COVID

Dr. Angela Hewlett – Medical Director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit         

-Breaks down the basics of this virus from an ID perspective

Dr. Christian Jones – Director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins

-Discusses how we can safe when managing these patients

Dr. Vahagn Nikolian – Fellow At Columbia University in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

- Discusses how to implement telemedicine into practice

 

Corona Virus Info

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://emcrit.org/ibcc/covid19/

Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Map

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

How to properly put on and remove PPE (seems silly but is important)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CChf0-enyp0

Resources for learning about Vents

Propofology.com/non-icu.html

Mar 17, 2020
Arterial Abdominal Vascular Trauma with Dr. Todd Rasmussen
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Episode 2 of 6 of our vascular trauma series collaboration with Audible Bleeding. Kevin and Adham discuss the management of abdominal arterial vascular injuries with Dr. Rasmussen

If you want to read more about vascular trauma, please refer to 

Rich's Vascular Trauma

https://www.elsevier.com/books/richs-vascular-trauma/9781455712618

Mar 11, 2020
#14: Annals of Surgery Journal Club discussing the latest thyroid guidelines
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Join us for our 14th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery! We discuss a brand-new set of guidelines from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons to help keep us up-to-date on thyroid disease.   This episode's guest authors are Dr. Kepal Patel, the Director of Endocrine Surgery at NYU, and Dr Herb Chen, the Chair of Surgery at UAB. They are two of the authors of "Guidelines for the Definitive Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease in Adults"   Access the executive summary free of charge here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/03000/Executive_Summary_of_the_American_Association_of.1.aspx   And the full set of guidelines here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2020/03000/The_American_Association_of_Endocrine_Surgeons.28.aspx
Feb 23, 2020
BTK ABSITE #28: DO NOT OPEN UNTIL ON YOUR WAY TO ABSITE
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Recorded a few years ago for ABSITE and one of our first reviews, but these are truly your tips and tricks to get you those few extra points!

Dominate the ABSITE!

Check out our book: https://amzn.to/379rGtR

Jan 23, 2020
BTK ABSITE #27: Surgical Potpourri
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We review high-yield miscellaneous topics for the ABSITE, including: peritoneal dialysis catheters, sarcoma, and melanoma.

Check out our book: https://amzn.to/379rGtR

 
Jan 22, 2020
BTK ABSITE #26: Thoracic
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We discuss a wide range of high-yield thoracic topics for the ABSITE and General Surgery Boards.  These include anatomy, benign/malignant pathology, and trauma.  

Thoracic is not currently part of our ABSITE review Podcast Companion, but will be added in future editions.  

Thanks for listening!

Jan 21, 2020
BTK ABSITE #25: Transplant Surgery
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Check out our book: https://amzn.to/379rGtR

Jan 20, 2020
BTK ABSITE #24: Pediatric Surgery
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Check out our book https://amzn.to/379rGtR

Jan 19, 2020
BTK ABSITE #23: Anesthesia
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Check out our ABSITE review book. https://amzn.to/379rGtR

Jan 19, 2020
BTK ABSITE #22: Hernias
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Quick hits for those ABSITE hernia questions.  Once again we apologize for the audio quality, but unfortunately we were recording 100s of miles apart!

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR

Jan 17, 2020
BTK ABSITE #21: Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid/Base
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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.

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR

Jan 17, 2020
BTK ABSITE #20: Critical Care, Part 2
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Dr. Matthew Martin is back with Part 2 of high yield critical care.

Jan 16, 2020
BTK ABSITE #19: Critical Care, Part 1
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Dr. Matthew Martin takes through another thorough review of critical care. Part 2 up next.

Make sure to download our ABSITE Podcast Companion and review the notes a few times before your exam!

Jan 16, 2020
BTK ABSITE #18: Trauma, Part 2
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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. 

Jan 14, 2020
BTK ABSITE #17: Trauma, Part 1
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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. 

Jan 14, 2020
BTK ABSITE #16: Hematology
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We review high yield hematology, to include: acquired and congenital bleeding and clotting disorders, blood products, and anticoagulants.

Make sure to download our ABSITE podcast companion here!

Jan 13, 2020
BTK ABSITE #15: Breast
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We review high yield breast topics, to include: high yield anatomy, benign breast disease, and management of breast cancer and the axilla.

Make sure to download our ABSITE podcast companion here!

Jan 13, 2020
BTK ABSITE #14: Vascular Part 2
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We review high-yield vascular topics for ABSITE, including: peripheral aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, fasciotomies, diabetic foot infections, and venous disease. 

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR

Jan 13, 2020
BTK ABSITE #13: Vascular Part 1
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We review high-yield vascular topics for the ABSITE, including: carotid disease, vascular access, thoracic aorta, thoracic outlet, and acute mesenteric ischemia.

https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR

Subscribe to our mailing list here  http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

 

Please subscribe on iTunes/Spotify/Google Play and rate the podcast!

 

 

Jan 13, 2020
BTK ABSITE #12: Colorectal Part 2
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Colorectal part 2 ABSITE review.

 

Check out our book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2uCtn4l 

Jan 12, 2020
BTK ABSITE #11: Colorectal Part 1
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Colorectal part 1 with the Behind The Knife Team. 

Check out our book on amazon. https://amzn.to/2uCtn4l

Jan 12, 2020
BTK ABSITE #10: Pancreas
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Everyone's back for this episode on high-yield pancreas topics.  We discuss everything from up to date management of pancreatitis, peri-pancreatic fluid collections, pancreatic tumors of all varieties and finally we give the usual quick hits. 

Get the BTK ABSITE Podcast Companion here

Jan 10, 2020
BTK ABSITE #9: Adrenal
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Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery, John McClellan and Woo Do review high-yield adrenal topics for the ABSITE, including: hyperaldosteronism, Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal incidentaloma, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma.

Review the congenital adrenal hyperplasia mnemonic here. 

Get the BTK ABSITE Podcast Companion here

Jan 10, 2020
BTK ABSITE #8: Hepatobiliary Part 2
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We continue with high-yield hepatobiliary, to include: cystic lesions and tumors of the liver and biliary tree. Don't forget to download our ABSITE Podcast Companion on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=behind+the+knife&qid=1578444510&sr=8-1

Jan 08, 2020
BTK ABSITE #7: Hepatobiliary Part 1
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We discuss high yield topics related to the liver and biliary tree, to include: benign biliary disease, portal hypertension, and liver abscesses. Our ABSITE Podcast Companion is available at https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Knife-ABSITE-Podcast-Companion-ebook/dp/B082MKW2VR/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=behind+the+knife&qid=1578444510&sr=8-1

Jan 08, 2020
BTK ABSITE #6: Spleen
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We review high-yield topics related to the spleen, to include: splenic trauma, hematologic disorders, splenic lesions, splenic artery aneurysms, and post-splenectomy infection.

 

Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

Jan 08, 2020
BTK ABSITE #5: Stomach
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We review high-yield topics related to the stomach, to include: hiatal hernias, gastroduodenal ulcer disease, GERD, post-gastrectomy syndromes, and gastric cancer.

Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

Jan 07, 2020
BTK ABSITE #4: Esophagus
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We discuss high-yield topics related to the esophagus, to include: esophageal perforation, motility disorders, diverticula, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer.

Jan 07, 2020
BTK ABSITE #3: Parathyroid
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We discuss high-yield parathyroid topics, to include: PTH, calcitonin, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism (primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary), and parathyroid cancer. 

   
Jan 07, 2020
BTK ABSITE #2: Thyroid
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We discuss high-yield thyroid topics, to include: hyperthyroidism, Grave's disease, toxic multinodular goiter, thyroiditis, workup of the palpable thyroid nodule, and thyroid cancer (papillary vs. follicular vs. medullary). 

Jan 06, 2020
BTK ABSITE #1: Head and Neck
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We discuss high-yield head and neck anatomy, squamous cell cancer, salivary gland tumors, melanoma, and the diagnostic dilemma of the unknown primary tumor with regional metastasis.   
Jan 06, 2020
ABSITE Announcement/Updates
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Exciting news! Many of you have asked for a written version of our popular ABSITE review series, well we came through with an ebook podcast companion. Get it here https://amzn.to/34eOkyr If you rely on BTK for ABSITE this companion is a must have. New ABSITE episodes coming soon!

Dec 17, 2019
#187: Dr. Brendan Moran discusses HIPEC
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Dr. Brendan Moran discusses HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery principles. Listen up to this very educational episode and interesting talk about HIPEC study and controversies. 

Dec 04, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club #13: Early Cholecystectomy for Gallstone Pancreatitis
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Join us for our 13th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery! We discuss how to get patients better, faster with a surgery-first approach to gallstone pancreatitis. This episode's guest authors are Dr. Krislynn Mueck, a general surgery resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and Dr Lillian Kao, the Jack Mayfield, MD Chair in Surgery and Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. We discuss their paper, "Gallstone Pancreatitis: Admission versus Normal Cholecystectomy – a Randomized Trial." Access the paper free of charge here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2019/09000/Gallstone_Pancreatitis__Admission_Versus_Normal.14.aspx

Nov 30, 2019
Pediatric Surgery Week #3: Surgical History
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Rounding out our week of interviews with pediatric surgeons who have unique stories, Woo and Meghana chatted with Dr. Don Nakayama about surgical history. He provides multiple narratives about the history of our field, and it's an episode you don't want to miss!

Nov 17, 2019
Pediatric Surgery Week #2: Global Surgery with Dr. Ford
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Continuing in our interview of leaders in pediatric surgery we sat down with Dr. Henri Ford to talk about his life, career, and spectacular work in Haiti. Check out our other interviews with leaders in global surgery when you're done! http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/global-surgery-with-dr-john-meara-and-dr-mark-shrime http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/global-surgery-part-ii-with-dr-robert-riviello http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/global-surgery-in-a-civil-war-zone-with-doctors-without-borders-dr-james-peck http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/149-lifebox-and-safe-surgery-with-dr-alex-haynes

Nov 13, 2019
Pediatric Surgery Week #1: The Father of Fetal Surgery
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This week, we present 3 interviews with leaders in pediatric surgery of varying expertise. First up, an interview with Dr. Michael Harrison, 'Father of Fetal Surgery'. He walks us through his career and how he developed an entire surgical sub-specialty. When you're done, check out our previous episodes on fetal surgery featuring Dr. Darrell Cass and Dr. Diana Farmer! http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/fetal-surgery-with-dr-darrell-cass http://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/diana-farmer-md-uc-davis-women-in-surgery-fetal-surgery-hirschsprungs

Nov 10, 2019
Oral Board Review # 10 Stomach
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Teddy Puzio (thaddeus.j.puzio@uth.tmc.edu)

Nov 08, 2019
Oral Board Review # 9 Spleen and Biliary
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Craig Brown (brcraig@med.umich.edu)

Nov 08, 2019
Oral Board Review #8 Pancreas
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Craig Brown (brcraig@med.umich.edu)

Nov 07, 2019
Oral Board Review #7 Liver
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Craig Brown (brcraig@med.umich.edu)

Nov 07, 2019
Oral Board Review #6 Skin and Soft Tissue
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com) 

and Joe Church (jchurch@umich.edu)

Nov 06, 2019
Oral Board Review #5 Vascular
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Ben Jacobs (benjaminnormanjacobs@gmail.com)

Nov 06, 2019
Oral Board Review #4 Large Intestine and Anorectal
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com) and Craig Brown (brcraig@med.umich.edu).   Chasing My Cure by Dr. David Fajgenbaum: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LDTZBBD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1. A MUST READ!!!
Nov 05, 2019
Oral Board Review #3 Endocrine
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With Patrick Georgoff (georgoff@gmail.com)

and Teddy Puzio (thaddeus.j.puzio@uth.tmc.edu)

Nov 05, 2019
Oral Board Review #2 Pediatrics
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Episode 2 is focused on pediatric surgical diseases 

Patrick Georgoff is a trauma surgery fellow at UT Houston Red Duke Trauma Institute. 

Joseph Church is a pediatric surgery fellow at The University of Michigan. 

They can be reached at 

Patrick.E.Georgoff@uth.tmc.edu

jchurch@umich.edu

Nov 04, 2019
Oral Board Review #1 Esophagus
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Episode 1 is focused on diseased of the esophagus. 

Patrick Georgoff is a trauma surgery fellow at UT Houston Red Duke Trauma Institute. 

Vahagn Nikolian is a MIS fellow focused on complex abdominal wall repair at Columbia University Medical Center.

They can be reached at 

georgoff@gmail.com

vahagn.nikolian@gmail.com

SCORE 2018-2019 curriculum: http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?scre_booklet

Nov 04, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club #12: Remote Monitoring
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In our 12th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery, we have a fascinating discussion about the applications of telemedicine and new technology in the care of surgical patients!    Our guest author is Dr. Shimul Shah, Professor and Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Cincinnati, discussing his team's ASA Paper "Telemedicine Based Remote Home Monitoring After Liver Transplantation: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial." We are also joined by guest moderator Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of the Telehealth Research Incubator at the University of Michigan.  Access the paper free of charge here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2019/09000/Telemedicine_Based_Remote_Home_Monitoring_After.19.aspx
Nov 03, 2019
BTK/ASTS Session 6: Transplant mixed bag
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Dr. Jeff Punch-- Global transplant surgery 

Dr. Peter Liou-- Multi-visceral transplant 

Dr. Lisa Johannesson-- Uterus Transplant

Oct 28, 2019
BTK/ASTS Session 5: Donation
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Dr. Rob Montgomery and Dr. Charles Rickert take us through their personal experiences of transplant donation and cutting edge research.

Oct 21, 2019
BTK/ASTS Session 4: Long term outcomes and Immunosuppression Medications
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Dr. Satish Nadig and Dr. Daniela Ladner take us through the different types of rejections and IS medications. 

Oct 17, 2019
BTK/ASTS Session 3: Post operative complications
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Dr. Lisa McElroy and Dr. Adeel Khan take us through the work up on most common post transplant complications.

Oct 14, 2019
BTK/ASTS 2: Call-in for Transplant and the Operations
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 Dr. Josh Mezrich and Dr. Majella Doyle take us through the journey of taking through the transplant call and operations!

Oct 07, 2019
BTK/ASTS Session 1: Pretransplant evaluation
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Dr. Arika Hoffman and Dr. Vincent Casingal walk us through our first kidney and liver patient scenarios and tips to remember in a pre-transplant setup. 

Oct 02, 2019
BTK/ American Society of Transplant Surgeons
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BTK and ASTS join forces to discuss some of major hot topics of Transplant surgery, discuss the interesting and unique lives of some expert surgeons in this field for an entire month!  

Oct 01, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club: Ergonomics
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Join us for our 11th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery.   In this episode, Dr. Francesco Squizzato, vascular surgeon at the University of Padova in Italy, joins us to discuss his randomized clinical trial "A Preventive Program for Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons." Access the paper free of charge here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/A_Preventive_Program_for_Work_related.95252.aspx If you want to try some of the exercises, you can learn about them here: http://links.lww.com/SLA/B570
Sep 30, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Ergonomics
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Our final "Hot Topic" is Ergonomics. We are joined by Dr. Scott Hollenbeck (@sth_43206), plastic surgeon at Duke University, and Marissa Pentico, occupational therapist and ergonomist who started an ergonomics program in conjunction with the Duke chief residents. Learn what interventions you can implement in your practice to extend your surgical career and prevent musculoskeletal injuries!

https://www.safety.duke.edu/ergonomics/stretches-and-exercises

https://surgery.duke.edu/news/duke-surgery-introduces-ergonomics-program-improve-surgeon-health

https://youtu.be/Q17oHAP0HCk

Sep 30, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Social Determinants of Health with Adam Foss
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We are rounding out the month with the 2nd half of our Hot Topics in Surgery series. Next up, a powerful speech by Adam Foss, Esq. from the American Pediatric Surgery Association meeting in May. He speaks about social and systemic factors that influence the care and outcomes of our patients. We hope listening to this will be as thought-provoking and uncomfortable as it was in person. Listen to his TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_foss_a_prosecutor_s_vision_for_a_better_justice_system?language=en

Sep 28, 2019
Peripheral Vascular Trauma with Dr. Todd Rasmussen
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Episode 1 of 5 of our Vascular Trauma Series- Peripheral Vascular Trauma

Dr. Rasmussen is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Research at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and an attending vascular surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Rasmussen has been deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, and cared for many traumatic vascular injuries at Walter Reed Medical Center, through his experience and research he has become one of the foremost leaders on the management of vascular trauma and recently published the third edition of Rich’s Vascular Trauma. Episode 1: Damage control vascular surgery of the injured extremity Episode 2: Damage control vascular surgery surgery of the torso Episode 3: Endovascular techniques to manage vascular injury Episode 4: REBOA Episode 5: Cervical carotid and vertebral artery management

If you are interested in a podcast focused on Vascular Surgery be sure to check out Audible Bleeding on all streaming platforms. 

Sep 25, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Fertility and Family Planning
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Continuing our series on the latest topics in surgery, we have a assembled a fantastic panel of guests to talk about fertility and family planning. Joining us are Dr. Arghavan Salles (@arghavan_salles), Dr. Emily Jungheim (@EmilyJungheim), and Dr. Melissa Levack. We hope this episode will be thought-provoking and lead to further discussions within our surgical community about work-life considerations!

https://www.kmov.com/news/more-and-more-women-turn-to-egg-freezing-to-pause/article_14b7d3b2-2b60-11e9-bfdc-2f9629fceea3.html http://time.com/5484506/fertility-egg-freezing/

Sep 16, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Englesbe
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Next up in our series on the hot topics in surgery, we are joined by Dr. Michael Englesbe to discuss the opioid epidemic. He takes us through some of the statistics and provides an excellent Tips & Tricks on how much we should actually be prescribing after specific surgeries. https://www.opioidprescribing.info/ http://michigan-open.org/

Sep 09, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Grand Rounds on Firearm Trauma with Dr. Laurie Punch
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Dr. Laurie Punch gives us an excellent grand rounds on how to care for the trauma patient injured by firearm, and educates us on the social considerations of gun violence. Resources provided by Dr. Punch: https://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Abstract/2016/10000/Effect_of_time_to_operation_on_mortality_for.9.aspx https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMsr1804754 https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gun-violence/ https://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Abstract/2016/09000/The_AAST_prospective_Aortic_Occlusion_for.1.aspx https://health.ucdavis.edu/what-you-can-do/risk-factors.html https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4984734/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/there-are-more-guns-than-people-in-the-united-states-according-to-a-new-study-of-global-firearm-ownership/?noredirect=on https://affirmresearch.org/ https://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(17)30576-4/fulltext https://mphdegree.usc.edu/blog/guns-as-a-public-health-issue/ https://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/calm-counseling-access-lethal-means http://cureviolence.org/ http://besmartforkids.org/ http://nnhvip.org/ https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-emergency-bleeding/homemade-kits-with-tourniquets-make-gunshot-first-aid-more-available-idUKKCN1S12QK?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNewsMolt https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/who-can-have-a-gun/extreme-risk-protection-orders/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlW8cvzt_5Y

Sep 03, 2019
Hot Topics in Surgery: Point-Counterpoint on Gun Violence with Drs. Campbell and Sakran
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Kicking off the first of our series on the latest topics in surgery, we begin with a point-counterpoint style discussion with Dr. Brendan Campbell, a member of the ACS committee on trauma FAST workgroup, and Dr. Joseph Sakran, a prominent advocate for firearm injury prevention. This episode was recorded at the APSA 2019 Annual Meeting with a bonus full length recording of Dr. Sakran's guest presentation from the meeting. FAST Workgroup Recommendations: https://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(18)32155-0/fulltext

Aug 25, 2019
#186 Surgeon Writers #4: Samuel Shem - author of House of God
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Rounding out our miniseries interviewing authors, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephen Bergman who you may know as Samuel Shem, author of House of God.

His upcoming sequel to House of God will be released in November: https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Best-Hospital-Samuel-Shem/dp/1984805363

The STAT article he referenced: https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/26/physicians-not-burning-out-they-are-suffering-moral-injury/

His Boston Globe article posted on his website: http://www.samuelshem.com/v2/what-it%e2%80%99s-like-in-a-country-without-war/

Aug 14, 2019
#185 Surgeon Writers #3: Dr. Carol Scott-Conner
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Dr. Carol Scott-Conner is a prolific surgeon writer whose first publication, Operative Anatomy, is a fantastic textbook for junior residents to prepare for cases. She talks to us about writing, her work as a consultant with NASA, and provides an excellent T&T segment on lymphedema. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Aug 05, 2019
#184 Surgeon Writers: Dr. Seymour Schwartz's Autobiography
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Dr. Seymour Schwartz, the namesake of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, joins us to talk about his life, the history of surgery, and the history of his textbook. He is an excellent speaker with an interesting life story. Listen in for fantastic advice to today's surgical trainees! This is part of our AccessSurgery give away. Follow @ABSITEQofWeek and look out for a question related to this episode on Wednesday, July 24th at 9PM EST. 2-3 winners will receive a free copy of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 11th edition!

Jul 21, 2019
#183 Surgeon Writers: Dr. Lillian Kao on Schwartz's Principles of Surgery and Advice for Authors/Reviewers
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Frequent friend of BTK, Dr. Lillian Kao (@LillianKao1) is the first female editor of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery and joins us to talk about her experience with editorial duties. She gives us great advice on authorship and how to get into editorial roles and reviewing papers.

This episode is part of our collaboration with AccessSurgery so look out for the quiz about this episode on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 on @ABSITEQofWeek. Winners will receive a free copy of Principles of Surgery!

Jul 15, 2019
#10 Annals of Surgery Journal Club Series: Drs. Heniford and Telem discuss ventral hernia repair
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Title: Annals of Surgery Journal Club #10: Ventral Hernia Repair

  Join us for our 10th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest author is Dr. Todd Heniford, Chief of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, director of the Carolinas Hernia institute, and a well-known expert in the field of abdominal wall resection. 

We also have a guest moderator, Dr. Dana Telem (@DanaTelem), who is Associate Professor of Surgery and director of the Comprehensive Hernia Program at the University of Michigan. 

Dr. Heniford is lead author of a new study on the preperitoneal method of ventral hernia repair, published recently in Annals: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Preperitoneal_Ventral_Hernia_Repair__A_Decade_Long.95443.aspx   Join us for a great discussion of ventral hernia decision-making and technique with two leading experts!
Jul 08, 2019
ACPGBI Day 3 @ Dublin
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In this episode we hear from the President Elect, President of Dukes' Club and Dr. John Monson. 

Enjoy!

Jul 04, 2019
ACPGBI Day 2 @ Dublin
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ACPGBI Day 2: Excellent interviews with Dr. Brendan Moran, Dr. Dale Vimalachandran, Dr. Ian Jenkins, Dr. Roel Hompes and more. 

We talked about TA-TME, advanced rectal cancer, pelvic recurrences, and watch and wait lecture by Dr. Per Nilson. 

Enjoy! 

Jul 03, 2019
ACPGBI- Colorectal Conference Day 1 @ Dublin
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Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference 2019 @ Dublin, Ireland. 

Dr. Steele and Shreya cohost live from Dublin. Great recap and highlights from Day 1, interviews with world experts, lecture by Dr. Mike Solomon, and innovations and research talks with trainees. 

Enjoy!

Jul 02, 2019
#182: Dr. Morrow on Breast Disease
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Dr. Monica Morrow is THE expert on breast cancer and gives us a very thorough discussion of the most confusing topics in the management of breast cancer and axillary disease. This is a must listen for all residents and general surgeons alike!

Jun 23, 2019
#181: Dr. Jonathan Hernandez discusses Surgical Oncology Fellowship Match and cutting edge cancer research
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This very timely podcast post Surgical Oncology match discusses some key findings on the match process and takes us into the future of oncology research and how surgeons are making history.

Jun 17, 2019
Dr. Jason Bingham on Beyond Clean Podcast
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Ever wondered how Behind the Knife came to fruition? Jason was a guest on Beyond Clean (@BeyondCleanInfo), a podcast about surgical instrument processing, and spends a few minutes answering that question. Most of us don't pay attention to what happens to our instruments after we use them in the OR, so take a listen to Beyond Clean and their well-made podcasts! beyondclean.net

Jun 09, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club #9: Resident Autonomy
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Join us for our 9th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest author is Dr. Elizabeth Elsey, a general surgery chief resident in in the UK's East Midlands, and a former PhD fellow of the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (@lizzyelsey).    We are also joined by guest host Dr. Brian George, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, as well as the Director of Educational Research at Michigan's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy (@bcgeorge). 

 

Dr. Elsey was lead author of a new study on the development of autonomy among British general surgery residents, published recently in Annals: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2019/03000/Changing_Autonomy_in_Operative_Experience_Through.3.aspx   Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of residency training on both sides of the Atlantic! 
Jun 03, 2019
#APSA50: Robert Gross Debate - Pros/Cons of Pediatric Surgery
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear experts debate the pros and cons of the profession of pediatric surgery, as they seek to answer the question: "Would I encourage my daughter or son to become a pediatric surgeon?"

Jun 02, 2019
#APSA50: Pediatric Surgery's Historical Figures - Keith Ashcraft
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Keith Ashcraft, one of pediatric surgery's key historical figures.

Jun 02, 2019
#APSA50: Pediatric Surgery's Historical Figures - Arnold Coran
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Arnold Coran, one of pediatric surgery's key historical figures.

Jun 02, 2019
#APSA50: Benji Brooks and the Patient Experience
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we have a panel of leaders in pediatric surgery who happen to be women - Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Dr. Diana Farmer (@dianafarmermd), and Dr. Marion Henry (@mcwhmd). They talk about Benji Brooks, the first female pediatric surgeon, and how APSA has diversified over the years. Also in this episode is Dr. Mike Chen who talks about his experience as a patient and encourages us to truly perform patient-centered care.

May 31, 2019
#APSA50: Pioneers Alberto Pena and Donald Nuss
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from pioneers who revolutionized the care of children with anorectal malformations (Dr. Alberto Pena @DrsPenaBischoff) and pectus excavatum (Dr. Donald Nuss).

May 30, 2019
#APSA50: Top Educational Content
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from leaders showcasing the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (@jpedsurg) Top Educational Content (TEC): - Dr. David Powell (pedsurglibrary.com) on 2018’s TEC - Dr. Aaron Jensen (@arjensenmd) on pediatric cervical spine management - Dr. Shawn Rangel (@ShawnRangelMD) on antibiotic stewardship - Dr. Samir Gadepalli (@SamirGadepalli) on sepsis as a surgical problem

May 29, 2019
#APSA50: Academic Surgery and Resident Autonomy
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Woo (@woosongdo) and Meghana (@PubMEG) sit down with Dr. Allan Goldstein (@MGHPedisurg) to talk about the surgeon-scientist and how a young surgeon can become a successful academic surgeon (https://t.co/PJdjl0BQyP). Dr. Todd Ponsky (@tponsky) talks about the development of the Stay Current in Pediatric Surgery app and podcast as a means to digest all the information out there, and provides a contrasting opinion about social media's utility in academia. Finally, Dr. Ron Hirschl (@Ronstoppable) provides insight into how he brought APSA's 50th Anniversary Meeting into the 21st century and how his program is working on resident/fellow autonomy.

May 28, 2019
#APSA50: Introduction to the Series
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Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) joined forces in Boston to cover the American Pediatric Surgery Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. We will be publishing episodes from the meeting throughout the week in our #APSA50 Series. We hope you follow along to hear some incredible insight and interviews with pioneers and leaders of pediatric surgery.

May 27, 2019
Grand Rounds: Pediatric Bilious Emesis with Dr. Diesen
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Kicking off APSA week, we begin with a Grand Rounds installment. Dr. Diana Diesen, pediatric surgeon at Dallas Children's Hospital, presents everything you need to know about bilious emesis in the pediatric population. This is high yield information for those pediatric surgery questions on ABSITE, and simplified enough for rotating medical students to understand as well. Enjoy!

May 19, 2019
SECOND TRIAL: Introduction to the a much anticipated long term study with Dr. Hu
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SECOND trial follows up on FIRST trial. Listen in to get the details on the structure and outcomes anticipated from this trial. Send in your queries or comments at the email address below:

second@northwestern.edu

For more information:

www.secondtrial.org

May 13, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club Series # 8: Malpractice Claims in Management of Benign Biliary Disease
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Join us for our 8th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery, and the last episode of our series on malpractice. This time our guests are Dr. Rajshri Gartland, a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Keith Lillemoe, the Chief of Surgery at MGH and Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery.    They co-authored a new study on the prevalence and risk factors for malpractice claims around gallbladder surgery, published recently in Annals:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2019/05000/What_Have_We_Learned_From_Malpractice_Claims.1.aspx     Join us to hear about the latest data on malpractice in surgery and what you can do to keep yourself and your patients safe during gallbladder surgery!
May 05, 2019
Malpractice Series #4: Q&A with Dr. Ruth Bush
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In the penultimate episode of our malpractice series, we interview Dr. Ruth Bush (@RuthLBush) who obtained her JD and provides insight on malpractice from the surgeon's perspective. As a bonus at the end, we Dr. Rolando Pinchetti (@rfap3) from Argentina joins us to talk about malpractice in his country.

Apr 25, 2019
Malpractice Series #3: Case Reports with Dan Cavett
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Up next in our Malpractice Series, Dan Cavett from Cavvett & Fulton, P.C. (https://www.cavettandfulton.com/) joins us to provide real life cases he has defended and provide further advice on insurance and patient relations. This episode is full of scenarios relevant to our surgical sub-specialty colleagues, including Ob/Gyn and Neurosurgery, so we hope everyone learns something new!

 

 

Apr 22, 2019
Malpractice Series #2: Dr. Death with Laura Biel
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Continuing in our Malpractice Series, we have Laura Biel (@LJBeil) on to talk about Dr. Death (@DrDeathWondery) and the lessons the podcast and case revealed about our healthcare system and physician peer reporting. If you haven't listened to the podcast, we strongly recommend listening to it prior to this episode (https://t.co/ltmr3gsHpo). An interesting read mentioned in this episode is the Dissenting Opinion, found here: https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/401/14203/duntsch-dissent.pdf

Apr 15, 2019
Malpractice Series #1: Q&A with Michelle Ator
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Michelle Ator is a medical malpractice attorney in Arkansas. She joins us for the first installment of our malpractice series to explain the fundamentals of malpractice litigation. If you have any follow up questions for her, she can be reached at mator@fridayfirm.com. The Medscape report mentioned in the intro: https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2017-malpractice-report-6009206#1

Apr 08, 2019
Annals of Surgery Journal Club #7: New Approaches to Pancreatic Necrosis
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Join us for our 7th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest is Dr. Chad Ball, a hepatobiliary and acute care surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.    He has pioneered a new single-stage approach for walled off pancreatic necrosis, "surgical transgastric necrosectomy," described in this Annals paper:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Surgical_Transgastric_Necrosectomy_for_Necrotizing.95399.aspx    Join us to learn more the range of approaches to this challenging problem and new, exciting techniques!   PS: For those interested, a video of laparoscopic transgastric necrosectomy can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPiaZpzAxQ  
Apr 01, 2019
#180: Dr. Charles Yeo discusses Whipple and much more
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Dr. Charles Yeo, Chairman at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses pancreatic cancer and shares his pearls of wisdom of the performing a Mini-Whipple in this enjoyable and informative episode. 

Mar 25, 2019
#179: Dr. Rebecca Sippel discuss Endocrine Surgery
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 Dr. Rebecca Sippel discusses a whole range of endocrine pathologies in this very educational episode! 

Dominate the day

Mar 18, 2019
#178: Dr. Jeffrey Marks on MIS, POEM, ERCP and more
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Dr. Jeffrey Marks, President of SAGES, walks us through the past, present and future of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is one of the internationally known surgeons who leads advancements in the field like POEM. He gives us his views on surgical residency education and his tips/tricks on ERCP. Enjoy!

 

Mar 04, 2019
Annals of Surgery: Leadership in American Surgery, Women are rising to the top
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Join us for the 6th episode of our Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time we interview Dr. Susan Pories, of Harvard Medical School and Mt. Auburn Hospital, about her paper: Leadership in American Surgery: Women are Rising to the Top, coming out in Annals in February 2019. Coauthored with Drs. Patricia Turner, Caprice Greenberg, Maya Babu, and Sareh Parangi, the paper describes the rapid ascent of women surgeons to the highest leadership positions in American surgery.   BTK listeners can access their paper free of charge here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2019/02000/Leadership_in_American_Surgery__Women_are_Rising.3.aspx Join us as we discuss this exciting time for women in surgery, and what we need to do next to make surgical leadership as diverse and representative as possible.
Feb 25, 2019
BTK ABSITE #26: DO NOT OPEN UNTIL ON YOUR WAY TO ABSITE
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Recorded a few years ago for ABSITE and one of our first reviews, but these are truly your tips and tricks to get you those few extra points!

 

Thanks everyone for all the support through ABSITE season.

The hard part is over, now you just have to take the test.

 

 

Jan 20, 2019
BTK ABSITE #24: Surgical Potpourri
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We review high-yield miscellaneous topics for the ABSITE, including: peritoneal dialysis catheters, sarcoma, and melanoma.

Jan 20, 2019
BTK ABSITE 2019 Introduction
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Dec 28, 2018
#177: Surgical Education Mini-Series Part 2
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In the second part of our education mini-series, we had Dr. Lau (@jnlau67) discuss his recent RISE article on medical student mistreatment. https://www.facs.org/education/division-of-education/publications/rise/articles/student-mistreatment

Dec 20, 2018
#176: Surgical Education Mini-Series Part 1
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As we wind down the year and gear up for ABSITE episodes, we wanted to end with tips on surgical education in our two-part mini-series. This first episode is with Dr. PJ Schenarts (@Schenartspj) on education during surgical crises.

Dec 20, 2018
#175: Controversies in Surgical Education with Dr. John Potts
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Dr. Potts is a leader in surgical education, having taken on roles with the American Board of Surgery and currently with the ACGME. He is known to be open with his thoughts on surgical education, so we posed him some tough questions about 'Controversies in Surgical Education'. We hope you enjoy these stimulating topics!

Dec 16, 2018
#174 Dr. Bass on ACS, Surgical Simulation, and Breast Abscesses
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Better late than never...we interviewed Dr. Bass (@ACSPastPrez98) prior to Clinical Congress and discussed her Presidency, the surgical simulation center she started at Houston Methodist, women in surgery, and breast abscesses.

Dec 12, 2018
Annals of Surgery Journal Club: Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery with Dr. Mark Besselink
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Join us for the 5th episode of our joint Journal Club series with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest is Dr. Mark Besselink, Professor at the University of Amsterdam and founder of the Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Study Group.    He led two new, practice-changing studies on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy:    1) DIPLOMA, an observational study of laparoscopic vs. open distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer focusing on oncologic outcomes: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Minimally_Invasive_versus_Open_Distal.95844.aspx   2) LEOPARD, a randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic vs. open distal pancreatectomy for any disease type: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Minimally_Invasive_Versus_Open_Distal.95444.aspx    Join us as we discuss the findings of these studies, the learning curve for advanced surgical techniques, and why the Dutch are just so good at surgical clinical trials.
Dec 10, 2018
#173: Dr. Thomas White on Rib Fixation
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Dr. Thomas White joins us on behalf of the Chest Wall Injury Society to discuss the newest recommendations for rib fixation after chest trauma and the studies that back these recommendations. You can hear more from him on the CWIS Ribcasts at https://cwisociety.org/ribcasts/

Dec 05, 2018
#172: Dr. Betsy Tuttle-Newhall on Abdominal Transplant
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We have another great abdominal transplant episode with Dr. Betsy Tuttle (@tuttlejebetsy), chair of surgery at East Carolina University. She goes through the very basics of transplant surgery, from the immunosuppressive medications to the behind the scenes process of organ donation. We hope this helps as you rev up your ABSITE studying!

Dec 03, 2018
#171: Diverticulitis Grand Rounds with Dr. Sean Langenfeld
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Continuing in our Grand Round series, we have a presentation by Dr. Langenfeld (@SeanLangenfeld) to discuss uncomplicated diverticulitis. Dr. Langenfeld is Chief of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Hope this helps as you rev up for ABSITE studying!

Nov 19, 2018
171: Annals of Surgery- Comprehensive Complication Index
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Clavien-Diendo Classification is familiar to all of us! We have Dr. Clavien here discussing his most recent work, comprehensive complication index. 

Click on the link below to access the paper:

https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/11000/The_Comprehensive_Complication_Index__CCI___is_a.12.aspx

Nov 11, 2018
#170: Dr. Ferrada on Image-Based Resuscitation
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In this episode, we interview Dr. Paula Ferrada (@pferrada1) and cover a wealth of topics pertinent to trauma/critical care and surgical education. Her passion and optimism shines through, and we hope this episode motivates you as much as it did us!

Oct 29, 2018
#169: Association for Women Surgeons 2018
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Meghana and Shreya attended the Association for Women Surgeons 2018 annual conference and interviewed leaders of the organization- Dr. Celeste Hollands (@celestehollands), Dr. Sareh Parangi (@sarehparangiMD), and Dr. Sharon Stein (@slsteinMD1). We also spoke with Dr. Smita Sihag (@ssihag_msk) about her research and Professor Robert Bordone (@bobbordone) about the negotiation skills session he led. We apologize for the inconsistent audio quality in this episode.

Oct 22, 2018
Annals of Surgery Journal Club: Dr. Ron Maier
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Continuing with our Annals of Surgery Journal Club series, episode #3 is with Dr. Ron Maier, who joins us to discuss his presidential address. We are excited to publish this episode as Dr. Maier officially takes over as ACS president this month! Here are links to his articles:

1. https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2018/09000/Our_Calling.2.aspx

2. https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/09000/Ensuring_Equity,_Diversity,_and_Inclusion_in.3.aspx

Oct 17, 2018
168: #168 Surgical Oncology- Dr. Jeremy Davis
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Want to be a surgical oncologist? Want to be a surgeon-scientist? Are you a junior resident who wants to do research? Or just want to know what CDH-1 is?

Listen up to this informative episode featuring Dr. Jeremy Davis, Surgeon-in-Chief at National Institutes of Health, as he discusses all these topics and much more.

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at NIH:

https://ccr.cancer.gov/training/clinical/surgical-oncology

 

 

Oct 08, 2018
#167 Mock Orals: Colorectal
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Just in time for oral boards, we have another episode of our Mock Orals series. Dr. Langenfeld (@seanlangenfeld) takes our guest residents Jon Abelson (@jabelsonmd) and Paul Johnson (@dr_johnson2012) through 6 colorectal board scenarios.

Oct 01, 2018
Most Common and Most Feared Oral Board Surgical Descriptions
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We are two days before our oral boards, and this is what we are going to say for our surgical descriptions. We hope you find these helpful.

Big thanks to Geb Black, a Major in the US Army, and a trauma fellow at UT Southwestern.

&

Matt Smith a vascular surgery fellow at Cornell/Columbia combined fellowship in NYC.

 

 

Sep 30, 2018
#165 Grand Rounds: Melanoma with Dr. Jennifer LaFemina
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Dr. Jennifer LaFemina leads our second grand rounds series with a wonderful update on the treatment and management of Melanoma.

Dr. LaFemina practices at UMass and is the Program Director of General Surgery as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

As mentioned, if anyone has other great ideas for topics and guests to lead our Grand Rounds series please let us know!

Sep 26, 2018
#164 Dr. Tomoaki Kato on Multi-Visceral Transplant Surgery
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Dr. Tomoaki Kato is a true pioneer in multi-visceral transplant surgery. In this episode he discusses everything from intestinal transplantation, to ex-vivo surgery, and tips on portal vein reconstruction. 

 

 

 

 

Sep 17, 2018
Annals of Surgery- Kaafarani et al.
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This is the second episode of our journal club series with Annals of Surgery.  In this episode, Dr. Kaafarani will discuss his recent paper "Surgical Risk Is Not Linear: Derivation and Validation of a Novel, User-friendly, and Machine-learning-based Predictive OpTimal Trees in Emergency Surgery Risk (POTTER) Calculator," presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Surgical Association and recently published in Annals of Surgery. 

  The full text is currently available online, free of charge for Behind the Knife listeners:    https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Surgical_Risk_Is_Not_Linear___Derivation_and.95426.aspx    Episode hosts: Shreya Gupta (@shrey3467), Meghana Kashyap (@pubMEG), Karan Chhabra (@krchhabra)

You can download the calculator following this link:

http://jack.dunn.nz/nsqip-vis/question4.html

 

 

 

 

Sep 09, 2018
#163: Do No Harm
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September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, and we have an important episode on the topic featuring Robyn Symon and Dr. Pamela Wible to discuss the film Do No Harm (www.DoNoHarmFilm.com). Robyn Symon is the writer, producer, and director of Do No Harm. Dr. Wible is a family physician who is featured in the film for her commitment to physician suicide prevention. For tickets to the NY pre-screenings, go to: https://donoharm-ny.eventbrite.com To schedule a screening at your institution, email: info@DoNoHarmFilm.com Dr. Wible is available 24/7 at: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/contact/ National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255 Dr. Wible's Keynote in Chicago referenced in the podcast: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/33-orthopaedic-surgeon-suicides-how-to-prevent-34/ Previous Behind the Knife episodes addressing wellness and burnout with tips for surgeons are available: Dr. Taylor Riall on Burnout - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dr-taylor-riall-tackles-burnout-and-importance-of-coaching-surgeons/ Dr. Charles Brunicardi on Work-Life Balance - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dr-charles-brunicardi-surgeon-songwriter-performer/ Dr. Rothenberger on Burnout - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dealing-with-complications-and-burnout-dr-rothenberger-tackles-difficult-issues-no-one-likes-to-talk-about-2/

Sep 03, 2018
The Unique World of Doctors without Borders with Dr. John Lawrence
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Dr. John Lawrence is has lived an interesting medical career. Currently a Pediatric Surgeon practicing at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, Dr. Lawrence has been with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders since 2009. He has visited the limits of the earth providing medical care abroad.

We discuss his background, his career with MSF, and most importantly his profound experiences. Dr. Lawrence also walks us through performing a Caesarian section as part of Tips and Tricks. Something that is foreign to many current General Surgeons.

Please join us for this interesting podcast and if you are interested in opportunities to help, follow the link below!!

www.doctorswithoutborders.org/pedsurgery

Aug 27, 2018
Thyroid Disease: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Our last medical student and intern survival guide episode. I am sure this won't be the last you will hear of Dr. Georgoff and Dr. Nikolian on Behind The Knife. 

Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for their production of this episode.

You can contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

or on Twitter 

@georgoff

@VNikolian

Aug 16, 2018
#161: Cardiac Potpourri with Dr. Danny Chu
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If your heart stops when you think about cardiac surgery, we hope to ease your anxiety in our first episode featuring a cardiac surgeon! Dr. Danny Chu is professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of Cardiac Surgery at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. Look out for a special re-appearance of Woo Do (@woosongdo)- he's back in this episode!

Aug 13, 2018
Vascular Surgery: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Two bonus episodes from our medical student and intern survival guide!

First up vascular surgery. 

Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for their production of this episode.

You can contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

or on Twitter 

@georgoff

@VNikolian

Aug 09, 2018
160: Annals of Surgery Journal Club: Dr. Wolfgang
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This is the first of a new collaboration between BTK and Annals of Surgery where we interview the lead author of an upcoming publication in Annals. Our guest host for this series is Karan Chhabra (@krchhabra).

In this episode, Dr. Christopher Wolfgang discusses his research on pancreatic cancer and using circulating tumor cells as a biomarker. The full text is currently available online, until November, at:https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/09000/Circulating_Tumor_Cells_Dynamics_in_Pancreatic.4.aspx

Aug 06, 2018
Managing a GI Bleed: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Our last "BTK Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide" Please reach out to the hosts of this mini series to thank them for all of their work.

A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Aug 01, 2018
Common and Critical Intern Dilemmas Part 2: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jul 23, 2018
Common and Critical Intern Dilemmas Part 1: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jul 16, 2018
#159: Mock Orals #9: Upper GI and Bariatrics with Dr. Arghavan Salles
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Our 9th Mock Oral Episode. 

A big thanks to Dr. Salles who takes us through complicated upper GI and bariatric scenarios.

Dr. Salles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and French at the University of Southern California. She completed medical school, surgical residency, and a PhD in Education at Stanford University. She has been at Washington University in St. Louis since 2015 when she arrived here for a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Salles specializes in bariatric surgery. Her research interests including research related to obesity as well as gender equity and physician well-being.

Jul 09, 2018
Pearls For Surgical Interns: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Intern year has started! Make sure you are prepared by listening to our pearls for surgical interns.

How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com

What topics do you want to hear?!

A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jul 02, 2018
Hernias of All Varieties: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Hernias can be confusing as there are many anatomical details that help differentiate them. This episode will get you on the path to being a "herniologist"

 

How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com

What topics do you want to hear?!

 

 

A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jun 25, 2018
Sepsis and Critical Care Intro: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com

 

Enjoy this weeks episode which is an intro to managing septic patients!

 

A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Doug Smink on paraesophageal hernias and non-technical skills for surgeons
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Dr. Doug Smink (Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital) discusses his approach to evaluating and repairing paraesophageal hernias, as well as his thoughts on non-technical skills (such as decision-making, situational awareness, teamwork, communication, and leadership) which distinguish the Master Surgeon.

Jun 07, 2018
Breast Disease: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Some people love it, some people hate it, but we all need to know it. Benign and malignant breast disease. Check out this weeks episode to refresh on it. 

Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter

@georgoff

@VNikloian

Jun 04, 2018
Evaluating A Trauma Patient 2/2: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Part 2 of key knowledge needed to appropriately work up and treat a trauma patient from the surgeon's perspective.

Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan are the guests hosts for this mini-series.

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

Or on Twitter 

@georgoff

@VNikolian

 

 

May 21, 2018
Evaluating a Trauma Patient: Behind The Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide
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Episode two of our medical student and intern survival series. Knowing how to evaluate a trauma patient is one of the most important skills you can learn, and will constantly be learning and adding to throughout your career. 

Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for putting this together. 

Contact them at:

Georgoff@med.umich.edu

Vnikolia@med.umich.edu

or on Twitter 

@georgoff

@VNikolian

May 16, 2018
Biliary Disease: Behind the Knife Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide Episode #1
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Biliary disease basics for medical students and interns.

A big thanks to:

Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian who can be contacted at 

georgoff@med.umich.edu and vnikolia@med.umich.edu 

or on Twitter at

@georgoff 

@VNikolian 

May 14, 2018
Dr. Julie Sosa on Leadership and Thyroid Cancer
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Dr. Julie Sosa, new Chair of Surgery at UCSF discusses a variety of topics during this recent podcast. This includes leadership in surgery, resident burnout, thyroid cancer, and tips and tricks on central neck dissection.

May 08, 2018
#156: ASMBS President Dr. Mattar on Bariatric Myths
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This week on BTK, we start off with Kevin giving you updates regarding the next steps in BTK future as well as our search for an adjunct member of our team.  Check out the application here!

https://t.co/ihgTDph6Ex

Dr. Samer Mattar (current ASMBS President) discusses and refutes common bariatric myths that many practitioners fall for.  It's a great review on current bariatric literature and recommendations!

Additionally, we discuss many new "interventions" in the world of weight loss surgery.  Tune in to hear these options!

Apr 26, 2018
#155: Day 3, Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery
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Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery (TCCACS) 2018, Day 3 Lineup:

- Dr. Bellal Joseph and Dr. Chadwick Smith discuss TXA and TEG

- COL Jennifer Gurney, MD discusses current issues in military surgery and the joy of serving in uniform

This has been a great conference to attend and these were just a small portion of the highlights.  A special thanks to Dr. Mattox and Mary Allen for having us once again!

Apr 12, 2018
#154: Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Day 2
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Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery (TCCACS) 2018, Day 2 Lineup:

- Dr. Sydney J. Vail, Kids are Different - Damage Control Resuscitation

- Dr. Nicholas Namias, Kids are Different - Severe TBI

- Dr. Jay Johannigman, Navigating the Portal Triad

- Dr. Elizabeth Benjamin, GE Junction Injuries

Apr 10, 2018
#153: Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery: Behind the Scenes at the "Mattox Conference"
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Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery (TCCACS) 2018, Day 1 Lineup:

- Dr. Kenji Inaba on C-spine clearance.

- Dr. Matthew Martin on REBOA battlefield lessons learned.

- Dr. Alison Wilson on tourniquets.

- Dr. Martin Schreiber on transfusion strategies.

- Dr. Chris Cribari on the difficult gallbladder.

- Dr. Lynette Scherer on orthopedic considerations for the trauma surgeon.

Apr 10, 2018
#152: How To Start a Surgical Practice and Excel with Dr. Guy Orangio
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Dr. Guy Orangio takes us through how he managed a successful private practice colorectal surgery clinic for many years. He also discusses the pitfalls associated with running a private practice. 

Please check out O.R. Billing who sponsored this episode, if you are in private practice you will surely find this a great resource to help maximize your billing efficiency. 

https://orbilling.com/

use code "knife2018" for free 6 months. You can all try it out for free for one month with no credit card. 

 

Apr 02, 2018
#151: Grand Rounds: Surgical Interventions For Acute Pancreatitis with Dr. Christian Jones
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Dr. Christian Jones takes us step by step on surgical options for acute pancreatitis. 

 

Follow Dr. Jones on Twitter @jonessurgery or check him out here

https://jonessurgery.com/

 

 

Step Up Approach NEJM 2010

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0908821

Mar 12, 2018
#150: Dr. David King on combat surgery, massive hemorrhage, and the Boston Marathon bombing
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Dr. David King (trauma and acute care surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army) discusses:

- What combat surgery in an austere environment can look like.

- How his experiences in combat and stateside have driven research efforts to develop novel ways to attack massive hemorrhage, such as with ResQFoam.

- How the Boston Marathon bombing showed him that we don't need to convince good people to act and do good things.

- Thoughts on the applicability and limitations of REBOA.

 

http://www.arsenalmedical.com/foam-system-acute-hemorrhage

Follow Dr. King on Twitter @GeococyxVelox

Feb 24, 2018
#149: Lifebox and Safe Surgery with Dr. Alex Haynes
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Woo Do and Jason Bingham interview Dr. Alex Haynes (Director of the Safe Surgery Division at Ariadne Labs and a surgical oncologist at MGH) about the history of surgical checklists, Lifebox, and how sustainable global surgery is about strengthening systems.

To learn more, visit:

lifebox.org

ariadnelabs.org

facebook.com/lifeboxfoundation

twitter.com/SaferSurgery

lifebox.org/thechecklisteffect

 

Feb 04, 2018
#148: Academic Surgical Congress 2018 (Day 3)
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Jason Bingham and Woo Do interview leaders of surgical education at the 13th annual Academic Surgical Congress.

Day 3 Lineup:

- Rebecca Sippel (@rebecca_sippel): AAS President Experience, Re-defining Success

- Matthew Martin (@docmartin22): Trauma Resuscitation, TEG/ROTEM

- Joaquim Havens: Emergency General Surgery, Top Surf Spots

Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

Feb 02, 2018
#147: Academic Surgical Congress 2018 (Day 2)
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Jason Bingham and Woo Do interview leaders of surgical education at the 13th annual Academic Surgical Congress.

Day 2 Lineup:

- Taylor Riall (@TaylorRiall): SUS President Experience, The Surgeon Scientist

- Jeff Matthews (@JBMatthews): A Chair's Perspective: Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing

- Heather Yeo (@heatheryeomd): Clinical Outcomes Research

- Herbert Chen (@herbchen): Changing Organization Culture

Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

Feb 01, 2018
#146: Academic Surgical Congress 2018
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Jason Bingham and Woo Do interview leaders of surgical education at the 13th annual Academic Surgical Congress. Day 1 Lineup: - Jamie Coleman (@JJcolemanMD): social media to amplify your career - Stefan Holubar (@HolubarStefan): artificial intelligence in the age of the electronic medical record - Christian Jones (@jonessurgery): acute care surgery fellowship, AI, and social media - Lillian Kao (@LillianKao1): fundraising for educational initiatives Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr

Jan 31, 2018
#128: Mock Orals #8: Breast and Melanoma with Dr. Michael Sabel (featuring Vahagn Nikolian)
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Dr. Michael Sabel (Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Michigan and a world-renowned leader in breast cancer and melanoma) returns to BTK to take resident Vahagn Nikolian through three challenging breast and melanoma scenarios.

Dec 05, 2017
#127: Mock Orals with Dr. Christian Jones Round 2: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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Dr. Christian Jones (@jonessurgery) takes Kevin and Woo through four challenging mock oral scenarios. 

This is a must listen for any residents with the oral boards in their future or for staff that train residents.

Dr. Jones focuses on keeping the pace that you will see during the boards, and approaches to scenarios that may not require operative intervention. 

Thank you Dr. Jones for your multiple fantastic contributions to Behind The Knife!

Nov 27, 2017
#126: REBOA: technical tips, clinical cases and lessons from early implementation
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This episode is brought to you by Prytime Medical (prytimemedical.com), maker of the ER-REBOA catheter for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta. In our first-ever sponsored episode, Drs. Steve Smith (University of Florida) and Joseph Ibrahim (Orlando Health) discuss the lessons learned from building REBOA programs at their respective institutions. The study of REBOA and traumatic brain injury referenced by Dr. Smith can be viewed here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28452884/

Nov 21, 2017
#125: Dr. Hasan Alam on QuickClot, the "Golden Hour", and EPR
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This week on BTK we talk with Dr. Hasan Alam regarding his work in developing QuickClot, a field hemostatic agent.  We also discuss whether the "Golden Hour" needs to be revisited and revised, his experiences during the September 11th attacks on the Pentagon, and finally he talks us through his research in EPR (Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation).

Great talk from a well-known and experienced trauma surgeon!

And another reminder about our T-shirts on sale.  Follow the link below!  9 DAYS LEFT!

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/behind-the-knife-app-fundraiser

 

 

Nov 14, 2017
#124: Mythbusting Surgical Dogma with The Skeptical Scalpel
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Click Here To Buy Your BTK Shirt!

 

The Skeptical Scalpel joins Behind The Knife as we examine surgical dogma.

Check out The Skeptical Scalpel at skepticalscalpel.blogspot.com

or on Twitter at @SkepticScalpel

 

 

Sources for Mythbuster Episode

 

Bouffants vs Cloth Hats

University of Buffalo Neurosurgery Study https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/neuros/ny x211/3786415?redirectedFrom=PDF Dr. Rosen Study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28631104

ACS statement

http://bulletin.facs.org/2017/10/the-surgical-cap-symbol-science-argument-and-evidence/

 

Cephalosporins and Cross Reactivity with Pencilin Allergy

MGH Abx Study http://www.massgeneral.org/News/pressrelease.aspx?id=2157

https://www.aliem.com/2012/08/busting-myth-10-cephalosporin/

Post Operative Fevers

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20655062

Bowel Sounds and Return of Bowel Function https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28481855

 

 

 

Nov 06, 2017
#123: ACS Clinical Congress highlights: Subtotal cholecystectomy with Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike (featuring Dominic Forte)
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Behind the Knife coverage of the 2017 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress: Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike (Chair of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) takes Woo Do and Dominic Forte through her technique for a subtotal cholecystectomy. Additionally, Kevin Kniery invites listeners to support BTK's mobile app development through this t-shirt fundraiser (https://www.customink.com/fundraising/behind-the-knife-app-fundraiser).

Oct 31, 2017
#122: Ovarian masses and torsion with Dr. Guntupalli (featuring Dominic Forte)
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Behind the Knife coverage of the 2017 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress: Dr. Saketh Guntupalli (Gynecologic Oncology, University of Colorado) takes Woo Do and Dominic Forte through the workup and management of benign and malignant ovarian masses and offers surgical tips for ovarian torsion.

Oct 28, 2017
#121: Mock Orals #6: Thoracic Surgery with Dr. Kathleen Berfield
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Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Seattle VA, takes Woo Do and Kevin Kniery through 4 mock oral board scenarios. 

Oct 19, 2017
#120: The Future of Surgical Education with Drs. Amalia Cochran and Moshen Shabahang
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The President of the Association for Surgical Education (Dr. Amalia Cochran) and Chair of the Committee on Graduate Surgical Education (Dr. Mo Shabahang) explore the future of surgical education (competency-based training that departs from traditional time-in-service models) and share their insights on helping struggling residents. 

Oct 10, 2017
#119: Dr. Douglas Wood - Thoracic Surgery, Central Lung Cancer, Hilar Bleeding, and Massive Hemoptysis
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Dr. Douglas Wood, Chair of Surgery at the University of Washington, discusses thoracic surgery, carinal pneumonectomy (complete resection of a central tumor that would be deemed unresectable by traditional recommendations), bleeding from the hilum, and massive hemoptysis.

Sep 25, 2017
#118: Dr. Alex Eastman - Disaster Management, Active Shooters, and Trauma Surgery
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Dr. Alex Eastman, Trauma Medical Director at Parkland, draws from his experience as a trauma surgeon and police officer to discuss how leaders can "bring calm to chaos" in the midst of disasters, active shooter scenarios, and challenging cases in the OR.

 

We also welcome guest interviewer George Edward (GEB) Black, chief resident at Madigan Army Medical Center and future trainee of Dr. Eastman at UT Southwestern's rigorous trauma fellowship.

Sep 11, 2017
#117: The Boss of Shock Trauma, Dr. Thomas Scalea
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Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, describes what makes Shock a unique institution, relates his frustrations with recurrent violence in Baltimore, regales us with tales of maximally invasive surgery, walks us through the management of retrohepatic vena caval injuries, and reveals which injury patterns still raise his sphincter tone. Violence Intervention Program: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-break-baltimores-cycle-of-violence/2017/07/28/54f7fa7e-632a-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.5f8c53511896

Aug 31, 2017
#116: BTK Updates + Dr. Mattox Rewind
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Welcome Woo Do to the podcast! We are very lucky to have him as part of the team.

Woo is a general surgery resident on his research year and he will be joining BTK this upcoming year. He will be the go to for scheduling and interviewing.

Connect with us on Twitter (@behindtheknife) and behindtheknife.org

 

 

Aug 15, 2017
#115: Must Know Urology for The General Surgeon w/ Dr. Ponsky and Dr. Cherullo
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Dr. Edward Cherullo and Dr. Lee Ponsky are urologists at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio. 

In this episode they discuss their approach to:

-Testicular Torsion

-Urologic Trauma

-Urinary Retention

-Ureteral injuries and more

 

Aug 01, 2017
#114: NOTES: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? with Dr. John Romanelli
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Dr. Romanelli is an Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical School; and is a general surgeon who is an expert in minimally invasive surgery and is pushing the boundaries with Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery.

He joins us on Behind The Knife to discuss the future of NOTES and how we got to where we are.

He additionally gives us his insights into how surgical quality metrics will change our profession.

For Tips and Tricks he discusses how to choose the right patient for a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. 

 

Jul 17, 2017
#113: The AIS Channel and more with Professor Antonio Lacy
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Professor (Dr.) Antonio Lacy joins BTK this week to discuss his innovative AIS Channel (link below). The AIS Channel is an amazing tool for all levels of surgeons offering a collaboration to learn and discuss new cutting edge surgical techniques.

Dr. Lacy certainly has a unique way of approaching the training of current and future surgeons. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did!

https://aischannel.com/

Jul 03, 2017
#112: MSLT-II - Journal Club From the Author - Sentinel Nodes in Melanoma
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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?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1613210?af=R&rss=currentIssue

 

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. 

Jun 28, 2017
#111: ASCRS Meeting 2017 Highlights - Seattle
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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!

https://www.fascrs.org/

 

 

Jun 20, 2017
#110: Plastic Surgery Principles and Reanimation with Dr. Phuong Nguyen
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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.  

Jun 13, 2017
#109: CODA Trial with Dr. David Flum
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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

http://www.pcori.org/research-results/2015/comparing-outcomes-drugs-and-appendectomy-coda

Jun 07, 2017
#108: Mock Orals #5 Upper GI with Dr. Andrew Wright
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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!

Scenarios:

Achalasia

Esophageal Perforation

Choledocholithiasis

Refractory Peptic Ulcer

May 22, 2017
#107: Mock Orals #4: Breast Cancer with Dr. Michael Sabel
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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!

 

May 09, 2017
#106: Financial Tips for Physicians with The White Coat Investor, Dr. Jim Dahle
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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!

http://whitecoatinvestor.com/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0991433106/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0991433106&linkCode=as2&tag=whicoainv-20

 

Apr 21, 2017
#105: Combat Surgery Cases from The US Joint Trauma System
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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!

 

 

Apr 12, 2017
#104: Dr. George Peoples, The Ultimate Surgeon Scientist
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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.  

http://www.cancerinsight.com/

Apr 06, 2017
#103: Dr. Gerard Doherty Discusses Leadership and Career Transitions along with Neuroendocrine Tumors
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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.

 

 

 

Mar 22, 2017
#102: Dr. Taylor Riall Tackles Burnout and Importance of Coaching Surgeons
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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.

 

Mar 15, 2017
#101: Dr. Jeffrey Lee from MD Anderson on Melanoma Research and Everything Adrenal
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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!

Mar 09, 2017
#100: Dr. Mark Welton - Life After Trauma: Lessons in Leadership and Life
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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.

Feb 21, 2017
#96: ABSITE - Colorectal w/ Dr. Scott Steele
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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.

 

 

Jan 23, 2017
#95: ABSITE Review: Stomach
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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!

Jan 19, 2017
#94: ABSITE Mix and Match: Bariatrics, Spleen, Pancreatitis
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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.

Jan 12, 2017
#88: Vascular Surgery ABSITE review w/ Dr. Aranson
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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. 

Dec 05, 2016
#87: ABSITE Review: Esophagus
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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!

Nov 22, 2016
#86: American Board of Surgery Dispels Myths of Certification and Oral Boards
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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. 

 

 

Nov 04, 2016
#85: The Shouldice Clinic & The Hernia Repair with Dr. Burul
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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. 

http://bit.ly/2fazuF2

Oct 27, 2016
#84: Mock Orals #3 with Dr. Drew Shirley
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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!

Oct 20, 2016
#83: Small Stitches and Prophylactic Mesh For Laparotomy Closure- The Experts Weigh In
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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 

http://www.herniatalk.com

http://www.beverlyhillsherniacenter.com/

 

Dr. William Hope is the current president of the Americas Hernia Society and an Associate Professor at UNC Wilmington. 

Oct 04, 2016
#82: Mock Orals #2 w/ Dr. Christian Jones, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
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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. 

Sep 27, 2016
#81: How to Dominate Oral Boards? Oral Board Scenarios with the BTK Team
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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. 

Stay Tuned!

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!

Sep 21, 2016
#80: How To Dominate Oral Boards with Dr. Blatnik
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Dr. Blatnik from Washington University in St. Louis breaks down his approach to dominating the oral boards.

Sep 14, 2016
#79: Management of Thyroid Nodules: Dr. Emad Kandil
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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. 

 

 

Sep 06, 2016
#78: How To Match An Integrated (Vascular, Thoracic, Plastics) Residency
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Matt Chia takes us through the specifics on matching into an integrated residency.

Aug 31, 2016
#77: Dual Physician Marriage Part 1 with Drs. Sandip and Pauravi Vasavada
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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!

Aug 26, 2016
#76: Dr. Steven Curley Discusses Nanoparticle Research, Colorectal Liver Mets, and his "1 Hour Hepatectomy"
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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!

Aug 19, 2016
#75: From the Program Directors' Mouths - How To Match a Surgery Residency or Fellowship
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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. 

Aug 11, 2016
#74: How to Match Into Surgery - From First Year to Rank Lists
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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.

Aug 03, 2016
#73: Fetal Surgery with Dr. Darrell Cass
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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!!

Jul 27, 2016
#72: Dr. Charles Brunicardi: Surgeon, Songwriter, Performer
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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!

Jul 14, 2016
#71: Global Surgery in a Civil War Zone with Doctors Without Borders, Dr. James Peck
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Check out the ACS website on operation give back! http://www.operationgivingback.facs.org/

Download Legends of Surgery

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/legends-of-surgery/id1078480299?mt=2

 

Jul 05, 2016
#70: Global Surgery Part II with Dr. Robert Riviello
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This is our second podcast on the topic of Global Surgery.  During this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Riviello from Brigham and Women's hospital on his experiences with global surgery and even more specifically Dr. Riviello's dedication to the specialty, which also, indirectly, includes his family.  We are sure you will be impressed with him just as much as we were while interviewing!

Send your suggestions our way if you have them!

Jun 27, 2016
#69: Global Surgery with Dr. John Meara and Dr. Mark Shrime
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A long awaited episode this week on Global Surgery.  World renown global surgeons John Meara and Mark Shrime join us to talk about the evolving world of Global Surgery including its past, present and future!  This new and evolving specialty is taking hold in the General Surgery world and these gentlemen and leading the cause.

Listen to the end because Dr. Meara then gives a great outline on the Lancet Commission and the "Bellweather Procedures" that everyone interested in Global Surgery should know!

We have one other global surgery episode with Dr. Reviello that we will publish in the near future and hopefully more to come!

Keep sending your suggestions our way!!

Jun 16, 2016
#68: Dr. Flum discusses SCOAP and Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Flum is a board-certified general surgeon whose areas of particular expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders; advanced laparoscopy; biliary tract disorders; complex abdominal wall hernias; and bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes. He is also an Associate Chair of Research and the Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).

Jun 09, 2016
#67: Dr. Peter Marcello of the Lahey Clinic Discusses Public Speaking, Laparoendoscopic Surgery, COST Trial, and Diverticulitis
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Dr. Marcello is a leader in colorectal surgery. He had a large part in advancing laparoscopic surgery and is now advancing the field of laparoendoscopic surgery. He gives a very practical interview that is entertaining, and inspiring. Enjoy!

Please welcome guest host Avery Walker, who is about to start a fellowship at Ochsner Clinic in colorectal surgery. 

Dr. Peter Marcello is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and a Staff Surgeon at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts. Peter was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received an M.D. degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. His general surgery training was conducted at the Deaconess–Harvard Surgical Service in Boston. This included a 1-year research fellowship at Lahey Clinic. His clinical fellowship in colon and rectal surgery was also performed at the Lahey Hitchcock Clinic, and this was followed by a 1-year Pelvic Floor Research Fellowship at Lahey. He then joined the colon and rectal surgery staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After 2 years at Cleveland, Peter returned to the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department at Lahey. He is board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.

 

 

Jun 03, 2016
#66: Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 2 with Dr. Gary Timmerman
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Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 2:  Dr. Gary Timmerman

Experienced rural/academic surgeon Dr. Gary Timmerman joins us for the second half of our podcast on rural surgery.  He discusses how he got involved with rural surgery and why he is still in love with surgery today.  He also touches on some great points on why its important to emphasize rural surgery in medical training as well as how we make sure these smaller hospital centers can provide equivalent care to the large hospital centers around the country.

Enjoy and send any other suggestions our way!

May 27, 2016
#65: Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 1 with Dr. Tyler Hughes
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Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 1:  Dr. Tyler Hughes

Our goal for this two part episode on rural surgery is to give listeners insight into the practice of surgery in rural setting.  Many find this area of surgery foreign as many medical schools don't emphasize rural surgery in their curriculum and many academic teaching facilities are focused in urban areas with little exposure to this world. 

Dr. Tyler Hughes walks us through his career from moving from a metro area to small town USA and why he decided to stick around.  More importantly, we also discuss the need for rural surgeons and the advantages/disadvantages of practicing in this environment.

We hope it is as eye opening for you as it was for us! 

Next week we will talk with Dr. Gary Timmerman on his experiences in rural surgery. Enjoy!

May 19, 2016
#64: Lessons and Insight on Wartime Surgery with Dr. Al Beekley
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Dr. As Beekley is currently a Trauma/Bariatric surgeon (yes, thats correct) at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a military trained surgeon and deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan.  In this interview, Dr. Beekley walks us through some of his most memorable experiences including taking care of one high-profile patient.

He then discusses with us how these experiences have changed and altered his practice during his time in the military and moving forward to civilian life.

As a bonus, Dr. Beekley walks us through his version of a trauma laparotomy!

Almost like a story unfolding, this podcast is certainly unique to our show!  Enjoy!

May 12, 2016
#63: ASCRS 2016 Highlights with Drs. Kyle Cologne, Anjali Kumar, and Josh Bleier
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Small mistake on the last podcast.....editing error and I guess we can call that a near-miss!  It is has been corrected!

Unfortunately the full BTK team was unable to make it down to LA this year for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons meeting, but we were able to track down a few people to talk to who not only attended the conference, but also had a hand in planning!

We are first joined by Drs. Kyle Cologne from USC and Anjali Kumar from Virginia Mason to discuss the social media presence at the conference, research awards, and finally some of the conference highlights.   Then we are joined by own Dr. Scott Steele and Dr. Josh Bleier from UPenn to talk about the popular Rectal Ca panel!

Just a reminder, the app for the ASCRS 2016 meeting can be found on iTunes, which includes the entire program and most of the slides from the talks.  On the fascrs.org website, they will also have links to the narrated slide shows from the meeting.  ASCRS also has an online education module called CREST (ColoRectal Education System Template) which is available to members.  Check it out!!

May 05, 2016
#62: Dr. Frank Veith on The Past, Present, and Future of Vascular Surgery
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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 27, 2016
#61: Dr. Timothy Eberlein from Wash U. SOM
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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 20, 2016
#60: Managing Sepsis 15 Years After "Rivers et al." With Dr. Jones and Dr. Exline
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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 12, 2016
#59: A Discussion on Palliative Care with Dr. Zara Cooper
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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!

Apr 05, 2016
#58: TCCACS Day 3 with Dr. Demetriades
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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 23, 2016
#57: Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery Conference 2016: Day 2
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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 22, 2016
#56: Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery 2016 in Vegas: Day 1
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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 21, 2016
#55: Kenji Inaba Part 2: Neck Trauma
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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 15, 2016
#54: Trauma Surgeon Kenji Inaba talks REBOA, becoming an LAPD officer, and RCTs
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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!

Mar 08, 2016
#53: Orthopedic Surgery You Should Know with Dr. John Devine
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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 25, 2016
#52: "Failing Forward: A Poor Career Decision...and How I Recovered"
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"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 19, 2016
#51: Combo episode with Drs. Craig Kent and Michael Englesbe
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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 12, 2016
#50: ASC Day 3 Leading Off With Dr. Adil Haider
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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 04, 2016
#49: Academic Surgical Congress Day 2 featuring Dr. Justin Dimick and Dr. Dorry Segev
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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 03, 2016
#48: Dr. Justin B. Dimick AAS Presidential Address: "The Rookie Advantage"
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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 03, 2016
#47: Academic Surgical Congress Day 1 including FIRST Trial Results with Dr. Bilimoria
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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!!

Feb 03, 2016
#45: Association for Academic Surgery 50th Birthday!
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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 20, 2016
#44: Dr. Heidi Nelson of the Mayo Clinic discusses COST Trial, Microbiome, and Recurrent Rectal Cancer
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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 13, 2016
#43: Dr. Ali Salim discusses his current research and penetrating abdominal trauma
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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!

Jan 07, 2016
#42: Bridging The Microscopic Divide: Professor Quirke Discusses The Controversies in Rectal Cancer Staging and Management
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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 30, 2015
#41: We All Could Learn A Lot From Dr. Julie Freischlag
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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 23, 2015
#40: Burn Care, Vietnam War Surgery, and The Journal of Trauma with Dr. Basil Pruitt
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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 16, 2015
#39: Highlights from Obesity Week 2015 in LA
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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!

Dec 09, 2015
#38: Dr. Ernest Moore on Trauma Coagulopathy and The Journal of Trauma
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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.

Nov 28, 2015
#37: Dr. Jeff Hardacre from CWRU discusses Cholangiocarcinoma
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Dr. Jeff Hardacre at CWRU and trained under Dr. Cameron at Hopkins, discusses the often confusing topic of cholangiocarcinoma.  

He gives us a great rundown of the work-up, disease process, and approach to treatment. Finally, Dr. Hardacre shares some tips that could help almost all of us intraoperatively.

Such a great discussion!!!

Nov 18, 2015
#36: Dr. Fleshman Talks The ACOSOG Z6051 RCT Trial
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Dr. James Fleshman gives a in-depth author's perspective on the newly published trial in JAMA titled..

"Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic Outcomes.  The ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial."

Not a better way to review an article than to hear it directly from the author himself!

 

Nov 11, 2015
#35: Acute Limb Ischemia with Dr. John Eidt
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Dr. Eidt a vascular surgeon of Baylor takes us through his workup and surgical management of acute limb ischemia.

 

 

Nov 04, 2015
#34: What the Blue Angels Can Teach Us About Training Surgeons w/ Dr. John Eidt
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Dr. John Eidt a vascular surgeon talks about how to improve surgical education.

Tune in in a few weeks when we will publish the rest of Dr. Eidt's interview where he walks us through the surgical management of peripheral artery disease.

Check out his YouTube!

How to do a gracilis flap by Dr. John Eidt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FngQbkHtrrE

Oct 28, 2015
#33: A Tribute to Dr. Carolyn Kaelin
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This special episode is dedicated to the late Dr. Carolyn Kaelin.  Dr. Kaelin was a surgical oncologist in the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber and director of the Breast Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).

Please join Dr. Andrea Merrill and BTK in honoring Dr. Kaelin through multiple testaments from previous coworkers and friends.  In order of interview on the podcast:

Mehra Golshan, MD

Mary Knust Graichen, NP

Esther Rhei, MD

Michael Zinner, MD

Oct 22, 2015
#32: Dr. Velmahos discusses the Boston Marathon Bombings and Critical Care Tips
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Dr. George Velmahos at MGH discusses his account of the Boston marathon bombings and how that day's events has changed today's mass casualty response in Boston.

In addition, Dr. Velmahos touches on surgical nutrition, ventilator and long-term airway management, and gives us excellent tips and tricks on penetrating neck injuries!

A very interesting podcast interviewing an amazing surgeon!!

Oct 21, 2015
#31: Improving Trauma Care and Designing Trauma Systems with Dr. William Long
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Dr. William B. Long specializes in trauma surgery. He is the father of Oregon’s state-wide system of trauma and the ACS/COT-designated level 1 Trauma Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, in Portland, Oregon, where he served until recently as Trauma Medical Director for nearly 35 years.  Trained in general and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Maryland and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Dr. Long revolutionized trauma care on the west coast of the United States by establishing an infrastructure that would support technically advanced ways of restoring function. He has also pioneered numerous surgical innovations.

Oct 14, 2015
#30: ACS Clinical Congress 2015 Updates
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This week we bring you a special episode to track the current ACS Clinical Congress in Chicago.  We (Kevin, Jason, and John) couldn't attend, but Dr. Steele is in attendance and gave up us some highlights thus far.  He also got us hooked up with Dr. Ali Salim who discussed the conference and gave us some potentially practice changing updates!  

Finally, we welcome Dr. Luke Selby who gave us a resident's perspective on the conference as well as new thoughts at the conference on resident training.

Enjoy!.....especially if you couldn't make it like us!

 

Oct 07, 2015
#29: Dr. Hunter Discusses Surgical Treatment of GERD
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Dr. John Hunter who is the Chair of Surgery at OHSU discusses a topic familiar to all General Surgeons, the surgical management of GERD.  We go in depth into the surgical options and Dr. Hunter gives some tips to deal with every surgeon's fear, mediastinal bleeding!

In addition, our opening shot is great review that focuses on the management of GERD and even includes newer treatment options!  

You'll enjoy it! We promise!

Sep 29, 2015
#28: Lessons From The Modern Battlefield with Dr. Matthew Martin
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Dr. Matthew Martin is a leading trauma surgeon who has served multiple deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In this week's episode he reflects back on his deployments over the past 10 years and what medical advances we have seen move from the war zone to the civilian sector. 

The focus on the episode is on prehospital care and initial resuscitation strategies.

Sep 22, 2015
#27: The Art of Publishing with Dr. Melina Kibbe
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Dr. Melina Kibbe of Northwestern University and Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Surgery gives an excellent in-depth discussion into the art and process of publishing.  

This is a must listen for any and all residents and staff interested in academic medicine.  Coming directly from a surgeon who reads and reviews your submissions, Dr. Kibbe discusses everything on how to write manuscripts to finally submitting and responding to the reviewers comments.

We learned so much just in interviewing Dr. Kibbe and excited to share it with you all!

Sep 16, 2015
#26: Parathyroid Disease with Dr. Herbert Chen of UW
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Dr. Herbert Chen of University of Wisconsin tackles the tricky topic of parathyroid disease 

-He also discusses what it was like to train under the greats Drs. Sabiston and Cameron

-His experience editing for the Annals of Surgery

-His tips on handling a reoperative neck, avoiding injury to the RLN, and managing the intrathoracic goiter

Sep 09, 2015
#25: Dr. Steven Wexner talks Fecal Incontinence
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We are honored to have expert Dr. Steven Wexner from Cleveland Clinic join us to discuss his career, thoughts on fecal incontinence (including the origins of the Wexner score!) and he gives us insight on getting that pesky left colon to reach in dire situations.

In addition, Behind the Knife discussed the treatment and management of Ulcerative Colitis!

Definitely a can't miss from a man whos essentially published more articles and chapters than days I've been a resident!

Sep 01, 2015
#24: Dissecting Social Media with Today's Trending Surgeons
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Join us again this week where we dive into another hot topic in surgery...the social surgeon.  We asked Dr. Ed Livingston (@ehlJAMA), Dr. Amalia Cochran (@AmaliaCochran), Dr. Scott Regenbogen (@scottregenbogen), and Dr. Lillian Kao (@LillianKao1) to give us insight into how social media plays a role in today's practice. 

These surgeons know the ins and outs of social media and discuss their own personal stories and tips for navigating the often intimidating world of popular social media platforms!

Enjoy!

Aug 25, 2015
#23: #ILookLikeASurgeon: Thoughts on diversity in medicine from leading surgeons
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#ilooklikeasurgeon has swept the nation as surgeons of all backgrounds, race, and gender raise awareness to support diversity in not only surgery, but all of medicine!

Staff physicians Dr. Amalia Cochran, Dr. Sharon Stein, and Dr. Patricia Turner join General Surgery resident and founder of #illooklikeasurgeon Dr. Heather Logghe as well as General Surgery resident Dr. Lauren Nosanov in discussing not only women in surgery, but the importance and need for diversity in medicine!

 
Aug 18, 2015
#22: Dr. Matthews of University of Chicago on Chronic Pancreatitis, Social Media, and Music
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Dr. Jeffrey Matthews Surgeon-in-Chief The University of Chicago

We first talk chronic pancreatitis up to surgical options of this disease and then Dr. Matthews give us a great rundown of his surgical approach.  He also discusses social media and its effect on his career in medicine.  In addition, we get great insight on how Dr. Mathews relaxes with his love for music!

Aug 11, 2015
#21: Hernias, Abdominal Wall Recon, and Quality Collaboratives: Dr. Michael Rosen
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Dr. Michael Rosen is the director of the Cleveland Clinic hernia center. 

 

On the podcast he discusses:

Purpose and role of the hernia surgical quality collaborative

Discusses his approach to the inguinal hernia

Also takes us through his reconstructive ladder when it comes to large abdominal wall hernias.

 

Aug 04, 2015
#20: Dealing with Complications and Burnout: Dr. Rothenberger Tackles Difficult Issues No One Likes To Talk About
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Dr. Rothenberger Chair of Surgery at University of Minnesota discusses how to manage complications and avoid burnout. 

He also takes us through managing difficult pelvic bleeding. 

 

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Jul 28, 2015
#19: Primary Anastomosis in Complicated Diverticulitis? The Debate, Ross vs. Hyman
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Dr. Howard Ross from Temple University and Dr. Neil Hyman from University of Chicago debate a very common and difficult medical decision of whether to perform a primary anastomosis in complicated diverticulitis or to play it safe and divert.  A question that many physicians debate on a daily basis today.  Hear it from the experts!

On this podcast they first discuss primary anastomosis surrounding multiple scenarios and, second, the role of laparoscopic lavage!

Jul 21, 2015
#18: Future of Surgical Training and Pancreatic Cysts with Chair of RRC Dr. Steven Stain
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Dr. Steven Stain Chair of Surgery at Albany Medical Center

Discusses:

-Future of surgical training

-Future of accredidation

-Managing pancreatic cysts

-Tips to performing a distal pancreatectomy

Jul 14, 2015
17: The Mattox Maneuver and Much More with Dr. Kenneth Mattox
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Dr. Kenneth Mattox a US legend in Trauma surgery, discusses retroperitoneal hematomas and the ever changing field of surgery. He is a Distinguished Professor at Baylor University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Ben Taub Hospital.

 

Jul 07, 2015
#16: Breast Cancer and Managing the Axilla with Dr. Kelly Hunt
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Dr. Kelly Hunt Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson.

 

On the podcast she discusses

-Current therapies and management strategies for complex breast cancer patients

-The newest updates in regards to managing patients with axillary disease

-Managing breast cancer in the pregnant patient

-And more!

Jun 30, 2015
#15: Stuff Surgery Interns Should Know
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Intern basics episode!

Thanks to Andrea Merrill, Stewart Morrison and Sarwat Ahmad for their advice. 

Check back to our website where we will links to all our resources mentioned in the episode at behindtheknife.org

 

Jun 23, 2015
#14: Appendicitis a Surgical Disease? The Debate
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Dr. Andrew Wright and Dr. Matthew Martin debate the nuances the recent study published in JAMA on antibiotics vs surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. 

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Jun 22, 2015
#13: How To Transplant a Liver and a Kidney .... Drs. McKenn