In this special episode of Audible Bleeding, we explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgeons in private practice with Dr. Russel Samson, Dr. Cliff Sales and Dr. Ty Garland. We discuss challenges, including protecting staff, managing call coverage and clinical responsibilities, providing care in the era of social distancing, and the business challenges associated with a sudden drop in revenue. We also discuss opportunities that this crisis presents.
Dr. Russell Samson is a vascular surgeon in Sarasota, Florida and is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of the Witwatersrand and his general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Albert Einstein medical college in New York
Dr. Clifford Sales is a vascular surgeon practicing with Atlantic medical group at Morristown medical center and Overlook medical center in New Jersey He went to Medical School at Mt. Sinai in New York and did his General surgery residency and fellowship at Albert Einstein medical college Montefiore in New York City.
Dr. Ty Garland is a vascular surgeon practicing with Vascular Institute of the Rockies and the director of vascular surgery at St. Joseph's hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Garland attended medical school at the University of Washington where he also completed an integrated vascular surgery residency.