The COVID pandemic has resulted in increased rates of burnout and mental illness among surgeons. The quiet epidemic of mental illness continues to leave both surgical trainees and staff at increased risk of self-harm or suicide. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Carrie Cunningham and Dr. Dawn Coleman about their efforts to change the narrative and provide data on the impacts of mental health on surgical training and practices.
The Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS), and the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) through the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee (RSOC) address student questions about the 2021 Integrated vascular surgery match process.
Kevin and Adam interview four cutting edge outcomes researchers in vascular surgery, leading two international studies on the impact of COVID-19 on vascular surgery patients, the COVER Study and VASCC.
As part of our ongoing series of COVID-19 related episodes, we interview several New York City vascular surgeons to see what lessons can be gleaned from their experiences during the first few weeks of the pandemic. We discuss such topics as call coverage, redeployment, setting up a line service, and protecting ourselves from infection while caring for the COVID-19 patient.
Dr. Antonio Lanfranchi is a Cardiologist at the University of Milan, Luigi Sacco Hospital. He has practiced for over 20 years and has substantial expertise in echocardiography, interventional cardiology and clinical adult cardiology. He joins us today to share his experience and what he has learned from his work in a coronavirus unit in one of the global epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Jim Littlejohn is an anesthesiologist and critical care physician practicing at Weill Cornell Medicine. He joins us today to provide a brief primer on ICU management of COVID positive patients for redeployed physicians.
Dr. Amy Reed is a professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She is an accomplished academic surgeon and clinically active across a broad scope of vascular surgery practice but is here today mostly in her role as the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) secretary to discuss SVS membership opportunities and recently available resources put out by the SVS to address the COVID-19 pandemic.