In this installment of the Race and Representation Series, we discuss how to implement effective change to combat systemic racism within healthcare at national, regional, and local levels. Our guests, Dr. Albert Sam and Dr. Bryan Fisher describe their practices and how they have been champions of healthcare equity within both the private and academic settings.
In this episode, Imani and Reginald discuss with Dr. Backhus and Dr. Goodney the historical implications of the longstanding poor relationship between the Black community and the medical community, and its effect on current practices and patient care in vascular surgery. They also explore the role of research in creating demonstrable changes in practice to aid in ameliorating this relationship.
Adam and Dr. Sheahan join Miss Eilidh Gunn and Dr. Steven Yule to discuss human factors engineering, coaching, and the Non-technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) taxonomy and how they can be applied to improving vascular surgery.
In this “Meet the Author” Episode, Jacob and Matt Chia sit down with Dr. Katharine McGinigle to discuss her upcoming article in the June issue of the JVS titled, “Sex-related disparities in intervention rates and type of intervention in patients with aortic and peripheral arterial diseases in the National Inpatient Sample Database.”
Adam, Robin, and Dr. Forbes sit down with Drs Lawrence, Nelson, and Eldrup-Jorgensen to discuss the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation and introduce one of its newest initiatives, the VISTA program.
Dr. Sachdev-Ost is currently the site chief of vascular surgery at Magee Women’s Hospital, the associate program director of the vascular surgery residency and fellowship at UPMC and was recently appointed as an associate editor for clinical research focused on diversity, equity and inclusion at JVS.
Dr. Hazim J. Safi earned his medical degree at the University of Baghdad and completed his general surgery internship at Medical City Teaching Hospital in Baghdad and St. James Hospital in London, England. He completed his general surgery followed by his cardiothoracic residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, studying under Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Stanley Crawford.