In light of the events unfolding across the country over the past few weeks, The Society for Vascular Surgery's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force and the Wellness Task Force sponsored a webinar around race in America and its impact on our field. We at Audible Bleeding thought this was an excellent start, and we would hope to keep the conversation going.
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. Gilbert Upchurch is the Edward R. Woodward Professor and Chair of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the 2019 president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He joins us to discuss changes he sees in vascular surgery.
Dr. Dawn Coleman is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Michigan, and she is the Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship. She is the Chair of The SVS Wellness Task Force, and discusses the results of the vascular surgery burnout survey on today’s podcast.
r. David Rigberg is a clinical professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship at UCLA. He joins us to discuss career development and education in vascular surgery, the satisfaction he gets from his venous work, and the role music plays in his life.
Malachi Sheahan, MD, professor and chair of vascular and endovascular surgery and program director for the vascular surgery integrated residency and fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans chats with us about mentorship, his role in developing the fundamentals of vascular surgery curriculum, burnout and surgeon wellness, his experiences during Katrina, and his thoughts on the #ThisIsOurLane controversy.