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.
We are excited to interview the editors of the newly released textbook, Vascular Decision Making: Medical, Endovascular and Surgical. They discuss the process of editing a textbook and what makes this resource unique. They also describe the novel app that they have developed to go along with the textbook.
Dr. Brigitte Smith, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah, joins us to discuss how we can innovate in the areas of quality and safety education for our vascular surgery trainees.
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.
Dr. Ross Naylor (MBChB MD FRCS) is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Leicester Vascular Institute, Leicester UK. He is a past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and a past Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has authored 600 publications and book chapters, co-edited three textbooks of Vascular Surgery and his work has been cited over 17,000 times.
Dr. Victoria Teodorescu (Dr. T) recounts the people that tried to discourage her on her road to medicine, including her own program director who had told her that “women with children don’t belong in surgery.” Despite all the obstacles, Dr T was able to become Chief of Vascular Surgery at Bronx VA Medical Center where she instituted a diabetic foot clinic to combat emergency amputations for foot infections.