"A Letter From Seattle" and Lessons from Katrina

In this special episode of Audible Bleeding, we sit down (socially distanced by miles) with Drs. Ben Starnes, Niten Singh and Malachi Sheahan to discuss how we as vascular surgeons should be approaching our practices and our roles within the hospital throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Starnes and Dr. Singh recently authored an editorial in Vascular Specialist describing their experience with the COVID-19 virus, as well as some of the changes they have made in their service line based on insight they gained from vascular surgery colleagues in Northern Italy. We are also fortunate to have Dr. Malachi Sheahan on the podcast with us to discuss some of the lessons he learned during his time at University Hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and how that can help us going forward. 

Dr. Starnes is a returning guest at Audible bleeding and I encourage you to listen to Episode 11 for a complete intro and to hear the discussion on his military experience and entrepreneurial endeavors.  Dr Starnes is a Professor of Vascular Surgery, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery for UW Medicine. 

Dr. Niten Singh is a Professor and Associate Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at University of Washington.  He’s also the Director of the Limb Preservation Service at the Regional Vascular Center at Harborview and the Program Director of the UW Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship. Dr. Singh earned his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  He completed his general surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and his Vascular surgery fellowship at Georgetown in Washington DC.

Dr. Malachi Sheahan is also a returning guest on Audible Bleeding and I would likewise encourage you to go back and listen to Episode 3 for a discussion on mentorship, the Fundamentals of Vascular Surgery curriculum and vascular surgery during Hurricane Katrina.  Dr. Sheahan is 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


Letter From Seattle (Dr. Starnes’ and Dr. Singh’s editorial in Vascular Specialist)

SVS Connect 

The SurgeonMasters Podcast