"What I Wish I Had Learned In Training" - SVS YSC Collaboration

This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of our collaborative series with the Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Advisory Committee. Nicole Rich and Sharif Ellozy talk with Dr. Misty Humphries and Dr. Gregory Magee about what they did, or wish they had done, during training to help them establish their practices as young vascular surgeons.

Our hope is that this episode will inspire fellow colleagues and trainees to reflect on developing their own personal mission, vision, and values statements. What skills can you develop to see your professional goals come to fruition? Who can you connect with that may be or become an important mentor or sponsor?

Dr. Misty Humphries is an Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of California at Davis Medical Center, where she serves as the Vascular Surgery Residency Director as well as the Vice Chair of Surgical Outcomes. She completed her general surgery residency at UC Davis, and her Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Utah. Her current research interests include studying disparities in care for patients with critical limb ischemia and in 2019, with grant funding from the National Institute of Health, she began investigating the role of telemedicine programs to reduce amputation rates in rural populations. She serves as an examiner for the Board of Vascular Surgery and a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and other surgical journals. She participates in multiple national committees as a part of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society. In 2017 she was awarded a Women's Leadership Grant from the Society for Vascular Surgery for her work as a mentor and scholar.

Dr. Gregory Magee is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Southern California, and the Director of Research for the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Stanford University, a trauma & critical care fellowship at the University of Southern California, and his Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. His research interests include flow dynamics modeling in aortic dissection, medical device development, and novel techniques for complex endovascular aortic repair with fenestrated/branched grafts. He has provided mentorship and teaching to numerous medical students and surgical trainees, serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery among other journals, and participates in multiple hospital-level and national committees dedicated to improving care for vascular surgery patients.

Coding & Billing:

Society for Vascular Surgery Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) Fellows Program  

Mentorship & Sponsorship: 

Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees

Don’t Ask for Mentors, Ask for Sponsors