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The UW Department of Surgery introduced a new podcast to educate and entertain surgeons, medical trainees, and other people interested in the art and science of surgery. The Surgery Sett offers conversations with surgical leaders from the University of Wisconsin and across the nation about new ideas and innovations in the worldwide surgical community.

The series is hosted by Dr. Jonathan Kohler, a former journalist and assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His interviews with surgeons and other medical professionals who visit the University of Wisconsin, along with surgeons and researchers from the UW, will explore a wide range of healthcare and medical topics.

A new episode, running approximately 20 minutes, will be released every other week on Friday mornings. The series launched with the following six episodes:

  • “The Story of Big Daddy” with Dr. Joshua Mezrich, transplant surgeon at the UW Department of Surgery
  • “Researcher Grows Functional Vocal Tissue in the Lab” with Dr. Nathan Welham, speech language pathologist and voice researcher at the UW Department of Surgery
  • “Changing the Way We Train Surgeons” with Dr. Leigh Neumayer, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona
  • “Surgical Innovations as a Result of War” with Dr. James Cole Jr., trauma medical director at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois
  • “Do’s and Don’ts of Complex Hernia Repair” with Jocelyn Burke, general surgery resident at UW Department of Surgery 2009-2016
  • “The Importance of the Rural Surgeon” by Dr. Karen Deveney, professor of surgery and vice chair for education at the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University

Future episodes include interviews with Dr. Pauline Chen, author of the New York Times best-seller Final Exam; A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality; Dr. James Economou, professor of surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and director of the Melanoma Program at UCLA Health; and Dr. Angela Gibson, a burn and trauma surgeon-scientist from the University of Wisconsin.

Listeners can subscribe to The Surgery Sett through iTunes, Google Play Music, and other leading podcatching sites, or listen directly through the podcast page on the Department of Surgery website.

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