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The Surgery Sett is dedicated to exploring the ideas, inventions and innovations of the worldwide surgical community and their intersections with the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. Host Jonathan Kohler, MD, interviews surgeons and other medical professionals who visit the UW Department of Surgery, along with surgeons and researchers from our own department. You can catch every episode when you subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher (coming soon). And don’t forget to follow the UW Department of Surgery on Twitter and Facebook. Happy listening! And Go, Badgers!

  • Patient-centered Approaches to Improving Surgical Care

    Patient-centered Approaches to Improving Surgical Care

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    Episode 7, Philip Goodney
    Dr. Phillip Goodney is a vascular surgeon and health services researcher at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is also director at the Center for the Evaluation of Surgical Care for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and co-director of the VA Outcomes Group at White River Junction VA. In this episode Dr. Goodney joins us to discusses regionalization, the surgeon’s role in smoking cessation, and the impact of patient testimonials.

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  • The Importance of the Rural Surgeon

    The Importance of the Rural Surgeon

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

    Episode 6, Karen Deveney
    In this episode, our guest host, Dr. Benjamin Andrew, a resident in our rural general surgery residency program, speaks with Dr. Karen Deveney, professor of surgery and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. The two discuss the increasing need for rural surgeons across the United States and hit on the importance of program-specific training. Dr. Deveney also explains her connection to rural surgeons and how she would not be here today without them.

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  • Do’s and Don’ts of Complex Hernia Repair

    Do’s and Don’ts of Complex Hernia Repair

    Monday, December 26th, 2016

    Episode 5, Jocelyn Burke
    Dr. Jocelyn Burke, a former general surgery chief resident who trained at UW-Madison 2009-2016, explores the do’s and don’ts of complex hernia repairs and discusses with Dr. Kohler the always evolving “size of the bite" debate.

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  • Surgical Innovations as a Result of War

    Surgical Innovations as a Result of War

    Sunday, December 25th, 2016

    Episode 4, James Cole Jr.
    In this episode we hear from Dr. James Cole Jr., an assistant professor of surgery at UW-Madison and also the trauma medical director at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois (a UW affiliated facility). Dr. Cole discusses his time as a Navy Medical Officer and his 24 years of military service. In addition, he speaks on the critical role that war has played in facilitating surgical advancements.

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  •  Changing The Way We Train Surgeons

    Changing The Way We Train Surgeons

    Saturday, December 24th, 2016

    Episode 3, Leigh Neumayer
    We talk to Dr. Leigh Neumayer, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona and a distinguished surgical educator, about general surgery residency training. Dr. Neumayer addresses the areas in need of improvement and talks about the changes expected in the future.

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  • Researcher Grows Functional Vocal Tissue in the Lab

    Researcher Grows Functional Vocal Tissue in the Lab

    Friday, December 23rd, 2016

    Episode 2, Nathan Welham
    Dr. Nathan Welham, an associate professor in the UW Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a practicing speech language pathologist, joins us to discuss the incredible story of the functional vocal tissue he and his team grew in their lab last year. Dr. Welham also tells us about the immense amount of media attention these vocal folds received, both here in the United States as well as around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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  • The Story of Big Daddy

    The Story of Big Daddy

    Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

    Episode 1, Joshua Mezrich
    In our inaugural episode, host Dr. Jonathan Kohler talks with UW liver and kidney transplant surgeon Dr. Joshua Mezrich, also known as “Big Daddy.” The two discuss Dr. Mezrich’s research on autoimmune diseases, his role as a writer, and even a quirky childhood story about Dr. Mezrich and a piano. We hope you enjoy!

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Jonathan Kohler, MD

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