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September 16, 2019
Continuing our series on the latest topics in surgery, we have a assembled a fantastic panel of guests to talk about fertility and family planning. Joining us are Dr. Arghavan Salles (@arghavan_salles), Dr. Emily Jungheim (@EmilyJungheim), and Dr. Melissa Levack. We hope this episode will be thought-provoking and lead to further discussions within our surgical community about work-life considerations! https://www.kmov.com/news/more-and-more-women-turn-to-egg-freezing-to-pause/article_14b7d3b2-2b60-11e9-bfdc-2f9629fceea3.html http://time.com/5484506/fertility-egg-freezing/
September 15, 2019
Listen to this provocative podcast on a very prevalent issue of fertility and parental leave in the environment of residency with these surgeons sharing their personal stories and some eye-opening numbers and system issues.   
September 9, 2019
Next up in our series on the hot topics in surgery, we are joined by Dr. Michael Englesbe to discuss the opioid epidemic. He takes us through some of the statistics and provides an excellent Tips & Tricks on how much we should actually be prescribing after specific surgeries. https://www.opioidprescribing.info/ http://michigan-open.org/
September 3, 2019
Dr. Laurie Punch gives us an excellent grand rounds on how to care for the trauma patient injured by firearm, and educates us on the social considerations of gun violence. Resources provided by Dr. Punch: https://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Abstract/2016/10000/Effect_of_time_to_operation_on_mortality_for.9.aspx https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMsr1804754 https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gun-violence/ https://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Abstract/2016/09000/The_AAST_prospective_Aortic_Occlusion_for.1.aspx https://health.ucdavis.edu/what-you-can-do/risk-factors.html https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4984734/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/there-are-more-guns-than-people-in-the-united-states-according-to-a-new-study-of-global-firearm-ownership/?noredirect=on https://affirmresearch.org/ https://www.injuryjournal.com/article/S0020-1383(17)30576-4/fulltext https://mphdegree.usc.edu/blog/guns-as-a-public-health-issue/ https://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/calm-counseling-access-lethal-means http://cureviolence.org/ http://besmartforkids.org/ http://nnhvip.org/ https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-emergency-bleeding/homemade-kits-with-tourniquets-make-gunshot-first-aid-more-available-idUKKCN1S12QK?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNewsMolt https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/who-can-have-a-gun/extreme-risk-protection-orders/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlW8cvzt_5Y
August 25, 2019
Kicking off the first of our series on the latest topics in surgery, we begin with a point-counterpoint style discussion with Dr. Brendan Campbell, a member of the ACS committee on trauma FAST workgroup, and Dr. Joseph Sakran, a prominent advocate for firearm injury prevention. This episode was recorded at the APSA 2019 Annual Meeting with a bonus full length recording of Dr. Sakran's guest presentation from the meeting. FAST Workgroup Recommendations: https://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(18)32155-0/fulltext
August 14, 2019
Rounding out our miniseries interviewing authors, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephen Bergman who you may know as Samuel Shem, author of House of God. His upcoming sequel to House of God will be released in November: https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Best-Hospital-Samuel-Shem/dp/1984805363 The STAT article he referenced: https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/26/physicians-not-burning-out-they-are-suffering-moral-injury/ His Boston Globe article posted on his website: http://www.samuelshem.com/v2/what-it%e2%80%99s-like-in-a-country-without-war/
August 5, 2019
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner is a prolific surgeon writer whose first publication, Operative Anatomy, is a fantastic textbook for junior residents to prepare for cases. She talks to us about writing, her work as a consultant with NASA, and provides an excellent T&T segment on lymphedema. We hope you enjoy this episode!
July 21, 2019
Dr. Seymour Schwartz, the namesake of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, joins us to talk about his life, the history of surgery, and the history of his textbook. He is an excellent speaker with an interesting life story. Listen in for fantastic advice to today's surgical trainees! This is part of our AccessSurgery give away. Follow @ABSITEQofWeek and look out for a question related to this episode on Wednesday, July 24th at 9PM EST. 2-3 winners will receive a free copy of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 11th edition!
July 15, 2019
Frequent friend of BTK, Dr. Lillian Kao (@LillianKao1) is the first female editor of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery and joins us to talk about her experience with editorial duties. She gives us great advice on authorship and how to get into editorial roles and reviewing papers. This episode is part of our collaboration with AccessSurgery so look out for the quiz about this episode on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 on @ABSITEQofWeek. Winners will receive a free copy of Principles of Surgery!
July 8, 2019
Title: Annals of Surgery Journal Club #10: Ventral Hernia Repair   Join us for our 10th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest author is Dr. Todd Heniford, Chief of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, director of the Carolinas Hernia institute, and a well-known expert in the field of abdominal wall resection.  We also have a guest moderator, Dr. Dana Telem (@DanaTelem), who is Associate Professor of Surgery and director of the Comprehensive Hernia Program at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Heniford is lead author of a new study on the preperitoneal method of ventral hernia repair, published recently in Annals: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Preperitoneal_Ventral_Hernia_Repair__A_Decade_Long.95443.aspx   Join us for a great discussion of ventral hernia decision-making and technique with two leading experts!
July 4, 2019
In this episode we hear from the President Elect, President of Dukes' Club and Dr. John Monson.  Enjoy!
July 3, 2019
ACPGBI Day 2: Excellent interviews with Dr. Brendan Moran, Dr. Dale Vimalachandran, Dr. Ian Jenkins, Dr. Roel Hompes and more.  We talked about TA-TME, advanced rectal cancer, pelvic recurrences, and watch and wait lecture by Dr. Per Nilson.  Enjoy! 
July 2, 2019
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference 2019 @ Dublin, Ireland.  Dr. Steele and Shreya cohost live from Dublin. Great recap and highlights from Day 1, interviews with world experts, lecture by Dr. Mike Solomon, and innovations and research talks with trainees.  Enjoy!
June 23, 2019
Dr. Monica Morrow is THE expert on breast cancer and gives us a very thorough discussion of the most confusing topics in the management of breast cancer and axillary disease. This is a must listen for all residents and general surgeons alike!
June 17, 2019
This very timely podcast post Surgical Oncology match discusses some key findings on the match process and takes us into the future of oncology research and how surgeons are making history.
June 9, 2019
Ever wondered how Behind the Knife came to fruition? Jason was a guest on Beyond Clean (@BeyondCleanInfo), a podcast about surgical instrument processing, and spends a few minutes answering that question. Most of us don't pay attention to what happens to our instruments after we use them in the OR, so take a listen to Beyond Clean and their well-made podcasts! beyondclean.net
June 3, 2019
Join us for our 9th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest author is Dr. Elizabeth Elsey, a general surgery chief resident in in the UK's East Midlands, and a former PhD fellow of the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (@lizzyelsey).    We are also joined by guest host Dr. Brian George, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, as well as the Director of Educational Research at Michigan's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy (@bcgeorge).    Dr. Elsey was lead author of a new study on the development of autonomy among British general surgery residents, published recently in Annals: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2019/03000/Changing_Autonomy_in_Operative_Experience_Through.3.aspx   Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of residency training on both sides of the Atlantic! 
June 2, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear experts debate the pros and cons of the profession of pediatric surgery, as they seek to answer the question: "Would I encourage my daughter or son to become a pediatric surgeon?"
June 2, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Keith Ashcraft, one of pediatric surgery's key historical figures.
June 2, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Arnold Coran, one of pediatric surgery's key historical figures.
May 31, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we have a panel of leaders in pediatric surgery who happen to be women - Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Dr. Diana Farmer (@dianafarmermd), and Dr. Marion Henry (@mcwhmd). They talk about Benji Brooks, the first female pediatric surgeon, and how APSA has diversified over the years. Also in this episode is Dr. Mike Chen who talks about his experience as a patient and encourages us to truly perform patient-centered care.
May 30, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from pioneers who revolutionized the care of children with anorectal malformations (Dr. Alberto Pena @DrsPenaBischoff) and pectus excavatum (Dr. Donald Nuss).
May 29, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) cover the American Pediatric Surgical Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. In this episode, we hear from leaders showcasing the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (@jpedsurg) Top Educational Content (TEC): - Dr. David Powell (pedsurglibrary.com) on 2018’s TEC - Dr. Aaron Jensen (@arjensenmd) on pediatric cervical spine management - Dr. Shawn Rangel (@ShawnRangelMD) on antibiotic stewardship - Dr. Samir Gadepalli (@SamirGadepalli) on sepsis as a surgical problem
May 28, 2019
Woo (@woosongdo) and Meghana (@PubMEG) sit down with Dr. Allan Goldstein (@MGHPedisurg) to talk about the surgeon-scientist and how a young surgeon can become a successful academic surgeon (https://t.co/PJdjl0BQyP). Dr. Todd Ponsky (@tponsky) talks about the development of the Stay Current in Pediatric Surgery app and podcast as a means to digest all the information out there, and provides a contrasting opinion about social media's utility in academia. Finally, Dr. Ron Hirschl (@Ronstoppable) provides insight into how he brought APSA's 50th Anniversary Meeting into the 21st century and how his program is working on resident/fellow autonomy.
May 27, 2019
Woo Do (@woosongdo) and Meghana Kashyap (@PubMEG) joined forces in Boston to cover the American Pediatric Surgery Association's 50th Anniversary Meeting. We will be publishing episodes from the meeting throughout the week in our #APSA50 Series. We hope you follow along to hear some incredible insight and interviews with pioneers and leaders of pediatric surgery.
May 19, 2019
Kicking off APSA week, we begin with a Grand Rounds installment. Dr. Diana Diesen, pediatric surgeon at Dallas Children's Hospital, presents everything you need to know about bilious emesis in the pediatric population. This is high yield information for those pediatric surgery questions on ABSITE, and simplified enough for rotating medical students to understand as well. Enjoy!
May 13, 2019
SECOND trial follows up on FIRST trial. Listen in to get the details on the structure and outcomes anticipated from this trial. Send in your queries or comments at the email address below: second@northwestern.edu For more information: www.secondtrial.org
May 5, 2019
Join us for our 8th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery, and the last episode of our series on malpractice. This time our guests are Dr. Rajshri Gartland, a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Keith Lillemoe, the Chief of Surgery at MGH and Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery.    They co-authored a new study on the prevalence and risk factors for malpractice claims around gallbladder surgery, published recently in Annals:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Fulltext/2019/05000/What_Have_We_Learned_From_Malpractice_Claims.1.aspx     Join us to hear about the latest data on malpractice in surgery and what you can do to keep yourself and your patients safe during gallbladder surgery!
April 25, 2019
In the penultimate episode of our malpractice series, we interview Dr. Ruth Bush (@RuthLBush) who obtained her JD and provides insight on malpractice from the surgeon's perspective. As a bonus at the end, we Dr. Rolando Pinchetti (@rfap3) from Argentina joins us to talk about malpractice in his country.
April 22, 2019
Up next in our Malpractice Series, Dan Cavett from Cavvett & Fulton, P.C. (https://www.cavettandfulton.com/) joins us to provide real life cases he has defended and provide further advice on insurance and patient relations. This episode is full of scenarios relevant to our surgical sub-specialty colleagues, including Ob/Gyn and Neurosurgery, so we hope everyone learns something new!    
April 15, 2019
Continuing in our Malpractice Series, we have Laura Biel (@LJBeil) on to talk about Dr. Death (@DrDeathWondery) and the lessons the podcast and case revealed about our healthcare system and physician peer reporting. If you haven't listened to the podcast, we strongly recommend listening to it prior to this episode (https://t.co/ltmr3gsHpo). An interesting read mentioned in this episode is the Dissenting Opinion, found here: https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/401/14203/duntsch-dissent.pdf
April 8, 2019
Michelle Ator is a medical malpractice attorney in Arkansas. She joins us for the first installment of our malpractice series to explain the fundamentals of malpractice litigation. If you have any follow up questions for her, she can be reached at mator@fridayfirm.com. The Medscape report mentioned in the intro: https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2017-malpractice-report-6009206#1
April 1, 2019
Join us for our 7th joint Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest is Dr. Chad Ball, a hepatobiliary and acute care surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.    He has pioneered a new single-stage approach for walled off pancreatic necrosis, "surgical transgastric necrosectomy," described in this Annals paper:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Surgical_Transgastric_Necrosectomy_for_Necrotizing.95399.aspx    Join us to learn more the range of approaches to this challenging problem and new, exciting techniques!   PS: For those interested, a video of laparoscopic transgastric necrosectomy can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPiaZpzAxQ  
March 25, 2019
Dr. Charles Yeo, Chairman at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses pancreatic cancer and shares his pearls of wisdom of the performing a Mini-Whipple in this enjoyable and informative episode. 
March 18, 2019
 Dr. Rebecca Sippel discusses a whole range of endocrine pathologies in this very educational episode!  Dominate the day
March 4, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Marks, President of SAGES, walks us through the past, present and future of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is one of the internationally known surgeons who leads advancements in the field like POEM. He gives us his views on surgical residency education and his tips/tricks on ERCP. Enjoy!  
February 25, 2019
Join us for the 6th episode of our Journal Club with Annals of Surgery. This time we interview Dr. Susan Pories, of Harvard Medical School and Mt. Auburn Hospital, about her paper: Leadership in American Surgery: Women are Rising to the Top, coming out in Annals in February 2019. Coauthored with Drs. Patricia Turner, Caprice Greenberg, Maya Babu, and Sareh Parangi, the paper describes the rapid ascent of women surgeons to the highest leadership positions in American surgery.   BTK listeners can access their paper free of charge here:  https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2019/02000/Leadership_in_American_Surgery__Women_are_Rising.3.aspx Join us as we discuss this exciting time for women in surgery, and what we need to do next to make surgical leadership as diverse and representative as possible.
January 22, 2019
Jason, John, Meghana and Kevin bring you pediatric surgery review for the ABSITE. 
January 20, 2019
Recorded a few years ago for ABSITE and one of our first reviews, but these are truly your tips and tricks to get you those few extra points!   Thanks everyone for all the support through ABSITE season. The hard part is over, now you just have to take the test.    
January 20, 2019
Enjoy this video that was made with the help of Morgan Barron and Geb Black.  It is also on YouTube which may be an easier platform to watch it on here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBMPY8lE1Q4
January 20, 2019
We review high-yield miscellaneous topics for the ABSITE, including: peritoneal dialysis catheters, sarcoma, and melanoma.
December 28, 2018
John and Jason cover high yield topics for Anesthesia for the ABSITE! 
December 28, 2018
Quick hits for those ABSITE hernia questions.  Once again we apologize for the audio quality, but unfortunately we were recording 100s of miles apart! One more great episode coming to get you warmed up to crush the test!
December 28, 2018
Another great ABSITE Review!  Dr. Martin joins us once again to review Fluids, Electrolytes, and the terrifying Acid/Base! Quick hits and tips to get you through these questions! We do apologize for the overall audio quality!  We were spread out over a couple states and sometimes talk over one another. Hernias are coming next!
December 28, 2018
Here we go again. Critical Care Part 2 with Dr. Matthew Martin. Study hard and enjoy. 
December 28, 2018
Here we go two a week for the next 4 weeks to get ready for the ABSITE.   Give us an iTunes review if you are enjoying our work!    
December 28, 2018
Here it is one more complete hour of us getting quizzed by Dr. Martin on pertinent trauma topics on the ABSITE.    -Pancreas, Vascular, Pelvis, Retroperitoneum, Pregnancy and Children + Quickfire   If you don't know Dr. Matthew Martin. He is a trauma and critical care surgeon in both Tacoma WA and Portland OR. He is the director of Madigan trauma and also a co-moderator of the EAST Traumacast. 
December 28, 2018
Dr. Matthew Martin joins us today to take us head to toe in the trauma patient and highlights key testable points. Be sure to join in next week for Part 2 where he takes us through a quick fire session to to sharpen your skills before the ABSITE. Additionally we recorded a fantastic critical care review with him that we will be releasing next week. 
December 28, 2018
This week back with out ABSITE review and give everyone our first basic science review.  Probably not every surgical resident's favorite topic to study, but we sort through the weeds to get you the highlights and most tested information! A special thanks again to Dr. Nathan Aranson for joining us on the podcast to give his expertise and experience with this cumbersome topic! Next week back with a clinical review! Send us your suggestions!
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield breast topics for the ABSITE, including: nipple discharge, fibroadenoma, phyllodes tumor, radial scar, DCIS, LCIS, and breast cancer. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr Check out additional detailed review by our friends at https://surgoncfiles.com  
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and John McClellan review high-yield vascular topics for ABSITE, including: peripheral aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, fasciotomies, diabetic foot infections, and venous disease.    Subscribe here to our mailing list if you want to have input on future episodes and receive our "Quick Hits From Topics We Didn't Cover" last minute review file. http://eepurl.com/df5OTr 
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and John McClellan review high-yield vascular topics for the ABSITE, including: carotid disease, vascular access, thoracic aorta, thoracic outlet, and acute mesenteric ischemia. Subscribe to our mailing list here  http://eepurl.com/df5OTr   Please subscribe on iTunes/Spotify/Google Play and rate the podcast!    
December 28, 2018
Review high-yield colorectal topics for the ABSITE, including: inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and anal squamous neoplasms. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr  
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield colorectal topics for the ABSITE, including: anal fissures, anorectal abscesses, fistula-in-ano, diverticulitis, C. diff infection, colonic volvulus, Ogilvie's syndrome, and rectal prolapse. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr   Review anorectal anatomy here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20109629  
December 28, 2018
Everyone's back for this episode on high-yield pancreas topics.  We discuss everything from up to date management of pancreatitis, peri-pancreatic fluid collections, pancreatic tumors of all varieties and finally we give the usual quick hits.  Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery, John McClellan and Woo Do review high-yield adrenal topics for the ABSITE, including: hyperaldosteronism, Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal incidentaloma, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr Review the congenital adrenal hyperplasia mnemonic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7gGATYUW7A  
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield hepatobiliary topics for the ABSITE, including: choledochal cysts, hepatic cysts, hemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, adenomas, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr Review the liver segments here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061562/  
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield hepatobiliary topics for the ABSITE, including: benign biliary disease, portal hypertension, and liver abscesses. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield topics related to the spleen, to include: splenic trauma, hematologic disorders, splenic lesions, splenic artery aneurysms, and post-splenectomy infection. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield topics related to the stomach, to include: hiatal hernias, gastroduodenal ulcer disease, GERD, post-gastrectomy syndromes, and gastric cancer. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do review high-yield topics related to the esophagus, to include: esophageal perforation, motility disorders, diverticula, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer. Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
Jason Bingham, Kevin Kniery and Woo Do discuss high-yield parathyroid topics, to include: PTH, calcitonin, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism (primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary), and parathyroid cancer.    Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
We discuss high-yield thyroid topics, to include: hyperthyroidism, Grave's disease, toxic multinodular goiter, thyroiditis, workup of the palpable thyroid nodule, and thyroid cancer (papillary vs. follicular vs. medullary).    Subscribe to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/df5OTr
December 28, 2018
We discuss high-yield head and neck anatomy, squamous cell cancer, salivary gland tumors, melanoma, and the diagnostic dilemma of the unknown primary tumor with regional metastasis.    Subscribe to our mailing list here:  http://eepurl.com/df5OTr  
December 20, 2018
In the second part of our education mini-series, we had Dr. Lau (@jnlau67) discuss his recent RISE article on medical student mistreatment. https://www.facs.org/education/division-of-education/publications/rise/articles/student-mistreatment
December 20, 2018
As we wind down the year and gear up for ABSITE episodes, we wanted to end with tips on surgical education in our two-part mini-series. This first episode is with Dr. PJ Schenarts (@Schenartspj) on education during surgical crises.
December 16, 2018
Dr. Potts is a leader in surgical education, having taken on roles with the American Board of Surgery and currently with the ACGME. He is known to be open with his thoughts on surgical education, so we posed him some tough questions about 'Controversies in Surgical Education'. We hope you enjoy these stimulating topics!
December 12, 2018
Better late than never...we interviewed Dr. Bass (@ACSPastPrez98) prior to Clinical Congress and discussed her Presidency, the surgical simulation center she started at Houston Methodist, women in surgery, and breast abscesses.
December 10, 2018
Join us for the 5th episode of our joint Journal Club series with Annals of Surgery. This time our guest is Dr. Mark Besselink, Professor at the University of Amsterdam and founder of the Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Study Group.    He led two new, practice-changing studies on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy:    1) DIPLOMA, an observational study of laparoscopic vs. open distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer focusing on oncologic outcomes: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Minimally_Invasive_versus_Open_Distal.95844.aspx   2) LEOPARD, a randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic vs. open distal pancreatectomy for any disease type: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Minimally_Invasive_Versus_Open_Distal.95444.aspx    Join us as we discuss the findings of these studies, the learning curve for advanced surgical techniques, and why the Dutch are just so good at surgical clinical trials.
December 5, 2018
Dr. Thomas White joins us on behalf of the Chest Wall Injury Society to discuss the newest recommendations for rib fixation after chest trauma and the studies that back these recommendations. You can hear more from him on the CWIS Ribcasts at https://cwisociety.org/ribcasts/
December 3, 2018
We have another great abdominal transplant episode with Dr. Betsy Tuttle (@tuttlejebetsy), chair of surgery at East Carolina University. She goes through the very basics of transplant surgery, from the immunosuppressive medications to the behind the scenes process of organ donation. We hope this helps as you rev up your ABSITE studying!
November 19, 2018
Continuing in our Grand Round series, we have a presentation by Dr. Langenfeld (@SeanLangenfeld) to discuss uncomplicated diverticulitis. Dr. Langenfeld is Chief of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Hope this helps as you rev up for ABSITE studying!
November 11, 2018
Clavien-Diendo Classification is familiar to all of us! We have Dr. Clavien here discussing his most recent work, comprehensive complication index.  Click on the link below to access the paper: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/11000/The_Comprehensive_Complication_Index__CCI___is_a.12.aspx
October 29, 2018
In this episode, we interview Dr. Paula Ferrada (@pferrada1) and cover a wealth of topics pertinent to trauma/critical care and surgical education. Her passion and optimism shines through, and we hope this episode motivates you as much as it did us!
October 22, 2018
Meghana and Shreya attended the Association for Women Surgeons 2018 annual conference and interviewed leaders of the organization- Dr. Celeste Hollands (@celestehollands), Dr. Sareh Parangi (@sarehparangiMD), and Dr. Sharon Stein (@slsteinMD1). We also spoke with Dr. Smita Sihag (@ssihag_msk) about her research and Professor Robert Bordone (@bobbordone) about the negotiation skills session he led. We apologize for the inconsistent audio quality in this episode.
October 17, 2018
Continuing with our Annals of Surgery Journal Club series, episode #3 is with Dr. Ron Maier, who joins us to discuss his presidential address. We are excited to publish this episode as Dr. Maier officially takes over as ACS president this month! Here are links to his articles: 1. https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2018/09000/Our_Calling.2.aspx 2. https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/09000/Ensuring_Equity,_Diversity,_and_Inclusion_in.3.aspx
October 8, 2018
Want to be a surgical oncologist? Want to be a surgeon-scientist? Are you a junior resident who wants to do research? Or just want to know what CDH-1 is? Listen up to this informative episode featuring Dr. Jeremy Davis, Surgeon-in-Chief at National Institutes of Health, as he discusses all these topics and much more. Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at NIH: https://ccr.cancer.gov/training/clinical/surgical-oncology
October 1, 2018
Just in time for oral boards, we have another episode of our Mock Orals series. Dr. Langenfeld (@seanlangenfeld) takes our guest residents Jon Abelson (@jabelsonmd) and Paul Johnson (@dr_johnson2012) through 6 colorectal board scenarios.
September 30, 2018
We are two days before our oral boards, and this is what we are going to say for our surgical descriptions. We hope you find these helpful. Big thanks to Geb Black, a Major in the US Army, and a trauma fellow at UT Southwestern. & Matt Smith a vascular surgery fellow at Cornell/Columbia combined fellowship in NYC.    
September 26, 2018
Dr. Jennifer LaFemina leads our second grand rounds series with a wonderful update on the treatment and management of Melanoma. Dr. LaFemina practices at UMass and is the Program Director of General Surgery as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As mentioned, if anyone has other great ideas for topics and guests to lead our Grand Rounds series please let us know!
September 17, 2018
Dr. Tomoaki Kato is a true pioneer in multi-visceral transplant surgery. In this episode he discusses everything from intestinal transplantation, to ex-vivo surgery, and tips on portal vein reconstruction.         
September 9, 2018
This is the second episode of our journal club series with Annals of Surgery.  In this episode, Dr. Kaafarani will discuss his recent paper "Surgical Risk Is Not Linear: Derivation and Validation of a Novel, User-friendly, and Machine-learning-based Predictive OpTimal Trees in Emergency Surgery Risk (POTTER) Calculator," presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Surgical Association and recently published in Annals of Surgery.    The full text is currently available online, free of charge for Behind the Knife listeners:    https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Surgical_Risk_Is_Not_Linear___Derivation_and.95426.aspx    Episode hosts: Shreya Gupta (@shrey3467), Meghana Kashyap (@pubMEG), Karan Chhabra (@krchhabra) You can download the calculator following this link: http://jack.dunn.nz/nsqip-vis/question4.html        
September 3, 2018
September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, and we have an important episode on the topic featuring Robyn Symon and Dr. Pamela Wible to discuss the film Do No Harm (www.DoNoHarmFilm.com). Robyn Symon is the writer, producer, and director of Do No Harm. Dr. Wible is a family physician who is featured in the film for her commitment to physician suicide prevention. For tickets to the NY pre-screenings, go to: https://donoharm-ny.eventbrite.com To schedule a screening at your institution, email: info@DoNoHarmFilm.com Dr. Wible is available 24/7 at: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/contact/ National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255 Dr. Wible's Keynote in Chicago referenced in the podcast: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/33-orthopaedic-surgeon-suicides-how-to-prevent-34/ Previous Behind the Knife episodes addressing wellness and burnout with tips for surgeons are available: Dr. Taylor Riall on Burnout - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dr-taylor-riall-tackles-burnout-and-importance-of-coaching-surgeons/ Dr. Charles Brunicardi on Work-Life Balance - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dr-charles-brunicardi-surgeon-songwriter-performer/ Dr. Rothenberger on Burnout - http://www.behindtheknife.org/podcast/dealing-with-complications-and-burnout-dr-rothenberger-tackles-difficult-issues-no-one-likes-to-talk-about-2/
August 27, 2018
Dr. John Lawrence is has lived an interesting medical career. Currently a Pediatric Surgeon practicing at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, Dr. Lawrence has been with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders since 2009. He has visited the limits of the earth providing medical care abroad. We discuss his background, his career with MSF, and most importantly his profound experiences. Dr. Lawrence also walks us through performing a Caesarian section as part of Tips and Tricks. Something that is foreign to many current General Surgeons. Please join us for this interesting podcast and if you are interested in opportunities to help, follow the link below!! www.doctorswithoutborders.org/pedsurgery
August 16, 2018
Our last medical student and intern survival guide episode. I am sure this won't be the last you will hear of Dr. Georgoff and Dr. Nikolian on Behind The Knife.  Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for their production of this episode. You can contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu or on Twitter  @georgoff @VNikolian
August 13, 2018
If your heart stops when you think about cardiac surgery, we hope to ease your anxiety in our first episode featuring a cardiac surgeon! Dr. Danny Chu is professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of Cardiac Surgery at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. Look out for a special re-appearance of Woo Do (@woosongdo)- he's back in this episode!
August 9, 2018
Two bonus episodes from our medical student and intern survival guide! First up vascular surgery.  Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for their production of this episode. You can contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu or on Twitter  @georgoff @VNikolian
August 6, 2018
This is the first of a new collaboration between BTK and Annals of Surgery where we interview the lead author of an upcoming publication in Annals. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Wolfgang discusses his research on pancreatic cancer and using circulating tumor cells as a biomarker. The full text is currently available online at: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/publishahead/Circulating_Tumor_Cells_Dynamics_in_Pancreatic.95457.aspx
August 1, 2018
Our last "BTK Medical Student and Intern Survival Guide" Please reach out to the hosts of this mini series to thank them for all of their work. A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
July 23, 2018
A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
July 16, 2018
A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
July 9, 2018
Our 9th Mock Oral Episode.  A big thanks to Dr. Salles who takes us through complicated upper GI and bariatric scenarios. Dr. Salles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and French at the University of Southern California. She completed medical school, surgical residency, and a PhD in Education at Stanford University. She has been at Washington University in St. Louis since 2015 when she arrived here for a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Salles specializes in bariatric surgery. Her research interests including research related to obesity as well as gender equity and physician well-being.
July 2, 2018
  Intern year has started! Make sure you are prepared by listening to our pearls for surgical interns. How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com What topics do you want to hear?! A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
June 25, 2018
Hernias can be confusing as there are many anatomical details that help differentiate them. This episode will get you on the path to being a "herniologist"   How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com What topics do you want to hear?!     A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
June 18, 2018
How are you liking our Med Student/Intern series? Please give us feedback and episode ideas on twitter and by email at BTKpodcast@gmail.com   Enjoy this weeks episode which is an intro to managing septic patients!   A big thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan who are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
June 7, 2018
Dr. Doug Smink (Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital) discusses his approach to evaluating and repairing paraesophageal hernias, as well as his thoughts on non-technical skills (such as decision-making, situational awareness, teamwork, communication, and leadership) which distinguish the Master Surgeon.
June 4, 2018
Some people love it, some people hate it, but we all need to know it. Benign and malignant breast disease. Check out this weeks episode to refresh on it.  Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter @georgoff @VNikloian
May 21, 2018
Part 2 of key knowledge needed to appropriately work up and treat a trauma patient from the surgeon's perspective. Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian from the University of Michigan are the guests hosts for this mini-series. Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu Or on Twitter  @georgoff @VNikolian    
May 16, 2018
Episode two of our medical student and intern survival series. Knowing how to evaluate a trauma patient is one of the most important skills you can learn, and will constantly be learning and adding to throughout your career.  Thanks to Dr. Patrick Georgoff and Dr. Vahagn Nikolian for putting this together.  Contact them at: Georgoff@med.umich.edu Vnikolia@med.umich.edu or on Twitter  @georgoff @VNikolian
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