Gynecologic Surgeons Unscrubbed
Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 1)

Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 1)

September 23, 2021

In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Louise P. King, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Surgeon within the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women's. Louise opens up about what led her to switch careers from law into medicine. She also talks about the importance of critical thinking and the ethical considerations about disclosing volume to our patients.

 

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Double Discrimination, the Pay Gap in Gynecologic Surgery, and Its Association With Quality of Care by Katie L. Watson and Louise P. King

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 2)

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 2)

July 28, 2021

In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. Shannon opens up about her own personal struggles with endometriosis and how she subsequently has become an advocate for this disease through her films, Endo What, and her upcoming documentary, Below the Belt, coming out this fall. She also discusses how she has secured millions of research dollars for endometriosis through DOD funding and also the impact of her school nurse initiative, which is working to cut down the diagnosis time for endometriosis in adolescents.

 

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Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 1)

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 1)

July 21, 2021

In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. She is the producer and director of the documentary, Endo What, with a second film called Below the Belt coming out this fall. Shannon talks about her journey from international law into the graduate film program at NYU. She also shares where she finds her creativity and how her time in West Africa shaped her future.

 

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Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 2)

Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 2)

June 26, 2021

In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Janet Dombrowski. Janet discusses the importance of compassionate self-talk and provides insight on how to maintain momentum. She also teases her upcoming TeLinde Lecture at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons’ 47th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

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Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 1)

Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 1)

June 22, 2021

In this first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Janet Dombrowski. Janet talks about her career transition from nursing into coaching. She also discusses the importance of finding your why and the unique area of surgical coaching.

 

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Reflections after retirement with Dr. Mark Walters (Part 2)

Reflections after retirement with Dr. Mark Walters (Part 2)

June 10, 2021

In this second part of a two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Mark Walters. Mark discusses maximizing educational impact during each case and the incorporation of new technology. He also shares his thoughts about integration of surgical coaching.

 

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Reflections after retirement with Dr. Mark Walters (Part 1)

Reflections after retirement with Dr. Mark Walters (Part 1)

May 19, 2021

In this first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Mark Walters. Mark is the first endowed chair for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and has his own lectureship fund that was established in 2020. He talks about what he’s been up to since his retirement from the Cleveland Clinic this past year and provides insight into being a surgical educator. 

 

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Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 2)

Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 2)

May 5, 2021

In the second episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Jake Lauer, currently a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, to discuss his perspective piece, “The Future of the Gynecologic Surgeon: Rationale for and Steps toward Subspecialization of Complex Gynecologic Surgery.” Jake also dives into the history of the OBGYN profession and where he sees a subspecialization of MIGS moving in the future.

 

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Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 1)

Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 1)

April 20, 2021

In this first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King talks to Dr. Jake Lauer, currently a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, about work transitions from residencies to fellowships into staff and vice versa. Jake talks about his unconventional transition from residency to an academic practice and back to his current fellowship. He shares what he has found challenging and surprises along the way.

 

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Transgender Surgery (Part 2)

Transgender Surgery (Part 2)

April 13, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the transgender surgery and medicine program at The Cleveland Clinic. They discuss the difficult topics of coping with as well as reflecting on surgical complications, and how being a female in the operating room can have unique challenges. Listen as Cecile shares how she has taken her surgical practice to the next level through innovation.

 

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