Gynecologic Surgeons Unscrubbed
Transgender Surgery (Part 1)

Transgender Surgery (Part 1)

April 7, 2021

In the first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the transgender surgery and medicine program at The Cleveland Clinic, following International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. Cecile talks about her journey into reconstructive transgender surgery and how she prepared for her first few cases post-fellowship. She also discusses the importance of transparency with her patients.

 

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Advanced Imaging for Endometriosis

Advanced Imaging for Endometriosis

March 23, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Mathew Leonardi, an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist (ultrasound specialist) at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada. As March is Endometriosis awareness month, Mathew talks about advanced endometriosis imagery and how it impacts preoperative counseling, planning and intraoperative surgical intervention. He also talks about how he created his own path to get to where he is today. Listen as he shares how to build skills in advance sonography and incorporate this into residency as well as fellowship education.

 

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Growing up in CLE, systemic racism, and work life integration

Growing up in CLE, systemic racism, and work life integration

March 9, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Linda Bradley, Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bradley is the first female African American surgeon to join the staff over 25 years ago and is the Medical Director of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). She talks with Dr. King about her upbringing in Cleveland and how she integrates her family into her work life. She also talks about her passion for cooking. Listen as she shares how to encourage more Black men and women to enter the medical profession and how to make the most out of a mentorship.

 

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Systemic Racism in Medical Education

Systemic Racism in Medical Education

February 23, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, a medical student at Harvard Medical School and the school’s first Black woman student council president. Lash talks about the systemic racism she has seen during her medical education and what motivated her to address it through writing with her first article, “How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye.” She also shares what advice she would give to young Black students interested in medicine as well as her thoughts on how healthcare professionals can use their position to help change these deep rooted issues within the institution.

 

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COVID-19: Reactivating services at the Cleveland Clinic

COVID-19: Reactivating services at the Cleveland Clinic

July 17, 2020

On June 29, 2020, Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts Beri Ridgeway, MD (@beridgeway), Associate Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic. They discuss:

  • Reactivating services at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Decision making for re-opening
  • Space studies and design
  • COVID testing for surgery
  • Capacity for COVID testing
  • Ongoing plans if COVID rate increases
  • Better understanding virtual care being provided
  • Reimbursement for telehealth visits
  • Cleveland Clinic’s surgical reactivation workflow
  • Antibody testing for COVID at Cleveland Clinic

This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Interact with us on Twitter: @MDedgeObGyn @drcaraking @beridgeway

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The state of graduate medical education

The state of graduate medical education

June 5, 2020

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD). Dr. Evans is Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Associate Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center.

They discuss: 

  • How GME is funded
  • Growth in resident training 
  • GME caps for hospitals
  • CMS’s GME programs
  • Projected physician shortage
  • Increased enrollment in medical schools
  • Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019
  • Opioid Workforce Act of 2019

This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Surgical coaching to improve performance

Surgical coaching to improve performance

May 29, 2020

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical researcher and educator Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research. 

They discuss: 

  • Intraoperative surgical performance and the attending surgeon’s role in outcomes
  • Applying engineering factors to surgical performance 
  • Surgical coaching: Proof of concept
  • Differences in surgical mentors, teachers, and coaches
  • Attributes of good surgical coaches
  • Identifying surgeons who will be good coaches
  • Creating a culture change to allow coaches in surgery
  • Matching coachees with coaches
  • The Academy for Surgical Coaching and its goals
  • Video-based platforms for interactive surgical coaching
  • Video-based surgical assessment 
  • The Academy for Surgical Coaching’s summer 2020 summit 

Resources

Academy for Surgical Coaching 

This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Should the OB be separated from the GYN in residency

Should the OB be separated from the GYN in residency

May 22, 2020

Dr. Javier Magrina joins host Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) live at the 2019 annual AAGL conference. Other experts join in the discussion, including Pouran Malekzadeh, MD; Laura Cano, MD; Rashad Pasic, MD; and Luis Gonzalez, MD. 

They discuss: 

  • Dr. Magrina’s path to pelvic surgery
  • The creation of ObGyn as a specialty 130 years ago
  • Limitations of low-volume surgeries 
  • General ObGyn residency programs vs tracking residency programs
  • What the United States can learn from other countries
  • When to incorporate experts from other specialties into pelvic surgery
  • Video review of surgery, and it role in evaluating surgical skill
  • Subspecializing in surgery
  • Assessing residents for surgical expertise
  • What makes a good mentor? 
  • Dr. Magrina’s most influential mentors
  • What can a mentee do to enhance the relationship with a mentor? 
  • Dr. Magrina’s advice to the graduating resident
  • Views from podcast listeners on, “Should the OB be separated from the GYN?”

This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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COVID-19: Cleveland Clinic’s plans for safety, resource optimization, and redeployment

COVID-19: Cleveland Clinic’s plans for safety, resource optimization, and redeployment

March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts Beri Ridgeway, MD, (@beridgeway) Institute Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health, Cleveland Clinic.

They discuss:

  • Ohio’s state of affairs regarding COVID-19
  • Testing sites and tests completed to date
  • Who can be tested for COVID-19, based on allocation of resources and underlying conditions
  • The virtual approach to testing using telephones, FaceTime, and Google Duo
  • Insurance coverage of virtual visits and charity care
  • In-patient and out-patient visitation policy and hospital entrance checkpoints
  • Wearing masks: current evidence-based approach
  • COVID-19 modeling for Cleveland Clinic: contingency plans for worst-case scenarios
  • Reducing nonessential operations
  • COVID-19 preparations with many unknowns
  • Elective surgeries: the slowdown of operations
  • Supertracking GYN and early OB patients in a COVID-19 hot zone
  • Redeployment strategy for now low-volume providers, including ObGyns
  • Supporting staff emotionally

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This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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COVID-19: Staying safe in the minimally invasive operating room

COVID-19: Staying safe in the minimally invasive operating room

March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts Jonathan Dort, MD (@JonathanDort1), Vice Chairman for Education in the Department of Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency; and Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Inova Medical Group, Falls Church, Virginia

They discuss:

  • SAGES’ COVID-19 resources
  • Assumptions being made about viral transmission during laparoscopic surgery
  • Should surgical patients be tested pre-surgery for COVID-19?
  • PPE for the surgical and anesthesia team in the operating room
  • Reducing operating teams to required personnel
  • Optimizing filtration systems
  • Which surgical cases are nonessential
  • Use of masks in the OR
  • COVIDsurg: Conoravirus global collaboration on surgical experience with COVID-19
  • Safety for residents and INOVA’s educational shift
  • A new way of conducting grand rounds
  • Working out virtual visit kinks for attendings and residents
  • GME start date of July 1: Should it be pushed?

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Resources

SAGES COVID-19 resources

CDC Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

Globalsurg.org/COVIDsurg

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