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Listen to leaders in cardiothoracic surgery discuss hot topics in the field. Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide.

Please note: The comments included in these episodes are that of the individuals involved and not necessarily that of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Listen to leaders in cardiothoracic surgery discuss hot topics in the field. Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide.

Please note: The comments included in these episodes are that of the individuals involved and not necessarily that of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

    The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Robert Lustig

    The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Robert Lustig

    In this episode, Dr. Michael Maddaus interviews Dr. Robert Lustig, pediatric neuroendocrinologist and author of Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine. This fascinating discussion of metabolic health and nutrition exposes some of the leading myths that underlie the current pandemic of diet-related disease. Dr. Lustig explains that the food business—by pushing processed food loaded with sugar—has hacked our bodies and minds. Hear scientifically-based guidance on how to protect our bodies and minds from the “ravages of processed food.” Dr. Lustig shares his food philosophy, which can be summed up in six words: protect the liver, feed the gut. Real food (no labels!) does both. Processed food—a “poison”—does neither, and instead, floods the liver and starves the gut. Listeners also will learn that it’s not what’s in the food, but what’s been done to the food that matters. “The Resilient Surgeon” is a program from the Society designed to inspire cardiothoracic surgeons to be their best selves, in and out of the OR, using scientifically proven tools and recovery strategies of the world’s top performers.


    Dr. Lustig can be reached at robertlustig.com and @RobertLustigMD.


    Learn more about STS wellness efforts at sts.org/wellness.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination—Timing and Implications

    Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination—Timing and Implications

    In the latest episode of the STS Webinar Series, a panel of infectious disease, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery experts discusses findings and recommendations from a new guidance statement on perioperative vaccination for CT surgery patients. They offer personal experiences and advice on administering the COVID vaccine in the perioperative period, potential adverse effects, and considerations for booster shots. Participants include Mara B. Antonoff, MD, David M. Aronoff, MD, Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD (moderator), Adam F. Burdorf, DO, Daniel T. Engelman, MD, and HelenMari L. Merritt-Genore, DO (moderator). 

    • 1 hr
    The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman

    The Resilient Surgeon: Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman

    In this episode, Dr. Michael Maddaus interviews Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman, psychiatrist and author of the best-selling book, The Molecule of More. Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? Why is addiction “perfectly logical” to an addict? Dopamine, according to Dr. Lieberman. This chemical pushes us to achieve greatness, but it also can lead to our downfall. Listeners learn fascinating details about the general science of dopamine and the role it plays in directing behavior. Dr. Lieberman also discusses other “brain pleasure molecules” (serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, and endocannabinoids) and shares how mental wellbeing critically depends on the skillful management of these brain chemicals. “The Resilient Surgeon” is a program from the Society designed to inspire cardiothoracic surgeons to be their best selves, in and out of the OR, using scientifically proven tools and recovery strategies of the world’s top performers.


    Dr. Lieberman can be reached at www.danielzlieberman.com.


    View the TED Talk, “What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness,” mentioned during this episode.


    Learn more about STS wellness efforts at sts.org/wellness.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Resilient Surgeon: Wendy Wood, PhD, MS

    The Resilient Surgeon: Wendy Wood, PhD, MS

    Forming good habits is hard and breaking bad habits can be even harder. In this episode of The Resilient Surgeon, Dr. Michael Maddaus talks to social psychologist Wendy Wood about managing your environment, understanding your second self (the hidden part of your brain that is on autopilot), and ways to remove friction so that you can develop habits to #BeYourBestSelf.


    Learn more about STS wellness efforts at sts.org/wellness.


     


    More about Wendy Wood


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-wood-15180a15/


    Twitter: @ProfWendyWood


    Website: https://goodhabitsbadhabits.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Beyond the Abstract: Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship—Impact on Career Path and Interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Beyond the Abstract: Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship—Impact on Career Path and Interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Hosted by Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, the “Beyond the Abstract” program explores the “whys” behind articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and discusses next steps with authors and thought leaders. In the latest episode, Leah M. Backhus, MD, MPH, and Lauren C. Kane, MD, join Dr. Varghese to discuss how women remain underrepresented in cardiothoracic surgery. In this male-dominated specialty—only 5% of practicing surgeons are women—what needs to be happen in order to improve the pipeline into cardiothoracic surgery? Dr. Varghese suggests—and Drs. Kane and Backhus agree—that pragmatic, active interventions such as mentorship and scholarship can directly influence “outstanding results” and actually effect change in a meaningful way. Hear what else Drs. Kane and Backhus have to say about “doing the work” and helping to form a strong and committed community of women cardiothoracic surgeons. Read the related Annals article online: Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship: Impact on Career Path and Interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

    • 30 min
    How to Start a Surgeon-Led Lung Cancer Screening Program

    How to Start a Surgeon-Led Lung Cancer Screening Program

    In the latest episode of the STS Webinar Series, an expert panel discusses the surgeon’s role in program development and increasing screening rates. The discussion also includes a review of the new United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for lung cancer screening and the implications for surgeons of expanded screening. Participants include: DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD, Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, Christopher R. Gilbert, DO, Mark W. Onaitis, MD (moderator), Elliot L. Servais, MD, Betty C. Tong, MD, MHS, MS (moderator).

    • 1 hr 10 min

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Virtual interviews, SoMed and the web

How do we level the field for applicants - insightful discussion regarding Dr Antonoff’s (et al) work exploring how a residency program can represent year round, not only during interview time, how it educates residents, the best and brightest, who are our future in Thoracic Surgery.

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Deep dives into the giants of CT Surgery. This podcast is natural, raw, and incredibly inspiring. Must listen for students & trainees.

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