1 hr 2 min

Journey of a War Zone Surgeon and Beyond: Blending AI and Compassionate Human Care with CAPT(Ret.) Hassan Tetteh, MD WarDocs - The Military Medicine Podcast

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   Join us on War Docs as we sit down with the remarkable Dr. Hassan Tetteh, a retired Navy Captain and esteemed cardiothoracic surgeon, whose roots as a Brooklyn-born son of West African immigrants shaped his extraordinary path in military medicine. Listen in as Dr. Tetteh recounts his initial draw to the military, influenced by Junior ROTC, and how an unexpected commitment to a Navy career after medical school led to fulfilling his ambition to provide care for Marines. His stories take us aboard the USS Carl Vinson and into the heart of Afghanistan, where his service with the Second Marine Expeditionary Force brought both intense challenges and unparalleled triumphs.
    Dr. Hassan's journey doesn't end at the operating table; his career expands into realms such as clinical informatics and the integration of artificial intelligence into healthcare. Hear how his experiences with data and technology have revolutionized the way we approach patient outcomes, offering a glimpse into the future of military and federal medicine. But amidst this technological advancement, Dr. Tetteh emphasizes the timeless art of human care—sharing personal stories highlighting the irreplaceable impact of empathy and connection in healing.
     As we wrap up our conversation with Dr. Hassan Tetteh, we delve into the burgeoning field of Human Care Technologies and its potential to support military service members and their families. Dr. Tetteh shares how his time at the Pentagon and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center inspired his company's mission and discusses projects like Project SALUS, which played a crucial role during the pandemic. Don't miss his insight on the use of AI to streamline veterans' transition to civilian life and how these innovations are changing the landscape of healthcare and providing structured support for those who've served our nation.
 
Chapters:
(00:04) Military Medicine Career Journey & Specializations
(11:35) Defining Moments in Afghanistan Deployment
(15:35) Military Medicine and Transplant Expertise
(19:58) Medical Training Prepared Surgeon for Crisis
(28:21) Informatics and AI in Healthcare
(41:44) The Art of Human Care
(51:05) Human Care Technologies and Military Benefits
 
Chapter Summaries:
(00:04) Military Medicine Career Journey & Specializations
Brooklyn-born Dr. Hassan Tetteh's journey from military medicine to cardiac surgery, deployments, and insights on AI in healthcare.
(11:35) Defining Moments in Afghanistan Deployment:
A trauma surgeon shares a vivid memory of their intense experiences in Afghanistan, highlighting the critical role of military medical personnel on the front lines.
(15:35) Military Medicine and Transplant Expertise
Providing medical care to young Marines, training in thoracic transplantation, and the influence of the STAR team on a surgeon's career.
(19:58) Medical Training Prepared Surgeon for Crisis
Professional growth, cardiac care, transplantation, leadership, war zone surgery, and mentorship in high-pressure environments.
(28:21) Informatics and AI in Healthcare
Informatics and AI are transforming military medicine, improving outcomes through data and technology, with potential for future breakthroughs.
(41:44) The Art of Human Care
Transformation in doctor-patient relationship, embracing responsibility and partnership, and impact beyond technology in healthcare.
(51:05) Human Care Technologies and Military Benefits
Transitioning from military to civilian life, integrating AI into healthcare, supporting veterans, Project SALUS, large language models, and podcast with LTG Jack Shanahan.
 
Take Home Messages:
Life experiences, including those in the military, can significantly shape a physician's approach to healthcare, blending traditional medicine with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes.
Frontline medical professionals in war zones face unique challenges that test their skills and psychological resilience, emphasiz

   Join us on War Docs as we sit down with the remarkable Dr. Hassan Tetteh, a retired Navy Captain and esteemed cardiothoracic surgeon, whose roots as a Brooklyn-born son of West African immigrants shaped his extraordinary path in military medicine. Listen in as Dr. Tetteh recounts his initial draw to the military, influenced by Junior ROTC, and how an unexpected commitment to a Navy career after medical school led to fulfilling his ambition to provide care for Marines. His stories take us aboard the USS Carl Vinson and into the heart of Afghanistan, where his service with the Second Marine Expeditionary Force brought both intense challenges and unparalleled triumphs.
    Dr. Hassan's journey doesn't end at the operating table; his career expands into realms such as clinical informatics and the integration of artificial intelligence into healthcare. Hear how his experiences with data and technology have revolutionized the way we approach patient outcomes, offering a glimpse into the future of military and federal medicine. But amidst this technological advancement, Dr. Tetteh emphasizes the timeless art of human care—sharing personal stories highlighting the irreplaceable impact of empathy and connection in healing.
     As we wrap up our conversation with Dr. Hassan Tetteh, we delve into the burgeoning field of Human Care Technologies and its potential to support military service members and their families. Dr. Tetteh shares how his time at the Pentagon and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center inspired his company's mission and discusses projects like Project SALUS, which played a crucial role during the pandemic. Don't miss his insight on the use of AI to streamline veterans' transition to civilian life and how these innovations are changing the landscape of healthcare and providing structured support for those who've served our nation.
 
Chapters:
(00:04) Military Medicine Career Journey & Specializations
(11:35) Defining Moments in Afghanistan Deployment
(15:35) Military Medicine and Transplant Expertise
(19:58) Medical Training Prepared Surgeon for Crisis
(28:21) Informatics and AI in Healthcare
(41:44) The Art of Human Care
(51:05) Human Care Technologies and Military Benefits
 
Chapter Summaries:
(00:04) Military Medicine Career Journey & Specializations
Brooklyn-born Dr. Hassan Tetteh's journey from military medicine to cardiac surgery, deployments, and insights on AI in healthcare.
(11:35) Defining Moments in Afghanistan Deployment:
A trauma surgeon shares a vivid memory of their intense experiences in Afghanistan, highlighting the critical role of military medical personnel on the front lines.
(15:35) Military Medicine and Transplant Expertise
Providing medical care to young Marines, training in thoracic transplantation, and the influence of the STAR team on a surgeon's career.
(19:58) Medical Training Prepared Surgeon for Crisis
Professional growth, cardiac care, transplantation, leadership, war zone surgery, and mentorship in high-pressure environments.
(28:21) Informatics and AI in Healthcare
Informatics and AI are transforming military medicine, improving outcomes through data and technology, with potential for future breakthroughs.
(41:44) The Art of Human Care
Transformation in doctor-patient relationship, embracing responsibility and partnership, and impact beyond technology in healthcare.
(51:05) Human Care Technologies and Military Benefits
Transitioning from military to civilian life, integrating AI into healthcare, supporting veterans, Project SALUS, large language models, and podcast with LTG Jack Shanahan.
 
Take Home Messages:
Life experiences, including those in the military, can significantly shape a physician's approach to healthcare, blending traditional medicine with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes.
Frontline medical professionals in war zones face unique challenges that test their skills and psychological resilience, emphasiz

1 hr 2 min