Helping yourself and others to progress surgical skills with Dr. Ted Lee, plus how ObGyns can become involved in advocacy

Friday, November 8, 2019

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical expert Ted Teh Min Lee, MD, Clinical Professor of Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee Womens Hospital. Dr. King also interviews women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD).

They discuss:

  • Lee’s “favorite” surgical failure
  • The benefits of recording surgeries and producing surgical videos
  • Finding endometriosis as a passion
  • The surgical frustrations of treating endometriosis
  • Choosing a fellow: Who edges out their peers?
  • Taking your time to “interrogate tissues” and solve a problem
  • Creativity and flexibility in the OR
  • The importance of “always learning”
  • Evolving tissue extraction techniques when power morcellators removed from the market
  • Lee’s perspectives and plans for being president of AAGL in 2012

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Women’s health advocacy with Megan Evans

  • How ObGyns can become involved in advocacy
    • Sign up for ACOG’s government affairs emails
    • Follow Twitter feeds and consider joining Twitter
    • Become involved in your local medical and/or ACOG society
      • Contact your state rep at ACOG
    • ACOG’s Gelhaus and McCain fellowships
  • The wellness benefits of advocacy

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

Email the show: podcasts@mdedge.com

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

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Podcast Participants

Cara R. King, DO, MS, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She also has a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Surgical education remains a priority, and her research interests are focused within competency-based medical education and simulation-based assessments. Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. Follow Dr. King on Twitter: @drcaraking



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