Surgical coaching to improve performance

Friday, 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


Academy for Surgical Coaching

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

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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