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A Resident’s Perspective : Should I Pursue Basic Science Research in the Future?

Not all surgical residency programs can afford having a resident step out of the clinical realm to pursue other academic goals.  I was very lucky that I was encouraged to do basic science research in the Thoracic Aortic Disease Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.  My pursuit of basic science research was based off of […]

The Grateful Surgeon

I recently created a practice for myself, which is to think of three things for which I’m grateful. I do this when I find myself complaining, feeling discouraged, or getting annoyed. The beauty of this practice is how incredibly easy it is. I am never at a loss to find three things. The impact is […]

2019 ASC Recap: SUS Presidential Session Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD

SUS Presidential Session: Measuring Success Through Impact Relentlessness in Research Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD The final speaker of Dr. Allan Tsung’s Presidential Session was Dr. Ronald DeMatteo, Chairman of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He eloquently described Academic Surgery as a wide range of options and that the choices a clinician and an investigator […]

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