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Association of Women Surgeons Podcast

Aug 7, 2020

In this series on racism and allyship in surgery, an panel of women surgeons discusses the role of individuals and organizations in addressing the impacts of racism on surgeons and patients.

Part 2 addresses racial disparities in surgery which affect patients and surgeons. The panel discusses actions that...


Jul 30, 2020

In this series on racism and allyship in surgery, an panel of women surgeons discusses the role of individuals and organizations in addressing the impacts of racism on surgeons and patients.

Part 1 addresses the June 2020 AWS statement on racism and violence. The panel explores the mistakes made in the...


May 29, 2020

Dr. Christine Lau shares her experience in the first year as Chair of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine with Dr. Rena Malik. As a leader in the time of the pandemic, she has sought opportunities to support faculty wellness. She highlights the importance of increased communication with faculty and...


May 21, 2020

What do you do when you encounter a problem? In Part 2 of Dr. Rena Malik's interview, Dr. Arghavan Salles shares how she turned her own experience into a research career in gender bias. Learn more about her PhD studies and what she would tell her 20-year-old self.

Dr. Salles is a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeon...


May 17, 2020

Dr. Arghavan Salles discusses traveling to New York to aid in the care of COVID-19 patients in a temporary intensive care unit. She also discusses how the setup was different from ICUs prior to the pandemic. With host Dr. Rena Malik, she explores the impact of providing care in this situation on the mental health...