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Association of Women Surgeons Podcast

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...


May 8, 2020

Dr. Preeti John shares how medical ethics apply to patient care in the current COVID-19 pandemic. She tells host Dr. Rena Malik about her experience of becoming board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. John has found connection through listening to the stories of other women physicians both as an author...


May 1, 2020

Dr. Rena Malik talks with Dr. Polina Reyblat about immigrating from Latvia, having children in residency, making sure she makes time for her family, and advice for all doctors on caring for transgender patients through kindness and allyship at the SUFU 2020 Winter Meeting. Dr. Reyblat is Chief of Urology at Kaiser...