High risk, high reward in surgery

When rounding with my two teams at the beginning of each day, I am grateful to have opportunities to visit patients and their families, and sometimes even to engage in brief conversations.  After all, everything is about them, and without these individuals, there would be no purpose to our clinical and academic endeavors.  The euphoria I feel … Continue reading High risk, high reward in surgery

DeBakey Program Pre-Orientation: The Role of Preparation in Leadership

An executive, my dad has always coached me on the significance of having an elevator pitch at hand for one-on-one “VIP opportunities.”  Recently, I had one of these moments as I was leaving my research lab at BCM, when I ran into a surgical division chief on the elevator.  Frankly, I was a little too … Continue reading DeBakey Program Pre-Orientation: The Role of Preparation in Leadership