Category: awareness

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Pancreatic Cancer Blog

27 Feb 2023

Interview by: Dr. Rachana Punukollu In November 2022, I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Chawla, a hepatopancreatobiliary surgical oncologist. I rotated on his Surgical Oncology service at Northwest...

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Compassion as a Strategy to Mitigate Moral Injury in our Lives.

25 Jan 2023

By: Elizabeth Perazza Back to 2009 after 8 years of experience as a Board-Certified Urologic Surgeon, I was told by a supervisor that I was not contributing to the training program. This supervisor...

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Challenges for women in surgery

29 Dec 2022

  By: Shiona Maria Benedict Fernandes “You will get married soon in the future. How will you be able to manage your family and your work life, if you choose this hectic lifestyle that surgery puts...

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Just Keep Swimming

29 Oct 2020

By Elysa Margiotta, MD  I could have given up. I could have decided that it was all too much to handle, and just faded away.  To say that my path to becoming a physician was eventful is an understa...

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The Taming of the Amygdala

16 Apr 2020

By Jaime D. Lewis The last few weeks have been trying at best. Unprecedented, as they say. Feeling the anxiety of significant uncertainty, I find myself frequently stopping to slow my breathing and n...

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Not What I Planned, More than I Expected

12 Mar 2020

         It was approaching 3:30 pm in the afternoon as I sat finishing up progress notes for the day.  As I looked at my watch, I felt the feeling of dread start to creep in. At any moment I w...