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Plastic Surgey and the Opiate Epidemic

by Vik Reddy, MD, MHSA, FACS “The surgery went well, and Ms. Brown’s immediate postoperative course was without any complications.  Three weeks afterwards, however, she developed an opening along the abdominal incision.  The wound had separated, and the mesh I had

Plastic Surgey and the Opiate Epidemic

by Vik Reddy, MD, MHSA, FACS “The surgery went well, and Ms. Brown’s immediate postoperative course was without any complications.  Three weeks afterwards, however, she developed an opening along the abdominal incision.  The wound had separated, and the mesh I had

Guns and Roses

by Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS: Commander, Medical Corps, USN My personal experiences on deployment as a female Navy plastic surgeon to Afghanistan not infrequently enter otherwise polite conversation when dining with colleagues.  Many aspects of deploying to a forward operating

Guns and Roses

by Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS: Commander, Medical Corps, USN My personal experiences on deployment as a female Navy plastic surgeon to Afghanistan not infrequently enter otherwise polite conversation when dining with colleagues.  Many aspects of deploying to a forward operating

EOL: Can Eggs Fly?

“… both sessions left me feeling reinvigorated and recharged. EOL represents the third iteration of leadership training for ASPS.”

EOL: Can Eggs Fly?

“… both sessions left me feeling reinvigorated and recharged. EOL represents the third iteration of leadership training for ASPS.”

An Imperfect Life

Would they recover from their mother’s absence from soccer games and performances as she sewed up someone’s face or drained a hematoma?

An Imperfect Life

Would they recover from their mother’s absence from soccer games and performances as she sewed up someone’s face or drained a hematoma?

Why Volunteer? From Pure Altruism To The Most Selfish Of Motives

by J. Lauren Crawford, M.D. Volunteering for a charitable organization, especially one with a medical purpose, is often viewed through the most rose-colored of lenses.  Your intent in such a mission is to save or at least significantly better the lives

Why Volunteer? From Pure Altruism To The Most Selfish Of Motives

by J. Lauren Crawford, M.D. Volunteering for a charitable organization, especially one with a medical purpose, is often viewed through the most rose-colored of lenses.  Your intent in such a mission is to save or at least significantly better the lives

Plastic Surgeons as Healthcare Leaders: Isn’t that Weird?

by Vik Reddy, MD That is the normal response I receive when I inform someone that I am the Medical Director of Quality at a 349-bed community hospital and also practice plastic surgery.  I do not take umbrage with the

Plastic Surgeons as Healthcare Leaders: Isn’t that Weird?

by Vik Reddy, MD That is the normal response I receive when I inform someone that I am the Medical Director of Quality at a 349-bed community hospital and also practice plastic surgery.  I do not take umbrage with the

Virtual Reality Aided Reconstruction

PRS Tech Blog by Jinesh Shah, BSc, Parisa Kamali, MD, Samuel Lin, MD, MBA Reconstructive surgery, especially for patients with breast cancer, is on the rise. This is partially attributed to the increased survival with breast cancer, nearly 80% at

Virtual Reality Aided Reconstruction

PRS Tech Blog by Jinesh Shah, BSc, Parisa Kamali, MD, Samuel Lin, MD, MBA Reconstructive surgery, especially for patients with breast cancer, is on the rise. This is partially attributed to the increased survival with breast cancer, nearly 80% at