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SAGES Stories

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 26 episodes, 22 hours, 43 minutes
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You can't get more up close and personal than SAGES new monthly podcast SAGES Stories. Each month, co-hosts Dr. Shirin Towfigh and Dr. Kevin El-Hayek share their interviews with SAGES leaders and influencers whose contributions have impacted the society. Listeners can look forward to episodes that feature a diverse group of SAGES members talking about a wide range of professional and personal topics.
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SAGES Stories Ep. 23 – Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

In episode 23 of the SAGES Stories Podcast, Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, discusses pattern-recognition, grants, research, and surgery. Links included are for the SAGES 2024 Annual Meeting Recordings, the SAGES SINC Investment Fund, and SAGES Ingenuity.
6/24/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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SAGES Stories Ep. 24 – The SINC Episode

In episode 24 we talk to Drs. Pryor, Schwaitzberg, and Schlachta about the SAGES Investment Network and SAGES Ingenuity.
5/8/202430 minutes, 17 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 22 – Christopher Schlachta, MD

In episode 22 we talk to Dr. Schlachta about innovation in surgery, getting involved in laparoscopy, the SAGES Investment Network and SAGES Ingenuity.
3/27/20241 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 21 – Dana Telem, MD

In episode 21 we talk to Dr. Telem about Fall weather, evolutionary biology as a gateway to surgery, developing skin by being from Philadelphia, and creating an academic surgical career for oneself.
2/19/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 20 – Steve Schwaitzberg, MD

In episode 20 we talk to Dr. Schwaitzberg about socks, bingo, innovation, bad strategies for applying to med school, Club Med(?), plus current investment and innovation opportunities.
12/1/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 19 – KMarie King, MD

In episode 19 we talk to Dr. King about learning to lead, the Glass Cliff, The Wallflowers (for some reason), belonging, advocacy, and implementing technology and more!
9/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 18 – Ross F. Goldberg, MD

In episode 18 we talk to Dr. Goldberg about his early years as a stage thespian, later years as a surgeon, Cleveland (of course), and much more.
8/1/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 17 – Nathaniel Soper, MD

In episode 17 we talk to Dr. Soper about the wild-west early days of MIS, surgeons with frickin laser beams, and why SAGES is the best society ever.
6/20/202351 minutes
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SAGES Stories Episode 16 – Shaneeta Johnson, MD

In episode 15 we talk to Dr. Johnson about Cleveland (why?), global surgery volunteerism, how to implement DEI correctly, offsetting surgery's carbon footprint, and more.
4/29/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 15 – Mary Hawn, MD

In episode 15 we talk to Dr. Mary Hawn about the American Board of Surgery, challenges facing surgeons today, and Vizslas.
3/7/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 14 – Bruce Schirmer, MD

In episode 14 we talk to Dr. Bruce Schirmer about HPB and the early partnerships between SAGES and the AHPBA, the early days of laparoscopy and endoscopy as he experienced them, and one of the most unfortunate/infamous SAGES Stories of all time.
1/30/202355 minutes, 31 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 13 – Gerry Fried, MD

In episode 13 we talk to Dr. Gerry Fried about surgical education, the history of the SAGES Fundamentals Program, Canada, and much more.
12/12/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 12 – Caitlin Halbert, DO

In episode 12 we talk to Dr. Caitlin Halbert about rock stardom, bartending, getting into surgery as a woman and finding those strong women mentors and more.
9/30/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 11 – Jeff Ponsky, MD

In episode 11 we talk to Dr. Jeff Ponsky about endoscopy, Cleveland, and living on a compound.  Plus, surgery, SAGES, family, and the importance of not taking oneself too seriously.
8/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 10 – Gerald Marks, MD

In episode 10, this is it.  The big one.  We're talking to one of the OGs of SAGES, the Godfather of Colorectal Surgery himself: Gerald Marks, MD!
6/29/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bonus SAGES Stories! Bonus Pat Sylla!

This is a bonus podcast from Cold Steel talking to our President Elect, Patricia Sylla, MD
6/13/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 09 – Pat Sylla, MD

In episode 9, we get to listen to our current President-Elect - Patricia Sylla, MD talk about all things colorectal, family, and SAGES.
6/3/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 08 – Rick Greene, MD

In episode 8, we get to listen to founding SAGES Member, past-president, and the most recognizable voice in surgery, old Golden Throat himself: Rick Greene, MD!
3/27/202249 minutes, 57 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 07 – Archana Ramaswamy and Jake Greenberg

In episode 7, we double down on hernia talk (triple down if you count one of the hosts) and talk to Jake Greenberg, MD and Archana Ramaswamy, MD. Oh, yeah, they also happen to be the 2022 Program Chairs for the SAGES meeting so there might be a little more meeting talk than usual.
2/21/202248 minutes, 15 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 06 – Jo Buyske, MD

Welcome to the SAGES Stories Podcast! In episode 6, we listen to a great person tell us great stories about SAGES, the American Board of Surgery, and life.  This month we talk to none other than Jo Buyske, MD who is a past president of SAGES and the CEO and President of the ABS. Your hosts Shirin Towfigh, MD and Kevin El Hayek, MD talk to Dr. Buyske about being there at the start of the laparoscopic revolution, learning to be a role model, and Catwoman.
1/26/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 05 – John Mellinger, MD

In episode 5, we interview someone to whom we would pay to listen to read the phone book. We are happy to present SAGES President Elect for 2022-2023, newly minted Vice President of the American Board of Surgery, and doting grandfather John Mellinger, MD!
12/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 04 – George Berci, MD

Welcome to the SAGES Stories Podcast! In episode 4, we continue to bring you interesting stories from interesting surgeons. We are happy to present one of the founding members of SAGES, Past President, and genius inventor George Berci for your listening pleasure! Your hosts Shirin Towfigh, MD and Kevin El Hayek, MD talk to Dr. Berci about how he survived the Nazi invasion of Hungary, how he came to be a surgeon and helped to invent modern endoscopy, work-life balance and much more. Receive a copy of Dr. George Berci’s autobiography – The Scope of My Life With your minimum $25 donation to the Foundation.” : https://www.sagesfoundation.org/donate-now/one-time-gift/ You can buy Dr. Berci’s most recent book, “No Stones Left Unturned” here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-76845-4
11/25/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 03 – Aurora Pryor, MD

Shirin Towfigh, MD and Kevin El Hayek, MD talk to Dr. Pryor about how she came to be known as the undisputed Wii Boxing champ, how she met her husband and started her family during her residency, career development, and much more
10/23/202138 minutes, 25 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 02 – Liane Feldman, MD

Current SAGES President Liane Feldman, MD tells us her story about how she started her career in surgery and SAGES and moves into many of the current projects she is spearheading during her presidential year, including FUSE, the 2022 Meeting, and more!
9/23/202146 minutes, 20 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 01 – Horacio Asbun, MD

Welcome to the SAGES Stories Podcast! In this inaugural episode, we go big time and present SAGES Past-President Horacio Asbun, MD for your listening pleasure! Your hosts Shirin Towfigh, MD and Kevin El Hayek, MD kick off SAGES Stories in a wide-ranging interview with Dr. Asbun discussing his mentors, the professional philosophy he shared with his children and some of his most memorable SAGES moments.
8/19/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
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SAGES Stories Episode 00

Welcome to the SAGES Stories Podcast! Beginning this month, co-hosts Dr. Shirin Towfigh and Dr. Kevin El-Hayek share their interviews with SAGES leaders and influencers whose contributions have impacted the society. Listeners can look forward to episodes that feature a diverse group of SAGES members talking about a wide range of professional and personal topics. In this introductory episode, you will meet your hosts Shirin Towfigh, MD and Kevin El Hayek, MD and learn a little bit about what we'll be doing with the podcast going forward.
8/19/202111 minutes, 17 seconds