In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we discuss how Dr. Yeh built the section of endocrine surgery at UCLA. From Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica, he discusses the risks and challenges involved in becoming a leader in academic endocrine surgery. In this podcast we answer the question “why endocrine surgery,” and mention tips for success at all level of training from medical students to early faculty. Finally, we take a moment to honor and remember Dr. Orlo Clark.
Dr. Michael Yeh is a Professor of Surgery at UCLA and serves as Section Chief of the UCLA Endocrine Surgery program which he established.
Dr. Masha Livhits is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department
Dr. James Wu is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA and works in the Endocrine Surgery Department
Dr. Na Eun Kim is an Endocrine Surgery Fellow at UCLA in her first year of fellowship
Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a PGY-6 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research
Dr. Max Schumm is a PGY-6 General Surgery Resident at UCLA who has completed two years of research. He is a future endocrine surgeon.
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