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Systemic Bias and Structural Racism in Surgery and Medicine

Behind the Knife 2020-07-27 3


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The recent murder of George Floyd, among others, has once again brought to the forefront discourse on the deep-rooted, structural obstacles and mistreatment that black people face. Those roots have grown into our own profession as well, so join the BTK team this week as we discuss the serious topic of systemic racism in surgery and how we can begin to overcome it.

Featuring our guests:

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD; Professor of Surgery at Stanford University, Acute Care Surgeon, Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center

Lola Fayanju, MD, MA; Assistant Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences at Duke University, Associate Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare with Duke Forge

Fabian Johnston, MD, MHS; Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Chief of GI Surgical Oncology, Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, Program Director of the Complex General Surgery Oncology Fellowship at Johns Hopskins University

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