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Profile of Excellence: Dr. Floyd D. Loop

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Feb 19, 2018

Cardiothoracic Surgeon; past CEO Cleveland Clinic Foundation
78th AATS President (1997-1998)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. Richard A. Jonas

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Feb 12, 2018

Chief, Cardiac Surgery, Children’s National Health System
86th AATS President (2005-2006)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. John A. Waldhausen

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Feb 7, 2018

Former Professor and Chair, Dept. of Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
72th AATS President (1991-1992)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. Thomas L. Spray

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 31, 2018

Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
89th AATS President (2008-2009)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Giving Back: Emily Farkas MD, Humanitarian Surgeon

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 22, 2018

Humanitarian cardiac surgeon Dr. Emily A. Farkas is committed to giving back. Not only is she one of the 3% of board-certified cardiac surgeons who are women, but she is a role model for a younger set of surgeons who chose to give back by serving as a global humanitarian volunteer.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. John L. Ochsner

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 17, 2018

Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Ochsner Health System, 73rdth AATS President (1992-1993)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

How to Prepare for a Locum Tenens Assignment

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Jan 10, 2018

Working locum tenens can have several benefits for you regardless of your specialty. In fact, according to NALTO, the National Association for Locum Tenens Organizations, locum tenens is one of the fastest growing career paths for physicians today, and for good reason. Practicing locum tenens can help prevent burnout and can be less stressful than permanent positions. Not only that, it can provide more flexibility for family or personal needs.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. G. Alexander Patterson

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jan 8, 2018

Washington University Chief of Surgery
90th AATS President (2009-2010)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. James L. Cox

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Dec 6, 2017

James L. Cox was born in 1942 in Fair Oaks, Arkansas, into a family of rice farmers. A baseball scholarship at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) provided his first pathway to higher education. Upon graduation he returned to his parents’ farm. Dr. Cox recalls driving the family’s truck one day laying down gravel when he went back to the house for lunch, his mother greeted him with a letter saying that he had been accepted at the University of Tennessee Medical School. Then his father came out to say that a scout from the Los Angeles Dodgers had stopped by to make a final offer. Knowing from the time he was 16 that he wanted to become a doctor, he accepted the first offer.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

What It Takes to Become an Academic Surgeon

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Dec 4, 2017

The term “academic surgeon" generally refers to a medical school’s department of surgery faculty member. Dr. Fred A. Crawford Jr., Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, calls academic surgeons “triple threat” surgeons who operate, teach and also do research. He prefers to use the term “scholarship” instead of research as one of the triple threats because research generally connotes laboratory research and might not include other scientific endeavors such as analysis of clinical outcomes.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

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