Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope to provide interesting topics to discuss and explore. This is a compilation of articles, journals, photographs, and personal anecdotes pertaining to my interests: cultural anthropology, neurosurgery, medicine, and International medical outreach. I am fascinated by people and medicine, which is why I love what I do. Throughout my career as a neurosurgeon I have had the pleasure of meeting people from around the world; I'm eager to share my experiences, lessons, and medical adventures with you. I welcome your thoughtful feedback, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Constant Improvement - There Is No "i" In Neurosurgeon.

I found this article (by Boston Surgeon Atul Gawande) in the October 3rd issue of The New Yorker very interesting: Personal Best .  It's a great read by a truly talented surgeon exploring the idea of a Surgeon Coach; the importance of striving to constantly improve professionally and personally.  This concept applies to any profession.

The concept of a Surgical Coach reminded me of the unique team dynamic in my office, La Jolla Neurosurgical Associates, AMC.  The concept of grouping Specialists such as a Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Pain Management Doctor, Neuroradiologist and Radiologist in the same practice encourages constant peer coaching. 

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