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The Recovery Room

You understand health. But do you understand medicine?

Making sense of modern medicine, The Recovery Room is an audio conversation with experts in surgery, medicine, ethics, and public health about the latest developments in medicine and health care.

It can be frightening and intimidating when you or a loved one requires surgery or treatment of disease. The Recovery Room host and surgical oncologist  Frederick L. (“Rick”) Greene, MD, FACS, helps you navigate the complex world of modern medicine. From breakthroughs in research and treatment to policy changes and ethical debates, The Recovery Room brings you to the front lines of medical practice and innovation.

The first 18 episodes of the show, which originally aired in 2010 are now online and can be downloaded as podcasts.

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Released October 1, 2015

Episode 027: Operation Giving Back

In order to help surgeons provide care to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world, the American College of Surgeons established its surgical volunteerism  program, Operation Giving Back (OGB), in 2004. OGB directs surgeons to volunteer opportunities through a network of partner organizations.

In this episode, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with the new OGB Director, Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, about his plans for the organization to succeed and how interested surgeons can get involved.

Support for this episode was provided by the American College of Surgeons.