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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 November 10, 2015

Episode 028: Mission to Heal

The need for surgical care around the world has continued to rise over the last decade, and socioeconomic disparities persist in the United States as well. But with advances in transportation and increased use of social media, more surgeons and surgical trainees are volunteering to bring surgical care to those who need it.

In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with Glenn Geelhoed, MD, FACS, a professor of surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, and the founder of Mission to Heal, a nonprofit global medical missions agency.

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