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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.

Current Episode
Released August 13, 2014

Episode 024: Mammography Screening—Benefits and Controversies

To sort out the competing narratives around mammographic screening, episode 24 of The Recovery Room Show features two leading experts in the field. Host Dr. Rick Greene interviews Cary Kaufman, MD, FACS, and Carl D’Orsi, MD, about their approach to breast screening.

Support for Episode 24 was provided by the American College of Surgeons.