A series-based podcast developed by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons focusing on surgical and
medical education, hosted by Cara King, DO, MS.

Podcast Participants
Cara R. King, DO, MS, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She also has a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Surgical education remains a priority, and her research interests are focused within competency-based medical education and simulation-based assessments. Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. Follow Dr. King on Twitter: @drcaraking

 

Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 1)
In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Louise P. King, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Surgeon within the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women's. Louise opens up about what led her to switch careers from law into medicine. She also talks about the importance of critical thinking and the ethical considerations about disclosing volume to our patients. September 23, 2021  34:31

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 2)
In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. Shannon opens up about her own personal struggles with endometriosis and how she subsequently has become an advocate for this disease through her films, Endo What, and her upcoming documentary, Below the Belt, coming out this fall. She also discusses how she has secured millions of research dollars for endometriosis through DOD funding and also the impact of her school nurse initiative, which is working to cut down the diagnosis time for endometriosis in adolescents.

July 28, 2021   29:29

 

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 1)
In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. She is the producer and director of the documentary, Endo What, with a second film called Below the Belt coming out this fall. Shannon talks about her journey from international law into the graduate film program at NYU. She also shares where she finds her creativity and how her time in West Africa shaped her future. July 21, 2021    29:06

Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 2)
In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Janet Dombrowski. Janet discusses the importance of compassionate self-talk and provides insight on how to maintain momentum. She also teases her upcoming TeLinde Lecture at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons’ 47th Annual Scientific Meeting.June 26, 2021   24:43

Surgical coaching with Janet Dombrowski (Part 1)
In this first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Janet Dombrowski. Janet talks about her career transition from nursing into coaching. She also discusses the importance of finding your why and the unique area of surgical coaching.
June 22, 2021  25:40

Reflections after retirement with Dr. Mark Walters (Part 1)
In this first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Mark Walters. Mark is the first endowed chair for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and has his own lectureship fund that was established in 2020. He talks about what he’s been up to since his retirement from the Cleveland Clinic this past year and provides insight into being a surgical educator. May 19, 2021    30:24

Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 2)
In the second episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Jake Lauer, currently a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, to discuss his perspective piece, “The Future of the Gynecologic Surgeon: Rationale for and Steps toward Subspecialization of Complex Gynecologic Surgery.” Jake also dives into the history of the OBGYN profession and where he sees a subspecialization of MIGS moving in the future.Wednesday, May 5, 2021    23:23

Training transitions and vision for MIGS with Dr. Jake Lauer (Part 1)
In this first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King talks to Dr. Jake Lauer, currently a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, about work transitions from residencies to fellowships into staff and vice versa. Jake talks about his unconventional transition from residency to an academic practice and back to his current fellowship. He shares what he has found challenging and surprises along the way.Tuesday, April 20, 2021    31:52

Transgender Surgery (Part 2)
In this episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the transgender surgery and medicine program at The Cleveland Clinic. They discuss the difficult topics of coping with as well as reflecting on surgical complications, and how being a female in the operating room can have unique challenges. Listen as Cecile shares how she has taken her surgical practice to the next level through innovation.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021    35:30

Transgender Surgery (Part 1)
In the first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the transgender surgery and medicine program at The Cleveland Clinic, following International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. Cecile talks about her journey into reconstructive transgender surgery and how she prepared for her first few cases post-fellowship. She also discusses the importance of transparency with her patients.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021   40:04

Advanced Imaging for Endometriosis
In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Mathew Leonardi, an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist (ultrasound specialist) at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada. As March is Endometriosis awareness month, Mathew talks about advanced endometriosis imagery and how it impacts preoperative counseling, planning and intraoperative surgical intervention. He also talks about how he created his own path to get to where he is today. Listen as he shares how to build skills in advance sonography and incorporate this into residency as well as fellowship education.

 Tuesday, March 23, 2021         60:08

Growing up in CLE, systemic racism, and work life integration
In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Linda Bradley, Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bradley is the first female African American surgeon to join the staff over 25 years ago and is the Medical Director of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). She talks with Dr. King about her upbringing in Cleveland and how she integrates her family into her work life. She also talks about her passion for cooking. Listen as she shares how to encourage more Black men and women to enter the medical profession and how to make the most out of a mentorship

 Tuesday, March 9, 2021   45.42

Systemic Racism in Medical Education
In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, a medical student at Harvard Medical School and the school’s first Black woman student council president. Lash talks about the systemic racism she has seen during her medical education and what motivated her to address it through writing with her first article, “How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye.” She also shares what advice she would give to young Black students interested in medicine as well as her thoughts on how healthcare professionals can use their position to help change these deep rooted issues within the institution.

 Tuesday, February 23, 2021   42.09

COVID-19: Reactivating services at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Cara King hosts Beri Ridgeway, MD, Associate Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic.They discuss reactivating services at the Cleveland Clinic and all that entails. 
Friday, July 17, 2020   35:10

The state of graduate medical education

Dr. Cara King hosts women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH. Dr. Evans is Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Associate Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center.
Friday, June 5, 2020   15:10

 

Surgical coaching to improve performance

Dr. Cara King hosts surgical researcher and educator Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research.
Friday, May 29, 2020   39:41

 

Should the OB be separated from the GYN in residency

Dr. Javier Magrina joins host Dr. Cara King live at the 2019 annual AAGL conference. Other experts join in the discussion, including Pouran Malekzadeh, MD; Laura Cano, MD; Rashad Pasic, MD; and Luis Gonzalez, MD.
Friday, May 22, 2020   53:23

 

COVID-19: Resident/fellow safety and virtual curriculum

Dr. Cara King hosts Vicki Reed, MD, Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice Chair, Education, Cleveland Clinic. They take a look at Cleveland Clinic’s unique ObGyn residency program and how their residents prep for treating COVID-19 patients.
29:48

 

COVID-19: Cleveland Clinic’s plans for safety, resource optimization, and redeployment

Dr. Cara King hosts Beri Ridgeway, MD, Institute Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health, Cleveland Clinic. During this talk they dive into Ohio’s state of affairs regarding COVID-19.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   29:59

 

COVID-19: Staying safe in the minimally invasive operating room

Dr. Cara King hosts Jonathan Dort, MD, Vice Chairman for Education in the Department of Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency; and Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Inova Medical Group, Falls Church, Virginia
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   32:17

 

COVID-19: AAGL joint guidelines on surgical safety during an infectious disease pandemic

Dr. Cara King hosts Sarah Cohen, MD, MPH, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota as they discuss the AAGL guidelines on surgical safety during an infectious disease pandemic.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   17:40

 

Transvaginal mesh updates, with Dr. Marie Fidela Paraiso

Dr. Cara King hosts expert urogynecologist Dr. Marie Fidela Paraiso, head of the Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and staff physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic. 
Thursday, December 12, 2019   30:02

 

Endometriosis: The role of imaging, the strength of a multidisciplinary team, and educating patients as well as physicians, with Nancy Petersen

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts endometriosis patient advocate and educator Nancy Petersen, (@nancynursez637) retired RN who developed with David Redwine, MD, the first endometriosis excision treatment program in the United States. Nancy has spoken on the topic of endometriosis across the nation and currently serves as a mentor to women with the disease through Nancy’s Nook, a Facebook resource for endometriosis education, discussion, and support.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   26:01

 

The growth of a patient movement around endometriosis and what physicians may be missing, with Nancy Petersen

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts endometriosis patient advocate and educator Nancy Petersen, (@nancynursez637) retired RN who developed with David Redwine, MD, the first endometriosis excision treatment program in the United States. Nancy has spoken on the topic of endometriosis across the nation and currently serves as a mentor to women with the disease through Nancy’s Nook, a Facebook resource for endometriosis education, discussion, and support.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   27:36

 

Building a surgical practice with Dr. Ted Lee, plus how a bill becomes law and ACOG’s advocacy lessons learned

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical expert Ted Teh Min Lee, MD, Clinical Professor of Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee Womens Hospital. Dr. King also interviews women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD).
Friday, November 8, 2019   30:28

 

Helping yourself and others to progress surgical skills with Dr. Ted Lee, plus how ObGyns can become involved in advocacy

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical expert Ted Teh Min Lee, MD, Clinical Professor of Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee Womens Hospital. Dr. King also interviews women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD).
Friday, November 8, 2019   26:35

 

Fostering leadership to build a successful team with Dr. Tommaso Falcone, plus endometriosis legislation and advocacy

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical leader and expert Tommaso Falcone, MD, Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the ObGyn & Women's Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. King also interviews women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD).
Thursday, November 7, 2019   30:11

 

The early and current years of a master surgeon with Dr. Tommaso Falcone, plus the importance of advocacy in ObGyn with Dr. Megan Evans

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts surgical leader and expert Tommaso Falcone, MD, Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the ObGyn & Women's Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. King also interviews women’s health advocacy expert Megan Evans, MD, MPH (@MeganEvansMD).
Thursday, November 7, 2019   31:36

 

Gynecologic Surgeons Unscrubbed trailer

Here's a sneak peak of Gynecologic Surgeons Unscrubbed. A series-based podcast focusing on surgical and medical education, featuring interviews and practice-changing discussion, hosted by Cara King, DO, MS. This podcast is a collaboration between MDedge and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   02:39