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Professor of Surgery and Population Health, Member, National Academy of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, Director, Center for Surgical and Transplant Applied Research, NYU Langone Health
What media are you consuming?
I am always listening to new music. There's so much amazing creativity out there.
What are you passionate about other than transplantation?
Dance, music, DJing, festivals, drone photography, rock climbing, hiking and mountain climbing, snow skiing, and water skiing.
How does this activity help you achieve balance and prevent burnout?
It allows me to stay creative and reset my mind by spending time not thinking about work.
What is your advice for people considering transplantation?
Solid organ transplantation is an amazing opportunity to radically change people's lives, both donors and donor families and recipients. It's also an incredibly scientifically exciting field that significantly changes ever 5-10 years with incredible innovations. And let's not forget, the operations are super cool!
Balance might seem difficult to find, given the intimidating nature of jobs in the field, but it's actually easier to find balance in transplant surgery than other surgical specialties because it's a team sport and when you're off, you're off. That's why there is so much amazing science being done by transplant surgeons, and why transplant surgeons have such creative lives outside of our field.
How does your passion help improve your professional abilities/life?
My creative hobbies help keep me creative in my science and keep me grounded and relatable in my patient care. I really loveconnecting with patients by finding music that we both like.
What do you to decompress after a busy week at work?
I dance, play music, rock climb, all of my hobbies!
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