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Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up June 4

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Delaying lung cancer surgery associated with higher risk of recurrence, death

From WashUMed News

A new study led by thoracic surgeon Varun Puri, MD, MSCI, and General Surgery lab resident Brendan Heiden, MD, MPHS, found that delaying lung cancer surgery for more than 12 weeks is associated with a higher risk of recurrence and death.

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

From The New York Times

Mary Politi, PhD, a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, and other public health experts share their insight on the reaching herd immunity from COVID-19 in the United States.

A Second Opinion Saves Football Coach’s Foot

From Christian Hospital News

A second opinion from the vascular care team at Christian Hospital, including vascular surgeon Vipul Khetarpaul, MD, saved this patient’s foot, allowing him to return to coaching.

Gasping for Air: Watching the Insurrection From the COVID-19 ICU

From The Riverfront Times

 Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, a professor of surgery and emergency medicine, reflects on one of her experiences caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

How To Grow Your Practice & Increase Your Impact with Social Media

From DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Marissa Tenenbaum, MD, discusses how to grow a medical practice and increase impact with social media.