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Caring for Patients on the Business Side

For Stephanie Farmer, MHA, an "a-ha!" moment in her career happened as an undergraduate working in the University of Colorado Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In that role, she began to see how the business and administration aspect of health care can play a significant part in patient care, and how she could have a role in that care.

In honor of Women's History Month, Leah Lleras, MS, director of finance and research in the CU Department of Medicine, interviews Farmer, vice chair of administration for the Department of Surgery and the CU Cancer Center, about the path her career has taken since that a-ha moment.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 17, 2023
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Sharing a Surgical Legacy 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Whitney Herter, PA-C, BS, a senior instructor in surgical oncology at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery,  talked with Elisa Birnbaum, MD, professor of GI, trauma, and endocrine surgery, about her illustrious career.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Community    GITES    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Thriving in the Complexity and Immediacy of Trauma Surgery

When Lauren Steward, MD, was 5, her parents presented her with three career options: doctor, lawyer, or engineer.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 23, 2023
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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Christian Scott Using His Sports Training as Administrative Director for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Christian Scott’s dream of working in the sports industry never materialized, but as administrative director for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he still gets to work with an all-star team dedicated to being the best in its field. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 01, 2023
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Department of Surgery In the News


Altruistic Donors Helping Strangers

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 08, 2023

The number of people in the United States needing a liver transplant overall is growing, so the generosity of living donors is increasingly important.

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The New York Times

New Treatment Could Help Fix the Heart’s ‘Forgotten Valve’

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 04, 2023

For the first time, patients with damaged tricuspid valves in their hearts might have a safe treatment that actually helps.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Loveland Woman Warns Others After Burning Herself in the Shower

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2023

Clinicians advise awareness of scald burns, which involve touching a hot liquid and happen regularly in the bathroom and kitchen.

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CBS4 Denver

Frostbite Symptoms to Watch for During Frigid Temperatures Along Colorado's Front Range

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 30, 2023

Frostbite is a concern when temperatures fall dangerously low as what is happening to start this week.

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