Trump is running on the economy, but experts say he has a “a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics” that’s making things worse.
Douglas E WoodMore than 700 economists, including multiple Nobel prize winners, urged voters not to reelect President Donald Trump in an open letter blasting the president’s “managerial incompetence”
#integrity #respect #democracy #competence
Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.
Douglas E WoodThe Trump administration has declined to release critical data to outside public health experts that would enable them to devise strategies against the virus that has killed 223,000 Americans and counting.
Editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine — Dying in a Leadership Vacuum
Douglas E WoodThis is an honest and powerful editorial from our most respected medical journal. “When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent.”
Clinical Congress 2020 will be a virtual event. Registration details are available, including fees.
Douglas E Wood#ACSCC20 begins this weekend, but you’re in luck – it isn’t too late to register! From the latest research to fascinating panel sessions, the program has something for everyone. Register here and reply if you’re joining us! #CCSocialSurgeons
Douglas E WoodI’m ready to dive into some great #ACSCC20 sessions! Of course I’ll be tuning into John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: Lung Cancer Screening: Saving Lives with Science and Policy (NL02) @DouglasEWood1 It’s not too late to sign up! #CCSocialSurgeons
Patricia Turneer, who is graduating from the University of Maryland this year, has been named one of Poets&Quants' Best & Brighrest Executive MBAs of 2020
Douglas E WoodDr. Patricia Turner is a transformative and inspiring leader. Congratulations for this honor! Everyone who knows her should read this, and everyone who doesn’t know her will want to @pturnermd@AmCollSurg
Poets&Quants for Execs | 2020 Best & Brightest
For each of the past 10 days, I’ve woken up and asked myself the same questions: Do I matter? Does my life have as much value as that of anyone else?I haven’t had positive answers to these questions. Not any that I could be confident in anyway. For...
Douglas E WoodWe are proud to have Dr. Nkansah @UWVascsurg and assure him of our commitment to equity and diversity @UWSurgery . Thank you for this important article on your experience. ‘I cannot remove my black skin’: Perspective of a vascular surgery resident
Patients who are sick with conditions other than Covid-19 aren’t seeking screening and treatment.
Douglas E WoodOver 2000 patients had their operations deferred @UWMedicine due to Covid-19. That’s 2000 people with disabling symptoms, pain, or cancer who desperately need their operation to improve their quality of life, relieve pain and disability, and prolong life.
Douglas E WoodThe nurses @harborviewmc@uwmedicine are heroes every day. Caring for patients with Covid-19 with courage, dedication, and compassion. If I get sick, they are who I want caring for me. Thank you for all that you do every day to save lives.
Amidst this global pandemic, Ecuador’s indigenous communities are being devastated by a massive oil spill in the Amazon. They urgently need water and supplies to keep families safe from crude oil.
Douglas E WoodThis is a disaster threatening the lives and livelihood for the indigenous communities along the Coca River. Our daughter works there and I’m proud of the effort she, and the scientists working in the region, are providing to support the local communities.
I spent another day photographing hospital workers on the front lines of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic here in Seattle for Reuters. This time, we went to UW Medical Center – Montlake. It was impressive to meet so many dedicated and...
The extraordinary demands of managing the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world’s
ability to care for patients with thoracic malignancies. As a hospital’s COVID-19
population increases and hospital resources are depleted, the ability to provide...
This Special Communication describes how a surgical department in an epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic created a unique workflow of surgical resident physicians to accommodate team safety while optimizing patient care.
Douglas E WoodI’m proud of our resident team @UWSurgery, now Teams Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie, working safely while fighting coronavirus. @UWMedicine@UWGenSurgRes
Emergency Restructuring of a Surgery Residency During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Issue 3 of the Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Update provides clinical guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.
Douglas E WoodThe American College of Surgeons is providing important updates to help surgeons care for their patients, care for their hospitals, and care for themselves @AmCollSurgeons@UWSurgery
Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Update—March 27
8 March 2020 I was very pleased last year when seven women students from Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland, UK, received awards on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven, a group of women who enrolled to study medicine in 1869. 150 years ago those...
Douglas E WoodI am very excited to see Professor Jolanda Kluin chairing the newly formed EACTS Women in Thoracic Surgery Committee. Under her leadership EACTS will inspire women to be a cardiothoracic surgeons and aspire to leadership positions. @EACTS@Womeninthoracic
Lung cancer screening—despite its proven mortality benefit—remains vastly underutilized.
Prior studies examined knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs to better understand the
reasons underlying low screening rates. These investigations may have limited...
Douglas E WoodGreat study by Dr. John Monu and Dr. Farhood Farjah. We have a long ways to go to educate both patients and doctors about the benefits of lung cancer screening. @UWSurgery@FarhoodFarjah
Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial
Douglas E WoodThe US National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated a 20% mortality reduction but policy lagged because “it was only one trial”. Now the European trial shows even larger mortality reduction, with broader patient inclusion. Lung cancer screening saves lives!
Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down mortality overall. But progress has slowed for other cancers.
Douglas E WoodLung cancer leads the way in dramatic drop in cancer deaths thanks to advances in early detection with lung cancer screening. Ask your doctor if you should be screened for lung cancer @NLCRTnews@uwmedicine@uwsurgery
Data regarding the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on non–small cell
lung cancer (NSCLC) are mixed. We hypothesized HRT would have a protective benefit
with reduced NSCLC incidence among women in a large, prospective cohort.
Douglas E WoodGreat contribution by Dr. Leah Backhus and her colleagues @LeahBackhusmd , improving our knowledge of lung cancer in women.