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BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #159

The Surgeon Scientist: Fostering the Next Generation

with Dr. Ganesh Palapattu

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with Dr. Ganesh Palapattu, Chair of Urology at the University of Michigan about the evolving role of a surgeon scientist, the balance between clinical work and research, and the importance of mentorship and positivity.

Dr. Palapattu shares his personal journey from being inspired by mentors like Dr. Don Coffey to becoming Chief of Urologic Oncologist at Houston Methodist and his focus on fostering the next generation of medical professionals. The episode emphasizes the need for self-reflection, understanding one’s motivations, and the importance of maintaining relationships outside of the professional sphere. Additionally, the doctors discuss financial pressures on surgeon scientists and the importance of a supportive environment, along with the unique position of urologists in driving significant scientific and clinical advancements.

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Dr. Ganesh Palapattu discusses The Surgeon Scientist: Fostering the Next Generation on the BackTable 159 Podcast

Dr. Ganesh Palapattu

Dr. Ganesh Palapattu is the department chair of Urology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses The Surgeon Scientist: Fostering the Next Generation on the BackTable 159 Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Show Notes

00:00 - Introduction
07:30 - The Challenges and Importance of Being a Surgeon Scientist
13:36 - The Impact of Clinical Practice on Scientific Research
18:40 - Structuring Success in Academic Medicine
25:41 - Reflecting on the Culture of Collaboration and Support
27:24 - The Importance of Time and Resources in Academic Medicine
43:40 - Advice for Aspiring Surgeon Scientists

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