Cold Steel: The CJS Podcast

Cold Steel: The CJS Podcast

Hosted by associate editor Ameer Farooq and coeditor in chief Chad Ball, Cold Steel highlights the best research being completed by Canadian surgeons, discusses education topics of interest for surgeons and trainees alike, and provides guidance for career development.

You can find and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Stitchr, or listen to the episodes using the links below.

Episode 6: We had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Andy Kirkpatrick, a trauma surgeon at the University of Calgary and frequent contributor to CJS. Our discussion focused on some of Dr. Kirpatrick’s unique research interests: telementored ultrasound and space medicine. Buckle up!

Episode 5: We had a blast talking with Dr. Scott Gmora, a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon in Hamilton, Ontario, about the challenges of surgical training in an era of restricted work hours, and strategies on how to get the most out of surgical training.

Episode 4: We sit down at the Canadian Surgery Forum with Dr. Kelly Vogt, a trauma and acute care surgeon practising in London, Ontario, to discuss the complete caseload of patients for an acute care surgery service and what that means for the evolution of ACS in the future. She also has some advice for starting out in academic surgery.

Episode 3: We interview Dr. Tony Gomes, a community general surgeon in Lethbridge, Alberta, on the CAGS consensus statement on the dissemination of advanced laparoscopic techniques in Canada, professionalism in surgery and “surgical satisfaction.”

Episode 2: We interview Dr. Morad Hameed on process-mapping in acute care surgery. We also get his thoughts on what inspired him to pursue surgery, his reflections on diversity in surgery, and why public health approaches should be adopted by surgeons.

Episode 1: We interview Dr. Robin McLeod, Toronto, Ontario, about her work on Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery (first published in CJS) as well as about her life, career and advice for trainees.