Antibiotics or Surgery for Appendicitis, An Unfair Choice For Patients (Right Now)

Antibiotics (without surgery) for appendicitis is the latest trending topic in surgery. Despite the fact that research is still ongoing, many surgeons are jumping to offer antibiotics as an alternative to surgery for appendicitis.  We know that an antibiotics-only approach is still quasi-experimental. Because we cannot be confident that antibiotics is effective long-term, some surgeons choose to offer both options…

Training for a Career in Academic Surgery

This is a piece I wrote for the Association of Academic Surgery Official Blog, The Academic Surgeon. Recently my fellow residents and I attended the AAS Fall Courses. The air in the DC hotel conference room was thick with the ambition of residents, fellows, and young faculty. To my fellow residents and I, the unofficial…