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Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Leah Backhus

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Leah Backhus

Update: 2020-11-27
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In this episode, Dr. David Tom Cooke interviews STS Director-at-Large Dr. Leah Backhus from Stanford Health Care. Listeners will learn how positive labels “slapped on” Dr. Backhus at a young age help buoy her throughout her journey, but she cautions that such labels can be good and bad and explains why. Dr. Backhus also shares that after an “unwelcoming reception” into neurosurgery, she chose a career in cardiothoracic surgery. This experience helped her realize that mentors “do not have to look like you, they just need to get you.” “Same Surgeon, Different Light” is a program from the Society designed to demystify cardiothoracic surgery, revealing the men and women behind their surgical masks.


Learn more about STS diversity and inclusion efforts at sts.org/diversity.


Patients can learn more about cardiothoracic diseases and their treatments at ctsurgerypatients.org.

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Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Leah Backhus

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Leah Backhus

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