February 17, 2023
56 min.


Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA
Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA

In this episode, Dr. David Tom Cooke interviews Dr. Hassan Tetteh—a US Navy Captain, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. An artificial intelligence strategist for the Department of Defense and skilled cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon, Dr. Tetteh has completed more than 20 marathons and authored several books. In the episode, he shares stories of his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, and details how military service has helped shape his life. He also discusses the importance of “paying it forward” in his career and his observations on how artificial intelligence is shaping the CT surgery specialty. 

“Same Surgeon, Different Light” is a program from the Society designed to demystify cardiothoracic surgery, revealing the men and women behind their surgical masks. The podcast series is supported by AstraZeneca.

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