In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews Dr. Jessica Donington—professor of surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago. A globally recognized expert in the management of lung cancer, Dr. Donington shares how her love of science and her childhood as one of eight shaped her and her career. In the episode, she tells stories of her upbringing in New Jersey, details how her home life influenced her drive for mentorship, and explains how she pushed the boundaries of her career from early on.
“Same Surgeon, Different Light” is a program from the Society designed to demystify cardiothoracic surgery, revealing the men and women behind their surgical masks. Season 3 of the podcast series is supported by AstraZeneca.
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