In this episode, Dr. David T. Cooke talks with Dr. Angelica Martin, UC Davis Health, and Dr. Lillian Tsai, Stanford Medicine, about their career journeys and the people who have been a positive influence on them. “I come from an underserved community and I’m the first in my family to go to college,” said Dr. Martin. “At first, it felt like I was navigating this career on my own. My mentor has been my north star.” 

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

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