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AANS Podcast It’s Not Brain Surgery: The AANS Practice and Business Management
Overview
“It’s Not Brain Surgery” is the AANS podcast series covering topics related to leadership, practice management and working as a neurosurgeon. Tune in each month to hear professional and career advice from neurosurgical leaders. A new podcast episode will be released weekly and will be available for CME. 

Season 1 of “It’s Not Brain Surgery” is hosted by Paul Camarata, MD, FAANS. Dr. Camarata is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, and clinical service chief at the University of Kansas Health System. Hailing from southern California and the plains of western Kansas, Dr. Camarata completed an undergraduate degree in Italian language and biology with honors at Stanford University and Stanford-in-Italy. He obtained his MD at the University of Kansas Medical School in 1986. While in college, he was a radio and television broadcaster at school, and professionally in his hometown in western Kansas. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into his podcast interviews.

Podcast Episodes

Episodes 1-4
How I Did It: Key Career Pearls from Neurosurgical Luminaries

In episodes 1-4, guests share their success stories as neurosurgeons, including

becoming department chairs, struggling through adversity and leading a team.

Featured Speakers:

  • Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS
  • Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS
  • Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS

 

Episodes 5-8
Five Articles You May Have Missed

In episodes 5-8, Dr. Camarata speaks with guests who review five articles that were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) and have a significant impact on the neurosurgical industry, including JNS Spine, JNS Pediatrics and JNS Neurosurgical.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jau-Ching Wu, MD, PhD, FAANS       
  • Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS       
  • James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS


Episodes 9-12

Starting & Managing Your Own Practice
In episodes 9-12, guests review key components to a successful neurosurgery business, such as starting and building your own practice, marketing and social media and managing patient satisfaction and ratings.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Jay U. Howington, MD, FAANS, FACS  
  • William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS     
  • Isaac Yang, MD, FAANS             
  • David D. Limbrick, Jr., MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Joshua W. Osbun, MD, FAANS

 

Episodes 13-17
Neurosurgeons as Leaders

In episodes 13-17, listen to accomplished guests and discover the unique role of neurosurgeons as providers and leaders driving change in the health care system.
Featured Speakers:

  • Allen K. Sills, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS
  • Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • J Mocco, MD, FAANS, FAHA

 

Episodes 18-22

Navigating Your Way

In episodes 18-22, guests discuss various challenges neurosurgeons face, including managing setbacks, preventing burnout, creating a work-life balance and navigating industry relations.

Featured Speakers:

  • Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)                        
  • R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS          
  • Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS
  • Kim J. Burchiel, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • John C. Wellons, III, MD, FAANS

 

Episodes 23-26

How to Become an Innovator  

In episodes 23-26, guests review the process of bringing neurosurgical devices to market, including how to connect with developers, how to obtain a patient and key lessons learned.

Guest Hosts:  Samuel R. Browd, MD, PhD, FAANS

                        Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, FAANS 

Featured Speakers:

  • Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Eric C. Peterson, MD
  • Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS       
  • Camilo Molina, MD

 

Episodes 27-30

Final Tidbits and Tools
In episodes 27-30, Dr. Camarata and guests of all backgrounds explore some odds and ends for this year, including health reform, coding changes, patient outcomes data and an ABNS update.

Featured Speakers:

  • Katie O. Orrico, JD      
  • John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS
Faculty

Host
Paul J. Camarata, MD, FAANS

Faculty
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS
Kim J. Burchiel, MD, FAANS, FACS
Samuel R. Browd, MD, PhD, FAANS

Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS
William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS 
R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS
Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD, FAANS
Jay U. Howington, MD, FAANS, FACS
Ricardo Jorge Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS
Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, FAANS 

David D. Limbrick, Jr., MD, PhD, FAANS
Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS
Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FAANS(L)
Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS
J Mocco, MD, FAANS, FAHA
Camilo Molina, MD
Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS
Katie O. Orrico, JD
Joshua W. Osbun, MD, FAANS
Eric C. Peterson, MD
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS
John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, FACS
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS
Allen K. Sills, MD, FAANS, FACS
Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS, FACS
John C. Wellons, III, MD, FAANS
Jau-Ching Wu, MD, PhD, IFAANS
Isaac Yang, MD, FAANS
Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the unique role of neurosurgeons as providers and leaders driving change in the healthcare system
• Articulate the latest business and leadership updates in neurosurgery
• Apply practical leadership principles and practice management concepts
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $169.00
Non-Member: $320.00
Resident: $0.00
Credit Offered:
1.25 CME Credits
Contains: Earn up to 8.75 CME for completing the podcasts
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