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An Interview with Dr. Gary Vitale, University of Louisville

This month, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Resident Corner had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gary Vitale, Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville. We had the opportunity to hear his thoughts about the following questions:

  1. Can you describe the value of research years spent abroad with A. Cuschieri?
  2. How did the training opportunity with C. Ligoury and J. Perrisat evolve in France?
  3. Can you discuss your opportunity to train leaders in ERCP in the developing world form El Salvador to Vietnam?
  4. How did you first start to develop the innovation of transgastric pancreatic necrosectomy?
  5. Can you discuss the value of surgical endoscopy fellowships and the need to train surgeons in ERCP?
  6. Can you describe the urgency for surgeon training in endoscopic ultrasound and your inspiration to retrain in EUS at age 64?

SSAT 58th Annual Meeting
in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week 2017
May 6-9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Registration and housing are open for the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting held at Digestive Disease Week, May 6-9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Join the SSAT and attend top-quality sessions designed to enhance your clinical competency in the fields of Upper GI surgery, HPB surgery, and Colorectal surgery. View more information about the 58th Annual Meeting at DDW 2017.

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