Practice Management

New to the Saturday line-up this year is a special session on “Practice Management” as well as a special panel on “Striving for Longevity in a Surgical Career” addressing work life balance, institutional expectations, career possibilities outside of surgery, and surgical ergonomics. The SCCACS is proud to offer this new meeting component because we know that supporting the success of soon-to-be and new surgeons strengthens the future of all surgical specialties. Come learn how surgeons can succeed in a changing health care environment.

Despite many years of clinical training, many young surgeons aren’t provided with sufficient education in several key areas of career development. Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Young surgeons, residents and medical students are welcome. There are several special activities planned for Saturday for the younger surgeons.

Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

How to Succeed in Private Practice
Javier Romero, MD
Ventura County Medical Center

“How to Find the Right Practice Partner”
Elizabeth Carmichael, JD

“How to Protect Yourself in Practice”

The special Invited Panel session, Striving for Longevity in a Surgical Career, features the following presentations:

  • Work-Life Balance:  Bringing Back the Yabba Dabba Do; Christian de Virgilio MD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Serving Two Masters- Reconciling Our Personal Needs with Institutional Expectations; Bruce Gewertz, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Surgeon Wellness: Minimizing Injury and Increasing Career Longevity; Talar Tejirian MD, General Surgeon, Los Angeles
  • Career possibilities Outside of Surgical Practice; Mary Klingensmith, MD, ACGME, Chicago, IL