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Tag: gratitude

Relying on Others

By Paul L. Sternenberg, MD In the summer of 2019, I visited high school friends in the Chicago area for our regular annual reunion. While at a baseball game, I noticed some shimmering in my visual field that I assumed was something in my right eye. I kept trying to wipe it out of my eye. By […]

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Thankful for the Hand Surgery Community

By Lee M. Reichel, MD I would like to thank the membership for this opportunity. Being a part of a local, national, and international community of hand surgeons has been a refreshing source of personal satisfaction. Regularly interacting with our monthly Zoom community hand conference, the Journal of Hand Surgery, and the ASSH LISTSERV have kept me […]

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Steady Hands

By Lindsey Urband, MD I consider my greatest strength as a hand surgeon to be my technical skill and steady hands. As it turns out, I began cultivating these attributes as a child in my play. When I was four years old, I built a dollhouse with my grandfather. The construction of the dollhouse itself […]

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Realizing Limitations and Appreciating Serendipity

By Paul Zidel, MD “What is your greatest strength as a hand surgeon, and how could you improve?” That was the topic assigned to me. How can I answer in an interesting, insightful, and meaningful way? To paraphrase The Princess Bride movie, prepare for disappointment.  At first, I was intrigued when asked to expound upon […]

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Professor Tsuge and Myself

By Takaya Mizuseki, MD Professor Kenya Tsuge was a world-renowned hand surgeon who reported many new ideas and techniques in the field of hand surgery. He was a great man not only in the academic career but also in private life. I am privileged to have worked with him since he assumed a position as a Director […]

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Pandemic Lessons

By John M. Erickson, MD It is difficult to comprehend the vast amount of human suffering caused by SARS-CoV-2. As I type these words, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused illness in almost 2 million Americans and over 100,000 deaths. Over 40 million people in the United States have now applied for unemployment benefits due to […]

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Giants and Everyday Heroes

By Jessica Hanley, MD As a female hand surgeon early in my career, I can honestly say that I have always felt fully supported every step of the way and have been blessed with many incredible mentors, both male and female. However, even just a few decades ago, life as a female in surgery wasn’t always […]

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Gender Disparities Affect Us All

By Ines C. Lin, MD For National Women’s History Month, I would like to recognize some of our female leaders in the American Society of Surgery of the Hand: Dr. Marybeth Ezaki, former ASSH president, and Drs. Amy Ladd, Jennifer Wolf, Tamara Rozental, Jennifer Waljee, and Amy Moore, who represent the 13% of Bunnell Traveling […]

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I’m a Girl. What’s Your Superpower?

By Anjali M. Murthy, MD “If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” -Sir Isaac Newton I am blessed indeed to be able to do what I love and love what I do. I am able to inhabit this space because I stand on the shoulders of pioneering women […]

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What I Focus On

By Jennifer Wozniczka, MD My perspective as a female hand surgeon who has been in practice for about four years now is to simply say a “thank you” to all the women surgeons who led the way and who have made my path a whole lot easier to navigate by providing examples of what women […]

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