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Stanford Medcast Celebrates Women in Medicine: Leah Backhus, MD

Celebrating Women's History Month, Stanford Medcast Episode 37 features Stanford thoracic surgeon, Dr. Leah Backhus.

March 15, 2022


Podcast: Same Surgeon, Different Light with Dr. Lillian Tsai

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. Lillian Tsai, MD is a PGY6, General Thoracic Surgery Fellow, in our current Traditional CT Surgery Fellowship.

April 2, 2024

The Surgeon’s Role in Managing Patients with Resectable NSCLC

In this video, Dr. Leah Backhus, thoracic surgeon and professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford Medicine, discusses the surgeon’s role in managing patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Topics include patient encounters at diagnosis (:09); the role of the multidisciplinary tumor board (1:08); the surgeon’s role in a team-based approach to diagnosis and staging (2:38); molecular and biomarker testing (3:42 and 6:12); optimizing referrals and communication (6:58); guiding patients through their treatment journey (8:05); and immunotherapy and partnering with oncology (10:20).

March 8, 2024

Pectus Excavatum: Patient Consultation Experience

The Stanford Adult Pectus Program, within the Adult Chest Wall Surgery Program, specializes in surgical care for individuals requiring primary repair and revisional surgery for pectus excavatum in adults. The team collaborates with the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital through their pediatric pectus clinic, offering seamless continuity of care for patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

January 26, 2024

Clara Patient Experience: Pectus Excavatum Treatment

Clara discovered she had Pectus excavatum and then underwent surgery to repair it in 2023. Now, one year later, she is leading a healthy life thanks to Stanford's cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Leah Backhus.

January 26, 2024

Podcast: “What You Need to Know About the Sternotomy” with Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Mark Francis Berry

Dr. Mark Berry guides us through a virtual, detailed journey starting from the initial preparation for the sternotomy, progressing to the chest opening, and highlighting the intricate, choreographed movements involved in the procedure. With the precision of a maestro, he conducts us through the procedure’s every step, easing the stress that often accompanies the thought of heart surgery and providing solace with his clear, calming insights. Listen online or watch the video on the right.

January 3, 2024

Double transplant at Stanford saves life of COVID-19 patient

John underwent a double transplant at Stanford Hospital after COVID-19 damaged his lungs and his kidneys. His son Patrick advocated for the surgeries that saved his life, thanks to the team of Stanford Medicine surgeons and hospital care specialists.

December 8, 2023

Stanford Cardiothoracic Surgery Celebrates Women in Medicine

September marks the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month—an annual celebration of women physicians, residents, and trainees. This playlist features interviews with Drs. A. Claire Watkins, Maria Currie, Ngan Huang, Jennifer Kim, Kate Verdi, and Yuanjia Zhu

September 27, 2023

Treatment Strategy for Ground Glass Opacity and Tiny Lung Nodules

Joseph Shrager presents a discussion on the criteria to follow when removing pulmonary nodules and ground glass opacities.

December 12, 2019

Emerging and/or Game-Changing Technologies in the Management of Lung Cancer

Douglas E. Wood, MD (University of Washington) moderates a discussion with Leah Backhus, MD, MPH (Stanford University), Elizabeth David, MD (UC Davis), and Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD (University of Montreal) about how low-dose computed tomography, wearable devices, energy sealing devices, and robots are changing patient outcomes and experiences.

March 13, 2018

Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis from Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care lung cancer experts, including Joseph Shrager, MD, discuss changing demographics, risk factors, symptoms, and advances in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

November 6, 2017

Interview transcript and recording with James B.D. Mark

James B. D. Mark discusses his childhood and early influences in choosing his medical profession. He discusses how he was recruited to the Stanford Medical School and the departments in which he served. He was Acting Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1974 and in 1988 became the Chief of Staff of Stanford University Hospital. He talks about the move of the hospital form San Francisco to the Palo Alto campus, and the relationship between the hospital administration and the medical faculty. He discusses the changes in the field of surgery and the medical student population. He also shares his thoughts on academic medicine and on the current state of primary care in the United States.


How to set up a CT screening program Stanford experience - Joseph Shrager

Lectures from the 2014 General Thoracic Surgical Meeting

April 24, 2014

Video-Assisted Lung Cancer Surgery: Small Incisions Mean Reduced Pain, Faster Recovery

Bonnie Borton had already bested one kind of cancer twice – lymphoma, the kind that emerges in the body's lymphatic system. She'd gone through chemo twice, lost her hair and moved back into the regular rhythm of her life. Her oncologist kept a close eye on her.

January 13, 2011

Surgical Treatment of Emphysema

Joseph B. Shrager, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, speaks about new surgical treatments for emphysema that could dramatically improve symptoms and, in many cases, increase longevity. Current medical treatments of emphysema provide a modest degree of palliation, but there is no medical therapy that dramatically improves emphysema patients' shortness of breath or improves their survival. The new surgical treatments that Dr. Shrager shares could completely change the way emphysema is treated.

June 1, 2010