Surgeons Lead by Example

Today, I welcome Dr. Dana Covey—Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with expertise in sports medicine at UC San Diego—onto the SurgeonMasters Podcast. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Covey served with distinction as a Navy orthopedic surgeon, making multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a leader of Marine Corps far-forward surgical teams responsible for saving the lives and limbs of soldiers severely wounded on the battlefield. For his service, Dr. Covey was decorated with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine—an award given to the nation’s top military physician.

Listen as Dr. Covey and I discuss a range of topics, including:

  • Taking care of patients under-fire
  • The value of successfully managing surgical teams
  • Why surgeons need to make the time for self-care
  • The marathon vs sprint mentality
  • And more…