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Sasha’s Thoughts on Wellness, Women in the Workplace, Motherhood, and Medicine.

The Greatness Secret Jun 03, 2017

“Greatness is doable. Greatness is many, many individual feats, and each of them is doable.”

-Angela Duckworth, Grit

 

 

I have four kids and a full time job. My kids are in sports that require weekend travel. I am a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist in a busy academic...

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Forget the Laundry May 27, 2017

After my second child was born, I realized a harsh truth: 

I could not be everything to everyone.

It took me almost 30 years to understand this. I was working as a full-time physician with unpredictable hours. I was trying desperately to make it all work; juggling hospital burdens with the...

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Fighting Burnout: Being Whole May 17, 2017

I was approaching 24 hours in the hospital and waiting for my partner to come into my operating room so we could do “hand-off”, where I spend 15 minutes going over all of the events of the surgical case and explain my patient’s health history, his current status, my current...

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Hello, I am your Anesthesiologist May 09, 2017

It is still dark out when I walk into the busy and bustling preoperative area where 35 different patients and their family members crowd into small bays. They hand over their personal belongings to the RNs and their trust to me. As I walk in, I grab my patient’s hand, smile and say,...

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