Being A He For She with Dr. Thomas Varghese

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Episode 40: Being A He For She with Dr. Thomas Varghese 

In this episode of The Brave Enough Show, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt meets with Dr. Thomas Varghese, a thoracic surgeon and Chief Value Officer at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Dr. Varghese and Dr. Shillcutt discuss Tom’s path to being an outspoken supporter of gender equity in medicine, aka a #heforshe, and how his leadership style is depicted in his everyday life. He is a father, husband, an amazing person, and you will love this episode. 

Drs. Shillcutt and Varghese get real and talk:  

  • Using your Unique Gifts to Lead 

  • Being a #HeforShe 

  • Getting out of your Comfort Zone 

  • Giving Grace to make Sustainable Change 

  • Standing Up for what is Right on Social Media 

Grab a cup of coffee & Enjoy!  


Twitter: @tomvarghesejr

Twitter: @tomvarghesejr

Dr. Thomas Varghese Jr. is the Executive Medical Director (Interim) and Chief Value Officer at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, and an Associate Professor (Tenure-track) in the department of Surgery at the University of Utah. Dr. Varghese holds national leadership positions in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), National Cancer Care Network (NCCN), Society of University Surgeons, and Surgical Outcomes Club. He is co-chair of the Association of Women Surgeons #HeforShe Taskforce, and a health services researcher who helped create the American College of Surgeons Strong for Surgery program ( ) and has RO1 funding from the National Cancer Institute on the role of Precision Exercise Prescription (PEP) for elective lung cancer surgical resection. Tom spends his free time with his family, as well as actively engaging on social media.

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