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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – April 2021(1)

April 1, 2021

The last year has been mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting for health care professionals, particularly those individuals on the front lines of providing care to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients and those who have had to postpone operations for patients needing nonurgent care. Add to that situation constant threats of payment cuts, hospital and private practice […]

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding the business of health care and the importance of maintaining appropriate surgical training, particularly during the pandemic.

Showing up: The education, pain, and progress of a pediatric surgeon in East Africa

Practicing medicine in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) is a challenge—for everyone. Everything from human capital to clean water is in short supply relative to the massive demand. Access to care is low, complication rates high, and mortality rates tragic. Physicians are stretched thin and asked by flawed and underdeveloped systems to practice medicine […]

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2021

Describes the role of the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC and outlines the benefits of putting aside personal politics when approaching elected officials and policymakers with, as well as colleagues.

The prescription America needs right now is more than a vaccine

The author issues a call to action for health care systems to recognize the harmful effects of implicit bias on patient care through the lens of her husband’s experience at a state-verified Level II trauma center in the Chicago, IL, area.


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