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Plastic Surgeon Discusses Opening A Private Practice | TBDP S4E6

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This week's episode features Dr. Julia Stevenson , a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. We talk about when she decided to pursue a career and medicine and when she realized Plastic Surgery was the specialty for her. *Hint, it was a lot later than most people would think. Dr. Stevenson talks about the incredible challenges she faced as the first Black trainee at her residency program.
Dr. Stevenson talks about starting Cardinal Plastic Surgery , her private practice. She shares some of her passion for decreasing healthcare disparities in the field of plastic surgery. Specifically, she talks about the disparites that exist when it comes to post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery.
Are you a pre-health professions student interested in a surgical specialty? Have you ever wondered what it takes to open your own practice? This is definitely the episode for you to listen to and share with a friend.
TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen. In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations regarding health equity or medical ethics, as well as for mentorship.