Grey's Anatomy: Alex Landi Cast as Series' First Gay Male Surgeon

Grey Sloan Memorial’s LGBT population is on the rise. Grey’s Anatomy has tapped relative newcomer Alex Landi to join the Season 15 cast as Dr. Nico Kim, the series’ first gay male surgeon, TVLine has learned exclusively. Landi — who is half Korean and half Italian — will kick off his recurring stint this fall. ABC confirmed the […]

New scoliosis surgery ‘could be revolutionary,’ but Halifax surgeon says questions remain

The IWK Hospital in Halifax is the first facility in North America to offer a new surgery to correct curves in the spine. The surgeon performing the procedure says it’s less invasive and less expensive, but warns there is no long-term research to test the results.

This Surgeon Is Injecting Humanity Into U.S. Health Care

In 2009, Atul Gawande received a surprise check for $ 20,000. It came not from The New Yorker, the magazine for which the 52-year-old Boston-based doctor has been a staff writer since 1998, or from a thankful patient, but from an executive in Warren Buffett’s inner circle. The money was a token of gratitude for […]

The US Surgeon General has issued a rare health advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving overdose medication — here’s how to use it

Shutterstock We asked a former paramedic what it’s like to administer naloxone, the lifesaving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General recently advised friends and family members of people at risk for drug overdose to carry. The drug can be administered as a nasal spray or a shot that’s injected into the muscle […]

Surgeon admits burning his initials on patients’ organs

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 03:24 A surgeon who left his initials on his patients’ livers has pled guilty to two charges of assault by beating. Simon Bramhall, a liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon, carried out the branding in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in 2013. He used an argon beam, a device used […]

What it was like to be a surgeon in Las Vegas’ busiest trauma unit after Sunday’s massacre

Reuters David MacIntyre is a trauma surgeon who was on call on Sunday at the trauma unit in Las Vegas’ Sunrise Hospital. Due to its proximity to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival, Sunrise took on more critical patients than any other facility in Las Vegas. In an interview on Tuesday, MacIntyre told me […]