Quick Snips: Physician Spotlight

A Surgeon without Hands: The 50 Year Adventure of Dr. Marlys Witte

By: Maddie Russo | July 21, 2020

One of the few surgeons "without hands," Dr. Marlys Witte's career has been full of firsts and notable moments: developing the first grant-funded Medical Student Research Program, conducting research on the international stage, and pioneering the field of lymphology, just to name a few. In honor of her 50th anniversary with the DoS, read about Dr. Witte's unique and adventurous career and what it means to be a surgeon without hands.

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Dr. Marlon Guerrero, associate professor and vice chair of quality and performance, University of Arizona Department of Surgery

Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight: Dr. Marlon Guerrero

By: Maddie Russo | May 15, 2020

Dr. Marlon Guerrero grew up in an underserved neighborhood in Ecuador and immigrated to San Francisco when he was eight years old. In his Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, he discusses how the challenges he faced fuel his daily resiliency and have instilled in him a passion for mentorship of aspiring surgeons from backgrounds under-represented in surgery.

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Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight: Dr. Marion Henry

By: Maddie Russo | March 16, 2020

A female military surgeon who studied religion as an undergraduate and trained outside of the military system, pediatric surgeon Dr. Marion Henry has always done things a little differently. While some might raise their eyebrows, her unique background is exactly what has lead to her success and made her realize the importance of diversity in medicine. Read about Dr. Henry's journey in this Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight.

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