American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Enhance Your Practice Podcast

The ASPS Enhance Your Practice Podcast series serves as an educational appetizer for plastic surgeons and office professionals looking for practice management information on-the-go. It covers next steps early in a career, financial planning, staffing, med spas, starting a private practice and much more. New seasons will launch every eight weeks or so, Netflix-style, with multiple episodes released at once. Podcast guest speakers are plastic surgeons, office professionals and industry experts. Note: These podcasts are not for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Current Season

Season 6: Diversity and Inclusion

During this season our guests share their experiences as underrepresented minorities, including challenges related to sexual orientation, gender and race. We also delve into the need for increased diversity and recognition in the field of plastic surgery as well as ways all plastic surgeons can be proponents for equality and inclusion.

Episode 27: How to Be an Ally – Personally and Professionally
Guest Speakers: Dr. Puru Nagarkar and Dr. Jennifer Coleman

Episode 28: Gender Identity – Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons
Guest Speakers: Dr. William Kuzon and Dr. Katy Gast

Episode 29: LGBTQ Issues in Plastic Surgery
Guest Speakers: Dr. Joseph Losee and Dr. Jessica Lee

Episode 30: Empowerment – Gender Diversity
Dr. Shuting (Susan) Zhong, Dr. Wendy Chen, Dr. Katerina Gallus and Dr. Ashley Amalfi

Episode 31: Dealing with Discrimination
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kavitha Ranganathan and Dr. Erika Sears

Episode 32: Why Diversity Matters
Guest Speakers: Dr. Steven Williams, Dr. Paris Butler and Dr. Kia Washington

Episode 33: Diversity and Inclusion in Corporate Culture: Conversation with Allergan
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler and Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President of AbbVie and President of Global Allergan Aesthetics

Past Seasons

Season 1: Next Steps

  • Episode 1: What Kind of Practices Are There and What Should I Be Doing?
  • Episode 2: Do I Become an Employee or My Own Boss? Picking the Right Group, Institution, or Private Practice To Join
  • Episode 3: Top 10 Things to Consider With an Employment Contract
  • Episode 4: How Can I Find a Mentor?

Season 2: Med Spas

  • Episode 5: Why I Opened a Med Spa and Why You Should Consider Adding One to Your Practice
  • Episode 6: Opening Multiple Med Spas
  • Episode 7: Marketing Your Med Spa
  • Episode 8: Male Aesthetics in Your Practice

Season 3: Work/Life Balance

  • Episode 9: Raising a Successful Family
  • Episode 10: Finding Balance: Fatherhood and Plastic Surgery
  • Episode 11: Balancing Motherhood and Residency
  • Episode 12: Ergonomics
  • Episode 13: Relationships In and Out of the Office
  • Episode 14: Practical Tips During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Episode 15: Physician Wellness During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Special Edition: Crisis Management: Balancing Plastic Surgery and Being a Working Mom

Season 4: Let's Talk About Money

  • Episode 16: How Do I deal With My Debt?
  • Episode 17: Protecting Your Assets
  • Episode 18: Choosing the Right Financial Planner
  • Episode 19: Ensuring You're Insured

Season 5: Pros and Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice

  • Episode 20: Things You Should Know About Starting Your Own Practice... But Probably Don't
  • Episode 21: Designing Your Private Practice
  • Episode 22: Cybersecurity in Your Private Practice
  • Episode 23: Patient Flow
  • Episode 24: Your Telehealth Questions, Answered
  • Episode 25: Monitoring Your Practice
  • Episode 26: Group Practice: Being a Good Partner