Surgery

Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Mayo Clinic


Dr. Yassmeen Abdel-Aty is a fourth-year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery resident at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She is one of three female residents in her program. She plans to pursue a career in Laryngeal Surgery. She enjoys teaching residents, medical students and PA fellows, hoping to incorporate teaching into her future practice. Her interests include international medicine, education, women in medicine and diversity & inclusion.




Resident Physicians as Leaders in TIME’S UP Healthcare: Changing the Narrative for the Next Generation

In 2019, sexual harassment and discrimination in medicine prevent patients from receiving the best possible care. We all deserve better. Not only do all who practice medicine and care for patients deserve an equitable workplace, patients deserve optimal care provided by medical teams in which all members are respected and valued. This is why I’m proud to be a founding member of TIME’S UP Healthcare.

We’re Ignoring a Key Factor in the Opioid Epidemic

In order for the country to make meaningful progress in tackling the opioid epidemic, we need a cultural shift in the way patients and providers think about pain.

Pharmaceutical companies and physicians are being demonized for their manufacturing and dispensing of opioid analgesics. Money-hungry executives from Big Pharma caused the crisis by brainwashing doctors to prescribe these medications left and right. Greedy doctors want patients dependent upon them for years, ensuring a steady stream of paying patients in their waiting room. Drugs drive the market. Drugs lead to big profits for everyone involved. The more drugs, the better.

Gunshot Victims Rushed to the Emergency Room: What It’s Like to Be Their Doctor

It seems that each week we learn of a new mass shooting. Gunfire from a legally-purchased AR-15 assault rifle hits innocent high school students, nightclub patrons, and mall-goers. A politician reassures the nation that our brave first responders are bringing the victims to a nearby hospital. The media’s report to the public generally ends, but when I hear “trauma team to ED STAT,” my work only just begins.

Perspectives of Women in Orthopaedic Surgery on Leadership Development

Over the past 50 years, the demographics of medical school graduates in the United States has changed dramatically with the number of women (47%) almost equaling the number of men in 2014. However, the Association of American Medical Colleges reports that out of all the sub-specialties, orthopaedic surgery has the lowest proportion of female residents, instructors, assistant, associate, and full professors.

Hillary Newsome, MD Hillary Newsome, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Medical College of Wisconsin


Hillary is just beginning her residency in otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate education in her hometown of St. Louis, MO at Washington University in St. Louis, then moved to Pittsburgh to receive her MD from the University in Pittsburgh. She enjoys nonfiction writing with particular interest in race and racial disparities in higher education and medicine.