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University of Houston

When are Surgeons Truly Ready to Operate?

Caption: Ioannis Pavlidis, director of the Computational Physiology Laboratory at the University of Houston, and Dr. Barbara Bass, chair of the department of surgery at The Methodist Hospital, teamed up with the help of an NSF grant in hopes of better preparing surgeons for the operating room by measuring the role of stress on a surgeon's path to competency.

Credit: Thomas Campbell

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