Charlie McDaniel, director of operations, Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Leadership Chattanooga’s first meeting of 2017 began at Erlanger Hospital. We were introduced to our first speaker, Lisa Smith, M.D., a pediatric surgeon with University Surgical Associates.
A unique theme of Smith’s presentation involved highlighting the similarities between pediatric trauma surgery and waiting tables at a restaurant, noting both jobs require extreme focus and the ability to constantly reassess the needs of your patient (or diner).
The qualities that make a good surgeon, Smith says, are the same that make a good waiter: the ability to thrive under pressure, being a good team player and knowing the value of saying “please” and “thank you.”
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