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Inspired by his personal experience as a front-line physician during the pandemic, our next guest joins us to discuss his new book ‘The Art of Human Care for COVID-19’ and his story of loss, triumph, and a message of hope for our community during these trying times. 

Dr. Hassan Tetteh, a heart and lung transplant surgeon and the current Health Mission Chief for the United States Department of Defense, shares how the pillars of his book series- purpose, personalization, and partnership- directly apply to this historical moment that has fundamentally altered the world.  

While together, Dr. Tetteh outlines why COVID-19 can be a forcing function to positively impact our communities and what each of us can do to achieve these positive outcomes. 

Join us for this timely and needed message as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • Dr. Tetteh’s experience as a front-line healthcare professional during COVID-19
  • Why Dr. Tetteh wrote this new book for his series, Art of Human Care
  • How technology will further impact healthcare because of COVID-19
  • The opportunities Dr. Tetteh’s sees coming out of COVID-19

About our Guest: 

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh is a US Navy Captain and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2012-13, assigned to the US Congress, Congressional Budget Office, (CBO), and recently served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for the United States Navy. Currently, Tetteh serves as the Health Mission Chief for Warfighter Health at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) in the Department of Defense (DoD), and he is a Thoracic Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, and his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives.  

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tetteh received his BS from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, his MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and his MS in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence from the National War College. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

Tetteh is a bestselling author of four books including: Gifts of the Heart, Star Patrol, The Art of Human Care, and Seven Pillars of Life. He has finished twenty marathons, and delivered the popular TEDx talk, From Death to Life, based on his work in transplant surgery. Tetteh is board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery, clinical informatics, and healthcare management, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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