Insight_2nd Edition

10 Marquis Who ’ s Who Insight | Second Edition Eva Marie Rzucidlo, MD, FACS, FSVS Director and Chief of Vascular Surgery Mcleod Regional Medical Center Florence, SC How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? The disruptions in our particular industry involve the fact that technology keeps changing. When I did my training, I was the first woman fellow at Dartmouth who learned about the innovative technologies to treat patients with minimally inva- sive techniques. So, I was lucky being there when things were really changing. What are two key behaviors/personality traits that allow you to be effective in your role? In order to be a good physician and leader, you really have to be humble and you have to put people above your- self. So, I am always putting patients and mentees above myself. My reward is to see my mentees and students advance and accomplish their goals. What excites you the most about your industry? Vascular disease is a chronic condition — there is no cure and that means patients have to deal with it for the rest of their lives. I create really good, strong relationships with my patients. When you work to save someone’s life or limb, it’s a great thing, but sometimes you can’t always achieve a desired outcome. If you have created a solid relationship with a patient, they understand their medical treatment, even if the outcome is not the best. Ours is a fast-growing field and one of the most technologically in-depth. We have spectacular new procedures that, back when I started, were huge operations. Now, we’re doing them through the size of a pin hole. This type of thing allows us to treat patients much more effectively. Mary Eva Swigar, MD Neuro-Psychiatry Educator Rutgers University, Institutional ReviewBoard | Robert Wood JohnsonMedical School Basking Ridge, NJ What are two key behaviors/personality traits that allow you to be effective in your role? Being respectful and listening to others, and knowing that most, if not all situations have at least one other point of view. Respecting and understanding that is extremely important. What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry right now? I am retired, but what I notice is that it is incredibly important not to lose patient-centered care and points of view in this very rushed age. Best patient care is paramount. How do you feel your industry has changed/evolved over time? Given the advent of COVID-19, much will be learned in virology so that we can prepare for future pandemics. In neuroscience, COVID-19’s lasting effects on brain function will require further research and follow up. Thus, careful study about whether there’s modification of effects and side effects of psychotropic and neurotropic medications in those who have had viral loading must also be monitored. What new innovations or technologies do you feel will shape the future of your industry? Well, like they say, deep sea, outer space and brain function science are big frontiers. Brain function in relation to illness — all kinds of illness, not just neurological or psychiatric, but brain-body interface knowledge. I hope that this type of science will continue to evolve by leaps and bounds.