Guest: Scott Balderson
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Stafford (Scott) Balderson is a physician’s assistant in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is responsible for preoperative patient evaluation, first and second assisting in the OR, postoperative patient management in inpatient and outpatient setting, precepting students, management of OR schedule, recruiting and participation in research. Throughout his career, Scott has been recognized for outstanding work in his field, has helped author numerous abstracts, publications and chapters, and has delivered more than 100 presentations. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery, and the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants. Scott graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies. Scott was part of Taylor Bell Duck’s healthcare team at Duke University where she had surgery to remove her left lung.
Segment Overview: Scott Balderson talks about his work as part of the care team for Taylor Bell Duck, a 21 yr old with lung cancer, and his involvement with ‘Your Cancer Game Plan‘ a collaboration between Merck, the cancer advocacy community and cancer patients.