Dr. Sharon Lum, newly appointed chair of surgery shares her perspectives on leadership, and her role in helping patients navigate cancer.

Episode Highlights

  • 1:09 – Filmmaker Debbie Lum and her Sundance debut
  • 6:42 – Embracing the differences - looking at race in America
  • 10:05 – Role as a woman in leadership
  • 16:43 – Helping patients accept a cancer diagnosis
  • 30:25 – Understanding our genetics and risks factors for cancer

Featured Guest

Sharon Lum, MD

Dr. Sharon Lum is a practicing breast surgeon, Chief of Surgery at Loma Linda University Health, and Director of Breast Surgery at Riverside University Health System. Her research interests include healthcare disparities and quality measures in breast cancer care, and she enjoys mentoring trainees in clinical and health systems research. Outside of the hospital Dr. Lum enjoys training for marathons with her husband, spending time with her children, and viewing her sister Debbie Lum’s documentary films.

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