Dr. Farkas joined CIMRO more than five years ago when a colleague suggested she participate.
Dr. Farkas has a huge heart, especially when it comes to her humanitarian work and charity, CardioStart. Read the Transonic Blog on Dr. Farkas
Q: What attracted you to CIMRO, and why do you stay?
A: I appreciate the opportunity to represent the surgeon’s point of view, which may have different subtleties and considerations than what might be obvious to administrative reviewers or other clinicians.
Q: What are your goals/hopes for the clients you review for?
A: I try to provide a non-punitive assessment of the clinical scenario relying on evidence-based medicine that can be used constructively by the team.
Q: You were one of three cardiothoracic surgeons who tackled a large project for CIMRO this year (see “Reviewer Rounds”). What were your impressions of that project?
A: Larger cases obligate more time and research to provide a satisfactory review, but it’s a worthwhile effort to fully understand the context of complicated clinical scenarios.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: Working half-time in the United States and half-time doing humanitarian surgery overseas affords me a unique vantage point, rather than a limited view of the way things might be done in a singular institution.