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Special Communication
November 2014

The Role of the Investigative SurgeonAsking Questions and Questioning Answers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Lansing
JAMA Surg. 2014;149(11):1188-1190. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.724

In this article, the notion of an investigative surgeon is explored, defining the role and why it is important. The advantages and disadvantages of assuming this role, as well as strategies for success, are discussed.