Good Doctors: Bittersweet Harvest

Added on Apr 18, 2019

Bittersweet Harvest
An episode from the Good Doctors: Stories from the Heart of Health Care series

As a transplant surgeon at the University of Michigan, Dr. Michael Englesbe has seen firsthand the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic in the United States. Determined to create lasting change in his region, Dr. Englesbe collaborated with fellow doctors to gain a better understanding of opioid use and prevent dependence on opioids after surgery. Through their research, Dr. Englesbe and his team have changed opioid prescribing practices for all surgeries performed at the University of Michigan.