Both Dr. Daly and Dr. Pontari describe the stress and pressure that comes with a long career in patient care, however intertwined with the stress is their overwhelming gratitude and joy for surgery. Maintaining that perspective for medicine and patient care has required two things: community and an outlet. Dr. Daly and Dr. Pontari expressed the need to be able to share their anxieties and struggles with someone to process the stress, the difficulties, and the demands of a surgical career.
"Longevity in Surgery: A Conversation with Two Temple Surgeons About How They Continually Find Joy in Their Careers,"
Gibbon Surgical Review: Vol. 3:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/gsr/vol3/iss1/7