Taylor Riall, a GI surgeon who performs
approximately 400 operations a year, knows first-hand how sick patients
are at Johns Hopkins.
Cases don’t get much more complex
than they are at Johns Hopkins. No one knows that better than
the physicians themselves.
What she wouldn’t give for an appendectomy. A simple gallbladder.
A routine hernia, for heaven’s sake! Instead, day after
day, surgeon Taylor Riall finds herself operating on gravely ill
patients with terribly complex conditions.
Riall is assistant chief of service (ACS) on a one-year faculty
fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery. Having completed her residency
training at Hopkins last year, she is now an instructor on the
faculty, with her own patients and her own OR time.
In this one year, Riall is expected to perform approximately