Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona and Peter Rhee, chief of trauma, critical care, burns and emergency surgery at the University of Arizona, team up for the panel "Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds: Preventive and Responsive Medicine for Our Times" at 2:30 p.m. March 14 on the Science stage in Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books.
You know who they are:
Rhee, a retired U.S. Navy captain, treated U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot. Teamed up with veteran journalist Dillow, — immigrant, son, husband, military officer, combat surgeon, innovator, leader, educator, spokesman, friend and a trauma surgeon — tells his story in Trauma Red: Making of a Surgeon in War and America’s Cities.”.
Carmona, trained in general and vascular surgery, is a combat decorated U. S. Army Special Forces Veteran and a decorated member of the Pima County Sheriff's Department, and has shown his precision with a gun as well as a scalpel. He is the vice chairman of Canyon Ranch and president of the Canyon Ranch Institute board of directors. He's the author of "Canyon Ranch: 30 Days to a Better Brain."
The doctor duo will discuss how modern medicine is learning about how we can preserve and extend human life. They share their perspectives on human life and ways to live longer at 2:30 p.m. March 14 on the Science stage.
Carmona will also participate in "30 Days to a Better Brain" at 11:30 a.m. March 14 in Chemistry Room 111.