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Health Journalism 2011: Neurosurgeon reflects on time in the media spotlight

Lemole spoke to health journalists at AHCJ's annual conference.For G. Michael Lemole Jr., M.D., it's simply his job to save the lives of patients who have suffered from life-threatening traumatic injuries.

Lemole, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and University Medical Center, found himself in the national spotlight after he performed brain surgery on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she sustained a gunshot wound to the head in Tucson on Jan. 8.

As the keynote speaker at Health Journalism 2011, he retraced the treatment of the congresswoman earlier this year and his experience working with the media.

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