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DePalma Speaks at McLean Woman’s Club Meeting

mcleanclubNational Director of Surgery and Transplant Services for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair Dr. Ralph G. DePalma was the featured speaker at the March 1 meeting of the Woman’s Club of McLean.

mcleanclubNational Director of Surgery and Transplant Services for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair Dr. Ralph G. DePalma was the featured speaker at the March 1 meeting of the Woman’s Club of McLean.

DePalma, a McLean resident, spoke on “Practicing Medicine in Changing Times: Surgery and Current Health Care Dilemmas.” He also spoke of personal experiences, first as a general practitioner and later as a vascular surgeon, as recounted in his books, Practicing and Other Stories (2004) and Chief Complaints: Surgery and Dilemmas in Health Care (2010).

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