Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership: An AOA Podcast

Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership: An AOA Podcast

Members and affiliates of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) interview guests to highlight lessons in orthopaedic leadership. Interviews include orthopaedic leaders, faculty and leaders within orthopaedic departments at academic institutions and large practices, health care system leaders, rising leaders, and other medical leaders. Thanks to @iampetermartin for his contribution of introduction and conclusion jazz music.

Episodes

July 12, 2024 43 mins

Aaron Brandt, MD, spoke with Anthony Catanzano, MD, a Pediatric Spine and Neuromuscular Surgeon at Duke University, and Erin Honcharuk, MD, a Pediatric Deformity Surgeon at Johns Hopkins University, to discuss the Board Certification Process and their methods for preparation.

While the boards can be a stressful process, all three orthopaedic surgeons emphasized that the examiners want to make sure that you are practicing safe medici...

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Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, interviewed Karl Koenig, MD, FAOA, Executive Director and Adult Reconstruction Surgeon at Musculoskeletal Institute for the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss Shifts in Medicare. 

Dr. Koenig touched on the different views for Medicare shifting payment systems and managing budget issues. While America has spent large amounts of money on healthcare, Dr. Koenig believes the payment system needs t...

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Alexander Aleem, MD, FAOA, interviewed Dr. Danny P. Goel, CEO of PrecisionOS, who currently practices in Vancouver, B.C. and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia, to discuss the role of virtual reality training and surgical simulation in orthopaedics.

Virtual Reality (VR) training is impacting orthopaedics for both residents and educators. The ease of access and afford...

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Dr. Aaron Brandt sat down with James R. Ficke, MD, FACS, FAOA, Department Chair of Johns Hopkins, and Joseph R. Hsu, MD, FAOA, Trauma and Deformity Surgeon at Carolinas Medical Center in Atrium Health in Charlotte, to discuss meaningful mentorship during early career. 

This conversation focuses on what they believe led them on a path to success, and how they have gotten the most out of both experiences – being a mentor and as a ment...

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Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, discussed generational shifts and worldview changes in orthopaedics with Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, Chair of Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. 

Dr. Lattanza sees a lot of similarities between the residents of today, and those during her time of residency. Although there are generational differences in technology and practices, there are many positive changes that...

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Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, spoke with Scott Porter, MD, FAOA, Orthopaedic Oncologist and Vice Chair of Operations in the Department of Orthopaedics at Prisma Health, Greenville, South Carolina, to discuss how changes in compensation will affect access to patient care in the future. 

Throughout the discussion, the concepts of rationing healthcare, bundling, and the future of compensation models are evaluated. Dr. Porter explain...

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Deana Mercer, MD, FAOA, Professor at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, spoke with Douglas W. Lundy MD, MBA, FAOA, to discuss the misogynistic culture of the orthopaedic specialty. Dr. Mercer explains the changing norms of society and how young orthopaedic surgeons can adjust their views to succeed. Rather than focusing on diversity, biases, and difficulties, orthopaedic departments ne...

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Dr. Alex Jahangir, MD, FAOA, an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, spoke with Dr. Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, about the governmental influence on change of culture in orthopaedics.

Dr. Jahangir shared his experience as the Chair of the Board of Health and the COVID-19 Taskforce, during the global pandemic. Taking on this government position allowed Dr. Jahangir to see what matters most to the co...

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Drs. Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA and Aaron Brandt, MD, sat down with Dr. Matthew R. Schmitz, MD, FAOA to discuss the development of two new Lessons in Leadership Podcast Series. Dr. Lundy discussed his intention to interview different leaders on the topic of the future in orthopaedics. This primarily involves changes in culture, employment, and technology—factors that have a major effect on the careers of orthopaedic surgeons. ...

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Matthew R. Schmitz, MD, FAOA, sat down with the Chief of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Neil P. Sheth, MD, FAOA, to discuss ways that young orthopaedic surgeons can be efficient early in their practice. Throughout their conversation, they articulate three key points to being efficient: managing your attention and energy, finding a work-life balance, and using your time wisely by creating good habits. Not only do they sh...

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AOA President, Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, connected with Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Past President, Dr. Chris Morrey, to discuss their new programs that have been put into place to diversify the orthopaedic specialty, how the AOA is trying to improve healthcare in regional/rural areas, and how they implemented competency based training into their healthcare system. The Australian Orthopaedic Association is hopeful that ...

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AOA President Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, connected with New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) President, Haemish Crawford, FRACS, to discuss the structure of orthopaedics in New Zealand, the status of the workforce, and the best way to provide value to young orthopaedic surgeons. The discussion led to an in-depth conversation about the challenges New Zealand orthopaedic surgeons are dealing with, including a lack of healthcare p...

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AOA President Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, connected with Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Past President, Laurie Hiemstra, MD, PhD, FRCSC, to discuss her unusual path to leadership, her plan for improving diversity in orthopaedics, and the most pressing critical issues affecting the COA. While waitlisting and licensure issues between provinces continue to be a challenge within the orthopaedic specialty, Dr. Hiemstra made it ...

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AOA President Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, connected with South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA) Past President, Dr. Basil Vrettos, to discuss his path to leadership, the importance of mentorship, the issues that face South African orthopaedists, and the intense training process to become an orthopaedic surgeon in South Africa.

Mentorship has played a vital role in the career of Dr. Vrettos–he believes a mentorship is a two-way st...

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AOA President Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, connected with British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Past President, Deborah Eastwood, MB, FRCS, to share her path to leadership, the importance of early involvement in your orthopaedic career, and the critical issues facing the BOA today.
 
 Dr. Eastwood discusses key topics such as backlog of cases, unhappiness with the system due to disruption from industrial action, lack of autonom...

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Host Alexander Aleem, MD, FAOA, welcomed Tanner Mitton, CEO and Alex Thomson, President of Medicratic, a company developed to offer a software solution to address Residency and Fellowship applicant evaluations. Tanner and Alex discuss how a trip to a medical conference in Philadelphia turned into the development of Medicratic. After a deeper discussion on the challenges of the resident application process, Tanner and Alex decided t...

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2023-2024 AOA President, Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA, joins host Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, to deliver a history and background on the Orthopaedic Carousel.

Dr. Van Heest explains the exciting process of the Orthopaedic Carousel as she joins each of the English Speaking Orthopaedic Society presidents at their respective annual meetings.  Follow the podcast series to learn how the Orthopaedic Carousel serves as an international think...

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J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA, FAOA (APEX 2023 Cohort) sat down with APEX Cohort members: Christopher E. Gross, MD, FAOA (APEX 2023 Cohort), Kamran S. Hamid, MD, MPH, FAOA (APEX 2023 Cohort), and David E. Lazarus, MD, FAOA (APEX 2020-2021 Cohort), to discuss their experience with the APEX program. They talked about their reasons for joining the program, the lessons they have learned, and the skills they can utilize as they progr...

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Douglas W. Lundy, MD, FAOA, MBA, joins hosts Alexander Aleem, MD, FAOA, and Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, to deliver key insights derived from developing the first symposium session at the 2023 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting.

Dr. Lundy outlines the emerging market trends and disruptive forces impacting healthcare delivery, which will be amplified in the annual meeting symposium, The Changing Environment/Dynamic of Healthca...

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Cohosts Alexander Aleem, MD, FAOA, and Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA interview David Ring, MD, PhD, FAOA, about his role as Moderator for Symposium 5: Culture of Safety Across All Professional Endeavors, at the 2023 AOA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Ring discusses his personal experience with culture of safety and how it has evolved in the fifteen years that he spent at Massachusetts General Hospital as the chair of orthopaedic and patient sa...

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