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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. Continue Reading >>
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. << Show Less
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Resident Leadership Development On this episode of the AOA Lessons in Orthopaedic leadership, Charles Goldfarb, MD, FAOA and Alexander Aleem, MD speak to Tessa Balach, MD, FAOA and Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAOA. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey will co-chair the CORD Conference on the 25th of March in Chicago and the Summer CORD Conference in Providence, June 17-18, 2022.After a brief introduction, the Drs. Balach and Mulcahey speak about the boom in resident leadership development, noting the breadth of knowledge that applicants and residents have about the world ahead of them. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey discuss  how teaching leadership and soft skills brings excitement to their roles, noting these skills are also transferrable outside of academic medicine. They share how coaching, providing advice and feedback, as well as teaching leadership subconsciously through role modeling are all important topics for resident education.  We learn how focusing on topics related to emotional intelligence and growth mindset can allow us to take advantage of other opportunities. Dr. Goldfarb shares a statement he read recently from Harvard Business Review that said in coaching and giving feedback it is important that both parties be in the right frame of mind to give and receive feedback. The group advise Residents to not be afraid to ask your program director about what opportunities are out there for you. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey share  information about the upcoming CORD Conference and how they are extremely looking forward to the debate style discussions!If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe so you never miss a new episode, and leave us a 5 star review so we can grow and reach a wider community, helping us to keep doing what we’re doing. Thanks for listening! Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion
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Resident Leadership Development On this episode of the AOA Lessons in Orthopaedic leadership, Charles Goldfarb, MD, FAOA and Alexander Aleem, MD speak to Tessa Balach, MD, FAOA and Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAOA. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey will co-chair the CORD Conference on the 25th of March in Chicago and the Summer CORD Conference in Providence, June 17-18, 2022.After a brief introduction, the Drs. Balach and Mulcahey speak about the boom in resident leadership development, noting the breadth of knowledge that applicants and residents have about the world ahead of them. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey discuss  how teaching leadership and soft skills brings excitement to their roles, noting these skills are also transferrable outside of academic medicine. They share how coaching, providing advice and feedback, as well as teaching leadership subconsciously through role modeling are all important topics for resident education.  We learn how focusing on topics related to emotional intelligence and growth mindset can allow us to take advantage of other opportunities. Dr. Goldfarb shares a statement he read recently from Harvard Business Review that said in coaching and giving feedback it is important that both parties be in the right frame of mind to give and receive feedback. The group advise Residents to not be afraid to ask your program director about what opportunities are out there for you. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey share  information about the upcoming CORD Conference and how they are extremely looking forward to the debate style discussions!If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe so you never miss a new episode, and leave us a 5 star review so we can grow and reach a wider community, helping us to keep doing what we’re doing. Thanks for listening! Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion
A Leadership Journey with Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA On this episode of the A0A’s Podcast: Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership, Drs. Charles Goldfarb and Alexander Aleem are joined by Dr. Douglas Lundy to discuss imposter syndrome, leadership skills, advocacy, and much more. Dr. Lundy shares how he started his leadership journey in the army and what he learned from his trauma fellowship. The three discuss how leadership is a skill that needs to be developed and how irresistible leadership opportunities are when it calls on people. They talk about how important colleagues and friends are and how impactful it is that the giants of the orthopaedic profession are so willing to share their knowledge and experiences. Dr. Lundy hopes to inspire you to work for what you want and encourages you not to allow yourself to fall into a lull. Later never comes, so take action now.  Leadership Insights:Prove you can do the little things so that people have the confidence in you to do the bigger thingsHave the ability to effectively bring groups of people together Be able to work with people at every levelEnvision what the future of your work could be and how to get there Know that mistakes will be made, but they can provide the greatest opportunity for learning. Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion
Birth of a Specialty with Dr. Herndon James Herndon, MD, MBA, FAOA shares insights from his newly published title, &quot;Birth of a Specialty:  A History of Orthopaedics at Harvard and Its Teaching Hospitals.&quot; About Birth of a Specialty:  A History of Orthopaedics at Harvard and Its Teaching HospitalsBirth of a Specialty presents a comprehensive history of the specialty focused on US contributions and including the orthopaedic surgeons at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and its major teaching hospitals.Volume 1 addresses the early surgical landscape, the development of the specialization of orthopaedics, and the history of orthopaedics at HMS. The history of HMS discusses the creation of the orthopaedic department, curriculum, and residency program, the emergence of sports medicine, as well as the infamous murder of Dr. George Parkman at the school in 1849 and contributions by surgeons to the case.Volumes 2, 3 and 4, present the history of orthopaedics at each of Harvard’s teaching hospitals; with volume 2 focused on Boston Children’s Hospital, volume 3 on Massachusetts General Hospital, and volume 4 on Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston City Hospital.Each hospital section begins by discussing the origins of the institution; the evolution of orthopaedic department status at each hospital; the contributions of many great orthopaedic surgeons; and the transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century, including recruitment of orthopaedic chairpersons at each of the hospitals. It ends with a discussion of the role of Harvard orthopaedic surgeons in the world wars.About James Herndon, MD, MBA, FAOAJames H. Herndon, MD, MBA, FAOA is the William H. & Johanna A. Harris Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Partners Healthcare System (Mass General Brigham), Boston. He has long been a leader in orthopaedics, chairing departments of orthopaedic surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Medical Center (UPMC). He also served as vice president of medical services at UPMC and as associate senior vice chancellor for the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.He has influenced the direction of orthopaedics through leadership positions with national organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Association, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Academic Orthopaedic Society.More information can be found here.**The AOA thanks Peter E. Randall Publisher for its generous support of this episode.**
Out of the OR, Into the C-Suite: Laura Forese, MD, MPH Laura Forese, MD, MPH, joins the AOA Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership to discuss what orthopaedic leadership looks like from the C-Suite. About Dr. Forese: Dr. Forese is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems. The only hospital in the country affiliated with two top-ranked medical schools, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is consistently recognized as a top 10 hospital in the nation and the #1 hospital in New York by U.S. News and World Report, as well as a best place to work by Forbes, Fortune, and Glassdoor. Dr. Forese has ultimate operational responsibility for the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise, including 10 hospital campuses, 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, more than 45,000 employees and affiliated physicians, and more than $9 billion in revenue. Her transparent and reassuring leadership as COO, including providing near daily video reports to the NYP workforce during the COVID-19 emergency, has been an important element of NYP’s efficacy in confronting the pandemic. Under Dr. Forese’s leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian launched an innovative suite of digital health services called NYP OnDemand, implemented groundbreaking employee programs for paid parental leave and respite care, and achieved significant gains in patient satisfaction scores as well as employee engagement and front-line empowerment by focusing on building a culture of respect. As President of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, Dr. Forese expanded the organization’s presence in Westchester County, Queens and Brooklyn, bringing high-quality community hospitals into the network, and she established the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups to expand NewYork-Presbyterian’s primary and specialty care throughout the region. Among Dr. Forese’s top priorities and accomplishments is the regionalization and standardization of financial, operational, and clinical practices across the enterprise so that every patient receives the same exceptional standard of care no matter where they go in the NewYork-Presbyterian system. Active in multiple healthcare and civic organizations, Dr. Forese chairs the hospital board of the NIH Clinical Research Hospital in Bethesda, MD; she is also a Trustee of Princeton University, a board member of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and of LiveOnNY, and previously served on the board of a healthcare related public company.  She has been named among the 100 most influential people in healthcare nationally, the top 25 women leaders, and the 50 most influential physician executives each by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. Forese has also been named among the 50 most powerful women in New York by Crain’s Business, and has been honored as Mother of the Year by the American Cancer Society.    An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Forese graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, and she holds a management degree from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.   She is married to Dr. Robert Downey, a thoracic surgeon and they have 3 adult children.
Grit in Leadership an Interview with Shannon Huffman Polson AOA&apos;s 2021 keynote speaker, author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World, and the founder of The Grit Institute, Shannon Huffman Polson  joins AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD  to discuss grit in leadership. Shannon Huffman Polson shares her experience to discuss topics such as:Improving diversity in a male dominated fieldBuilding gritLeading by exampleThe role of mentorship in creating resilienceLimitations of gritLearn more about Shannon Huffman Polson&apos;s work here.Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.
Away Rotations: An Interview with Dr. Brandi Hartley Brandi Hartley, MD FAOA  joins AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD  to discuss away rotations. Dr. Hartley shares her experience as Residency Program Director  for University of Louisville&apos;s  to discuss topics such as:Importance of away rotationsVirtual rotation recruitment sessions and Zoom fatigueDecreased applicant numbers and students backing out of externshipsCOPA&apos;s recommendations to eliminate away rotationsThe future of away rotationsMusic:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.
Bone Health in Sports Medicine: An Interview with Tamara Scerpella, MD, Christina Morganti, MD, and Andrea Spiker, MD- Part 2 Tamara Scerpella, MD, Christina Morganti, MD, and Andrea Spiker, MD are back to  join AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD for the second part of their discussion on bone health in Sports Medicine and osteoporosis in younger athletes. Drs. Scerpella, Morganti, and Spiker draw on their extensive experiences as athletes and as experts in sports medicine  to  discuss topics including :DEXA scans for younger patientsStress fractures vs. stress reactionsVitamin D supplementation Teriparatide use in younger patientsMusic:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.
Bone Health in Sports Medicine: An Interview with Tamara Scerpella, MD, Christina Morganti, MD, and Andrea Spiker, MD In honor of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Tamara Scerpella, MD, Christina Morganti, MD, and Andrea Spiker, MD  join AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD  to discuss bone health in Sports Medicine and osteoporosis in younger atheletes. Drs. Scerpella, Morganti, and Spiker draw on their extensive experiences as athletes and as experts in sports medicine  to  discuss topics including :How osteoporosis impacts younger athletes  Educating younger athletes on bone massRisk factors for osteoporosis and identifying cases early onOsteoporosis related injuriesSo much great information was shared that this interview will be shared over two episodes.Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.
2021 Virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings: An Interview with Dr. Bill Moutzouros Bill Moutzouros, MD FAOA  joins AOA hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA, and Alexander Aleem, MD  to discuss the upcoming 2021 Virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings. Dr. Moutzouros is the  Annual Meeting Chair for the 2021 meeting and provides insights related to the 2021 Virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings including :Planning processAdvantages and challenges with a virtual formatSymposia topicsNetworking and making connections virtuallyMore information regarding the 2021 Virtual Annual Leadership Meetings can be found here.Thank you to our industry partners:  Biomarin, DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Radius Health, Medtronic, PrecisionOS, and Acumed for their generous support of the 2021 Virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings.Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion.
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