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Inspirational Interviews

Professor Bernard F. Morrey - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor Bernard F. Morrey - Interview with Surgical Mentor

AOA Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Mayo Clinic Today we have the honour to present one of the AOA Pillars of the profession, Professor Bernard Morrey. He is the emeritus chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Mayo Clinic and holds the distinguished academic ranks of Professor of Orthopaedics at both Mayo and at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and is the emeritus John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mayo. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has been the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He served for 8 years on the Board of Governors of Mayo Clinic. Dr. Morrey is a Fulbright Scholar and a former consultant to the Food and Drug Administration. He holds nine patents, has authored 15 major textbooks under four different titles, translated into six languages. He has authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Morrey was reared in Ft. Worth, Texas and after working at NASA as an aerospace engineer on the Apollo mission for two years in Houston, he attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his residency at Mayo Clinic Rochester concurrently receiving a master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Minnesota. After two years of service in the Air Force, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award, he conducted his surgical practice at Mayo from 1978-2009, and continues to the present part-time at the University of Texas Health Center, San Antonio. Despite his accolades, he remains a selfless servant to the orthopaedic community, a mentor to many, caring, compassionate, generous and of unsurpassed integrity. #AOA #Surgery #Mentor #shoulder #Elbow #Texas #mayoclinic 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: What is the commonest early career mistake you see amongst younger surgeons today? 04:24 - Question 2: You’ve had an illustrious career, looking back, was there a part of it, you found most fulfilling? 06:24 - Question 3: In your practice, what have you found to be the key to patient satisfaction? 10:45 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 13:28 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you live your life the most?
Associate Professor Amiethab Aiyer - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Associate Professor Amiethab Aiyer - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Chief, Foot & Ankle Service Associate Professor Department of Orthopaedics Director, UME to GME Transition Johns Hopkins University /School of Medicine Associate Professor Amiethab Aiyer is the division chief of foot and ankle surgery in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, but notably he is one of the biggest advocates for improving teaching and mentoring in orthopaedics. He completed his medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He has received multiple awards including the Alan Levine Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education Scholarship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Gold Humanism Resident Teacher Award. Most importantly, he is passionate about teaching residents and medical students; He has been recognized for his commitment to education with multiple teaching and faculty educator awards, and he is working with other orthopaedic surgeons to develop a nationwide push for medical student mentorship. Using social media platforms, he co-founded the @orthomentor Instagram account to provide students with easy access to mentorship and advising. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: As you become busier and busier, has your definition of success changed? Especially when you compare now to when you were training. 03:52 - Question 2: We all know about hard work and research, but what extracurricular activity has helped you most with your career progression? 07:52 - Question 3: You are heavily involved in mentorship. Looking back at your own mentors, what worked well, and what do you feel was not as effective? 15:43 - Question 4: How do you unwind after a busy week/day? 19:48 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you live your life the most?
Professor William N. Levine - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor William N. Levine - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Columbia Chief, Shoulder Service, Co-Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine Head Team Physician Emeritus, Columbia University Past President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) Professor Levine is an internationally renowned specialist in shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery, and sports medicine. Previously he has served the Department as Vice Chairman for Education, Residency and Fellowship Director, Chief of the Shoulder Service, and Co-Director of the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine. He has a strong interest in sports-surgery being responsible for providing care for 31 Columbia intercollegiate athletic teams and being a part of the Team Physicians for the New York Yankees, Major League Soccer's (MLS) New York City Football Club, the Rockland Boulders, Fordham University, City College of New York, as well as over 25 high schools. Dr. Levine is a consultant for the National Hockey League Players' Association and chairs the Shoulder and Elbow subcommittee for the National Football League. Professor Levine is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the American Orthopedic Association, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has made substantial contributions to research, having published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, written over 50 book chapters, edited 11 textbooks, and given over 200 scientific presentations in the United States and abroad. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, he received a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve. He was a resident in orthopedic surgery at New England Medical Center, and held fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in Shoulder Surgery and the University of Maryland in Sports Medicine. He joined Columbia's Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1998, became Residency Director in 2002, and in 2006 was awarded the Charles S. Neer, M.D. Teacher of the Year Award for his enthusiasm, passion and dedication to resident education. #mentors #surgery #shouldersurgery #sportsmedicine #columbiauniversity 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: What unique piece of advice did your mentors impart to you when you were younger, which you didn’t realise was the truth until later in life? 01:20 - Question 2: In your practice you treat many elite athletes. How do you deal with the stress of operating on high performance athletes? 03:18 - Question 3: You have mentored many residents during your career and lead a large team of surgeons. Has your mentorship style changed with time? 08:10 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 10:1 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you live your life the most?
A/Professor Antonia Chen - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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A/Professor Antonia Chen - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Chief of Arthroplasty and Adult Reconstruction - Brigham and Women's Hospital - MA Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School Orthopaedic Surgery Today we are delighted to present our interview with Antonia Chen. She has achieved much in a very short time, with a bewildering career trajectory. She is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the new Chief of Arthroplasty and Adult Reconstruction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Previously she was the Associate Director of Research at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, an Associate Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and the Director of Medical Education Curriculum, Musculoskeletal Studies at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University. Her journey started with her BS from Yale University and her MD from Rutgers Medical School, where she graduated with Distinction in Research and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. If that wasn't enough, Antonia received her MBA from Rutgers Business School and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She then completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh and her fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Rothman Institute. She is on the editorial board of 8 journals, and was the president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society. She has authored over 200 publications, 40 book chapters, and 2 books, has won multiple research awards, and has presented all over the world. All of above becomes even more impressive when you factor in that one of her favourite weekend activities is sleeping in until mid-morning. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: Work/life balance! As an extremely busy surgeon, what strategies do you use to “fit it all in” and not get snowed under? 02:14 - Question 2: What steps most helped you build and shape your career? 04:23 - Question 3: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 05:34 - Question 4: As a highly successful female surgeon, do you feel that success in surgery is perceived and/or treated differently between the sexes? If so, how? 09:07 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you live your life the most?
Professor Mark Vrahas - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor Mark Vrahas - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Levine/Gordon Distinguished Chair of Orthopaedics Cedars-Sinai Professor Vrahas has an international reputation for clinical excellence and a strong record of building and leading highly effective orthopaedic trauma programs, both on the east and west coasts. He is well regarded in his field being the founder of the Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma Initiative. This involved leading efforts to foster collaboration among orthopaedic trauma services at all Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals – Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. Professor Vrahas is widely recognized as an expert in orthopaedic trauma and pelvic and acetabular surgery. He lectures around the world, publishes extensively and serves as an editorial board member for leading orthopaedic journals. He has successfully mentored dozens of residents and fellows in orthopaedic trauma surgery and research. Professor Vrahas completed medical school and residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by fellowships in biomechanics research at the University of Iowa and in orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstruction at the University of Toronto. He was the chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Charity Hospital in New Orleans before arriving to Boston in 1999. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: You’ve seen your fair share of residents around the USA; what unique piece of advice do you commonly impart to them that you know they won’t listen to? 03:20 - Question 2: You lead a large team with several prominent surgeons: how has your leadership style changed over the years? What techniques have you utilized to improve collegiality? 06:06 - Question 3: You have worked tirelessly throughout your career, what would you define as your most fulfilling achievement and why? 13:25 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 14:13 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you live your life the most?
Professor Mark Myerson - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor Mark Myerson - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Foot & Ankle Surgeon - Colorado, USA Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Colorado Past President American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Recipient AAOS Humanitarian Award 2023 Past Editor in Chief, Foot and Ankle Clinics of N. America President and Founder, Steps2Walk Today we are humbled to present Professor Mark Myerson, a pioneering foot and ankle surgeon and humanitarian. Mark Myerson is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado and is the Founder and President of Steps2Walk. He is a leading international leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and is Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He has been named a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is the recipient of the 2023 AAOS humanitarian award. Professor Myerson has authored more than 400 research publications as well as seven textbooks covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the world as consultant and educator. He has trained hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons both in the United States and abroad, and education continues to be vital to his vision and mission. His most fulfilling role however is his humanitarian one, growing a global presence through Steps2Walk is his current primary focus. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: You’ve gone from a busy practice in the USA to moving towards charity work around the world, how do you feel this move has changed your perception of surgery and life? 07:16 - Question 2: Having travelled far and wide, what do you perceive to be the biggest challenge facing foot and ankle surgery in the coming decade? 14:08 - Question 3: Can you describe your most difficult/memorable clinical case and how it changed you? 19:38 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? Has it changed over the decades? 21:41 - Question 5: Which book or movie affected the way you think the most?
Dr Makena Mbogori - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Dr Makena Mbogori - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Orthopaedic Surgeon Nairobi - Kenya Dr. Makena Mbogori is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Nairobi, Kenya currently specializing in Upper Extremity and Sports Medicine. She has experience in both private and public sectors of training and practice of Orthopaedic Surgery in Kenya, India and Canada. She is quite passionate and keen on incorporating each and every learning opportunity, local, regional and international networking experience for the betterment of service delivery, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Dr. Makena strongly believes in the importance of provision of evidence based care and is actively involved in several research projects. She also advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion within the orthopaedic space as she serves as the African Region representative of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA) and surgical field at large as the executive secretary of the Kenya Association of Women Surgeons(KAWS). Other than work and being an extroverted, outgoing and social person her preferred extra-curricular activities include spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and travelling. #Surgery #Mentor #Orthopaedics #womeninsurgery #diversity 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: What were the biggest hurdles you faced achieving your career goals, and with the power of hindsight, any tips, or tricks on how others can overcome similar challenges? 01:52 - Question 2: Having travelled far and wide, What do you perceive to be the biggest shortfalls of surgery in the Western World? 04:32 - Question 3: Can you describe your most difficult/memorable clinical case and how it changed you? 07:12 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? Has it changed since Moving to Canada? 08:32 - Question 5: What is your favourite book and/or movie?
Professor Karim Brohi - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor Karim Brohi - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Trauma Surgeon - London, UK Clinical director of the London Major Trauma Network It is indeed our pleasure today to present Professor Karim Brohi, a Professor of Trauma Sciences and founding director of the Centre for Trauma Sciences, and Director of the pan-faculty Crisis Prevention, Management and Recovery Network. He is a dual trained consultant trauma and vascular surgeon and anaesthetist at the Royal London Major Trauma Centre. He is best known for being instrumental in the development of the London Major Trauma System in 2010, and has been its clinical director since 2016. The London Major Trauma System is recognised around the world as being one of the most effective, equitable and advanced systems in the world delivering population-based injury care to over 15 million people across 35 trauma units, 4 major trauma centres and several regional prehospital care services. Professor Brohi is also stongly involved in research focused on the human biological response to being injury, and especially critical bleeding and its consequences. His work on failure of blood clotting after injury has led to a dramatic change in the management of bleeding over the past decade, reducing mortality by over 40%, and has been incorporated into national and international guidelines worldwide. At the coalface Professor Brohi has personally managed several incidents including a surgical commander for the London terror attacks in 2017. https://www.surgicalmentor.com.au #surgery #Vascular #Anaesthetis #Trauma #Mentor #Leader #London 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: You are a dual trained surgeon and anaesthetist. What important lessons have you learnt from your anaesthetics training that seem to be unheeded in surgery? 03:41 - Question 2: As an individual in charge of a massive system, how do you keep your head above water? How has the way you manage time and people changed over the years? 09:08 - Question 3: If you could do it all again, would you do anything differently? What advice would you give a 20yo you? 13:14 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 14:11 - Question 5: What is your favourite book and/or movie?
Dr. Jennifer Green - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Dr. Jennifer Green - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Hand & Wrist Surgeon - Canberra, ACT President, International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance Australian Hand Surgery Society, Secretary Australian Orthopaedic Association, Champions of Change Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Australian Representative Australian Medical Association Diversity in Medicine Award Inaugural Recipient, 2022 Apart from being a well respected Hand Surgeon in Canberra, Dr. Green is the Australian Hand Surgery Society Secretary, Australian Orthopaedic Association Champions of Change, the Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand Australian Representative, the Australian Medical Association Diversity in Medicine Award Inaugural Recipient in 2022, the Chair of the AOA Orthopaedic Women’s Link Committee and active as one of 4 observers on the AOA Board of Directors. She has been the ACT RACS Women in Surgery Representative since 2017 and is the AOA Representative to the Diversity Council of Australia. Dr. Green is the Australian Hand Surgery Society representative on the Australian Ethical Health Care Alliance (AEHA), a recently established collaboration of 71 healthcare organisations including RACS, RACP, RACGP, public and private hospital associations and medical industry who are working together to drive ethical behaviours across the Australian healthcare landscape. She is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in surgery and very engaged in implementing the AOA Diversity Strategy. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: How have your experiences in surgery ignited your passion and involvement in diversity? 04:19 - Question 2: Having travelled far and wide, what have been some of the most important life lessons you learnt travelling overseas? 08:33 - Question 3: What would be the best advice you have for an aspiring young female surgeon about balancing career and family, or otherwise? 10:42 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 11:46 - Question 5: What is your favourite book and/or movie?
Professor Marc Garcia-Elias - Interview with Surgical Mentor
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Professor Marc Garcia-Elias - Interview with Surgical Mentor

Hand & Wrist Surgeon Fernando Fonseca Foundation http://www.fernandofonsecafundacion.org/ Marc needs no introduction. As past president of the Spanish Society for Surgery of the Hand (SECMA) (2005-2007), Secretary-General of the European Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) (2005-2008) and President of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) (2019- present), and author of 78 book chapters, 162 scientific articles, and 460 conferences on various aspects of his specialty, anatomy, biomechanics and treatment of carpal and upper extremity pathologies, he is one of the most respected hand & wrist surgeons of our era. He is also one of the founders of the Kaplan Institute of Barcelona, responsible for the promotion of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and training of hundreds of fellows worldwide. He is a coordinator of doctoral students of the upper extremity, and continues to work in the biomechanics laboratory of the upper limb of the Faculty of Medicine of the Bellaterra campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​collaborating with “Valle de Hebrón Research Institute” (VHIR), and the chair of anatomy at the University of Barcelona. He is also currently taking an active role in the Fernando Fonseca Foundation, in charge of the section of Medicine, Cooperation and Training, and spends much time in developing countries passing on his knowledge and skills to the next generation. 00:00 - Start 00:23 - Question 1: What would be your best piece of advice for a young doctor trying to emulate your success in surgery and academia? Would that advice change depending on their sex? 04:26 - Question 2: what have been the most important life lesson you’ve learnt by travelling around the world? 05:27 - Question 3: Can you describe your most difficult/memorable clinical case and how it changed you? 11:02 - Question 4: What does an exceptionally enjoyable weekend look like for you? 11:54 - Question 5: What is your favourite book and/or movie?
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