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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman -“Pursuit of Excellence”

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We have Oregon native, Dr. Patrick Denard, on for this episode. He’s an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery at the Oregon Shoulder Institute. Dr. Denard has been voted one of the top shoulder surgeons worldwide by National Library of Medicine Expertscape and is the most widely published shoulder specialist in Oregon. Dr. Denard has advanced arthroscopy training and is able to perform the vast majority of shoulder procedures in a minimally invasive fashion, including all types of rotator cuff repairs and instability repair.

In addition to his position at Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Dr. Denard is an instructor at Oregon Health & Science University, and is the Director of Shoulder and Sports Medicine at Providence Medford. He continues to participate in research, presenting this nationally and internationally and regularly instructs other orthopedists at courses on the shoulder.

Topics include:

-His passion for the pursuit of excellence, including his time at his fellowship with shoulder expert Dr. Stephen Burkhart in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Burkhart ignited Dr. Denard’s passion for academic research and have shared hard work ethics. We hear how Dr. Denard has a strong desire to be as good as he can be and takes one of Dr. Burkhart’s sayings to heart, “a man has never drowned in his own sweat.” Dr. Denard continued on with his training to include arthroplasty and shoulder replacement experience with Dr. Gilles Walch in Lyon, France.

-Dr. Denard is in private practice and continuing to expand upon his research, including telling us about the new fellowship program at Oregon Shoulder Institute.

-We discuss the future of shoulder surgeries and what it can look like to include artificial intelligence.

Find out more about Dr. Patrick Denard here.

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