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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “In the Trenches”

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Continuing to bring you the best of the best in orthopedics. Our guest this week has 27 peer-reviewed publications and he’s still in residency. We have Dr. Dhanur Damodar joining this episode. He’s currently the Chief Resident at University of Miami and prepping to join the Windy City at Rush University/Midwest Orthopedics to do his sports medicine fellowship next year. He gives us insight and perspective on what training is like now and his passion in becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

1.) In addition to his plethora of peer-reviewed publications, he has many other accolades including the AANA Ortho-Regeneration Resident Scholar winner and AANA Resident Scholarship winner

2.) His entrepreneurial desire outside of orthopedic surgery, including branching into the digital health space

3.) The importance of professional brand, including presence on social media. He discusses a paper in-submission with OJSM on “The impact of social media presence, age, and patient reported wait times on physician review websites for sports medicine surgeons.” Physicians with a professional social media account had better wait times and reviews. It increases patient engagement with an online presence and helps make an orthopedic surgeon more relatable

4.) Schooling us on the new app, Clubhouse. Join this new fad and listen to The Bone Club

5.) Solid advice for those young listeners considering a career in orthopedics

Find out more about Dr. Dhanur Damodar here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Healer of Mind & Body”

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“When you get out of bed, give the best you can. By the end of the day, ask yourself if you were meaningful.”

Insightful words from this week’s episode with Dr. Michell Ruiz, a world-renowned sports medicine surgeon who thinks in a meaningful, philosophical and spiritual way. Dr. Ruiz practices in Mexico City at the Department of Surgery in Elbow and Shoulder at the National Institute of Rehabilitation. He is the upcoming Director of their Shoulder and Elbow fellowship and is the current President of the Mexico Shoulder and Elbow Society.

This is an impactful episode discussing Dr. Ruiz’s journey consulting around the world when his son was diagnosed with autism. After intensive research and implementing exercise and immuno-metabolic therapies, his son is thriving in his own way. He’s non-verbal, but loves to write and is a typical adolescent 11-year old with a girlfriend. With his love of writing, he’s publishing his first book on April 2nd, which is Autism Awareness Day. This diagnosis has shaped how Dr. Ruiz practices medicine and how he relates to others.

Other topics include:

-AANA Traveling Fellowship experience that was coast-to-coast in the U.S.

-His drive with research and education continuing on with Master’s in Sciences with tissue engineering and Ph.D. in Tendon Inflammation

Find out more about Dr. Michell Ruiz here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Vicious Cycle”

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Bringing you more of the best of the best in orthopedics. Dr. Mary O’Connor is a Healthcare Entrepreneur committed to improving the delivery of musculoskeletal care. She is a thought leader in orthopedics and an innovative orthopedic surgeon. Dr. O’Connor is thinking about orthopedics in a whole new light from the view of a patient level with continuum of care. She is the Founder of Movement is Life, a multi-stakeholder national coalition committed to health equity to help end what she calls the “vicious cycle.”

Dr. O’Connor is now the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Voya Health, Inc. It’s a stealth-mode healthcare startup with a mission to empower humanity to lead their healthiest life. Voya is creating teams around individual patient’s that focuses on musculoskeletal care and give them easily accessible resources such as a health coach, nutritionist and PT to drive engagement and better outcomes.

Other podcast topics include:

-Her TEDx Talk on Promoting Health-Your Secret SuperPower: Each of us can do something to help those around us

-Bundling in the non-operative space may be in our near future

Find out more about Dr. Mary O’Connor here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Superhero of Opioid Sparing”

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Dr. Asif Ilyas is an orthopedic surgeon, partner and board member at the Rothman Institute, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, President of the Rothman Opioid Foundation and Program Director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also a Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers. Have we mentioned we bring you the best of the best in orthopedics? Topics include:

-Mentorship inspired his career path in hand surgery. We hear this a lot on the importance of mentorship and how mentors help build future mentors

-Changing the paradigm with opioid sparing surgeries. There’s an impact to the patient and those around them when opioids are prescribed

-Mission of Rothman Opioid Foundation with education, research and advocacy

-Participating in the Health Policy Committee on opioids

-Utilizing wide awake, local anesthesia no-tourniquet (WALANT) for hand surgeries

Find out more about Dr. Asif Ilyas here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “International Rockstar”

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It says a lot when we had a hard time deciding to call this episode either “International Rockstar” or “The Meteor” for this surgeon’s meteoric rise in orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex knee, hip, and all sports related injuries. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Fire. He did his education in his home country of Argentina, where he got his MD and Ph.D. Dr. Chahla did not one, not two, but three fellowships at top institutions in the U.S. including SMOG, SPRI and Rush Orthopedics. Dr. Chahla is passionate about research with 250+ published articles, 30 book chapters and well known internationally with his lectures. This is a remarkable story with truly an international orthopedic rockstar. Discussion topics include:

-How he overcame so many hurdles with medical schooling in Argentina and getting accredited in the U.S. through fellowships

-Importance of mentorship

Find out more about Dr. Jorge Chahla here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “New Generation of Orthopedic Young Superstars”

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Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, remember this name in the orthopedic world! He’s just 2 years out of fellowship and just got offered to be on the medical staff for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He trained at Rush, arguably one of the best sports medicine fellowships in the country, and played basketball at Xavier University, still finding a way to study and applying to medical school. Our topics discussed include:

-Remarkable story how he was able to combine his passions becoming an orthopedic surgeon and being on the medical staff to support professional players

-Unique fellowship at Rush with research, training with top doctor’s and top-level professional athletes

-Research on opioid sparing for surgery and sports medicine procedures

-Ambassador of AAOS for social media and improving orthopedic collaboration as a whole. Dr. Okoroha is social media savvy and growing his following

-Advice to young orthopedic listeners

Find out more about Dr. Kelechi Okoroha here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Top Voices of LinkedIn”

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Dr. Benjamin Schwartz joins for this episode, orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement in Beverly, MA and is Chief Innovation Officer at Healent. He was named a Top Voice of LinkedIn with his thought-provoking commentary and interest in healthcare technology. Dr. Schwartz recently challenged big tech and we discuss his letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Discussion topics include:

-Big tech turned eye to healthcare and ask why? Are they interested in making change or to tap into expansion in a growing market? How amazing would an Apple Hospital be for healthcare or for Apple to build their own EMR platform?

-He used downtime during early covid to his advantage at Healent as the Chief Innovation Officer. Healent offers virtual care delivery to patients with education, remotely monitoring patient outcomes and increasing efficiency

-Telehealth: Is it here to stay or does it slow down workflow with inefficiencies?

-Medical device listeners: We support you! Dr. Sigman and Dr. Schwartz discuss how they’ve met with industry through covid

Be sure to follow Dr. Benjamin Schwartz on LinkedIn.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Chutzpah Episode”

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We’re talking shoulder’s with Dr. Paul Favorito, Clinical Director of Shoulder and Upper Extremity service line for Christ Hospital. It’s the chutzpah episode since if Dr. Favorito isn’t happy with his results, he’ll go learn a new operation. Hot topics include:

-His philosophy on being a shoulder surgeon of learning, practice and execution. Constant learning from peers is part of his mantra

-Indications for tendon transfers including irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears and substantial external rotation deficiencies

-Liposome bupivacaine scalene block is the single most impactful thing he’s done to help patients with pain and taking an opioid-sparing approach

-Shout-out to the importance of industry, “How important are reps for surgical intervention as far as safety, efficacy and process.” 80% of physicians who responded said reps are necessary and vital part of the surgical process

Find out more about Dr. Paul Favorito here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “East Coast/West Coast”

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No rivalry with these orthopedic surgeons on opposing coasts! We’ve spanned 3000 miles for this podcast with Dr. Ronald Navarro in Southern California and Dr. Scott Sigman hosting in Massachusetts. Dr. Navarro is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and is the regional chief of orthopedic surgery at Kaiser Permanente. This includes managing 200 orthopedic surgeons in 13 centers from San Diego to Santa Barbara. We bring you the best of the best in orthopedics on The Ortho Show! Topics include:

-How and when Dr. Navarro and Dr. Sigman decided to become orthopedic surgeon’s and the perseverance of succeeding in their careers

-Kaiser Permanente closed system model and the effort put in to increase the reputation of the organization among both new hires and patients over the last 20 years

-Multi-modal approaches for reduction of opioids and post-op complications. Patient communication is key on expectations and opioid sparing regimens

Find out more about Dr. Ronald Navarro here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

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