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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Andrew Ittleman”

We have an educational episode and slight pivot on the fringe of orthopedics this week with attorney Andrew Ittleman. He is a Founder and Partner of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph. He concentrates his practice in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Food and Drug Law. Mr. Ittleman litigates extensively against the United States government in civil and criminal matters. He is an expert in explaining on what is/isn’t kosher is the space of orthobiologics and what is on/off label.

Topics include:

-We discuss stem cell procedures and what you can/can’t say in marketing claims.

-Tune-in to hear a thorough discussion on the status of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the meaning of on/off labeling.

-Advice for orthopedic surgeons using orthobiologics. If you’re going to do it, be transparent, be careful with marketing claims, and use appropriate claims and testimonials.

-Andrew gives sage advice for patients considering these treatments.

Find out more about Andrew Ittleman here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Anand Murthi”

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Dr. Anand Murthi is the Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he also serves as the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship and Research. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, who sees patients in Timonium (Baltimore County) and in Baltimore at MedStar Union Memorial.

Topics include:
-Dr. Murthi completed the internationally recognized fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He discusses the influence and importance of mentorship.

-He is also an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES), an international group of shoulder and elbow surgeons dedicated to the mission of teaching and research for which he has chaired the Education Committee.

– Dr. Murthi has published and presented numerous research papers on a national and international stage. He has a passion for research, including fragility index (FI) studies. The fragility index (FI) is a method used with statistically significant dichotomous outcomes to assess the number of patients that would change an outcome measure from significant (P ≤ .05) to nonsignificant if the patient outcome changed. 

-He is also passionate about medical device design and part of the explosion of innovation in shoulder replacements. Dr. Murthi discusses some of the innovations he’s worked on.

-He is also a part of the team to develop the first international shoulder data registry (Shoulder JAM by OBERD).

Find out more about Dr. Anand Murthi here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Robert Masson”

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This episode is brought to you by ModMed. To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visit modmed.com/orthopod. ModMed — it’s about time.

When Matthew Ray Scott says this is the most interesting surgeon in the world, we have them on The Ortho Show. For the episode, we have spine surgeon Dr. Robert L. Masson, M.D., an internationally recognized neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery and sports spine medicine. As the founder of the Masson Spine Institute, he serves as Medical Director of the Orlando Health Health Central Central Hospital JCAHO accredited Spine Center of Excellence in West Orlando.

Dr. Masson performs surgery at the Masson Spine Institute (MSI) Outpatient Surgery Centers of Excellence in both Orlando, Florida and Park City, Utah, where patients and surgeons travel from all over the world for advanced micro-surgical spine surgery strategies, solutions, techniques, and training.

Topics include:

-Dr. Masson is our first neurosurgeon on The Ortho Show. He is a master marketer who developed a brand that attracts patients to him in a destination center as a sports spine surgeon.

-We discuss how he was inspired to open the Masson Spine Institute to serve his community and how it was a team effort with getting the center’s to where they are today.

-We hear about Dr. Masson’s holistic 360-degree approach with his patients regarding the entire continuum of spine care.

-Dr. Masson is the proud father of five, and has been married for 30 years. His family celebrates athletics and adventure sports, including as an accomplished prototype racer, finishing second place, along with his son, professional racer Kyle Masson in the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with Performance Tech Motorsports. Dr. Masson also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014.

Find out more about Dr. Robert Masson here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Ramin Modabber”

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M. Ramin Modabber, M.D. is an experienced, board certified orthopaedic surgeon who, in addition to all other aspects of sports medicine, specializes in conditions of the upper extremity at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. In regards to the latter specialization, Dr. Modabber is well-published, is a frequent lecturer, and has undertaken extensive research in addition to developing numerous medical devices to aid. He is the inventor of the Modabber™ Wrist Orthosis and the Modabber™ Thumb Orthosis. Dr. Modabber is in practice at Cedars Sinai Kerman-Jobe Institute.

Topics include:

-Learn more about Dr. Modabber’s path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon including growing up in California and moving to the northeast for medical school, residency and fellowship.

-At 4 years into practice, he was part of the team to help repair President Reagan’s fractured hip. We hear the whole story and the added pressure in the OR with Secret Service in the corner of the room.

-Dr. Modabber is in the mecca of Los Angeles around high-profile celebrities. He discusses how he treats all patients the same with high quality care.

-Immediately after the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Dr. Modabber assembled a team to go to Haiti to help with efforts. This is an amazing, remarkable and impactful story how Dr. Modabber and a team of surgeons volunteered their time to help out in Haiti. Tune-in to hear how the team tapped into celebrity influence to get supplies and the orthopedic group into Haiti.

Dr. Modabber and Dr. Sigman have a rich history with shared experiences and share a lot of laughs in this episode. We know you’re going to like this one.

Intro: Dr. Sigman and Dr. Modabber have known each other since the early days of residency at Tufts in Boston. They are dear friend’s with remarkable history. Dr. Modabber is a unique good soul on the planet and know you’ll like this one.

Find out more about M. Ramin Modabber, M.D. here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Christy Owenby”

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Christy Owenby is CEO & HEALTHCARE DIGITAL STRATEGIST at Moxy Company. She founded MOXY Company to assist physicians, medical practices, medical device companies and emerging startups in healthcare with marketing, consulting, social media, public relations, brand development, creative style, and so much more. Her greatest strengths are creativity, drive, and solid determination. Christy thrives on challenges, particularly those with the goal of revolutionizing healthcare marketing.

Topics include:

-Christy’s sage advice includes you can’t start too early as a medical school student or resident and never too old to start growing your social media following.
-We discuss how the different platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, can be utilized to promote your practice, as well as providing best practices for business etiquette on social media.
-We also discuss the need to be loud and clear in your goals on social media messaging.

Find out more about Christy Owenby and Moxy Company here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Judy and Sheldon”

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This is a perfect Mother’s Day episode!

Meet Judy and Sheldon! If you are a frequent listener of The Ortho Show you’ll know Judy is Dr. Sigman’s mother and Sheldon is her boyfriend. They’re our #1 and #2 listeners and do our best to make each episode a learning experience for all listeners from novices to orthopedic surgery experts. It’s a fun, light episode to get a glimpse into Dr. Sigman’s family life.

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Hosted by Dr. Michael Redler – “Dr. Scott Sigman”

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We’re turning the tables and bringing you an interview with Dr. Scott Sigman. Dr. Michael Redler is our guest host for this switch-up and was a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, which merged with Connecticut Orthopaedics in 2018. He specializes in sports medicine as well as hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Scott A. Sigman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon providing comprehensive care to patients at Orthopedic Surgical Associates of Lowell since 1996.  Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Sigman possesses the skills and experience to diagnose and treat sports injuries and conditions affecting the knee and shoulder. In addition to his practice duties, he has served as the Team Physician for the US Ski Jump Team, and serves for the last 20 years as the Team Physician at UMASS Lowell, and is the past Chief of Orthopaedics at Lowell General Hospital.

Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman:

-He graduated cum laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University, where he played varsity lacrosse and was President of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.  He then received his medical degree as a cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

-Dedicated to furthering his training, he also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, during which he was responsible for the orthopaedic care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Angels, LA Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, LA Galaxy and USC football.

-Dr. Sigman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Faculty of Sports & Sports Medicine. This certificate is a culmination of his ongoing efforts to change the paradigm of postoperative pain management.

-How does he get it all done? He says it’s all about being efficient and setting reasonable goals. Find out in the episode what he does for 20 minutes every day to recharge.

-Why did he become an orthopedic surgeon? He injured his knee in 10th grade and looked up to local surgeon mentors in his area. There was no looking back after this injury and the rest is history in orthopedics.

-We discuss how private equity is the hot topic in orthopedics.

-We talk about he’s orthopreneurship with Ortholazer. It was born out of his desire for opioid-sparing alternatives and was an uphill battle to get the franchise to where it is today. We also discuss how laser therapy is now part of the recommendations in the AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee released in 2021. Lasers are listed in the AAOS guidelines as FDA-approved laser treatment may be used to improve pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The full AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee can be found here.

Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Matt Varacallo”

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Matthew Varacallo, MD, Director of Orthopedic Robotic Surgery, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and total joint reconstruction, accelerated rehabilitation protocols and functional return to sports after surgeries and procedures. During his Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Varacallo was on the team of physicians caring for the NCAA Division I Collegiate athletes and also worked as team physician for the 2019 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship team at Georgetown College. Today, Dr. Varacallo is team physician/surgeon for the DuBois Dream in the North American Basketball League (NABL) and Premier Basketball League (PBL).

A native of DuBois, Varacallo works alongside his brother, Dr. Christopher Varacallo, and the rest of the Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team with athletes and athletic trainers from the region’s school districts (DuBois, Brockway, Brookville, Clearfield, and St. Marys), along with the DuBois Dream and Penn State DuBois. 

Topics include:

-Does he sleep? He’s just three years into practice and operates four days a week, in the office one day and keeps things going with 10 physician extenders. He books 30-40 surgeries every week, which includes 10-12 joint replacements.

-We hear about his passion for his patients holistic experience and improving their overall medical conditions, including quitting smoking and weight loss to make them better prepared for surgery. His social media presence is about empowering patients with end-user stories and tools to be mentality prepared for their prehabilitation and intervention.

Find out more about Dr. Matt Varacallo here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Daniel Paull”

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This episode is brought to you by ModMed. To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visit modmed.com/orthopod. ModMed — it’s about time.

Dr. Daniel Paull is an orthopedic surgeon in solo private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the Founder and CEO of Easy Orthopedics, which is disrupting the healthcare status quo by cutting out all the middlemen and delivering relationship-based care that values time. He was frustrated with the way medical care was being delivered and didn’t want an insurance company or hospital administrator telling him what to do, and getting in the middle of the relationships that he builds with patients. It’s a unique story about grit and sweat equity to start something new to help patients.

Topics include:

-We hear his story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Paull has degrees from NYU and University of Miami and completed residency from University of Toledo in Ohio.

-Dr. Paull is off the beaten path in a solo private practice. Dr. Paull travels to the patient’s house, hotel or office in the Colorado Springs area. He will also take office appointments, sees patient’s at other practitioner’s offices, and also has telehealth visits available. Dr. Paull is a believer in relationship-based medicine and is able to spend more time with his patients.

Find out more about Dr. Daniel Paull here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Eric Smith”

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Eric L. Smith, M.D., FAOA is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint replacement, reconstructive surgery and revision surgery of the hip and knee at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Dr. Smith is Chief of Arthroplasty at NEBH where he is involved in the clinical care of patients, research and teaching. Dr. Smith plays an active role in the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship Program, where he provides advanced training to physicians in adult reconstructive surgery. 

Topics include:

-He’s a remarkable guest and hear about his time growing up in California, including his love for hunting. He spent 10 years of active duty in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. We hear about how he received the Meritorious Service Medal and hear about his amazing history in his time of service.

-He’s part of an Orthopedic Surgeon duo and married to Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin. She is the Surgical Director, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health and Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

-Dr. Smith tells us what’s new in the world of total knee replacement for patients.

Find out more about Dr. Eric Smith here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Oke Anakwenze”

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Oke Anakwenze, MD, MBA is an orthopedic surgeon and Chief of shoulder surgery at Duke. He is one of the hardest working surgeons and on top of it all, also recently completed his MBA. We hear about his passion for education and being a mentor, which he learned from his own mentor, Dr. Bill Levine.

Topics include:

-He grew up in Nigeria until 13 years old. He was told his career options included doctor, lawyer or engineer and is what helped drive him to become an orthopedic surgeon.

-We hear all about how he got to where he is today at Duke. He attended University of California, Davis for undergraduate and went on to complete his medical education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anakwenze then spent a year at Columbia University completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship. He then worked within the Kaiser system before venturing out to build his own surgical practice and outpatient joint replacement center. He also obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.

-“The Oke Way”: Believe in yourself and go after it. We hear all about his drive, passion for continuous learning and importance of mentorship. He’s already thinking about what he wants his legacy to be in the under 40 club.

Find out more about Dr. Oke Anakwenze here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Veronica Diaz”

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Dr. Veronica Diaz is a solo private practice orthopedic surgeon at Palm Beach Hand to Shoulder in Jupiter, FL. She has performed thousands of upper extremity procedures and has extensive training and experience in managing degenerative, traumatic, and sports-related conditions of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity.

Topics include:

-A native of Miami, Florida, we discuss her Cuban fire with family history in the medical field.

-Dr. Diaz graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. At Princeton, she was a member of The Tiger Inn, as well as the Women’s Varsity Swimming and Water Polo Teams. Dr. Diaz earned her medical doctorate from the University of Florida and completed her Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery in Pittsburgh. Dr. Diaz is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and an Active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

-Dr. Diaz is embracing technology as the Medical Director of Orthopedics at Modernizing Medicine where she helps with the development of the orthopedic platform and works with clients to help improve the software solution. She discusses how the EMR software intuitively adapts to your unique style of practice, remembers your preferences and aids clinical collaboration to streamline your entire process.

Find out more about Dr. Veronica Diaz here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Jim Williams”

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We’re continuing to share amazing stories of orthopedic surgeons who are passionate about advancing patient care. Dr. Jim Williams joins us for this episode to discuss his recent retirement as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic (Euclid). During his career he served as assistant team physician for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and as Head Team Physician at John Carroll University and many Cleveland area high schools. He is now the Chief Medical Advisor for Lazurite, who has developed a proprietary light and camera technology to create the modular ArthroFree™ wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery.

Topics include:

-Amazing fact that Dr. Williams is our first guest who has 5 generations of physicians in his family.

-We hear about the talk of the conference hall at AOSSM/AANA with ArthroFree. It also won The Ortho Show’s New Innovation award during the conference. The ArthroFree wireless system—surgical camera + receiver—is equipped with the Meridiem™ Light Engine (MLE™), and requires a fraction of the energy of comparable wired camera systems. The system is designed to simplify sterilization, decrease setup and breakdown times, and eliminate the need for the light source and the power source on the surgical tower. The ArthroFree wireless system will eliminate the hazards of fiber-optic cables, along with the need for camera cable management by surgical assistants. It’s close to hitting commercialization and have no doubt it will hit the stratosphere as soon as it’s available.

Find out more information about Dr. Jim Williams here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Lew Schon”

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Lew C. Schon, M.D., FAAOS, is Director of Orthopedic Innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. An internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Schon has more than 35 years’ experience in medicine and patient care. He has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine as well as Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Topics include:

-He’s our first guest who has blown a shofar on the show! We hear about his love for music with his group, The Stimulators, and how he found himself onstage with the Foo Fighters. It’s an incredible story how Dr. Schon was taking care of Foo Fighter frontman, David Grohl, after a nasty leg break and asked him to come onstage with him at Fenway Park. Watch Dr. Schon’s video singing The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” with the Foo Fighters here.

Find out more about Dr. Lew Schon here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – Gary Herschman-EBG Law

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We’re doing a pivot away from orthopedics, but addressing one of the most important topics in orthopedics, which is private equity. It’s one of the hottest areas right now for orthopedic practices to join together to scale, create a bond and take back the mission of how healthcare is delivered. It’s an incredibly complex topic to give our listeners baseline information in under 30 minutes. Gary Herschman breaks it down for us and is a M&A regulatory attorney at EBG Law. When health care companies undergo a major strategic transaction through mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, partnerships, buyouts, or new affiliations, Gary Herschman drives these important transactions to a successful closing. 

Topics include:

-Why is private equity interested in orthopedics?

-The benefits and fallacies of private equity

-Interested in finding out more about private equity and transaction options? Check out the 4th Annual Physician Transactions Conference on March 24th in Chicago, IL.

Find out more about Gary Herschman here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Joseph Abboud”

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Dr. Joseph Abboud is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders at Rothman Orthopaedics Institute.  He is an internationally recognized authority on the treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders.  He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and has recently completed his four year term as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Rothman.  During this time he worked with the executive leadership team to oversee a time of tremendous organizational growth of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

Topics include:

-His path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon, including being born in Beirut, Lebanon and immigrating to the U.S. at 5 years old. He’s been in Philadelphia since 10 years old and is most proud of the fact that he has been caring for patients in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, and South Jersey since the late 90’s. 

-He discusses kicking off the inaugural meeting of Shoulder360™ as a course chair. The concept of the meeting is to provide a comprehensive shoulder course focusing on shoulder repair and reconstructive surgery. The course chair’s are keeping the education engaging with tapping into the culture of South Beach and adding judges with commentary and scoring to panel discussions.

-We hear about how he recently completed the General Manager program at Harvard Business School to help further his business acumen and his recent course completion on the MIT Sloan Blockchain Program.

-We discuss the future technology of shoulder surgery to include balloon spacer for patients with difficult rotator cuff repairs.

Find out more about Dr. Joseph Abboud here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Javad Parvizi”

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This is a good one where you’ll want to intently listen with the incredible wisdom of Dr. Javad Parvizi. He is an American Board Certified, fellowship trained, Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Director of Clinical Research at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.  Dr. Parvizi has been at Rothman since 2003.  He holds the James Edwards Professor Chair of Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University.  He specializes in the management of young patients with hip disorders such as dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement and other complex hip and knee conditions.  He is a renowned world expert in the field of periprosthetic joint infection, joint preservation, and joint reconstruction. 

Topics include:

-He joined Rothman Orthopaedics in 2003 as the 13th physician and today, Rothman has over 250+ physicians. Dr. Parvizi tells us about the vision of Dr. Richard Rothman in creating Rothman Orthopedics and “private-medics,” where private practice comes together with academics.

-We discuss the creation of Parvizi Surgical Innovation (PSI), established in 2016, with a founding circle of 32 individuals. They follow an incubator model to evaluate innovative ideas with a product council, financing and resources.

-Only two of our guests have their own Wikipedia pages and Dr. Parvizi is one of them. Check out Dr. Parvizi’s page with his vast accolades and accomplishments here.

-We hear about where does he think we are going in the war on bacteria and infections?

-We also hear Dr. Parvizi’s great wisdom on innovation. He says it simplifies life, makes it more affordable and changes status quo positively.

Find out more about Dr. Parvizi here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Morteza Meftah”

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Dr. Morteza Meftah is a Hip and Knee Joint Reconstruction Specialist, Co-director of Robotic and Computer-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Chair, Center for Orthopedic Innovation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health and NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopedics.

His clinical practice and research focus on complex primary and revision total hip and knee replacements, including rapid post-surgical recovery, outpatient joint replacement surgery, opioid-sparing surgical pathways, peri-prosthetic fractures and infections, and robotic-assisted total joint replacement.

Topics include:

-His role as Chair of the Orthopedic Innovation Center. He helps us understand the differences between invention and innovation.

-We discuss the use of robotics and navigation with aiding precision during surgeries.

-We hear about the grit and challenges to get his start-up, Caira Surgical, launched.

Find out more about Dr. Morteza Meftah here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Hiro Sugaya

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Continuing to bring you the best of the best orthopedics with one of the most influential shoulder specialists in the world.

Hiroyuki Sugaya, President of the Tokyo Sports Orthopedic Clinic, joins us for this episode. He is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow. Dr. Sugaya has been dedicated to the treatment and research of shoulder & elbow injuries for over 20 years. He worked at the Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002, where he led the shoulder & elbow team for 18 years. During this time, he and his team published numerous clinical research articles based on vast clinical experiences regarding treatment for shoulder & elbow injuries.

Topics include:

-Discussing his research and expanding his network globally.

-Dr. Sugaya’s experience with Annecy Live Surgery: International Shoulder Advanced Course with Dr. Lafosse.

-Fitting in his hobbies of working out and golf when he can.

Find out more about Dr. Hiro Sugaya here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Kevin Plancher”

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Kevin Plancher, MD, MPH is the Founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Cornell University in New York. In addition, Dr. Plancher is the Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT.

Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive knowledge in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and as a League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures including: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He is also an expert in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements procedures. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a paticular interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes.

Topics include:

-Dr. Plancher’s story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, along with shared experiences and overlap with Dr. Sigman.

-We hear about his sports medicine fellowship, including stories with previous fellow, Dr. Shariff Bishai.

-We discuss Dr. Plancher’s responsibilities being named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). The BOS brings together the leaders of the 23 musculoskeletal societies to address advocacy, continuing medical education, research, and membership, residency, and fellowship issues. It also serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and promotes unity and collaboration between specialty societies and the Academy.

-Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He is the founder of the “Orthopaedic Summit: Evolving Techniques”, (OSET) a national conference. Tune in to hear about the intriguing “Journal of Retraction” session held at OSET. Find out more about OSET here.

Find out more about Dr. Kevin Plancher here.

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