June 4, 2019 | Issue 4
To respect and improve the national academic landscape by freely providing best practice in business and leadership content to as many academic faculty leaders and administrators as possible to optimize their performance and that of the musculoskeletal enterprises they manage."
Dr. Lisa Lattanza to join Yale School of Medicine as chair of orthopedics and rehabilitation
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Lattanza, MD, has accepted an appointment as chair of Yale School of Medicine's department of orthopedics and rehabilitation as well as chief of orthopedics at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. She will begin her tenure on Sept. 1.

"To me, this opportunity means being able to create and provide a collaborative and inclusive environment where surgeons, residents and staff can thrive and reach their full potential. This leads first and foremost to better patient care but also to innovation and career satisfaction," said Dr. Lattanza.

Dr. Kyle Hammond unveiled as Atlanta Falcons head team physician
Dr. Kyle Hammond, an orthopedic surgeon at the Emory Sports Medicine Center, has been named the Atlanta Falcons’ head team physician after serving as an associate team physician for the organization over the last three years, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday. 

Andrew D. Pearle, MD, Named Next Chief of the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) announced that Andrew D. Pearle, MD, will succeed Bryan T. Kelly, MD, as chief of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute.

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PODCAST: Orthopedics in the New Millennium: The Evolution of the Business of Orthopedic and Spine Medicine
Roger Strode, Partner and Health Care Attorney discusses orthopedics in the new millennium and the evolution of the business of orthopedic and spine medicine. Roger is joined by Dr. Todd Albert, Surgeon in Chief, Chief Medical Officer, and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

The next 5 years in spine: 5 surgeons on technology to watch
Five spine surgeons, including Roger Hartl, MD, Director of Spine Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, discuss where they expect technology to evolve over the next half-decade.

150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019
Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019" list, which highlights multiple AOC member hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

NEOMED gets $500,000 grant to help train doctors to treat opioid abuse
Northeast Ohio Medical University has received a $500,000 grant to help create a medical school curriculum on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment that will be used at all seven of the state’s medical schools. The grant comes from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. NEOMED will work with the six other Ohio medical schools to develop the curriculum.

4,182 patient study finds knee pain increases mortality
A new prospective cohort study of 4,182 men and women ≥45 years of age found that knee pain—with or without radiographic osteoarthritis (OA)—correlates with higher rates of death. This new study was conducted by a team of scientists from the University of North Carolina Thurston Arthritis Research Center at Chapel Hill in collaboration with Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

20 healthcare organizations recognized for revenue cycle performance
Three integrated delivery systems, three health systems, including Geisinger, seven individual hospitals, one critical access hospital and six physician practices received the Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2019 MAP Award for high performance in revenue cycle. Read more >>
16% of orthopedic surgeons in multispecialty group practices — 6 statistics
Orthopedic surgeons largely remain independent, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report 2019. Read more >>
Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s Rachel Thompson, M.D., Travels to Colombia to Treat Children and Give Them a Chance to Grow and Play Well
As part of its commitment to advancing pediatric orthopaedics worldwide, Rachel Thompson, M.D., of Orthopaedic Institute for Children, has traveled to Colombia to give children in that country the chance to grow well and play well as all children should. Dr. Thompson is associate director of the UCLA/OIC Center for Cerebral Palsy. Read more >>
‘Protective’ headgear does not prevent sport-related concussions in soccer players, UW study shows
The use of protective headgear among high school soccer players does not result in fewer or less severe sport-related concussions compared to players who wear no headgear at all, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).  Read more >>
Concussion summit focuses on science behind brain injury 
Stanford's one-day summit explored advances in the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury. Read more >>
Outpatient vs. Inpatient infection risk data from Mayo
Noting the lack of data on the safety of using single-dose perioperative antibiotic in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, evaluated 296 UKAs: 40 outpatients who received single-dose antibiotics and 256 inpatients who received 24-hour antibiotics. Read more >>
OBERD Surgical Notes Solution Increases Surgeon Efficiency
In partnership with Dr. Joseph Abboud of the Rothman Institute, Dr. Anand Murthi of the Medstar Union Hospital/MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, and Dr. John-Erik Bell, an orthopedic surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, OBERD has developed a system to efficiently collect and manage surgeon-entered and other objective data for shoulder and elbow surgeries. Read more >>
U.S. Direct Anterior Approach (Total Hip Replacement) Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023
The US direct anterior approach market is expected to reach a market value of USD 23,129.1 million by 2023 from USD 16,838 million in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023. Read more >>
Register Now! Academic Orthopaedic Business & Leadership Symposium for Orthopaedic Faculty
November 15-16, 2019
Bring your leadership team to our Top Rated AOC Business & Leadership Symposium for Orthopaedic
Chairs, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, and faculty who aspire to serve in these roles. Meeting is high level
engagement and attended by Presidents and Past Presidents of the major orthopaedic associations and
last year we had 68 attendees with 100% rating the Symposium either an A or an A-.

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With respect to faculty recruitment, it is apparent that in academics we mainly hire each other’s graduates. And we pay for expensive ads and recruitment firms to make these connections!

The AOC lets all Departments post jobs they are recruiting directly to the AOC Job Listings site at no cost for up to 1 year!

Examples of the job postings include, but are not limited to:
  • Physicians (Orthopaedic, Primary Care, Podiatry, Physiatry)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Chief Administrative Officers
  • Clinical Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers
Below are current openings posted on the AOC Job Listings site:
Dr. Roy W. Sanders: challenges in orthopedics, new payment models and surgeon opportunities

Roy W. Sanders, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, focused on acute trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction, as well as foot and ankle surgery. He is president and CMO of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service and current chairman of University of South Florida's (Tampa, Fla.) department of orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Sanders provides his insight into the challenges facing orthopedic surgeons today, how new payment models are affecting orthopedics and where he sees the biggest opportunity to advance the field.
October 1-3, 2019
AOC Annual Meeting for Administrators

Boston, MA
Enrollment now open!

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November 15-16, 2019
Academic Orthopaedic Business & Leadership Symposium for Orthopaedic Faculty

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Click here to register >>
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Tiffany A. Nickel
Communications Specialist, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Digital Marketing Specialist, AOC
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Michael R. Gagnon, MBA

Founder & CEO
Academic Orthopaedic Consortium
Chief Administrative Officer- Emeritus
Duke University Orthopaedics

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