Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership: An AOA Podcast

The American Orthopaedic Association

Members and affiliates of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) interview guests to highlight lessons in orthopaedic leadership. Interviews include orthopaedic leaders, faculty and leaders within orthopaedic departments at academic institutions and large practices, health care system leaders, rising leaders, and other medical leaders. Thanks to @iampetermartin for his contribution of introduction and conclusion jazz music. read less
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Episodes

Trends and Innovations in Orthopaedics: A CEO’s Perspective With Guest Cheryl Blanchard, PhD
Sep 27 2022
Trends and Innovations in Orthopaedics: A CEO’s Perspective With Guest Cheryl Blanchard, PhD
Trends and Innovations in Orthopaedics: A CEO’s Perspective Hosts Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA and Alexander Aleem, MD sit down with Cheryl Blanchard, BS, MS, PhD, president and CEO of Anika Therapeutics, to discuss how the company is driving technological innovations to benefit patients, orthopaedic surgeons, payors, and health care organizations.Dr. Blanchard discusses how new orthopaedic trends impact the development process and shape product offerings. She describes how the 2020 acquisitions of Arthrosurface and Parcus Medical have dramatically shortened Anika’s innovation cycles to deliver greater value to physicians, patients, and shareholders.  The conversation touches on Dr. Blanchard’s career journey, merging her expertise in medicine, engineering, and business to becoming a leader of a multi-national orthopaedics corporation.  She provides perspectives on challenging yourself professionally, including experiencing new things and not being afraid to accept a challenge.Dr. Blanchard assumed the role of Anika’s president and chief executive officer in April 2020. She has served as president and CEO of Microchips Biotech, held senior executive positions at Zimmer-Biotech, and provided strategic consulting services to medical device companies and private equity clients. Dr. Blanchard currently serves as director of Vigil Neuroscience and Daré Bioscience.  Dr. Blanchard received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and received her B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.Anika (NASDAQ: ANIK) is a global joint preservation company committed to delivering meaningful advancements in early intervention orthopedic care, including osteoarthritis pain management, regenerative solutions, soft tissue repair, and bone preserving joint technologies.
Connecting in Person: An Interview with Dr. Steve Frick, 2022 Annual Meeting Program Chair
May 16 2022
Connecting in Person: An Interview with Dr. Steve Frick, 2022 Annual Meeting Program Chair
On today’s episode of Lessons in Orthopedic Leadership, our hosts Dr. Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA and Dr. Alexander Aleem, MD interview Dr. Steven Frick. Dr. Frick is the Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Stanford University and is the Program Chair for the AOA's 135th Annual Leadership Meeting in Providence this June. Dr. Frick tells us all about the meaningful, cutting edge content that has been assembled and the opportunities to connect in-person after the pandemic prevented that for a couple of years.The AOA Program Committee relied on membership to submit content ideas for symposia and forums, and this year’s meeting contains a focus on the need for more diversity in orthopaedics, a look at the future of orthopaedics for up and coming leaders, and how different organizations can work in tandem.The first symposium will be about how to build a great orthopaedic department for the next decade, and we’ll hear the data on some challenges that face orthopaedic leaders who are building their departments. Secondly, there will be a very interesting symposium on how artificial intelligence can help us in our clinics.The third symposium is about gender justice in academic medicine, with Charles Day, MD, MBA, FAOA,  Ann E. Van Heest, MD, FAOA, Kim Templeton, MD, FAOA, and Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA.Symposium four will explore the importance of good science and the foundational necessity of excellent research.Symposium five will be all about the role of the AOA and how different organizations should relate and encourage leadership in the world of orthopedics.Symposium six will dissect the topic of leadership and education during and after Covid 19. Dr. Frick reminds us on the episode that a leader’s role is to adapt and move forward; the pandemic has changed things and it’s important to define how to lead and teach in this new normal. In addition to those topics, come join us to hear from external talent that will lead us to tackle our leadership challenges in new and better ways.Register for the meeting:https://www.aoassn.org/2022-annual-leadership-meeting/Read more on Dr. Frick:www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/doctor/steven-l-frick
Resident Leadership Development
Mar 25 2022
Resident Leadership Development
On this episode of the AOA Lessons in Orthopaedic leadership, Charles Goldfarb, MD, FAOA and Alexander Aleem, MD speak to Tessa Balach, MD, FAOA and Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAOA. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey will co-chair the CORD Conference on the 25th of March in Chicago and the Summer CORD Conference in Providence, June 17-18, 2022.After a brief introduction, the Drs. Balach and Mulcahey speak about the boom in resident leadership development, noting the breadth of knowledge that applicants and residents have about the world ahead of them. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey discuss  how teaching leadership and soft skills brings excitement to their roles, noting these skills are also transferrable outside of academic medicine. They share how coaching, providing advice and feedback, as well as teaching leadership subconsciously through role modeling are all important topics for resident education.  We learn how focusing on topics related to emotional intelligence and growth mindset can allow us to take advantage of other opportunities. Dr. Goldfarb shares a statement he read recently from Harvard Business Review that said in coaching and giving feedback it is important that both parties be in the right frame of mind to give and receive feedback. The group advise Residents to not be afraid to ask your program director about what opportunities are out there for you. Drs. Balach and Mulcahey share  information about the upcoming CORD Conference and how they are extremely looking forward to the debate style discussions!If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe so you never miss a new episode, and leave us a 5 star review so we can grow and reach a wider community, helping us to keep doing what we’re doing. Thanks for listening! Music:Special thanks to Peter Martin of Peter Martin Music, Inc (@iampetermartin) for the jazz introduction and conclusion