Department Leadership Forum

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Monday, May 24, 2021
8:00pm – 9:30pm EDT

Register here.

Note: To register, select Virtual AOA Annual Leadership Meetings or Summer CORD Conference. This session is included in both ticket types.


This discussion will be facilitated by Paul Dougherty, MD, FAOA; Mitchel B. Harris, MD, FAOA; Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD; and Mary I. O’Connor, MD, FAOA. Each is a Department Chair representing one of three types of organizations: institution, traditional academic department, and large health care group. Each speaker will initiate dialogue from the perspective of his/her department.

What is changing for musculoskeletal healthcare organizations?

  • How will the organizational structure differ for the future?
  • Will the traditional departments go to the “service line” or institute model, which incorporates a larger number of midlevels, physical therapy, physical medicine, and nonoperative orthopaedic surgeons

What is changing for education?

  • Use of simulation
  • More assessments

After completion of the session, participants will be familiar with:

  • Trends in the delivery of orthopaedics in different healthcare organizations
  • Changes in how future surgical education might be conducted for residents, fellows, and post-graduation