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Advancing patient care through the sharing of ideas and information




Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Joint Replacements”

Dr. Sigman and our latest guest, Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, recently met and through this episode, we hear they share a lot of connections. Orthopedics is such a large profession and is a small world with so many common threads. Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf is an orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Health who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and is a full Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Interesting episode to hear his upbringing in Israel and...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Professor”

Continuing to bring you the best of the best on The Ortho Show. Excited to have the official fact checker of our show this week, Dr. William Levine. He listens to each episode and then critiques it to Dr. Sigman. :) He is a nationally and globally renowned specialist in arthroscopic and open shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery, and sports medicine. He is Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he holds the Frank E....


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Regenerative Medicine”

Regenerative medicine is a complicated space and we get key questions answered for our listeners during this episode. What is PRP? What are stem cells? Does it work? Does it not work? Is it worth the extra money? Who do I go to? We discuss these key questions with Dr. Steven Sampson, one of the nation's pioneers in regenerative medicine. He's a top sports medicine doctor in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and is internationally recognized in the field of non-surgical orthopedics. Dr. Sampson...


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

"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...


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Trauma Injuries and Rehabilitation”

Dr. Nirav Amin is an orthopedic surgeon at Restore Orthopedics Spine and Sports Center in Southern California. We discussed a timely topic on potential challenges with Tiger Woods fractures and injuries suffered in a car accident on February 23rd. Dr. Amin and Dr. Sigman are not treating physicians to Tiger Woods and discuss their past history treating these type of injuries and potential challenges in recovery. Find out more about Dr. Nirav Amin here. Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for...


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The OG of Box Openers”

Medical device sales reps, listen in! Ciro Roemer, former Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices for North America, joins us for this episode. You're going to want to write down these pearls of wisdom from a top orthopedic executive with 35 years of industry experience. He joined us when he was enjoying his first week of retirement. Topics include: -It's a team effort from medical device manufacturers to the surgeons for the best patient outcomes -Advice from an...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “International Rockstar”

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...


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Rising Star of Shoulder “

Quite a resume with our guest during this episode, including writing a textbook (not a chapter or excerpt, but fill-on textbook!), "Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery." Dr. Namdari is a shoulder and elbow surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is committed to evidence-based medicine and discuss some of his key research in upper extremity. Other discussion topics include: -Importance of education in residency and fellowships -Shout out...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “36,000-Foot View”

We're taking the 36,000-foot view with all the things being done right in the orthopedic space. Joining us for this episode, we have one of the great non-orthopedic leaders in the orthopedic service line, anesthesiologist and pediatrician, Dr. Zeev Kain. Adding to his long list of accomplishments, he's a professor at UCI and Yale, as well as founder and President for American College of Perioperative Medicine. We keep bringing you the best of the best in orthopedics. Discussion topics...


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Cartilage King of the West”

When you think of cartilage, you think of Dr. Bert Mandelbaum. Other Fro titles for Dr. Mandelbaum include "Defenders of ACL's" and the "OG and pioneer of orthopedic medical care for soccer in the US." The key discussion points include: -Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is now the largest sports medicine fellowship in the world and discussed taking the legacy of Kerlan-Jobe to the next level with research -His mission of concepts, techniques and technology with commitment in fellowship to...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Chutzpah Episode”

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...


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

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...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Patients are Customers”

Based on volume, we have the #1 arthroplasty surgeon in New York for this episode. Find out how Dr. Andrew Wickline has low complication rates, keeps cost low and has the lowest opioid use in the nation with his detailed attention to patient education. He treats his patients like customers with positive outcomes with his protocols. Dr. Andrew Wickline discusses: -Constantly learning from his colleagues. He travels once per quarter to operate with other surgeons to learn something new...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Roboto”

We're continuing to bring you more of the best of the best in the orthopedic industry. We have Dr. Cory Calendine this week, orthopedic surgeon extraordinaire who specializes in robotic joint replacement. He is “savoring life to the bone,” pun intended. Topics include: -Passion for building brand on social media by connecting to his patients through education. He uses a little bit of everything to get information out with videos, posts and even haiku's! -Generating positive energy for his...


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Godfather of Orthopedics”

If you are in orthopedics, you likely know our guest this week, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum. Remember the early 90's orthopedic website, Did you know Dr. Kirschenbaum coded and built the website? Outside of his nickname as The Godfather of Orthopedics, Dr. Sigman has also dubbed him the "Creator of Orthopedics on the Internet." It's an information packed episode on: -BronxCare's mission of high quality and cost reduction of medical care -Partnership in Episode of...