Please wait...

Category: September 2019

Hand surgeons do a wonderful job of recognizing those that trained them and helped them become the physicians they are today. For September, we asked our members to tell us about their biggest role models. Members describe their influences in the OR, at home, and elsewhere.

Meet my Role Model, Dr. Frankenstein!

By H. Utkan Aydin, MD When I look behind to find out who my role model was, I don’t see a single person, but many different personalities who contributed to my current  modus operandi in hand surgery with their distinct aspects. Like Marcus Aurelius wrote in his first book, Meditations, each person we interact for […]

Read more

Fun and Fulfillment in Community Service

By Barry J. Gainor, MD As physicians, our focus is dedication to serving our patients, but we all have gifts or talents that can be shared with our community. Doctors can mentor youngsters at risk, advocate for political or legislative change, staff a summer camp for special needs kids, participate in outreach clinics for the underserved, volunteer at […]

Read more

Who Is Your Biggest Role Model?

By Steven M. Green, MD Answer: My Father. I hope the following will help the reader understand how I could reach this conclusion without a moment’s hesitation. My Father’s Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City (now known as the NYU-Langone Orthopedic Hospital) was interrupted when, during World […]

Read more

How I Got Here

By David A. Kulber, MD, FACS In the song by the Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime,” David Byrne inflects, “You may ask yourself, how did I get here?” As I approach my 25th year in practice, no longer the “young gun,” I find myself looking around at my surroundings both at home and at […]

Read more

My Grandfather

By Brett Michelotti, MD The son of Italian immigrants, born in 1926, and part of the greatest generation. He learned the value of hard work by observing his father, a blacksmith, work countless hours to provide food and shelter for himself, his mother, and two other siblings. He understood what it meant to grow up […]

Read more

Humility and Honesty

By Joe A. Rosenbaum, MD I’ve been lucky enough to learn from some outstanding surgeons during my training. Some had a certain area of expertise or an interest where they were on the forefront, performing cutting-edge research. However, one of my fellowship mentors in particular stands out as my biggest role model, and it’s got […]

Read more

Professor George A. Anderson

By Dr. Binu P. Thomas, MBBS, DOrth, MS Orth, FIMSA My role model in Hand Surgery is my teacher, mentor, and former colleague, Professor George A. Anderson, MBBS, MS Orth, MNAMS, MCh Orth L’Pool, FRCS Eng, FACS. My earliest rendezvous with Prof Anderson was in 1992 after hearing him deliver a lecture at one of […]

Read more