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Tag: retirement

Perspectives of Retirement

By Richard S. Smith, MD I would like to add my perspectives on my recent retirement to this edition of ASSH Perspectives.  In February, 2021, I retired after over 30 years of practice.  This was a planned event centered around my youngest daughter’s graduation from medical school in June, 2020, and the expiration of my […]

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Hand Doctor

By Barry P. Simmons, MD Education sets the stage for our successful careers. I was fortunate to have wonderful Hand Surgery mentors, Raoul Tubiana in Paris and Ed Nalebuff, Dick Smith, and Lewis Millender in Boston. They not only were teachers but also instilled in me the excitement about care of the upper extremity. Each had their “special […]

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On Retirement

By David Wong, MD After 28 years of the private practice of hand surgery I recently decided to retire. I am in great health and nearly all of my peers are still working. I loved operating and being able to positively impact so many lives. I will miss all the great people I was privileged […]

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Physician Burnout: Don’t Let it Happen to You!

By Gregory Hanker, MD Life is wonderful!  Make certain that you have time to enjoy it.  As we enter the “golden years,” slow down and eventually retirement looms just over the horizon.  As physicians, we are dedicated to our career and tend to work hard long into our senior years.  But a slowdown will inevitably […]

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Managing Cognitive Dissonance During The Retirement Journey

By Robert V. Sypher, Jr., MD Elective retirement from a challenging and emotionally rewarding surgical career is no small task.  The choices are as myriad as the spectrum of personalities we bring to our training programs and career trajectories.  There are common themes and thoughts that all highly motivated surgeons must process once one faces the […]

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Hand Surgery Practice In Retirement

By Robert L. Horner, MD Doors have been opened because I choose to be a Hand Surgeon. There had been a limit for membership to 100 in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand –but, just in time for me, that arbitrary number was upped to 125, and I was elected to membership in […]

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