Clinical Work & Research
The fellow dedicates approximately 70% of time to clinical work: roughly one day per week in the clinic and three days per week in the operating room. The remaining time is dedicated to a combination of research, practice management and policy-oriented activities including shadowing Dell Med’s chair of surgery and perioperative care, Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA, as he works with stakeholders to build, implement and evaluate value-based delivery and payment models in Austin and throughout the country. Bozic is a member of the executive committee and chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry, so the fellow also has the opportunity to shape the future of outcomes measurement and reporting for total joint replacement patients in the U.S.
The fellow also works closely with the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Dell Med, Karl Koenig, M.D., M.S. Koenig has directed the development and implementation of the unique integrated practice unit care model that is employed at the Musculoskeletal Institute. The fellow also has the opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary health services research team led by dedicated research faculty, Prakash Jayakumar, M.D., Ph.D., consisting of health economists, biometricians, social scientists and design engineers to pursue their own research interests while helping further the institute’s multifaceted research goals including value-based payment and novel health care delivery models.
Clinical & Teaching Conferences
The fellow is actively engaged in both organizing and participating in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education activities.