First, I cannot imagine what Dr. Ben Mauck’s family, friends, and Campbell Clinic are going through. What a horrific act, and I heard he was a great man and physician. My prayers are with his friends and family.
Today’s podcast is one I produced for one of the largest privately owned orthopaedic organizations in the United States. Campbell Clinic is based out of Memphis, Tennessee, and has been a leader nationally and internationally in orthopaedics since 1909.
And my guest this week is their Chief of Staff, Dr. Frederick Azar.
I’m choosing to release this interview on this podcast because Dr. Azar is straight to the point. He speaks to the power of a rich 114-year history, the benefit of staying private and maintaining control of their operation, everything that a physician must do to keep the patient first, and how robotics, ai, and innovation are influencing the field of orthopaedics, plus much more.
Dr. Azar attended the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee- Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and biomedical engineering and a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Azar is the past president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, a Member of ALSAC St. Jude Board of Directors and Governors, a team physician the Memphis Grizzlies, the University of Memphis, American Professional Soccer team 901 FC, plus much more.
Please enjoy this week’s episode with Dr. Frederick Azar!