Listen to our episode on Physician Burnout, Passive Income, Contracts, + More  as Dr. Atanda gives us an excellent overview! 

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Alfred Atanda Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware where he serves as the Chief of the Center for Sports Medicine, the Director of Clinician Well-Being, and is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

His clinical interests include sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, general pediatric orthopedics, and injury prevention in youth athletes. With his expertise in these areas, he is frequently invited to teach and lecture locally, regionally, and nationally.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedic surgery, at Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine surgery, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

His future goals and aspirations are to re-imagine how healthcare is delivered by leveraging digital health and telemedicine technology to appropriately triage, navigate, evaluate, and treat orthopedic patients. He is the chief editor of the world’s first textbook solely dedicated to telemedicine in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and he has also launched a telemedicine concierge service for the parents of youth athletes: “ SportsLinkMD”.

He is a physician expert for numerous telemedicine companies providing strategic advice and e- consultations to urgent care, emergency department, and primary care physicians, as well as a second opinions directly to patients. In his administrative role, he has been working to optimize the physician experience, bringing awareness to the many ramifications of physician burnout, lack of well-being, and physician suicide. He is a motivational speaker at wellness spas and resorts and is in the planning phases of developing a physician well-being podcast for the orthopedic surgery educational platform “OrthoBullets”.


We cover:

  • Types of practice
  • How to choose a specialty
  • Different types of jobs
  • What to look for on contracts
  • Physician burnout
  • + much more

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