Cohosts Alexander Aleem, MD, FAOA, and Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, FAOA interview David Ring, MD, PhD, FAOA, about his role as Moderator for Symposium 5: Culture of Safety Across All Professional Endeavors, at the 2023 AOA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Ring discusses his personal experience with culture of safety and how it has evolved in the fifteen years that he spent at Massachusetts General Hospital as the chair of orthopaedic and patient safety committee. He shared his perspective on the importance of patient safety and how doctors can help each other in order to create a safer hospital system. 

David Ring, MD, PhD, FAOA is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the Upper Extremity Clinical Director of UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in hand to shoulder surgery, of which common problems include pain, numbness, injury, infection, or a bump. Additionally, Dr. Ring is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and a courtesy professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Health Social Work and the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.