Dr. Alex Jahangir, MD, FAOA, an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, spoke with Dr. Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, about the governmental influence on change of culture in orthopaedics.

Dr. Jahangir shared his experience as the Chair of the Board of Health and the COVID-19 Taskforce, during the global pandemic. Taking on this government position allowed Dr. Jahangir to see what matters most to the community of Nashville regarding Health and Safety. He found that physicians need to build relationships with patients so they can have trust in the methods that doctors advocate for. A sense of trust and transparency between government officials and the community are also a necessity to address everyone’s issues. Dr. Jahangir is optimistic about the future of orthopaedics and believes that establishing good relationships and civil discourse are an investment in the successful future of the orthopaedic profession.