On this episode, Kash and Pete are joined by Marc Swiontkowski - editor of the JBJS and legend of orthopaedics!

0:00 Intro

5:22 Chip Routt

14:20 Marc's Residency

17:30 Common Operations During Residency

22:05 Problem Factors

24:35 Memorable Operations

26:30 JBJS

48:15 Pay to Publish

53:00 What do you value?

56:00 Delivering Trials

59:00 Predictions

1:09:50 Rehab

1:11:01 Mohit Bhandari

1:13:20 Leadership

1:20:00 Mentors

1:22:00 What's Next?

Dr. Swiontkowski is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He specialises in trauma, fractures, non-unions, malunions, children's fractures, osteomyelitis, and leg length inequality. Dr. Swiontkowski received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of Washington, then went to Davos, Switzerland where he completed a research fellowship at the Laboratory for Experimental Surgery. He began his work as Associate Professor at the Vanderbilt University where he helped establish the state of Tennesee’s first level one trauma centre.

Dr. Swiontkowski then moved to the University of Washington as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington from 1988-1997. From September 1997 through October 2007, he held the position of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Since then, Dr. Swiontkowski has held the position of Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota and was CEO of TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, MN from 2007- 2015.

He now holds the roles of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and continues as a Professor at the University of Minnesota. He has received many honours nationally and internationally throughout his celebrated career, especially for his research and clinical achievements. Some of these include: Board of Directors Mid America Orthopaedic Association Past president of the American Orthopaedic Association and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Director Emeritus of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Medical Specialties Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

This is a very informative and enjoyable podcast for all who are fans of Marc's work, as well as for those who are discovering him for the first time.

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