Dr. Parekh gives his “Ortho-pinion” to ANationInMotion.org, a campaign created by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to showcase the value of orthopaedic care through the inspiring life stories of the millions of patients cared for by orthopaedic surgeons.
Read Duke Medicine’s October issue of “Clinical Practice Today” which includes informative articles, such as “Innovative Health Care Technologies Are Advancing Medical Practice: New products and applications offer dynamic solutions for physicians and patients” and a case study that describes how a successful double ankle replacement by Duke’s experienced foot and ankle team eliminated pain for one 72-year-old patient.
Think Like an Innovator: Tips from a Surgeon Entrepreneur
Selene G. Parekh, M.D., partner at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University, saw the value in educating fellow surgeons, residents and medical students on the business aspects of medicine to improve healthcare.
Dr. Parekh took a year off from medical school to earn his MBA, during which time he learned to expand his approach and seek innovative solutions. He completed a Healthcare Entrepreneurship Fellowship, learning how ideas progressed from concepts to marketing and product launches.