Michael Ast, MD, FAAOS
Chief Medical Innovation Officer
Vice-Chair, HSS Innovation Institute
Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical education typically focuses on patient diagnosis, treatment, and [surgical] technique. This leaves a void when it comes to important concepts such as building and managing a practice, participating in the business of healthcare leadership, and advancing the goals of value-based care. The FPA allows physicians to teach the next generation of healthcare leaders to be not only great doctors but also active voices for their patients, their practice and the larger healthcare system.
Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, FAAOS
Chief: Division of Adult Reconstruction
Fellowship Director: Total Joint
Duke University Medical Center
There are education gaps in surgical training that occur at the residency and the Fellowship level, such as teaching people how to build and run a successful practice. Since academic faculty have so much to cover from a clinical standpoint, the business side gets left behind. Those gaps are what this Foundation was created to address in the form of courses, mentoring and other educational platforms as the Foundations grows.