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Building a Successful Practice – Charlotte, NC

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - February 4 @ 12:00 pm

National Course

The Foundation for Physician Advancement (FPA) courses focus on building critical knowledge and leadership skills for young surgeons to advocate for themselves and their patients.

This weekend program will discuss preparing for, and building, a practice as an early career surgeon in a value-based care environment. The more physicians can prepare for this transition, the better positioned they will be to care for their patients, reduce burnout, and lead clinical decision making in their subspecialty

The faculty represent various subspecialties, tenures, and practice models.
The course will be a mixture of general session panels, small table discussions, and sponsored skills labs.


  • Emily Ast Esq
  • Michael Ast, MD, FAAOS
  • Neil Badlani, MD, MBA
  • Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, FAAOS
  • Janet Carlson, MSN, BSN, CRN, NE-BC
  • Brian Culp, MD, FAAOS
  • Cynthia Emory, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS
  • Dana Jacoby, MBA
  • Ryan Nunley, MD, FAAOS
  • Marney Reid – Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Director
  • Maryrose Roberts
  • Susanne Roberts, MD
  • Augustus (AJ) Rush III, MD
  • Kate Lee Smith, Senior Dir. Strategy & Business Development, FPA
  • Bryan Springer, MD – Course Chair
  • Jessica Woodcock, MD
  • Richard Yoon, MD, FAAOS, FIOTA

View Faculty Bios


  • What I wish I knew before I signed my first contract
  • Working with industry
  • Introduction to employment contracts
  • Case study review – junior and senior partner interactions
  • Compensation models with billing and coding considerations
  • FPA KOLs – Innovation and technology from industry leaders
  • Financial literacy – the psychology of money
  • Private equity and super groups
  • Building your personal brand
  • ASC migration – clinical and financial considerations
  • Operations 101: what every surgeon should know
  • Consulting considerations: protecting your intellectual property
  • Meet the FPA sponsors
  • Skills labs


February 2 @ 3:30 pm
February 4 @ 12:00 pm