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Building a Successful Practice – Northeast

November 23 @ 9:30 am - November 24 @ 12:30 pm

Regional 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, in Philadelphia, PA, 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.

Course Attendees

This is open to Orthopaedic surgeons in all subspecialties and is a non CME program:
  • PGY4 & PGY5
  • Fellows
  • Surgeons in their first three years of practice


  • Vinay Aggarwal, MD
  • Emily Ast Esq
  • Michael Ast, MD, FAAOS
  • Alexander Butler, MD
  • Antonia Chen, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS – Course Co-Chair
  • Brian Culp, MD, FAAOS
  • Carl Herndon, MD
  • Dana Jacoby, MBA
  • Amrit Khalsa, MD
  • Chad Krueger, MD, FAOA, FAAOS
  • Nana O. Sarpong, MD
  • Stephane Owusu-Sarpong, MD
  • Marney Reid
  • Maryrose Roberts
  • Susanne Roberts, MD
  • Joshua Rozell, MD – Course Co-Chair
  • Neil Sheth, MD, FAOA, FAAOS
  • Kate Lee Smith, Senior Dir. Strategy & Business Development, FPA
  • Richard Yoon, MD, FAAOS, FIOTA

View Faculty Bios


  • Faculty review: what to consider before signing your contract
  • When and how to work with industry
  • Negotiation strategy and employment contract watch outs
  • Junior and senior partner dynamics
  • Compensation models with billing and coding considerations
  • FPA KOLs – Innovation and technology
  • Financial literacy – the future of the Orthopaedic industry
  • What Private Equity (PE) means for the career surgeons
  • Building your personal brand
  • Addressing physician burnout in today’s healthcare setting
  • Meet the FPA sponsors
  • Skills labs


November 23 @ 9:30 am
November 24 @ 12:30 pm