Dr. Richard Rothman retires from surgery at 81, but still plans on a 60-hour work week — 3 insights


With 50 years of experience and up to 50,000 joint replacements performed, Richard Rothman, MD, PhD, retired from surgery at 81 years of age, according to philly.com.

Here are three things to know.

1. Dr. Rothman is the founder of the Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute, which employs 171 physicians.

2. Dr. Rothman will still work about 60 hours a week. Among other activities, he will see patients pre- and postoperatively and help two Chinese firms, an orthopedic implant manufacturer and a group of private hospitals, in which he is a minority investor.

3. He previously served as editor-in-chief and is currently the emeritus editor of The Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Rothman developed the Accolade total hip system, which has been used in over 200,000 patients.

Click here to learn Dr. Rothman's key to developing a business that has grown 15-20% annually for the past 45 years.

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