Drs. Rich Gilbert, Patrick Connor & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making the news

Written by Alan Condon | November 26, 2019 | Print  |

Here are five orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week.

Rich Gilbert, MD, CEO of private equity-backed Orthopedic Care partners, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about his company's partnership with Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic and the future of private equity in orthopedics.

Jeffrey Dugas, MD, performed a primary revision procedure on the left elbow of former Los Angeles Dodger and current free-agent pitcher Rich Hill. Dr. Dugas is an orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala. He serves as medical director for USA Cheer and associate medical director for WWE.

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Ark.) welcomed orthopedic surgeon Bryan Smith, MD, to its practice. Dr. Smith spent four years working as a physical therapist before returning to school to complete and orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship.

Patrick Connor, MD, performed arthroscopic surgery on the left shoulder of NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin at Charlotte (N.C.) Surgery Center. Dr. Connor of Charlotte-based OrthoCarolina repaired Mr. Hamlin's torn labrum. His racing team expects him to make a full recovery for the 2020 season.

Eric Gordon, MD, returned to Georgia last month to join the sports medicine practice at Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional's Oconee Health Campus in Watkinsville. Dr. Gordon is a sports medicine surgeon specializing in advanced arthroscopic treatment of complex sports injuries and disorders of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.

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