Tampa, FL., Oct 13, 2022 – SurgeonMasters CEO Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, PCC recognized as the 2022 Community Surgeon Achievement Award recipient by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and American Fracture Association (AFA). Dr. Smith was recognized for his contributions to education and research in orthopaedic trauma at the Welcome Reception of the 2022 OTA Annual Meeting.
“I feel incredibly honored to be recognized for the Community Surgeon Achievement Award by my peers at the Orthopedic Trauma Association and American Fracture Association. This honor makes me reflect on the opportunity I’ve had to contribute to my community through my profession. I am humbled to have my work in education and surgeon wellness recognized by my peers and the leaders of the OTA. Based upon my observations, I am optimistic that we will see substantial progress over the next decade.” – Jeffrey M Smith, MD, FACS, PCC
The recipient of this prestigious award must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Demonstrated outstanding community orthopaedic contributions.
- Dedicated his/her professional life to excellence in research and education at all community levels.
- Personal qualities of integrity, compassion and leadership in orthopaedic trauma.
About Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, PCC
Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith is a practicing Orthopaedic Traumatologist, Director of the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, and a surgeon coach. With over 20 years of experience within an academic and private practice, he has learned to cope with the ups and downs of being a performance-driven surgeon and even experienced some episodes of burnout during his career. Through his personal experience and research, he has developed his own methodology for performance improvement – The 8 PRACTICEs of Highly Successful Surgeons, techniques that address resilience training, professional development, leadership training, surgeon wellness and burnout prevention. Dr. Smith continues to be driven by his passion to positively impact the lives of his patients recovering from injury as well as other Surgeons to transform their habits inside and outside the operating room with the goal of creating sustainable, lifestyle-friendly surgical practices.
Our mission at SurgeonMasters is to empower more surgeons around the world to make positive and lasting improvements in their lives. We achieve this through surgeon-to-surgeon coaching and coaching training programs designed to support surgeons’ personal and professional wellness.
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