Medical Device Reps Podcast: Dr. William Kurtz

Device Nation heads to Music City for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Will Kurtz!   We talk about his patents, branding, social media, and what can help make surgeons successful in todays environment….and (a first for the show) we talk to one of his reps, Zach!

Dr. William B. Kurtz is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and kneereplacements.  Dr. Kurtz holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and graduated medical school from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas with Alpha Omega Alpha honors distinction. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstructive joint surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He is now currently on the medical staff at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery, and Centennial Medical Center.

Dr. Kurtz currently serves as the President of the TOA board, as the Chief of Orthopedics at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, on the surgical advisor board for both the custom Conformis knee and hip replacements, and on the OrthoForum board. He has developed both knee and hip replacement implants and holds over 14 patents. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Tennessee Orthopedic Society, and the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society. He has continued involvement in scientific research throughout his career. He published his study on the effects of bony impingement on range of motion in total hip arthroplasty in 2009 and his patented leg length study in 2011. He is currently involved in a 10-year prospective custom knee and hip replacement study and has completed two studies with Dr. Richard Komistek analyzing the kinematics of custom knee replacements, which were published in Journal of Arthroplasty in 2017.

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