Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum

Looking for a place to go deeper into the business, innovation, and future of healthcare? Welcome to Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum. Presented in partnership with HOPCO – the recognized leader in MSK care – this podcast will raise questions and provide answers that will inform, educate, and enhance the perspective of health care leaders and specialists. Whether it’s industry insiders, health system providers, public sector leaders, or the leading specialists; each episode features the voices, personalities, and viewpoints of some of the most prominent care providers.

Ep. 28 – Clinical Catalysts: Navigating Academia, Innovation, and Patient Care

Dr. Joseph Iannotti is a prominent figure in the field of orthopedic surgery. As he continues to make significant strides in his illustrious career, he has recently assumed the role of Chief Research and Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. His dedication to advancing healthcare is further emphasized by his tenure as the Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida for the past five years, where he has played a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the hospital’s operational excellence. In addition to his clinical role, he holds the esteemed position of Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Iannotti also occupies the Lang Family Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery. With an impressive career spanning several decades, Dr. Iannotti previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chair of the Orthopedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic from 2000 to 2018. His extensive educational background includes earning an MD from Northwestern University in 1979, completing Orthopedic Residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and obtaining a PhD in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Dr. Iannotti is renowned for his groundbreaking work in clinical and basic science research, particularly focusing on innovative treatments for tendon repair and tendon tissue engineering, prosthetic design, software planning, and patient-specific instrumentation. His dedication to advancing the field is evident through his publication of three textbooks and authorship of over 380 original peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters. Notably, Dr. Iannotti has received numerous accolades, including being a three-time recipient of the Charles Neer Research Award, the Cleveland Clinic 2011 Sones Award for Innovation, and the Cleveland Clinic Lifetime Achievements Award for Innovation in 2019. With approximately 120 U.S. and International patents to his name, he was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2016. Beyond his clinical and research contributions, Dr. Iannotti has been actively involved in various leadership roles within professional organizations. He has served as Past Chair of the Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Past-president of the American Shoulder and Elbow, and Past-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the ASES Foundation, Board of Bio-Florida, and Advisory Board of the School of Business at the University of Miami. Dr. Iannotti also serves as an advisor to other biotechnology companies. Join us as we delve into the wealth of knowledge and experience that Dr. Joseph Lannotti brings to the world of orthopedic surgery and medical innovation. Welcome, Dr. Iannotti!.

Ep. 27 – Actionable Compassion: The Power of Doing Right with Data

Dr. Adam Myers is a distinguished figure with a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare delivery system. Dr. Myers brings a wealth of knowledge gained from his multifaceted experience across various realms of the health sector, including payors, healthcare delivery, and physician provider networks. Currently serving as an advisor and board member for several healthcare delivery and technology companies, Dr. Myers is at the forefront of innovative solutions that are shaping the future of healthcare. Previously, Dr. Myers served as the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, where his advocacy for community health and health equity played a pivotal role in setting the vision for a more equitable and affordable healthcare system. His tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, as Chief of Population Health and Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Community Care program, showcases his leadership in clinical, operational, research, training, and strategic initiatives. With a background as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Texas Health Resources Physician Enterprise, and as a board member of the Joint Commission, Dr. Myers has been a driving force in healthcare innovation and quality improvement. Dr. Myers is an alumnus of Centenary College of Louisiana and Louisiana State University Medical Center. His commitment to continuous learning is evident in his completion of a master’s in healthcare management from Harvard University. He further honed his expertise through a residency at His Image Family Practice Residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a fellowship in Advanced Obstetrics at the University of Oklahoma obstetrics and gynecology department.

Join us as Dr. Adam Myers shares his invaluable insights, drawing from his wealth of experience, and sheds light on the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.

Ep. 26 – Human Center Design

Mike Seyfer is the CEO of both Hailey Sault, the digital performance marketing firm for health and wellness brands, and The Institute for Healthcare Excellence, creating performance driven cultures with enhanced well-being, greater stability, and new capacities for growth. He is also the co-founder of the Believe in Better Project, an annual workshop bringing together some of North America’s leading health visionaries to perpetuate the continued transformation of a healthcare system in crisis. Join us as we dive into how human center design can benefit providers and their patients.

Ep. 25 – Advocacy for Patients

Dr. Jan Carney is the MPH Program Director, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy and Professor of Medicine at the Learner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Carney earned her BA from Middlebury college, her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventative Medicine. She is a researcher and an educator who has served as Vermont’s Commissioner of Health under three gubernatorial administrations, championing improvements in children’s health insurance, preventing teen smoking, improving cancer screening, and has received numerous awards from her time there. Join us as we discuss the role of various associations and advocacy for our patients.

Ep. 24 – Business is a Partnership

Spencer Stiles is the Group President of Orthopaedics and Spine at Stryker Corporation, an American multinational medical technology corporation .  Spencer joined Stryker in 1999 and has been in a progression of leadership roles for the past 24 years.  In 2019, Spencer was named Group President, Orthopaedics and Spine and oversees Global Joint Replacement, Trauma & Extremities and Global Spine Division.  Under Spencer’s leadership, the Digital, Robotics, and Enabling (DRE) Technologies organization was formed in 2021.  In his role, he has oversight across the entire enterprise which includes the United States, Eastern Europe, the Mideast, Latin America, Africa, and Canada.  Tune in to hear about forming true partnerships in business and the various leadership styles that affect growth in an organization.

Ep. 22 – Access and Cost

Abanob Farag is the Founder & CEO of MomentMD which was founded in 2018. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. Abanob earned a degree in biology and built a patient-driven decentralized healthcare ecosystem.  The MomentMD app offers affordable, quality, and around-the-clock care from local healthcare professionals to the whole family and even pets.


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