John Louis-Ugbo, MD, FAAOS

John Louis-Ugbo, MD, FAAOS
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Emory Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Emory Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Atlanta VA Medical Center
Emory Orthopedics and Spine Center, Tucker, GA
Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career? 
The AAOS has been a great source of information and guidance throughout my career and in my pursuit of excellence in the field of orthopedic surgery. Resources provided by the AAOS literally opened the doors for me to travel overseas as an orthopedic overseas fellow and these have been a constant go-to for both education and contacts throughout my training as a resident and have helped enhance my practice to date.

As an Active Fellow Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
As an Active Fellow, I use the JAAOS, AAOS Now, JBJS (A), and ICL series on a regular basis to keep me up to date on what's happening in the world of orthopedics.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
My mentor, Dr Scott Boden, who frequently checks up on me, has always encouraged me to stay in academia as a general orthopedic surgeon (even though I am fellowship trained foot and ankle) considering my skills set. There are few general orthopods in academia today. I am glad he did.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Frequent healthy self-evaluation and being among colleagues who are motivated for excellence.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Prioritizing work life balance. Trying to be home with the family when I have to be there. 

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Soccer and trying to stay fit. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I love hanging out with and counseling young couples to give priority to their marriages. I spend a great deal of time on how to do this effectively.