Sudhir B. Rao, MD

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Big Rapids Orthopaedics and Premier Hand Center
Big Rapids, MI
Member Since: 2010

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
The AAOS gives me a platform to access educational and professional resources. 

As an Affiliate Orthopaedic Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
The JAAOS and the Techniques Journals offer up-to-date scientific knowledge.  I think the CPGs are superb especially when helping patients make an informed decision.  I often access the OVT for new surgical techniques

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
My senior partner was an old-school orthopaedic surgeon.  When I joined him he said that to be successful in private practice one has to be “affable, affordable and available”.  I believe it was good advice then.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I have a superb team in the office and operating room.  I respect them and try to lead by example.  I review every single surgical procedure the night before.  I run a tight ship and the work gets done well in a timely manner.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Stress less.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Woodworking, fly fishing, scuba, kayaking, photography.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
Love music, still play records on my Dual turntable.  I have every single Beatles album and more.