Anthony V Christiano, MD

Anthony V Christiano, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
The AAOS has been there to help guide me as I have progressed through my career. As a resident the AAOS offered webinars on selecting a fellowship, JAAOS review articles to approach new topics, and study resources to ace the OITE and Part 1 of the Boards. As a fellow, the AAOS offered a jobs board to see what was available, educational materials including webinars on developing a CV and negotiating a contract, and networking opportunities through the national meeting. As an early attendant, I find myself relying on the Academy’s evidence-based clinical resources to offer the best care for my patients. All the while, the AAOS has provided high-quality research and advocacy for orthopaedic surgeons to further our field.

As a Candidate Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
As a Candidate member just starting in practice, I am grateful to the AAOS for the numerous evidence-based clinical resources available to guide me. I particularly use the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Orthopaedic Video Theater to assist in my clinical practice. I also find it useful to guide my patients to the OrthoInfo website to learn more about their conditions in a comprehensible format from a reliable source.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best advice I was ever given was from Dr. Dave Templeman at Hennepin County in Minneapolis encouraging me to focus on my life at home even as a busy trauma fellow. It was because of his pushing that my wife and I started our Tuesday night date night, which is a tradition we have continued here in Chicago.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I bring my laptop everywhere I go. If I have any downtime, I’m able to respond to emails, work on research, finish notes, make lectures for the residents, make dinner reservations, or cross any of the other things off my to-do list.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I am currently working on having my operative and clinic notes done before leaving for the day. My life at home is better when I’m not bringing notes home.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy getting to know my new home with my wife and kids. We have really enjoyed exploring Chicago with its parks, miles of lakeshore, beaches, museums, restaurants, festivals, and shows. I also enjoy getting out into the surrounding area for some hiking to experience nature.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
Every Saturday I go to my local farmer’s market to shop the local produce. Dinner on Saturday depends on what ingredients I’m able to get. Last week I made zucchini parmesan.