Brianna Fram, MD

Brianna Fram, MD
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
New Haven CT
Member Since: 2016


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
The AAOS has provided valuable learning experiences through online resources and the Annual Meeting, as well as provided evidence-based topic summaries to facilitate clinical practice.

As a Candidate Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
Code-X for billing, Orthopedic Video Theater and Resident Orthopedic Core Knowledge curriculum for teaching my trainees, Clinical Practice Guidelines for deciding standard practices (not giving routine antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures despite common requests from dentist’s offices, etc.)

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
When I was a medical student, by a general surgery chief resident Alex. It was at the end of my MS3 general surgery trauma rotation during which I’d realized I liked surgery. I was considering going into a surgical field. I asked him what his advice would be for deciding. He said, “If you like operating more than you like any of your outside hobbies, choose a surgical field. That’s what the choice is between, at the end of the day.”

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Turn off my cellphone and put it in another room. Sadly, not an option when you’re on trauma call…

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Calling patients’ families before their surgeries as well as after.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Hiking, reading, playing with my dog.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I’m a history buff.