Maher Ghandour, MD


Maher Ghandour, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, PGY3
Military Hospital
Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon

Research Fellow, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany

Academic Editor, Children MDPI Journal
Orthopaedic/Trauma section

As an International Resident Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
As an International Resident member, I use multiple AAOS resources but mostly Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT), AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review third edition and the Journal of AAOS. These resources help me in developing my knowledge in orthopaedics and stay on track about any innovative technique or method. Furthermore, I use OVT to review important tips before attending surgeries.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best advice I have ever received was from my mother and it was: “Don’t ever stop learning, Be ambitious”.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
My go-to productivity trick is never do a to-do list, as almost most tasks on the list will not be accomplished on time; instead, don’t delay any work that can be done, put a goal and work hard to achieve it.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
One thing I am currently trying to make a habit is to read books about how mentality affects life decisions.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy playing chess with my family and friends, and riding bicycle with my wife and my sister.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
When I was 11 years old, I was elected as Children’s Mayor of Saida, Lebanon. I thus travelled to Oman to represent and defend children’s issues in a conference held there about children’s rights.