Yehia Tfayli, MD

Yehia Tfayli, MD
Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics Fellow
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Member Since: 2023

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
AAOS has been a crucial factor in building my knowledge and career. It provided and still provides me with all the resources needed to develop up-to-date clinical knowledge and learn all the advancements and latest surgical techniques in the field. Being the most recognized orthopedic community in the world, AAOS also gave me the opportunity to meet and network with top minds in the field and learn from their expertise.

As an International Resident Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
AAOS provides plenty of resources that helped me in developing my knowledge in orthopaedics. One of the best AAOS resources that I used in residency and still using in fellowship is the Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT).  It is a great resource especially for tips while preparing for surgeries where it is provided by experts in the field.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
One of my fellowship mentors always used to tell me that to be a good surgeon, you have to be a lifelong learner. We are all lifelong students in our profession.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Planning ahead of time and proper time management are crucial for success and efficiency. I always put a plan in my head for my incoming tasks and projects so that I can allocate proper time for each task to be done perfectly in a timely manner. I also try not to delay any work that can be done on the spot.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I try to read at least one new article every day. It does not take much time, and it helps me learn something new every day and keep my knowledge up to date.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I enjoy visiting and exploring new places and travel destinations, in addition to spending time with my family.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I survived my Orthopaedic Surgery Residency without drinking coffee.