Adrian Todor, MD, PhD

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Adrian Todor, MD, PhD
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Medicover Hospital
Associate Professor
"Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Cluj, Romania


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
AAOS has helped me in my career in a numerous of ways. The biggest opportunity presented at one of our national society meetings when two AAOS surgeons came and set the foundation for a program, the AAOS-SOROT shoulder surgery program in which I had the privilege of taking part. It has also given me the chance to travel to US for a Scholarship and observe Dr Stetson and Dr Marra in their practice. I like to believe that now we are friends!


As an International Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
As in International member I mostly use the Orthopaedic Video Theater, and every time I have a case that is out of my current daily practice, I review the up-to-date techniques. I also routinely use the courses and webinars, as it helps me stay on the top of the game.


What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from? 
The best advice, I think was part of my education given by my parents who taught me that chasing my dreams requires hard work and perseverance, not giving up no matter what. I believe it has helped me a great deal in life and career. Also, my wife has taught me the importance of balance between family and work.


What’s your go-to productivity trick? 
My go-to productivity trick is building a team that has the ability to work as one.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I’m trying to make a habit of taking more time off work and playing tennis with my daughter.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I love travelling with my family. Spending time with them is one of the best moments of my life. I also love riding my bike and hiking.


Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
During my teenage years I used to play tennis, but elbow pain was getting in the way of my performance, didn’t know at that time what it was and how it can be so disabling. Now I know.