Why did you join AAOS?
With AAOS, I can learn and continue to build my knowledge with access to thousands of instructional courses, webinars, exam preparation, and trusted peer-reviewed publications. Also, being an important part of thousands of orthopaedic surgeons around the world, I can share my knowledge with others.
How do you define success?
Success, for me, will always be about making a difference in other people’s lives. If I know that at the end of the day my work has helped my patients or turned their life around, then I sleep well at night and wake up eager to start work all over again the next day. I like to maintain a consistent level of productivity and take both my successes and failures in strides. I try to learn from both and apply that knowledge to future situations.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
I personally believe that each and every person is inspiring in their own ways, but I would have to say that my greatest inspiration comes from my mother who always taught me to stay focused and goal oriented, no matter the obstacles that come my way. I have never once heard her complain about being tired and overworked. She taught me the value of a good reputation, and I still seek out her opinion when I need inspiration. This way of thinking has greatly attributed to my success.
What do you love most about AAOS?
Rich educational materials and the Annual Meeting.
What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?
Be extremely organized and make sure you make a system for all the things you must get done during the day and prioritize those that are most important. If you find you're overwhelmed, ask for help. Give yourself time to learn. AAOS is a great platform for lifelong learning and can help each one of us in our career and achieve professional accomplishments. Work tirelessly to help, heal, and offer hope to the needy people of your society.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I love to eat and cook. I can cook Chinese, Indian, and Thai dishes.