Khaled Emara, MD, PhD, FRCS, FEBOT, MS

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Khaled Emara, MD, PhD, FRCS, FEBOT, MS
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Ain Shams University Hospitals
Orthopaedic Surgery Department
Cairo, Egypt


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
I have been a member in the AAOS since 2001, The AAOS helped me in many aspects of my career, not only scientific UpToDate knowledge, and orthopaedic surgical and technological skills, but also connecting with my colleagues and friends interested in the same specialty. Also, the AAOS opened my eyes on many aspects and details in orthopaedic medical practice including practice management and technical details and how to deal with patients and health organizations. I think these details are what make a good orthopedic surgeon an excellent successful surgeon.

As an International Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
The AAOS journal and the AAOS regular newsletter Email are my regular resources for getting updated about what is new in orthopaedics.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Teamwork and attention to details. Good orthopaedic surgery involves so many details, not only the surgical procedure, but also preoperative preparation and post operative follow-up till we as a team reach with the patient -and the family- the best clinical outcome and patient satisfaction. I learned this from my mentor, Dr. John Birch in TSRH Hospital (Dallas, TX) during my training.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Enjoy what you are doing, avoid stress and burnout by being optimistic and meditate on a regular basis.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Early morning exercise before going to work at the hospital.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Reading books in the field of history and philosophy. I think a good doctor must be a wise intellectual person too. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
First, I love chocolate so much! 🙂 Second, being trained in USA before getting back home to my country Egypt always made me make opinions or see everything from several aspects at the same time. In other words, seeing things the American way, and the Middle Eastern and African way at the same time. I live in two worlds and cultures at the same time and follow both cultures regularly. Everything in this world is relative, there is no absolute right or wrong.