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“Standing On The Shoulders Of Those Before Us” with Dr. Frederick Azar

From its founding in 1909 to today, Campbell Clinic has always prioritized patient-first care. For our first episode, we talk with Campbell Clinic’s Chief of Staff Dr. Frederick Azar. Dr. Azar explains this commitment has served as the guiding force through Campbell Clinic’s past, present, and future. He also shares some of the key factors that set Campbell Clinic apart and shares his perspective on the future of orthopaedics. Dr. Azar is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He’s also the director of the University of Tennessee’s sports medicine fellowship program and the team physician for the Memphis Grizzlies, the University of Memphis, and 901fc.

Episode Recap:

  • Today we’re talking with the Campbell Clinic’s Chief of Staff Dr. Frederick Azar (1:44)
  • Can you tell us about the Campbell Clinic’s early history? (3:08)
  • What makes Campbell Clinic so unique? (5:41)
  • What has Campbell Clinic gotten uniquely right? (11:15)
  • How have you maintained a patient-first focus throughout your career? (14:42)
  • Can you talk about the importance of mentorship? (17:21)
  • How are you prioritizing putting the patient first? (20:02)
  • What does it take to build a best-in-class clinic? (24:21)
  • Why should patients choose Campbell Clinic? (30:06)
  • How does research play a central role at Campbell Clinic? (32:04)
  • What do you want to see in the future for your satellite clinics? (37:33)
  • How does faith play a role in your work? (40:43)
  • What are you doing to make sure Campbell Clinic keeps progressing? (45:40)

Links and Resources:

Campbell Clinic

Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics Textbook

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