PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, December 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – American Orthopedic Partners (AOP) today announced that Dr. Ted schlegel joins the practice as Senior Vice President, Clinical Excellence. In his new role at AOP, Dr. Schlegel will ensure clinical excellence by providing leadership and subject matter expertise for clinical innovation and best practice development. He will share with his colleagues evidence-based AOP practices and strategic clinical program initiatives so that AOP delivers the best clinical value and possible outcomes to his patients across the country. Dr. Schlegel comes to AOP with nearly 30 years in clinical and academic settings in orthopedic medicine; and he knows first-hand the challenges orthopedic surgeons face in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Most recently, Dr Schlegel was an orthopedic surgeon at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver, a practice he co-founded. In 2016, under his leadership, the Steadman Hawkins Clinic established a strategic partnership with UCHealth and the University of Colorado School of Medicine to create a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility for sports medicine. Dr Schlegel was Fellowship Director for the Sports Medicine Program at UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic and Director of Research and Innovation for UC Inverness Center. After retiring from his clinical surgical practice, he was honored with the post of Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthopedics at the University. University of Colorado Medicine School.
Dr. Schlegel’s clinical work and research on regenerative knee and shoulder treatments have led to the development of several innovative technologies; including the creation of FDA (Opus Medical) approved surgical technology that simplifies arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. Dr Schlegel also worked on a new technique for treating partial rotator cuff tears using a patented collagen scaffold (Rotational Medical).
During his 18 years as a team physician for the Denver Broncos, Dr. Schlegel led several sports injury research projects specific to top football players, and in 2012 he was awarded the prestigious ” Outstanding NFL Team Physician Award â.
More recently, his research interests have focused on evaluating effective strategies to curb the escalating costs of health care delivery. As the co-founder of North American Specialty Hospital (NASH), he designed an innovative new healthcare delivery model that has delivered significant savings for self-funded businesses.
Dr. Schlegel received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences of Brunette college. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Utah, followed by a sports medicine scholarship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO.
âWe are delighted that Ted is joining our team. His vast experience in the orthopedic profession will help us continue to build a national orthopedic practice focused on quality of care and clinical value, âsaid the CEO of AOP. Jay bronner. “We are passionate about building a strong future for firms that join AOP and Ted will help us do it,” he added.
âAOP’s unique model makes so much sense – it is owned by physicians and is physician-led – and gives patients the confidence they receive in their care under our leadership,â said Dr Schlegel. âTogether, I have no doubts that AOP’s experienced team will transform the practice of orthopedics – with scale, innovation, strong leadership and, most importantly, quality care and clinical value,â he said. he adds.
The physician-centered culture at AOP enables partners to lead the strategic, business and clinical aspects of their practice with a collaborative approach to problem solving, a shared vision of clinical excellence, a peer engagement to propel a practice based on evidence, an active voice in decision-making and resources that promote growth and access to care.
AOP leadership believes physicians are best equipped to improve outcomes and reduce health care costs. Physicians who join AOP help create clinical value, lead the orthopedic specialty, define meaningful clinical parameters, set national standards for best practice, with an emphasis on patient-centered care. To date, AOP has partnered with orthopedic practices in California, Illinois, New Jersey, and continues its rapid growth and expansion of its national footprint.
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SOURCE American Orthopedic Partners