This episode features Dr. Thomas DiPasquale, program director for the York orthopedic surgery residency and trauma fellowship in Pennsylvania. While doing my research for this interview, I sought advice from people who knew him well. Their overwhelming advice was not to worry about content; he would have a lot to say. I was not disappointed. He had so much to say in fact that I split our conversation into two parts. In part one, we talk about his origin story, how a chance encounter in an elevator changed the course of his career, was almost thrown out of a conference by Dr. Joe Schatzker (of the Schatzker classification of tibial plateau fracture), and how he started three training programs, 2 trauma fellowships and an osteopathic orthopedic residency.
We talk about a ton of topics but here are some links you might find interesting!