Dr. Kristy Weber is the 87th president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  She specializes in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  In our discussion, we talk about a pretty wide variety of topics. We discuss leadership as a skill set and having difficult conversations with patients and colleagues.  She also talks about the strategic goals of the AAOS including the tough balancing act of increasing diversity and inclusion in orthopedics.  

Below is the quote that Brene Brown references often:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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