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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Jul 21, 2021
Dr. Joshua Rozell is a hip and knee replacement surgeon at NYU Langone with practices in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He specializes in anterior approach hip replacement, computer-navigated and robotic knee replacements, and outpatient joint replacement surgery. Many of the techniques he uses allow patients to recover more quickly and improve their function and strength after surgery. He did his undergraduate training at Emory University, went to medical school at Drexel University, and had his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, along with a hip and knee replacement fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
 
Dr. Manuel Wilfred is a physical therapist who provides care for joint replacement patients at NYU Langone-Brooklyn. He has worked with orthopedic patients both inpatient and outpatient throughout his 19 years in the profession. Prior to being at NYU Langone-Brooklyn, he received his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from India and then he left that country to study at University College London and work in the National Health Service's Middlesex Hospital. He has a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana and completed his PhD degree from Seton Hall University. 
 
In Part 1, we discussed: the effect of the COVID pandemic on performing hip and knee replacement surgery and providing post-operative care; typical hospital length of stay experienced by patients prior to implementing same-day discharge; number of these surgical procedures performed on a weekly basis; the proportion of these operations resulting in same day-discharge; kinds of factors used to identify patients who are excellent candidates for same-day discharge following hip and knee replacement surgery; factors indicating that certain patients should be excluded from participating in same-day discharge; and contents of a "playbook" used during the preoperative consultation phase. 
Jul 7, 2021

In Part 2 of his presentation on the topic of diversity and inclusion in medicine, Dr. Lopez continued describing the use of a holistic approach to interview candidates for admission to NYU’s PM&R residency program. Factors currently being  taken into account other than board scores, include socio economic hardship, commitment to the underserved, work experience, and fluency in other languages. A task force also was formed to review every candidate individually. Interviews  presently involve taking a closer look at structured behavioral interview questions, which can be used to measure factors, such as professionalism and teamwork. Interviewers also are blinded to board scores to eliminate a higher halo effect that might exist. Dr. Lopez then reviewed the results of the latest match and identified the kinds of efforts that should be undertaken to increase the proportion of underrepresented groups, including women and members of the LGBTQ community. More diversity is welcome at NYU. Change is not going to happen overnight. Current efforts are just the starting point. A question and answer session for several minutes followed his presentation, including comments made by Dr. Steven Flanagan, Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chairperson of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Health.

 
 
 
 
 
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