Oct 28, 2021
In this episode, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Provencher joins David to discuss varied experiences he has had in his career.
Listen in as Matthew explains how he ended up in orthopaedics when his dream of being a Navy pilot didn’t work out. He then explains his experience as a Naval surgeon, taking care of the SEALs, and working on humanitarian missions and what he learned from those positions.
Matthew then chats with David about decision to leave the Navy to become Chief of Sports Medicine at Mass General Hospital, associated with Harvard. He discusses his experiences and special challenges in academic medicine as well as what he learned as team physician for the NFL Champion, New England Patriots.
Matthew also dives into the his move from Boston to Vail to join the Steadman Clinic—a world-renown orthopaedic practice. They chat about the difference in being a part of a private practice and his experience in having that practice recently sold to a private equity firm.
Finally, David and Matthew discuss his involvement in entrepreneurial activities, his ongoing roles as part of these ventures and the One Thing he would tell younger physicians.