Alfred Atanda Jr., MD is a pediatric, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children’s Health in Wilmington, Delaware where he serves as the Chief of the Center for Sports Medicine and the Director of Clinician Well-Being. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedic surgery, at Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine surgery, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. His future goals and aspirations are to re-imagine how healthcare is delivered by leveraging digital health and telemedicine technology to appropriately triage, navigate, evaluate, and treat orthopedic patients. He is the chief editor of the world’s first textbook solely dedicated to telemedicine in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and he has also launched a telemedicine concierge service for the parents of youth athletes: “ SportsLinkMD”. He is a physician expert for numerous telemedicine companies providing strategic advice and e-consultations to urgent care, emergency department, and primary care physicians, as well as a second opinions directly to patients. In his non-surgical role, he has been working to optimize the physician experience, bringing awareness to the many ramifications of physician burnout, lack of well-being, and physician suicide. He is a speaker at wellness spas and resorts and is developing a physician well-being podcast for the orthopedic surgery educational platform “OrthoBullets”.
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