Dr. Daggett: Ingram’s 2021 “40 Under Forty”
Congratulations, Matt Daggett!
The world of private medical practice continues to contract around him, but Dr. Matt Daggett has clearly staked out his turf as both a provider and an entrepreneur. The founder and president of Sano Orthopedics is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an MBA in health-care leadership. He put those skills to work in founding Sano, with a focus on innovation, education and outcomes in two locations and a surgery center that includes four physicians, six physician assistants and a total staff of 35. “Our goal,” Daggett declares, “is to help individuals become healthier and create a healthier village. Our intention is to have the best outcomes and prove it, the best service and demonstrate it, and to lead the region in research and education in both the prevention and treatment of many common musculoskeletal injuries.”
Daggett, 39, is a leader in medical technology that includes needle arthroscopy, a less-invasive tool for treating many issues without general anesthesia or scalpel. Result: Faster recoveries, less pain, reduced need for narcotics. He’s also maintains a rigorous publication regimen, having produced more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles in knee- and shoulder-technique outcomes, and he pioneered a new method of treating ACL tears in female athletes that allows them to return to play. He’s also on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for Missouri’s high-school athletics association, and he’s the sports-medicine director for Lee’s Summit Medical Center, as well as a clinical professor at Kansas City University, where he earned his medical degree and, later, KCU’s Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Read about the 2021 class on Ingram’s.