Physician’s View: Research & Education
Dr. Matt Daggett’s interest in orthopedic research and education has directed his career path. It led him to start a new practice and keeps him focused on improving outcomes for his patients. He shares some background on these personal passions.
Why do you enjoy teaching students
I enjoy teaching med students because knowledge is best shared. It’s a ripple effect: the
Also, the anatomy lab at KCU is top notch. Collaborating with students and the school has allowed for a significant amount of orthopedic research to be published. The students have a tremendous thirst for research and to utilize all the
How and why do you partner with international surgeons?
Due to my fellowships abroad, I developed relationships and friendships that
For example, I shared my ACL repair technique with French orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sonnery-Cottet, last year. He repaired an Olympic skier, who was then able to compete just a few months after her injury. Additionally, his innovation in ACL construction influenced me to change my technique. He also slightly modified his technique based on my usage of the ACL internal brace.
Why are you passionate about research?
I have constantly sought out orthopedic research opportunities, whether it was as an undergrad assisting with dissections of rabbit muscle and then repair, or as an orthopedic resident “
Also, I have always challenged
How does your research impact the way you treat patients?
It drives me to identify what works and what we can do better. It helps us improve
Orthopedics is a rapidly changing field, and at Sano, we are proud to be on the forefront. We are not employed by a university nor does research resonate with the general population. Our passion for better results is what drives our research and