The environment of the successful clinician-scientist.

  title={The environment of the successful clinician-scientist.},
  author={R. Brand and Jo Ann Hannafin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The number of clinician-scientists has declined over the past several decades and evidence suggests this trend also applies to orthopaedic surgery. A previous study identified only 64 principle investigator orthopaedic surgeons with over 100,000 dollars of NIH funding from 1992 to 2001, during which funding declined for orthopaedic surgeons. We surveyed 58 of these 64 surgeons (six were retired) to ascertain aspects of their environment that might lead to success and what obstacles they… CONTINUE READING