OMTEC 2015 Speaker Presentations

OMTEC 2015 Keynote Address - June 18:
Medical Device Advancements: Balancing Development and Value

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Reimbursement continues to decline; payors and providers seek payment models that reward the value and quality of services delivered, and not the volume of said services. What role will advancements in orthopaedic devices play in this environment? An orthopaedic surgeon, inventor and Cleveland Clinic President, Wael Barsoum, M.D., outlines his predictions for products that hospitals will and won't purchase in the future. Citing historical and current advancements in technology and their subsequent adoption rates, Dr. Barsoum makes a case for focusing on transformational changes and not tweaks to your next product.

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Wael K. Barsoum, M.D., Chairman of Surgical Operations, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, President-Florida, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Wael K. Barsoum is President at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is also the Chairman of Surgical Operations and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and is involved in the training of future physicians as the Director of Research and Education for the Orthopaedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery Section and Association Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve.

In addition to these leadership and training roles, Dr. Barsoum has a full clinical practice as a staff orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, including hip and knee reconstruction and replacement, hip and knee arthroscopy, and revision hip and knee replacement. He obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University, followed by orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital. He is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Barsoum is an avid researcher and innovator. He is the principal investigator for a variety of clinical basic science and translational studies and has 45 patents applied for or granted. Dr. Barsoum has received the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations Award nine times, and also received the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Sones Award for Innovation.