Research & Policy


Clinician Scholar Career Development Program

 

Congratulations to Matthew S. Conti, MD, and Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA, on their selection as the AOFAS CSCDP participants for 2022! Watch this page for updates on the 2023 application process.

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) offers a comprehensive training workshop to encourage and educate future orthopaedic clinician-scientists and investigators. The annual program is open to residents in PGY-2 to PGY-5, fellows, and junior faculty through year three who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician-scientists.

AOFAS sponsors 1-2 members to participate in the CSCDP each year. The 2022 workshop will take place September 22-24, 2022, in Rosemont, Illinois. Visit the ORS website for more information about the program.

2022 Participants

Matthew S. Conti, MD

Matthew S. Conti, MD

Dr. Conti is currently a foot and ankle fellow at the OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute in North Carolina. He completed medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. After fellowship, Dr. Conti will be returning to HSS to serve as an assistant professor. He is an active member of the AOFAS Young Physicians and Postgraduate Education and Training Committees.

 

Daniel D. Bohl, MD

Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA

Dr. Scott is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Duke University and his foot and ankle fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Scott has published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous regional, national, and international meetings. His research interests include cost of care delivery, human gait, and total ankle arthroplasty.

 

Past Participants

Daniel D. Bohl, MD

Daniel D. Bohl, MD, MPH
2021

"The CSCDP was a 48-hour immersion into the world of an orthopaedic clinician-scientist and featured a 'who's who' of the most prominent orthopaedic researchers nationwide. I recommend this program to anyone who is towards the beginning of their orthopaedic career and is serious about making a difference through clinical or basic orthopaedic research."

 

Natalie R. Danna, MD

Natalie R. Danna, MD
2021

"The CSCDP was comprehensive. Speakers addressed idea generation, funding opportunities, scholarly writing, academic promotion, time management, and work/life balance. The faculty was engaging and approachable. Rather than feeling fried after hours of presentations and discussions, I felt invigorated and excited for the opportunities ahead."

 

Niall Smyth, MD

Niall A. Smyth, MD
2019

"The CSCDP allows the attendees extensive insight into what is required to obtain extramural funding, from local grants all the way to federal dollars. One thing made abundantly clear was that it is not easy! That being said, attending this course lays the groundwork to embark on a rewarding academic career."

 

Christopher Reb, DO

Christopher W. Reb, DO
2019

"The opportunities to gain insights were everywhere... Much time was allocated to encouraging introspection and cultivating peer-to-peer conversations. In these dialogues, I encountered much empathy, new ideas, and opportunities to mentor and be mentored."

 

Michael C. Aynardi, MD

Michael C. Aynardi, MD
2018

"While I learned a lot about additional opportunities and research tips to help progress my ideas, the most valuable aspects were the networking and connections I developed with the faculty who are all highly accomplished scientists in orthopaedics... I would highly recommend this program."

 

Jonathan Kaplan, MD

Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD
2018

"As clinician scholars we had the opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from faculty members with a wide array of backgrounds... Upon leaving the CSCDP I have already developed a series of program ideas to take back to my institution and research team."