Richard Mather III MD, MBA (Chad)

Richard (Chad) Mather

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Richard Mather III, MD, MBA (Chad)


MD, Duke University

MBA, Duke University

Richard C. “Chad” Mather III MD, MBA is an assistant professor and vice chairman of practice innovation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine.  He is also a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  Dr. Mather is a health services researcher and decision scientist with a focus on economic analysis, health preference measurement and personalized decision-making.  His current work focuses on integrating patient preferences into routine care and shared decision making.  Additionally, he has great interest in health innovation – in leading the Practice Innovation Unit at Duke Orthoapedics, he is working to develop, implement, and disseminate novel, effective care and payment models that result in high-value patient care and improved provider satisfaction.  He was a health policy fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His clinical practice focuses on hip arthroscopy including both FAI and extra-articular hip endoscopy.  Specifically to the hip in addition to health service research applications he conducts translational research on biomarkers and hip instability.

Horn ME, Reinke EK, Mather RC, O’Donnell JD, George SZ. Electronic health record-integrated approach for collection of patient-reported outcome measures: a retrospective evaluation. Bmc Health Services Research. 2021 Jun 30;21(1):626.

Swiecicki A, Li N, O’Donnell J, Said N, Yang J, Mather RC, et al. Deep learning-based algorithm for assessment of knee osteoarthritis severity in radiographs matches performance of radiologists. Comput Biol Med. 2021 Jun;133:104334.

Bradley KE, Cook C, Reinke EK, Vinson EN, Mather RC, Riboh J, et al. Comparison of the accuracy of telehealth examination versus clinical examination in the detection of shoulder pathology. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 May;30(5):1042–52.