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.

Cheah JW, Danilkowicz R, Hutyra C, Lewis B, Olson S, Poehlein E, et al. High Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance Is Associated with Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Apr;4(2):e495–501.

Cunningham DJ, Pidgeon TS, Saltzman EB, Mather RC, Ruch DS. The Value Added of Advanced Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Pathology. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Jan;47(1):19-30.e8.

Fletcher AN, Pereira GF, Lau BC, Mather RC. Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Repair Is Safe and Efficacious With High Patient Satisfaction at a Minimum of 2-Year Follow-Up. Arthroscopy. 2021 Nov;37(11):3275–85.