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.

Jayakumar P, Lopez PL, Mather R. Implementation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Your Practice Needs. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2023 Oct 15;31(20):1067–77.

Catanzano AA, Hutyra C, Risoli TJ, Green CL, Mather RC, Alman B. Cast or Nail? Using a Preference-Based Tool for Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fracture Treatment. J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Sep 1;43(8):498–504.

Pullen WM, Pierre K, Wong I, Aoki SK, Lynch TS, Mather RC, et al. MRI Does Not Improve Inter- or Intrarater Reliability for Hip Arthritis Grading Systems. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Jun;51(7):1826–30.