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.
Parvaresh KC, Mather RC, Aoki SK, Nho SJ. Regarding "Routine Interportal Capsular Repair Does Not Lead to Superior Clinical Outcome Following Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Correction With Labral Repair". Arthroscopy. 2020 Jul;36(7):1788–9.
Sochacki KR, Mather RC, Nwachukwu BU, Dong D, Nho SJ, Cote MP, et al. Sham Surgery Studies in Orthopaedic Surgery May Just Be a Sham: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials. Arthroscopy. 2020 May 14;
Fletcher AN, Lau BC, Mather RC. Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair for Nonretracted Tears: An Anatomic Approach and Repair Technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Apr;9(4):e483–91.