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.

Fletcher AN, Cheah JW, Nho SJ, Mather RC. Proximal Hamstring Injuries. Clin Sports Med. 2021 Apr;40(2):339–61.

Lau BC, Hutyra CA, Gonzalez JM, Mather RC, Owens BD, Levine WN, et al. Surgical treatment for recurrent shoulder instability: factors influencing surgeon decision making. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Mar;30(3):e85–102.

Hutyra CA, Gonzalez JM, Yang J-C, Johnson FR, Reed SD, Amendola A, et al. Patient Preferences for Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Discrete-Choice Experiment Evaluating Total and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Dec 2;102(23):2022–31.