AAOS – AI in Orthopaedics

Dr. Joseph Schwab, Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses his presentation from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2020 meeting titled “Artificial Intelligence in Orthopaedics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning”

Dr. Joseph Schwab combines his spine surgery and oncology training with his research interests in tumors and degenerative conditions of the spine. He provides excellent patient care today and wants to use research to improve patient treatment in the future.Dr. Schwab is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who received his residency training from the Mayo Clinic where he was awarded the P.J. Kelly award for outstanding basic science research. He has sub-specialty fellowship training in spine surgery from The Hospital for Special Surgery and orthopaedic oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Schwab earned a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio majoring in Religion. He earned his MD from Chicago Medical School where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, as well as a Master’s degree in Clinical Pathology.Dr. Schwab recently earned his second Master’s degree from Harvard/MIT School of Health Sciences and Technology as part of the Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP). The program is designed to train young investigators in the science of translational research and clinical trials.Dr. Schwab plans on utilizing his CITP training to conduct clinical trials in his areas of clinical interest. He has an active practice that includes the management of benign and malignant bone tumors as well as maladies of the spine such as cervical spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar spondylolisthesis, herniated discs and adult scoliosis.

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