Leadership

  • Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA

    Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA
    Sr Scientific Director

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    Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA
    Sr Scientific Director

    Patricia Franklin serves as Professor of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation and Executive Director of Research, Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence, at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Following a residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, she completed a fellowship in Health Services Research (MPH/MBA) emphasizing large database design and analysis and inter-disciplinary chronic care models. This training laid the foundation for a career in quality improvement (Medical Director for Quality) and outcomes research. She is the Principal Investigator for the FORCE-TJR research registry and has served of PI of research funded by NIH (NIAMS, NLM), AHRQ, RWJF, FDA, and a new PCORI award that will design, implement, and evaluate individualized outcome prediction tools to guide shared decisions for surgery.

  • David Ayers, MD

    David Ayers, MD
    Sr Orthopedic Director

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    David Ayers, MD
    Sr Orthopedic Director

    David Ayers is Arthur M. Pappas Professor of Orthopaedics, Chair of the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence, as well as, Orthopedist-in-Chief at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care System in Worcester, MA. With Dr. Franklin, he led the development of several department-based clinical registries that uniquely include patient-reported outcomes in TJR, Spine, and Hand and upper extremity.

Management

IT and Analytics

Quality Improvement

Data Collection and Management