Alfred Atanda, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Nemours Children's Hospital
Alfred Atanda Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware where he serves as the Chief of the Center for Sports Medicine, the Director of Clinician Experience, and is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedic surgery, at Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine surgery, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.
His future goals and aspirations are to re-imagine how healthcare is delivered by leveraging digital health and telemedicine technology to appropriately triage, navigate, evaluate, and treat orthopedic patients. He is the chief editor of the world’s first textbook solely dedicated to telemedicine in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and he has also launched a telemedicine educational service for youth athletes, parents, and athletes: “ SportsLinkMD”.
He is a consultant for numerous telemedicine companies providing strategic advice and e-consultations to urgent care, emergency department, and primary care physicians, as well as a second opinions directly to patients. As the Director of Clinician Experience, he has been working to promote professional satisfaction and practice sustainability for physicians, bringing awareness to the many ramifications of physician burnout, lack of well-being, and physician suicide. He is responsible for vetting and implementing systems-level digital solutions to reduce physician burnout related to documentation burden, external regulatory constraints, and clinical workflow inefficiency.