In this episode, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Travis Clegg joins David to discuss his career path, wealth management decisions, charitable endeavors and more.
Travis begins with his background – where he grew up and what got him interested in medicine and orthopaedics. He explains how he did not have much exposure to finance early in his career but became an avid reader/listener of content to educate himself.
David and Travis then discuss Travis’s process for choosing his first job out of training as a hospital employee and what he saw as the pros and cons there vs. private practice, where he has been for a few years.
Travis then relates how he has approached wealth management, including hiring advisors and forming a real estate investment firm with a non-physician friend. He also explains his recent formation and ownership of a surgery center and the positives and negatives he is learning from that experience.
Finally, Travis discusses his medical mission work, including his 2022 trip to Guatemala, and offers his one piece of advice to younger physicians.
What You’ll Learn:
- What interested Travis in medicine generally, and orthopaedics specifically, early on
- How he had little exposure to finance in training, but became an avid “cloner” of folks he thought were doing things well
- Travis’ process in deciding on his first job
- What he has learned about hospital employment vs. private practice now that he has experienced both for several years
- Why he formed a real estate investment firm with a non-physician friend of his and some of the keys to success there
- How he formed an ASC within the last 18 months and what he is learning from that experience
- His involvement involved in medical mission work and his 2022 trip to Guatemala.
- Podcasts Travis regularly listens to (including ones he has in common with David)
- What One Thing he would advise younger physicians
Dr. Clegg is passionate about providing state of the art care for his patients in southern Indiana. This desire to provide a concierge-like patient experience led him to develop a revolutionary rapid recovery protocol that allows his patients to recover faster and obtain better results from their surgery.
Dr. Clegg received his undergraduate degree with honors from Hanover College. After spending a year doing clinical research, he entered medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was awarded membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Clegg completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Here he received numerous honors including being named the most outstanding orthopedic researcher and being elected the Administrative Chief resident.
In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Clegg has been actively involved in improving the field of Orthopedic surgery with his clinical and basic science research for the last 15 years and has published a number of top research papers. He is an avid educator and has served as gratis faculty for Hanover college, Pikeville college of osteopathic medicine, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
During his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Clegg has performed over 4,000 minimally invasive hip and knee replacements. Dr. Clegg also performs shoulder and knee arthroscopies including rotator cuff repair, meniscus surgery, and cartilage procedures. He has served as Chief of Surgery and Director of Joint Replacement and is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Landmark Surgical Suites.