Dr. Warren ponders whether his decision to jettison an “academic pedigree” in favor of a private practice in western Florida was a good career choice. In answering that question with a resounding “yes,” Dr. Warren’s essay reminds readers that the definition of “success” is intensely personal. In his case, what matters most is being a solid orthopaedic diagnostician and surgeon, a loving father and husband, a philanthropist, and a respected member of his religious and secular communities.
If you would like JBJS to consider your “What’s Important” story for publication, please submit a manuscript via Editorial Manager. When asked to select an article type, please choose Orthopaedic Forum and include “What’s Important:” at the beginning of the title.
Because they are personal in nature, “What’s Important” submissions will not be subject to the usual stringent JBJS peer-review process. Instead, they will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, who will correspond with the author if revisions are necessary and make the final decision regarding acceptance.