Atul Kamath, MD is a reconstructive hip and knee surgeon with an interest in health policy and economics. He completed a fellowship in health policy through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), which included an advisor capacity for the Health Policy and Practice Committee of the AAHKS. Atul currently participates in a multi-institutional health services research collaborative focused on hip and knee arthroplasty, and he participate in a national group developing guidelines for the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the knee. Atul's academic interests lie in patient safety, quality metrics, the epidemiology of orthopedic reconstructive procedures, musculoskeletal health disparities, and cost analyses. He has spent part of his fellowship training in Europe, which has fostered a global and cross-cultural perspective on the delivery of surgical care.