Ep. 103 – Kyle Fiala, DPM, FACFAS – Clinical Professor/Orthopedic Surgery/Univ. of Missouri

Dr. Jeffrey Jensen and Dr. Johanna Richey welcome Dr. Kyle Fiala to the Deans Chat podcast! Dr. Fiala is a clinical professor of Orthopedic surgery at University of Missouri. Join us as we discuss his unique role as faculty attending to orthopedic residents in their 3rd and 4th years of training. Dr. Fiala discusses his experience with academia and highlights the importance of leaning into new opportunities.


Dr. Fiala graduated from University of Missouri – Columbia with his Bachelors degree in biological science. He went to Kent State university for his Doctorate of Podiatric medicine degree and completed his 3 yr surgical residency training program with Truman Medical Center – Lakewood in Lee’s Summit Missouri. He is board certified in forefoot, rearfoot and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and he serves as faculty for AO North America and ACFAS skills courses including the arthroscopy course. 


Join us as we discuss the challenges in resident training and how to build guard rails in our own life to provide opportunities to safely explore and expand your skill set. As life long learners, surgeons rely on support systems to help provide programs and services as well as networks and communities to foster growth. Listen as Dr. Fiala talks about the importance of grit and resilience as well as the importance of  hard work, within a balance of maintaining our own mental health. Tune in as we discuss meditation, self reflection and the importance of taking care of the whole self.
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