Richard C. Mather III, MD, MBA

Chad Mather
Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Mather is a clinical associate and vice chairman of practice innovation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Mather is a health services researcher and decision scientist focusing on economic analysis, health preference measurement, and personalized decision-making. His current work focuses on integrating patient preferences into routine care and shared decision-making. Additionally, he is dramatically interested in health innovation, particularly in developing new care and payment models to foster different incentives and practice approaches. His clinical practice focuses on hip arthroscopy, including FAI and extra-articular hip endoscopy. Therefore, in addition to health service research applications, he conducts translational research on biomarkers and hip instability. Dr. Mather sees patients and analyzes them at the Sports Sciences Institute and the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center.