Dr. R. Blake Curd

Board of Directors Chairman


Dr. Curd completed his fellowship training at the Indiana Hand Center, the largest free standing center dedicated to hand/upper extremity care, research and education in the world. Dr. Curd completed his medical education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and internship at David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center and a residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Curd is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on topics covering hand and upper extremity surgery. He has given lectures and performed surgery on five continents. Dr. Curd is an active proponent of physician ownership in healthcare. He is frequently interviewed and asked for comments for various media at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Curd serves as the President-Elect for Physician Hospitals of America and is a Manager for Medical Facilities Corporation (MFC) USA, a publicly traded company that promotes physician ownership of healthcare and surgical facilities through partnering with physicians. He is politically active and makes 6 trips to Washington D.C. per year, advocating and lobbying for improving healthcare delivery.

Recently, Dr. Curd was accepted to the 2012-2013 Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

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