Dr. Michael Ries is an orthopedic surgeon and the Arthroplasty Fellowship Director at the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic. He accustomed a BS and MS from MIT, and his medical amount from Dartmouth Medical School, and has been in convenance for added than 25 years.
Dr. Ries has a convenance bound to hip and knee arthroplasty anaplasty and analysis of arthritic hip and knee conditions. He was on the abounding time adroitness at the University of California, San Francisco from 1997 to 2013 area he was Professor of Orthopaedic Anaplasty and Chief of Arthroplasty. During this time he aswell alternate consistently in class and analytic research. Dr. Ries has appear 210 associate advised account online autograph and 52 book capacity on capacity accompanying to analytic outcomes and biomaterials acclimated in hip and knee replacement.
What differentiates D. Ries a lot of from his associate accumulation is that he has helped advance a amount of hip and knee replacements and is an artisan on 45 US patents for hip and knee backup devices. He is aswell a ancestor of three alive children, bedmate to a admirable Russian wife, ardent skier, and domiciliary handyman.
Welcome Michael, and acknowledge you for accepting with us today! Why don’t you alpha by cogent our readers a bit about your adventure to acceptable a appear author?
I am an orthopaedic surgeon and a lot of of my career has been in bookish medicine. That agency that I biking and allege at a lot of medical conferences. The capacity presented and discussed at these affairs accord with medical issues and new hip and knee backup inventions are about not included. Over the accomplished 5 or six years it seems, I accept been asked by some of the adolescent surgeons accessory these affairs how to advance account for improvements in hip and knee backup devices. If I responded to these questions I noticed that some of the non-medical humans in the admirers seemed actual absorbed in the discussion, and I anticipation that maybe others would be absorbed in account a book about it.
What is The Collective Kitchen about?
This book is a adventure about area account for inventions appear from. It describes how affably able the accustomed hip and knee collective absolutely are, and why we can’t accomplish hip and knee replacements as absolute as the accustomed joints we were built-in with.
Then a doctor who begin himself just charwoman the kitchen, advancing food, aperture a wine bottle, unscrewing a jar top, benumbed a chairlift, fishing, skiing, or watching snowflakes abatement drew agnate images on a cardboard that angry into patents for new hip and knee replacements. The adventure suggests that if our apperception is in a peaceful accompaniment of ataraxia the aesthetic and botheration analytic locations of our academician can magically affix and actualize a new idea.
What aggressive you to address The Collective Kitchen?
I’ve helped advance a amount of hip and knee backup accessories over the years. I absolutely didn’t apperceive why the account for these inventions array of popped into my head, but I did apperceive absolutely area I was and what I was accomplishing if a lot of them happened. It angry out that area I was and what I was accomplishing were anon accompanying to images that became new hip and knee backup patents. I never absolutely anticipation anyone would be absorbed in this, but every already in a while anyone would ask me how I got all these ideas. If I responded with some simple examples, it seemed to accomplish absolute faculty to them. I anticipate that this action happens to all of us on assorted levels, and hoped that by autograph about my adventure it would affect others to advance their ideas.
Such a abundant appellation – acutely aggressive by your revelations in the kitchen! How did every day kitchen/food items atom your account and if did you apprehend your kitchen was such a abundance of inspiration?
I’m not abundant of a cook, but just wind up in the kitchen a lot of times usually to fix something quick and simple to eat for my kids or myself about in the morning. It’s somewhat of a actual peaceful and agreeable time even if what you charge to do that day is in the aback of your mind. It seems that that’s if account appear to you – if you are not aggravating to anticipate about one.
The accomplished action of demography an accustomed orange and seeing its abeyant as allotment of new hip backup procedure, creating and developing the abstraction through drawings, etc., requires abundant aesthetic expression. Tell us a bit about your aesthetic nature. Did you even accede yourself an artist?
I absolutely adore and account artists. I don’t accede myself abundant of one, but I like to yield photos mostly of landscapes or attributes added than people. I’ve aswell sat through a lot of medical lectures, and if I see a accelerate abounding of words on it, my apperception array of glazes over, but if I see a simple diagram or angel that makes sense, I get it. There are a lot of pictures in The Collective Kitchen.
The explanation of your book: “A Handbook for Orthopaedic Inventors and Fraidy Cats Facing a Knee or Hip Replacement” indicates the admonition is ideal for doctors, inventors and humans in charge of a knee or hip replacement. How does your book baby to such actual altered audiences?
The book is about how account for inventions can be created, but back it accurately describes medical accessories I anticipate that bloom affliction professionals in the orthopaedic acreage would accept a lot in accepted with the story. The Collective Kitchen aswell shows how the accustomed hip and knee work, and the differences amid the accustomed joints and replaced joints. That is something that anyone because a collective replacement, and maybe their accompany and ancestors usually wish to apperceive about. There is aswell a description of how our apperception thinks by abutting images, which I accept is agnate to what scientists and advisers who abstraction the academician accept found. I achievement that those acute humans can aswell acquisition The Collective Kitchen advantageous to added accept how we actualize ideas.
What was your better claiming autograph The Collective Kitchen?
Writing The Collective Kitchen was not too difficult – I just put images of what I was accomplishing usually in the kitchen and the agnate apparent assets ancillary by ancillary and they were appealing abundant the same. The better claiming was advantageous my abhorrence that humans wouldn’t like it. I assumption a lot of authors apparently go through that, so for me the affair was whether or not to put it out there for anybody to see.
What do you like to do if you aren’t working, inventing new medical breakthroughs and writing?
I absolutely abundance every moment I accept with my family. We do a lot calm like ski, hike, and absorb time in the outdoors. Some of the best times for us accept been travelling on RV trips to new destinations we accept never been to before. My wife and kids aswell abide me traveling abroad for a anniversary or so every year to yield a back-country ski, golf or fishing cruise with my friends.
What is the best admonition you’ve anytime received, about writing, inventing, or about activity in general?
When I’m not abiding if an abstraction is advantageous to accompany the best admonition I accept consistently had is to go advanced and do it. That’s the alone way you will acquisition out.
What admonition do you accept for ambitious authors and/or inventors?
For inventors, that’s what the endure two capacity in The Collective Kitchen are about. It describes a way to see if your abstraction works, assure it, and about-face it into reality. A lot of books accept been accounting about the basics and bolts of how to book a apparent and alpha a aggregation or advertise your idea, but abundance is added of a adventure about how to amount out your own aisle forward.
For writers, I ability not be the best to to accord advice, back I’m almost new at it. There is a lot in accepted with publishing and inventing though, and the aforementioned challenges that inventors face aswell appear to writers.
What’s next, do you accept addition activity in the works?
Not yet. I wish to see how this one goes – so far so acceptable it seems, but I do accept some thoughts about addition book. Autograph for me is somewhat like accepting an abstraction for a new apparatus – you just accept to let it happen. So we’ll just accept to delay and see.
Where can readers affix with you on amusing media to apprentice added about The Collective Kitchen?
I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and an simple way to alpha is the columnist website www.michaelriesmd.com.
What affectionate of admonition is accessible on your website?
There is a description of the agreeable in The Collective Kitchen with a abundant little video that shows what it’s about. There is aswell some admonition about me, links to my patents, and some contempo book capacity and account online autograph I’ve written.
Do you accept annihilation abroad you’d like to allotment with our readers?
Writing and publishing a book was not annihilation I anytime planned to do or anywhere on my brazier list, but I’m animated to accept done it. I’ve had a lot of nice comments from humans who accept apprehend it and I would awful acclaim accomplishing this for anyone because cogent their adventure to others.
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