5 questions for Dr. Nady Hamid
Dr. Nady Hamid specializes in treating disorders of the shoulder and elbow. He completed his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the esteemed Shoulder and Elbow Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Hamid traveled to Nice, France for further training in advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery and complex shoulder reconstruction.
He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to rotator-cuff disease, shoulder arthritis and post-traumatic elbow disorders. He currently serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is lead physician at the OrthoCarolina Shoulder and Elbow Center in Charlotte and is the site director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at CHS Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Hamid was recently invited to join the prestigious American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also currently leading the Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort research project alongside the OrthoCarolina Research Institute.
What do you like best about your job?
Making people better — I consider myself very fortunate to be part of the healing process for my patients.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by the challenge of finding new and innovative ways to improve the well-being of my patients.
Who should we be paying attention to?
Our patients. Patients are dealing with incredible pressures to heal quickly while navigating a health care system that is expensive and, at times, very inefficient.
What was your biggest challenge this week?
Teaching my son how to catch a fly ball!
Favorite N.C. vacation spot?
We love the N.C. mountains. My family enjoys to hike in the Pisgah National Forest.