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Richard Charles Mather III

Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
DUMC Box 3639, Dssi, Durham, NC 27710
3475 Erwin Road, Dssi, Durham, NC 27710


Richard C. “Chad” Mather III MD, MBA is an assistant professor and vice chairman of practice innovation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine.  He is also a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  Dr. Mather is a health services researcher and decision scientist with a focus on economic analysis, health policy, health preference measurement and personalized decision-making.  His current work focuses on building tools for healthcare consumerism by facilitating measurement and communication of individual patient preferences in treatment decisions.  Additionally, he has great interest in health innovation, particularly in developing new care and payment models to foster different incentives and practice approaches.  He was a health policy fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Mather received an undergraduate degree in economics from Miami University and a medical doctorate and masters in business administration from Duke, where he also completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.  His clinical practice focuses on hip arthroscopy including both FAI and extra-articular hip endoscopy.  Specifically to the hip in addition to health service research applications he conducts translational research on biomarkers and hip instability. 

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.  Please contact our office at 919-660-2504.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery · 2023 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Science Departments
Clinical Associate in Population Health Sciences · 2022 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2019 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2014 M.B.A.
Duke University, School of Medicine · 2005 M.D.