The Sports Doctor, 06/01/2021
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Jennifer Weiss and Joel Franco
California orthopaedic surgeon Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Communications Cabinet at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting.
The AAOS’ Communications Cabinet promotes musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the specialty of orthopaedics through media relations and internal and external communications, including its member magazine, AAOS Now. Through its activities, the Communications Cabinet oversees, coordinates and supports the leadership of the AAOS in the accomplishment of their goals and objectives within the priorities of the overall strategic plan and provides liaison support to other Councils, the Board of Specialties, Board of Councilors and other advisory boards.
Dr. Weiss is an orthopaedic surgeon at Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles Medical Center and specializes in pediatric sports medicine. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2011, she practiced at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group as director of the Pediatric Sports Program.
Dr. Weiss graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed her internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
She has been active with the AAOS for nearly a decade, and most recently served as a mentor in the Leadership Fellows Program, and was a fellow herself in that program in 2010 to 2011. Dr. Weiss also served on the nominating committee for the Board of Specialty Societies. In addition to holding a previous term on the Communications Cabinet, she also served as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors and on the Women’s Health Advisory Board.
Dr. Weiss also is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), serving that organization as the most recent Communications Council Chair on their Board of Directors.
Dr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Joel Franco tells compelling stories with an elegant voice, a crisp Italian sensibility and beautiful pictures. Franco’s experience, vision and intensity bring leadership, heart, and an eye for detail to his films. His understanding of the human condition and his passion for authenticity combine to create artistic, highly commercial works that draw the audience in and make them feel. Franco’s genuine desire to protect the integrity of each story and to bring out the best in the actors and crew have made him a trusted source for getting the job done. Colleagues trust his refreshing character and understand that he is a man of commitment and does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it.
Joel Franco was born in Italy and came to the United States in his late teens where he quickly immersed himself in American culture and film. According to Franco, “I have always admired American films. The American school of acting has a long history of producing great actors and I wanted to be a part of the world of film–a place where captivating stories are unveiled. The creation of film plays into my strengths: I love that magic is the result of the creative process. There must be passion to nurture the momentum of the story. And one must have intense focus to get the job done.”
Influenced by American filmmaker Sidney Lumet for his vigorous storytelling and Italian director Robert Rossellini for his social realism, Franco is dedicated to staying true to the story in a fast paced, realistic and refined style.
In 2006, Franco partnered with Solidaris LLC to found Chesapeake Films, LLC. Chesapeake Films has option agreements to produce several feature films and plans to produce two features per year in-house and to collaborate with established film companies for additional opportunities.
Joel Franco is a graduate of University of Maryland/Baltimore, a graduate of the USC-Universal Producing and Directing Program, and holds an M.F.A. in film production from the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.