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Teamwork Pays! Ten Tips for a Great Surgeon-Scientist Collaboration

Published:February 24, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.01.001
      This review represents our summary of what makes a great collaboration between a surgeon and a scientist. At first, with no perspective, such a collaboration seems easy and natural. But as time goes on, with more perspective, you realize how special it is. Now, in our 60s, with approximately 35 years of collaboration and 75 coauthored papers (most of them in The Journal of Hand Surgery), we are thankful and humbled for this tremendously fruitful and, importantly, enjoyable collaboration. We are not so foolish to think that we made this great collaboration—it was a gift. However, we now recognize many characteristics that make it great and have developed the following 10 tips.

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