Dr. Waddell is an Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoAtlanta Piedmont and Piedmont west in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Waddell completed his undergraduate and medical school education from Louisiana State University (LSU). He then completed a general surgery preliminary internship and his orthopedic surgery residency at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then went on to complete his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill-Cornell in New York, New York. Finally, he completed his fellowship in Healthy Policy Research from the American Associations of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In this podcast, Dr. Waddell speaks about the impact that his father had on where his career has gone, how medicine has changed, the innovation that has happened in the field of Orthopedic Surgery, an in-depth explanation of the process of how to perform a hip replacement, his experiences during medical training, important skills to develop early, and so much more. White Coat Story is a podcast series for school students to gain first-person insights into the practice of medicine, and what it takes to get there.