Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kobs, MD to the position of medical director for the workers compensation program.
Dr. Kobs has been a partner and practicing orthopaedic surgeon with Raleigh Orthopaedic for the past 24 years, and has now retired from clinical practice to transition to an administrative role within the practice. In his new role, he will work with employers, insurance carriers, adjusters and case managers, to create a seamless process and to ensure the highest quality of care for the injured worker.
“Dr. Kobs is a proven leader and brings a wealth of clinical experience to the worker compensation program,” said Dr. David Boone, President of Raleigh Orthopaedic. “He will be a great asset to ensure injured workers get the care they need to get them back to work as safely and quickly as possible.”
Prior to joining Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in 1993, Dr. Kobs attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his undergraduate and medical degree, and then he completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. While in practice, Dr. Kobs specialized in sports medicine and treated orthopaedic conditions related to sports activity and shoulder & knee injuries of any type.
In addition, he has served as clinical instructor in Orthopaedic surgery, and wrote several articles in trade publications and published research in papers as varied as Neuroscience Abstracts and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Kobs is a long time member and former president (2008-2014) of COAN, a non-profit orthopaedic organization whose mission is to improve orthopaedic surgery in the Nation of Nicaragua.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to serve in this administrative role at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic,” said Kobs. “My goal is to collaborate with employers, insurance carriers, adjusters and case managers to create a seamless process that ensures prompt orthopaedic treatment and optimal rehabilitation for the injured worker ensuring a fast recovery and safe return to work.”