September 15, 2016

The Fixer: Dr. Lyle Cain


Portico Mountain Brook 
E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D.  

Dr. Lyle Cain, one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeons in the world – YES in the world – is driven by a fear of failure. In that, Cain is like most top-tier CEOs, athletes, inventors, and performers, people whose innovations change the course of human history.

He explains it this way: “I remember the bad cases, the people who didn’t do well, a whole lot better than the ones who did. I want to figure out what happened and keep it from happening again. I always have a little anxiety about failure—at work or home. I don’t want to underappreciate or ‘undertreat’ my wife, children, or patients.”

To read the entire cover story article, written by Melinda Thompson click here.