One of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons was inspired by meeting a legendary American football hero who was visiting the Cayman Islands to participate in a leadership conference.
Dr. Alwin Almeida, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist at Health City Cayman Islands, said it was an honor to meet Dan Marino, one of the greatest American football quarterbacks ever to play the game, when the sports legend toured Health City Cayman Islands’ world-class facility in October.
“You can imagine how honored we felt when Mr. Marino included Health City as a stop during his Cayman Islands visit,” said Dr. Almeida, who is responsible for Health City’s joint replacement program and sports injury clinic, and performs diagnostic operations and endoscopic treatments of joint diseases.
The Pro Hall of Fame quarterback, who played for the Miami Dolphins from 1983 to 1999, gave a presentation as part of the Thrive leadership workshop series held at The Ritz-Carlton, and touched on issues such as leadership, performance, building community relationships and honoring family.
Marino encouraged conference attendees to become strong leaders by setting high performance standards for themselves, thereby inspiring others to follow their example.
Growing up in his native India, watching American football was not a common activity for Almeida, but elite athletes such as Marino were widely recognized for their exceptional talent.