The passing of Freddie Fu….
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Dear CSS Colleagues:
If leadership is about getting people to follow you for a purpose, destination, or any endeavor worth doing, then Freddie Fu may have been the greatest leader in modern orthopedics. Freddie had a knack for building loyalty by giving people the opportunity to be part of something great. The evidence for this is clear as so many have commented on his passing.
Winston Churchill said, “attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Freddie Fu motivated people to be at their best in all they did through his attitude, his energy and his leadership by example.
Freddie passed away last week. I was his partner for 8 years at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center. I thought about him for some time and felt I should share my thoughts, as every one of us can learn from his life. Enclosed is a short remembrance of the man and the impact he had on me. I wish all of you the opportunity to experience your own “Freddie Fu”. You will be a better person for it.
“JP” Warner MD