The Orthopaedic Research Society awarded Leesa Galatz, MD, with the 2021 Women's Leadership Forum Award, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Galatz is professor and chair of the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
"This award reflects ORS' commitment to the support and advancement of women in science and medicine," Dr. Galatz said in a Feb. 11 news release. "Moments like this energize me to continue to pursue excellence in orthopedic practice and research."
Mount Sinai named Dr. Galatz chair of orthopedics in 2015. She specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, with an interest in shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease and shoulder arthroplasty.
Dr. Galatz is a leading researcher in the basic science of rotator cuff disease and tissue engineering strategies for tendon healing as part of two projects funded by the National Institutes of Health.