50+ female orthopedic surgeons in the US

Written by Shayna Korol | March 20, 2018 | Print  |

Female orthopedic surgeons are one group of women excelling in a traditionally male-dominated field.

Here are 50-plus female orthopedic surgeons in the U.S.

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Jessica Aidlen, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., specializes in disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical spine problems, spine trauma and back problems in athletes.

Laura Alberton, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Health in La Jolla, Calif., is interested in ACL injuries, knee ligament injuries and surgery, cartilage injuries, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, labral tears in the shoulder, meniscus tears and rotator cuff tears.

Sheila Algan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, specializing in sports medicine.

Dheera Ananthakrishnan, MD, is orthopedic spine surgeon at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta specializing in adult and adolescent scoliosis.

Michelle Andrews, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, specializing in sports medicine, knee and shoulder problems.

Elizabeth Arendt, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis specializing in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics.

Leslie Barnes, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Barnes specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Julie Barre, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in Florida, specializing in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, reconstructive shoulder surgery and sports medicine injuries and surgeries. Dr. Barre began her career as a physical therapist.

Hillary Becker, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sioux Falls, S.D., specializing in hand surgery.

Annette Billings, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center specializing in hand and upper extremities.

Melissa Boyette, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton, Fla., specializing in hand and wrist surgery.

Evalina Burger, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, who specializes in spinal deformities, spine injures, neck disorders and spine fractures.

Barbara Campbell, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Somerset (Pa.) Hospital, specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery and interested in osteoporosis and pediatrics.

Lisa Cannada, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis University, specializes in long bone malunion, orthopedic traumatology and pilon fractures.

Teresa Cappello, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center in Hines, Ill., specializing in pediatric orthopedics.

Michelle Carlson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, specializes in sports-related hand injuries and fractures, pediatric hand conditions, hand disorders in women and neurologic injuries in the upper extremity.

Emilie Cheung, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center in Redwood City, specializing in the shoulder and elbow, including fractures, joint replacements, rotator cuff repair, ligament repair, sports injuries and arthroscopy.

Loretta Chou, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center in Redwood City, specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

Alexis Colvin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital, specializes in sports medicine.

Carol Copeland, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Bone and Joint Institute in Hershey, Pa., specializing in orthopedic trauma.

Frances Cuomo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and chief of the shoulder and elbow service at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, specializes in open and arthroscopic surgery for shoulder disorders. Her research focuses on improving the treatment of shoulder disorders.

Leigh Ann Curl, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Health in Baltimore, specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Curl is the head orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens.

Janet Dunlap, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Carlsbad (Calif.) Surgery Center, is certified in robot-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery.

Carrie Diulus, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. Her research focuses on reducing chronic disease burden and the total cost of care while improving outcomes for orthopedic and spine patients.

Melissa Erickson, MD, serves as an orthopedic spine surgeon at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions.

Marybeth Ezaki, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, specializing in hand and other upper extremity disorders.

Maureen Finnegan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, interested in trauma, biologics and sports injuries.

Meagan Fernandez, DO, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, is interested in scoliosis and spine surgery, pediatric tumors, hemophilic arthropathy, shoulder instability and mensicus injury and repair.

Rachel Frank, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado in Denver, who specializes in sports medicine.

Erika Gantt, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C., specializing in hand surgery.

Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD, is the president of Torrington, Conn.-based New England Orthopaedic Center. She specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle.

Suzanne Hall, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Hendersonville, N.C.-based Appalachian Orthopaedics, specializes in shoulder treatment.

Sharon Hame, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, specializing in trauma and sports medicine.

Sommer Hammoud, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Rothman Institute in Bensalem, Pa., specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Hammoud is interested in sports-related injuries in female athletes.

Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, an orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at the New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, specializes in sports medicine.

Lindsay Hickerson, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, specializing in musculoskeletal trauma and direct anterior hip replacements.

Serena Hu, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Redwood City, Calif.-based Stanford Orthopaedic Spine Center, specializes in cervical radiculopathy, kyphosis and scoliosis.

Heidi Hullinger, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at New Jersey Spine Specialists in Summit, who specializes in complex spine cases such as spinal deformity and tumors.

Jocelyn Idema, DO, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa., specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions.

Meghan Imrie, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Standford (Calif.) Health Care, specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Dr. Imrie is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Stanford Medicine.

Michelle James, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and chief of orthopedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern Calif. in Sacramento. Dr. James is also chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at UC Davis Health System. She specializes in pediatric hand conditions.

Lori Karol, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and assistant chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, specializing in scoliosis and other spine disorders, clubfoot and limb lengthening and reconstruction. 

Youjeong Kim, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, specializes in cervical spine disease, lumbar spine surgery and scoliosis surgery.

Melanie Kinchen, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founding partner of 360 Back and Spine Center in Grapevine, Texas. Dr. Kinchen specializes in adult and adolescent spinal deformity, reconstruction and failed back surgery.

Monica Kogan, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon and director of pediatric orthopedics at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center. Her research interests include lengthening, patient-physician communication and satisfaction, global health and medical mission outreach.

Melissa Kounine, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon at Washington Orthopaedics Center in Centralia, focusing on total joint replacements, fractures and upper extremity.

Rebecca Kuo, MD, serves as an orthopedic spine surgeon at Joliet, Ill.-based MK Orthopaedics Joliet, specializing in cervical decompression, lumbar decompression and spinal deformity treatment.

Amy Ladd, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center in Palo Alto. Dr. Ladd focuses on hand and upper extremity surgery and pediatric and congenital hand surgery.

Yuri Lansinger, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, specializing in hand trauma.

Elly LaRoque, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Golden Gate Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery in San Francisco, is interested in arthroscopy, knee and shoulder rehabilitation and women's sports injuries.

Lisa Lattanza, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at University of California in San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Lattanza specializes in surgery for arthritis, blood vessel and nerve problems, bone deformities, dislocations and fractures, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries and tumors. She was previously a physical therapist.

Valerae Lewis, MD, is an orthopedic oncology surgeon at MD Anderson in Houston. She specializes in adult and pediatric pelvic and limb surgery and focuses on sarcoma. Dr. Lewis is the chair of orthopedic oncology at MD Anderson and the first woman to chair an orthopedic department at a freestanding cancer center.

Nina Lightdale-Miric, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and the director of the pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery program at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She specializes in upper extremity and hand trauma and sports injuries and is interested in congenital hand reconstruction, microsurgery, birth brachial plexus surgery and cerebral palsy treatment of the upper extremity.

Julie Long, MD, serves as an orthopedic spine surgeon at Northern California Spine Institute in Pleasanton, specializing in spinal reconstructive surgery, scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery.

Taruna Madhav Crawford, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Chicago Hand and Orthopedic Surgery Centers in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., specializing in hand surgery.

Jennifer L.M. Manuel, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla., specializes in hand and elbow surgery, chronic injuries, upper extremity reconstruction, acute fracture care and minimally invasive surgery.

Lauren Matteini, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., specializes in scoliosis, spinal disc disease and cervical lumbar disc disorder.

Patricia McHale, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Gastonia, N.C., specializing in shoulder and elbow and sports medicine.

Amy McIntosh, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, specializes in scoliosis and other spine disorders. 

Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at University of Chicago Medical Center, specializes in hand surgery with expertise in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of bone, nerve, tendon and ligament injuries caused by trauma or overuse.

Mary Morrell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists, focuses on trauma and fracture, women's health, pediatrics, hand and wrist conditions and arthritis pain.

Mary I. O'Connor, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Yale New Haven Health in Conn., specializing in arthroplasty, hip replacement and knee replacement surgery.

Joan O'Shea, MD, a dually trained orthopedic spine and neurosurgeon at The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey in Marlton, specializes in elective degenerative treatments.

Lois K. Osier, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Pineville, N.C., specializing in hand surgery. Dr. Osier worked as a physical therapist before receiving her medical degree.

Elizabeth A. Ouellette, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Flordia-based Ouellette Group Physicians, specializing in hand and wrist fracture, ligament tear, nerve injuries, joint instability and small joint replacement surgery.

Laura Prokuski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons in Scottsdale, Ariz., focuses on acute fractures of the arms, legs and pelvis. She also treats complications that arise from injuries including non-unions, mal-unions, infections and amputations.

Emily Putney, DO, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., specializes in advanced surgical care of spinal pathology.

Laura C. Reese, DO, an orthopedic surgeon at Ashland (Ky.) Orthopedic Associates, specializes in shoulder surgery, hip, knee and thumb replacement, general orthopedics, arthroscopy, fracture care and trauma.

Tiffany Rogers, MD, serves as an orthopedic spine surgeon at Torrance (Calif.) Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. She researches atraumatic cervical spondyloptosis, fracture management in spinal cord injury and small wire fixation in tibial pilon fractures.

Laura E. Ross-Adams, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon and clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J.

Yvonne E. Satterwhite, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics in Johns Creek, Ga., specializes in elbow, knee, shoulder and sports medicine.

Jessica Shellock, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute in Plano, specializing in treatments for back and neck conditions. Her research investigates lumbar disc arthroplasty and spinal sports injuries.

Naomi N. Shields, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedic Associates in Wichita, Kansas, specializes in foot and ankle and sports medicine. She was the first surgeon in Kansas to perform total ankle joint replacement surgery.

Jane Siegel, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Sara Simmons, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton, Fla., specializing in hand and wrist surgery. Dr. Simmons is interested in traumatic, acute and chronic injuries of the hand and wrist.

Beth Shubin Stein, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, interested in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee.

Sabrina Strickland, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, specializes in knee and shoulder surgery.

Julie Switzer, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, specializing in trauma injuries in geriatric patients, osteoporosis and other diseases of bone metabolism. Her research interests include geriatric assessment, elder abuse, mandatory reporting and orthopedic fixation devices.

Joyce Tarbet, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, Minn., specializes in musculoskeletal pain management, arthritis, work-related injuries, trauma and fracture care, joint replacements, arthroscopy, upper and lower extremity reconstruction and sports medicine.

Kimberly Templeton, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She is interested in musculoskeletal oncology, metabolic bone disease and joint arthroplasty.

M. Chris Testerman, MD, BSN, an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon at Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopaedic Clinic, specializes in arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, forefoot deformities and foot and ankle sports injuries. 

Claudia Thomas, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Leesburg, Fla.-based Tri County Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Thomas was the first African American woman to become an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S.

Ruth Thomas, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Little Rock-based University of Arkansas Medical Center, specializes in complex reconstructions of the foot and ankle. She is the director of foot and ankle surgery at UAMS.

Jennifer Tucker, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at The Southeast Permanente Medical Group in Atlanta and Kennesaw, Ga., specializing in hand surgery.

Katherine Vadasdi, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and director of the ONS Women's Sports Medicine Center in Greenwich, Conn., and Stamford, Conn., specializing in adolescent and adult sports medicine as well as shoulder and elbow surgery.

Grietje van Dyk, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Los Alamitos (Calif.) Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group, specializing in arthroscopy.

Ann E. Van Heest, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and professor of orthopedic surgery at The University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, specializes in hand and upper extremity and pediatric orthopedics.

Alexis Waguespack, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at New Orleans-based SpineCare Medical Group, specializing in cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine disorder treatments. She is one of the few spine specialists trained in minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery.

Kristy Weber, MD, serves as an orthopedic oncology surgeon at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in bone tumors, Ewing sarcoma, limb salvage surgery, osteosarcoma, sarcomas, benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.

Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Los Angeles, and board certified in sports medicine.

Robin West, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Inova Sports Medicine in Fairfax, Va., interested in the prevention and management of all athletic injuries.

Michelle Wolcott, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at University of Colorado in Denver, specializes in complex knee, ankle and shoulder problems with a special interest in runner's injuries, pediatric sports medicine and women's sports medicine.

Karen Wu, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., specializes in complex and revision joint replacements.

Elizabeth Yu, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, specializing in spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and degenerative scoliosis.

Debra Zillmer, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., interested in women's bone and joint health, rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and nonoperative orthopedics.

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