This week we're joined by Lisa Cannada, MD. Dr. Cannada is a very accomplished orthopedic traumatologist. She served as the first female chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors' Board of Specialty Societies from 2017-2018 and has published more than 130 research papers and two textbooks. She also is the former president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society. She has served as a mentor to countless medical students and residents. Most importantly, she has been able to maintain a thriving family life on top of all this. We discuss how she has managed to balance work and family, how to get more women into orthopedics, how men can serve as mentors for women in orthopedic surgery, and how to survive your first few years in practice.

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References from this episode:

Sexual harassment in orthopedic surgery trainees

Whicker E, Williams C, Kirchner G, Khalsa A, Mulcahey MK. What Proportion of Women Orthopaedic Surgeons Report Having Been Sexually Harassed During Residency Training? A Survey Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Aug 26. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001454. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32956144.

Women do less complex surgeries than their male counterparts?

Chen YW, Westfal ML, Chang DC, Kelleher CM. Under-Employment of Female Surgeons? Ann Surg. 2020 Sep 15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004497. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32941284. #medicine #orthopedics #surgery #doctor #medschool #residency