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6%.  That’s how many orthopedic surgeons are women.  6.6%.  or 1/15.  That’s how many orthopedic surgeons in my department are women.  I don’t feel like a unicorn most days.  But some days I do.  Few people in my real day to day life get me…   take into account that I...

#crazysocks4docs day June 1, 2018

  The year was 1998. Surgical internship at Ben Taub Hospital.  This place was the real deal.  Gun detectors soon to be installed.  Security so challenged that we were unfazed by bomb threats.  Rival gangs shooting at each other in the ER.  Prisoner patients...

Memorial Day 2018

  My father was not a traditional man.  He had issues with authority and hierarchy.  But he was adamant about respect for people in uniform.  Police uniform, fire fighter uniform, and especially military uniform.  He said “thank you for your service” to all of...

My Path to Orthopaedic Surgery

I became an orthopaedic surgeon because... When I think about how I decided to become an orthopaedist, I am tempted to pull out the essay I enclosed with my applications to residency. The problem is, this essay lacked 2 things: honesty and humor. The short answer is...

The Challenge Of Obesity Among Children

The challenge of obesity among children has been well publicized in the past few years. From programs like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move,” to Alice Waters’ “The Edible Schoolyard Project,” to national and local hospital and healthcare providers, the recognition of...

Dancing Doctors

A new item popped onto the family calendar:  Coco no play dates or TV. The event lasted from Friday to Sunday.  The event was not there early Friday morning when I started my 45 minute spinning class (brought straight to my bike in the garage from NYC) but was there...

Bop’s Rock

Last month I took my girls back to New York City for 5 days for the unveiling of Dad’s grave.   My unsuccessful attempt to explain the process to Lila, my 5 year old, went something like this: Mommy: Lila, we are going to get on a plane to fly to New York next week to...

Patient Responsibilities

“You are the doctor. Why don’t you just tell me what to do?” “If this were your child, what would you do?” “I did not go to medical school, how can I make this decision?” These are phrases physicians often hear from families and patients not comfortable actively...

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