Lindsey Valone, MD
National Women Physicians Day is annually celebrated on February 3rd as a commemoration of the first woman medical doctor in the United States, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, as well as a celebration of women in the medical field.
While we recognize that the number of female orthopaedic surgeons is rising, we would like to highlight Dr. Lindsey C. Valone as the practice’s first female physician.
Dr. Lindsey C. Valone is an orthopaedic surgeon who is also dual board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery. She has been a part of the CPO team for five years and has broad clinical interests from congenital anomalies to adult arthritis and from common hand problems to complex reconstructive surgery
Dr. Valone also earned a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Clinical Research with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is the first author on five publications in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) and has presented her research at more than 25 conferences across the country.
During her years of orthopaedic surgery residency at UCSF and at the Harvard Combined Program Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, she dedicated her time to supporting women in the field of orthopaedic surgery through hands-on experience and mentoring programs for young women.
“I’ve been involved in outreach programs such as the Perry Initiative and the B.O.N.E.S. Initiative to inspire young women (from middle school to medical school) to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery,” said Dr. Valone. “Although 51% of medical students are female, women currently represent only 15% of orthopaedic trainees. I think it’s important that young women see that a woman can thrive in this job.”