Women in Medicine Month
The American Medical Association (AMA) commemorates Women in Medicine (WIM) Month in September to recognize successes, advocate for women in medicine, and raise awareness of women health.
California Pacific Orthopaedics is proud of our team of women physicians, physician assistants and medical staff who contribute exceptional medical insight, research advancements and dedication to all of our patients’ high-quality care.
While we know that the number of female orthopaedic surgeons are continuously increasing over time, we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight Dr. Lindsey C. Valone for her accomplishments and advocacy for women in the field.
Dr. Valone has been with California Pacific Orthopaedics for four years and is the practice’s first female physician. She has extensive involvement in the medical field and actively supports women in the orthopaedic field through her publications and programs.
“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,” said Dr. Valone.
Dr. Valone also received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and earned a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Clinical Research. She has been the first author of five publications in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) and has presented her work at over 25 conferences nationwide.
During her orthopaedic surgery residency training at UCSF and Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Harvard Combined Program, Dr. Valone dedicated time to promoting 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.