5 women to know in orthopedic surgery

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Here are five women to know in orthopedic surgery:

Alexia Soria, MD. Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center (Raleigh, N.C.)

Dr. Soria specializes in conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow.

She earned her medical degree from Philadelphia-based Jefferson Medical College, now known as Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Dr. Soria completed her residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and her fellowship at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

While in residency, she authored six peer-reviewed articles, presented at 17 conferences, won six research awards and received additional training at Institute Kaplan in Barcelona, Spain.

Lindsey Valone, MD. California Pacific Orthopaedics (San Francisco)

Dr. Valone specializes in orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery.

She earned her medical degree from the University of California Davis, where she was awarded the School of Medicine Medal for top graduate.

Dr. Valone also earned a master's degree in advanced studies in clinical research.

She has authored five publications in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Valone completed her residence at UC San Francisco and was recognized as intern of the year. She completed her fellowship at Harvard University in Boston.

Hillary Redlin, MD. Presidio Surgery Center (San Francisco)

Dr. Redlin is a third-generation orthopedic surgeon.

She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she was awarded the National Women's Medical Association Certificate of Merit as one of the top women in her graduating class. 

Dr. Redlin completed her residency at UC San Francisco and her fellowship at Stanford (Calif.) University.

Dr. Redlin was recognized as one of the top 1 percent of all providers in Northern California for patient satisfaction during her six-year tenure with Kaiser Permanente.

A. Paige Whittle, MD. Campbell Clinic (Memphis, Tenn.)

Dr. Whittle graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1986.

She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic in 1987, where she stayed on to complete her fellowship four years later.

She specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery as well as general orthopedic surgery.

Joan O'Shea, MD. The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey (Marlton)

Dr. O'Shea is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in orthopedic spine surgery, and she founded the Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey, 

She earned her medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate Health Center in Syracuse. 

After her residency in neurological surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. O'Shea completed an additional orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Disease and the Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center, both in New York City.

She has been honored with the Top Doc award by Philadelphia and SJ magazines.

Dr. O'Shea has been the invited lecturer at the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons' annual meetings since 1996, where she teaches other surgeons how to perform lumbosacral fusions.

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