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No Bones About It: A NAON Podcast Series

Dec 2, 2022

Orthopaedic Surgery as a specialty has the lowest percentage of female surgeons and has the least diverse representation overall in medicine. We discuss two pipeline programs The Perry Initiative for women and Nth  Dimensions  for minorities in the field of orthopaedics.

This month on No Bones About It, NAON sits down with Dr. Toni McLaurin, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. For the 10th year in a row, NYU Langone was designated as a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equity Leader in recognition of their strong commitment to providing high quality care to individuals marginalized or impacted by health disparities.

In addition to her director position, Dr. McLaurin is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopedic Service at Bellevue Hospital, specializing in orthopaedic trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction.

We’ll talk about Dr. McLaurin’s start as the Director of DEI in early 2020 amid the myriad of cultural and diversity issues faced by all.  We’ll touch on reasons orthopaedic surgery lacks diverse medical professionals as well as her own experiences as a surgeon and teacher.