Dr. Cannada shares why it is important for a woman to have a role model.
Women need good role models to show them that they can have a balanced life. It’s okay to be a motivated orthopedic surgeon but yet you can have a great family life, also. You need good role models to show you that and it’s good to have a mentor that’s a female because there are unique issues that arise when you are a female orthopeadic surgeon.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.