What is a Ladypod?

the surgeon's path Mar 28, 2019

Women are underrepresented in the field of orthopaedic surgery - with recent statistics putting women at about 6% of all orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. As a result, it can be difficult for aspiring surgeons to identify and connect with others who look like them. 

The term "ladypod" was coined to describe a lady or female orthopedic surgeon (aka orthopod), and four such women got together at a recent national meeting to sit down and talk about the experience of being a woman in orthopaedic surgery. Certainly there are challenges, but this video shows how we have addressed those challenges, being productive orthopaedic surgeons while balancing family and personal life. 

Take a look at the video below to see how Drs. Nancy Yen Shipley, Karen Sutton, Pamela Mehta and Jennifer Weiss represent different subspecialties in orthopaedic surgery, and inspire future doctors with their unique experiences in medicine.



You can find these ladypods online here:

Dr. Karen Sutton:


@karensuttonmd on Instagram

@karensuttonmd on Twitter

Dr. Pamela Mehta:


@dr.pamelamehta on Instagram

Dr. Jennifer Weiss:


@mymomthesurgeon on Instagram

@mymomthesurgeon on Twitter

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley: 


@_NancyMD on Instagram

@_NancyMD on Twitter


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