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Diversity in Orthopedics

TOA Celebrates Black History Month

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is proud to highlight Black History Month and acknowledge the many diverse contributions made to our society by African Americans.

Compared to other medical and surgical specialties, orthopedic surgery remains one of the least racially and ethnically diverse fields. In 2018, the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) reported that 1.9% of orthopedic surgeons were African Americans. In 2016, the ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) reported 4% of orthopedic surgery residents were African American. These figures are staggering and underscore the importance of diversity in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Dr. S.R. Brown

By Dr. S.R. Brown, Hand, Wrist & Elbow and Shoulder Specialist

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