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School of Medicine
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MEDIA CONTACT: John M. Lazarou
February 25, 2005
HOPKINS ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON INITIATED INTO NATIONAL ACADEMY
Dawn Mitzner LaPorte, M.D., assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons at its recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. LaPorte was one of 549 new fellows inducted into the organization, which has 27,959 members worldwide.
The academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its members have completed medical school plus five years of a specialty study in orthopedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam and been certified by the national board of orthopedic surgery.
LaPorte, an active member of the academy for five years, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the hand and upper extremity. Her current research focuses on orthopedic conditions affecting the wrist. LaPorte, who joined Hopkins in 2001, has published more than a dozen scientific papers and abstracts and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Educated at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, LaPorte concluded her training in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center.