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5 women making history in orthopedic surgery

Becker's Spine recognizes women making history in orthopedic surgery including Anne Holland Johnson, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS. 

Women only make up about 18% of the orthopedic surgeon workforce, one of the largest gender disparities across healthcare specialties. 

Additionally, female orthopedic surgeons earn 20% less than their male counterparts. 

Surgeons believe that the lack of role models in the field, workplace culture issues and an environment that lacks diversity have turned many women away from the specialty. 

Despite these barriers, there are women who have made a name for themselves in the speciality. Dr. Johnson has been named among the five female orthopedic surgeons to know.

Read the full article at beckersspine.com.