Alexis Colvin, MD, FAAOS

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Alexis Colvin, MD, FAAOS
Professor-Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Why did you join AAOS?

The AAOS has been an invaluable resource for education, career development, and advocacy.

Do you currently volunteer with a committee? If yes, which one(s)?

Previously, I have volunteered with several committees including the Publications committee and the Annual Meeting committee. I also really enjoyed my experience with the Leadership Fellows Program. Currently, I am participating in the AAOS Leadership Institute Level 3 program and am also an AAOS social media ambassador.

How do you define success?

For me, success as an orthopedist encompasses three principles. First and foremost, is having the ability to help restore function and quality of life to my patients. Second, is being able to make contributions to the field, particularly through research and education. Finally, it is important to me to be able to “pay it forward” and support others who are considering entering the field.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents both immigrated to the US for higher education and worked while simultaneously raising three children. They were my first role models in exemplifying how to put your family first and still have a successful career.

What do you love most about AAOS?

One of the best events that the AAOS hosts is the Annual Meeting. It is a great opportunity to exchange ideas with members from all over the world!

What advice would you give to new members of AAOS?

The adage, “if you are not at the table, you are on the menu” bears repeating when it comes to involvement with the AAOS. Getting involved helps to amplify recognition of the good work that we do as orthopaedic surgeons.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?

I have worked as a physician at the US Open, the largest annual sporting event in the world, since 2009 and I am it’s first female Chief Medical Officer. I am also an Associate Dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and last, but certainly not least, am the mother of three boys.