Amy L McIntosh, MD, FAAOS


Amy L McIntosh, MD, FAAOS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Scottish Rite for Children, Dallas, TX


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
AAOS has been a keystone for me personally and professionally. It is the tie that binds all the orthopedic subspecialties together. At the Annual Meeting, I glean ideas from the other orthopedic fields that I can apply to my practice of pediatric orthopedics, specifically, pediatric spine deformity surgery. I also love connecting personally with my friends and colleagues. It is also very rewarding to participate in an AAOS/POSNA sponsored public service announcement (PSA) on the musculoskeletal effects of pediatric obesity.

As an Active Fellow Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
Maintenance of Certification and Educational Resources. AAOS helps me track my CME and get my SEA credits.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Those who lead inspire us. We follow them because we want to. Your why is their why. Be someone else’s why - Simon Sinek

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I love to get up early when my family is still sleeping. I can get A LOT of writing and research done between 4-6 am.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
1 hour before bed. (No cell phone) I write down 3 wins from the day, and 3 goals for tomorrow. I try to have effective action following quiet reflection.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I love to downhill ski, travel, and spend time with my husband, Rich, and children (Quincy (boy: 14) and Campbell (girl:11)).

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I have a twin sister.