Juliet De Campos, MD, FAAOS


Juliet De Campos, MD, FAAOS
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Adjunct Attending, Andrews Institute
Pensacola, FL


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
Networking as a fellow beginning at AAOS Annual Meeting with alumni, orthopaedic device companies and Ruth Jackson members started  my early AAOS journey.  The opportunity to participate in many committees including coding, patient education and most recently as a Social Media Ambassador expanded my orthopaedic universe. Recently, I appreciated the stage of practice information from residency (so robust now) to retirement planning.  Access and introduction to specialty societies at Specialty Day focused my career. 

As an Active Fellow Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?

  • Code-X since its inception has honed my business skillset.
  • OrthoInfo – I review with patients and provide a link for shared decision-making.
  • AAOS Now for the quick, newsy, and comprehensive coverage of scientific and political information
  • CME compendium for ABOS and educational offerings, now Video Journal is a great benefit.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
My first senior partner at “The Orthopaedic Group” in Los Angeles, Al Meyer, MD, FAAOS – told me to dictate something special and personal in my note about each patient, not just as a memory aide but to build a relationship with that person.  Over the years, my patients are always happy to be remembered.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Life Planner for scheduling and lists

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Skimming all my journal abstracts within a few days, then recycling the paper journals

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?

  • Peloton bike and especially the Peloton App for 10–30-minute sessions of so many different workouts
  • Paddleboarding
  • Joining my husband Keith to walk our Golden Retriever in the wood near our house

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
Before I went to medical school, I was a sportswriter, starting in college at USC