Daphne Scott, MD

Daphne Scott, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Primary Sports Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Diversity Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
As a fairly new Allied member, the AAOS has given me the opportunity to interact with my HSS surgical colleagues on a different level. Having attended the Annual Meeting, I have been able to support my colleagues as they present research and publications. Being a member has also allowed me to network with others outside of HSS and this has been extremely helpful as I learn more about the efforts of others in the DEI space. I would like to take a moment to thank Dr. Mark Drakos for taking me to my first AAOS conference and supporting me with a letter when I applied for membership.

As an Allied member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
I primarily use resources available for patient education, the newsletters, and the Annual Meeting.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
When I was in college, I had the opportunity to meet the legendary coach, John Wooden, and one quote that I try to live by comes from his Seven Point Creed – “Make Each Day Your Masterpiece”

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I don’t know if it is a trick, but I have to make a daily to-do list.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Right now – being better about hydration especially during the day when I am seeing patients.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Knitting – even though I am not very good at it! Best potholder maker ever!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I had the opportunity to cover the Tucson Rodeo during my fellowship and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I try to get to a rodeo or bull riding event at least once a year, if I can.