Amelia Lindgren, MD


Amelia Lindgren, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow
Nemours Children’s Health
Wilmington, DE


How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
All of the educational resources! The JAAOS review articles were a great way to learn about topics in a concise and straightforward way during residency. I also used the ResStudy question bank while studying for ABOS Part 1—both the questions and explanations were very helpful. I attended the AAOS Annual Meeting twice during residency and the breadth of the meeting is impressive. It’s so exciting hearing about all the research everyone is doing and motivates me to stay on top of my own. The ICLs are a phenomenal resource targeted to your specific subspecialty given by experts in the field. It is also a great networking opportunity.

As a Fellowship Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
This year I have found the AAOS job board to be very helpful. You can create a search that will notify you of any job postings that fit your search criteria. You automatically get an email notification and don’t have to worry about actually checking the job board.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Do what you want to do and always be yourself.” From my grandmother who graduated from medical school in 1954 and was instrumental in my decision to become a doctor.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Figure out what time of day you are most productive. I wake up early every morning to get some work done because that is when I am most efficient. And To Do lists—so many To Do lists, preferably color coded.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I’m about 3 years late to the Peloton trend but I am trying to make working out a consistent part of my day.

What hobbies do you do in your spare time?
I love to travel, visit friends and family, try new restaurants, and I am currently attempting to learn to play golf.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
Getting my dog Jasper during my research year was the best mistake I made during residency. I definitely did not have enough time, but he is the most wonderful source of entertainment and cuddles.