Fatima Bouftas, BS

Fatima Bouftas, BS
University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Member Since: 2023

Why did you join AAOS?
Mentorship and support!

What are you looking forward to most about AAOS?
The Annual Meeting! Excited to meet everyone in person and hear about all the cool new breakthroughs and fun research projects that everyone’s been working on year-round.

What interested you about orthopaedics?
Coming from an engineering background, I first appreciated the dynamic interplay of biomechanics, innovation, and hands-on skills – over time, I also grew to appreciate just how much of a difference orthopaedics made in helping patients improve their mobility and regain their desired quality of life.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
“Enjoy your time” -anonymous 😊

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Noise-canceling headphones, cold brew, and my throwbacks playlist.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Ooo going on at least one hot girl walk a day.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I love thrifting, taking naps, going to cute cafes, making Spotify playlists, catching up with friends, reading, and watching TikToks and reality TV.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I'm a ghostwriter.