Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Amanda McCoy, MD, MPH, Invited to Give Grand Rounds Lecture at Columbia University

February 10, 2023

Congratulations to Amanda McCoy, MD, MPH, on being invited to deliver a Grand Rounds lecture at Columbia Orthopedics and Columbia University Irving Medical Center on January 26, 2023.

Dr. McCoy’s lecture was titled “Caring for Pediatric Osteomyelitis in a Resources-Limited Setting: Making the Connection Between Local and Global Health Equity in Pediatric Orthopaedics.”

Dr. McCoy discussed some of her experiences working as an orthopaedic surgeon at Tenwek Hospital/World Gospel Mission in Bomet, Kenya. She also presented aspects of her ongoing research projects involving geo-spatial relationships with pediatric orthopaedic conditions.

You can learn more about Dr. McCoy and her work in this archived edition of the UPMC HealthBeat blog and podcast in which she discusses in depth her training, clinical work, and importance of studying and improving upon health equity and health outcomes, and the brief biography below.

More About Dr. McCoy

Amanda McCoy, MD, MPH, is a Pittsburgh native. She earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics with a certificate in health policy from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Subsequently she earned her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency training in Boston at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency Program, and then a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

From 2018 until joining UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2021, Dr. McCoy served as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Tenwek Hospital with World Gospel Mission in Bomet, Kenya, Africa. There, she worked to treat a significant portion of patients with acute or delayed orthopaedic trauma.

Dr. McCoy also served as the Interim Program Director of Pan African Association of Christian Surgeons (PAACS)/College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Tenwek Orthopaedic Residency Program. As Residency Director, Dr. McCoy coordinated the didactic and call schedules for the orthopaedic surgery trauma service, as well as participated in educational and training programs while overseeing orthopaedic surgery residents, general surgery residents on orthopaedic surgery rotation, interns, and medical students.

Throughout her education and training, Dr. McCoy was awarded numerous scholarships and awards for her academic work, and she has devoted significant amounts of time to volunteer and community service work. She enjoys caring for children with general pediatric musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures and infections, and has a special interest in caring for lower limb deformities.