Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Welcomes New Surgeon Amanda McCoy, MD, MPH, FCS (ECSA)

October 5, 2021

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome Amanda J. McCoy, MD, MPH, FCS (ECSA), as its most recent attending surgeon.

Dr. McCoy is a Pittsburgh native. After graduating from North Allegheny Senior High School, she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics with a certificate in health policy from Harvard University 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, Dr. McCoy served as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Tenwek Hospital/World Gospel Mission in Bomet, Kenya, Africa where 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) Tenweck 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.