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Shaina Lipa, M.D.

Orthopaedic Resident
Harvard Combined Orthropaedic Residency Program
Shaina Lipa

Dr. Shaina Lipa, a 2018–2019 Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, is currently completing her Orthopaedic Residency in the Harvard Combined Orthropaedic Residency Program in Boston, Mass. She is also the Vice Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity Inclusion Resident and Fellow Committee. Dr. Lipa is dedicated to the improvement of health and health care disparities, with a particular need for advocacy in orthopaedic surgery. She aspires to improve musculoskeletal health and the health care disparities that women, African Americans, and Hispanics face with regard to more severe arthritis and functional limitations. She has a long history of involvement with the Student National Medical Association, serving as University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) chapter president and several regional leadership positions. She has mentored young men and women in pipeline programs, such as the Physicians Medical Form’s “Doctors On Board Program,” whose mission is to encourage more African American/Black students to become physicians. She was a recipient of the National Medical Fellowship Community Service-Learning Program, where she led an intervention program for women at high risk for violence. Dr. Lipa received her medical degree with distinction from the UCSF School of Medicine in 2014. During medical school, she participated in the Visiting Clerkship Program in the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

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