Maryland Leader Dr. Rinelda Horton
Dr. Rinelda Horton is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in the Orthopaedics Department at the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group in Maryland. A member of various medical societies, her expertise is in conservative and operative treatment of osteoarthritis, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder and newer techniques of minimally invasive reconstructive surgery.
Rinelda has been opening doors throughout her career and she was the only African-American woman in her orthopaedic residency group when she graduated, and she became the first African-American woman to complete a fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the University Hospital of Cleveland. She makes time to mentor female medical students interested in a career in orthopaedics and encourages other female orthopaedic surgeons by sharing advice that she received from a mentor who told her, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate hard work, excel at that, and you will succeed anywhere you go”.
Rinelda is exited about her WOGO Missions abroad. “The challenges I experienced during my medical training and my desire to be the best at what I do has uniquely prepared me for this type of medical mission. I look forward to leaving behind happy patients, stronger women and strong communities in WOGO Mission served Destinations.”