Texas Leader Amanda Marshall, MD
Dr. Amanda Marshall is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she is also the Director of the Resident Clinical Research Community. She received her medical training at the University of Texas Medical School and completed a fellowship at Rush University in Chicago. Amanda has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, as well as presented research at scientific conferences in the U.S. and Canada, and has received several research awards over the past decade. Her expertise is in geriatric bone health, complex hip and knee reconstructions and revision surgery to correct failed replacements.
In addition to her busy schedule as a surgeon, Amanda also engages in extensive research, helping to bridge the gap between the hospital bedside and the research bench. As a physician, she sees chronic arthritis and joint problems every day and being a researcher gives her the opportunity to work with academia to study these problems and develop the tools and technologies that help her do a better job. “The usual perception of surgery is that it’s delicate, and it often is. But orthopaedic surgery is hard work, it’s very physical, and I am always amazed that such a powerful process and robust tools could be a part of the beautiful art of healing and restoration of the body.”
Early in her life, Amanda’s mother told her that her destiny was to care for the elderly. Now, as she performs surgeries during WOGO Missions, she is honored to care for WOGO Mission Patients, many of them elderly women, and restoring their independence and quality of life.