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RJOS secretary 2023-2024

Linda Suleiman, MD

Linda I. Suleiman, MD is an assistant professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr Suleiman specializes in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction and serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Suleiman graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and went on to complete her orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University where she was the first Black woman to graduate from the program. During her time there, she developed her interest for advocacy both through leadership, research and diversity and inclusion in graduate medical education. She was recognized and awarded the Marco Ellis Legacy Award for Diversity Initiatives and the Brian Hartigan, MD Memorial Award for Excellence in teaching and patient care.

After completing her joint replacement fellowship at Rush she returned to Northwestern and went on to complete a two year Health Policy Fellowship with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Her research interests are in disparities in access and outcomes in hip and knee replacement and implicit bias in our residency selection process.

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