Dr LaPorte has served as orthopaedic Residency Program Director at Johns Hopkins for 15 years and has served as Vice Chair for the ACGME Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee. She is passionate about education, and has been selected for numerous teaching and mentorship awards, and about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and serves as the Chair of the DEI Task Force for RJOS as well as for the BOS and has helped create and lead the OrthoUnited Leadership Program for medical students since 2022.
Dr LaPorte's clinical interests are surgery of the hand and wrist. She is a past member of theAmerican Society of Surgery for the Hand (ASSH) Council and has also served as co-chair of the Resident Educator Workshop at the ASSH Annual Meeting since 2007 and as chair of the ASSH Resident Review Course.
Dr La Porte will serve as the Education Division Director for ASSH 2023-2026. She is the Review Section editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery American. She is also a recent Past President of theRuth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and is the co-founder of Women in Orthopaedics Worldwide (WOW).