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The Membership Committee



Chair (2023-2026) - Active
Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH
Committee Member -(2022-2025) - Active
Nicole S. Belkin, MD
Committee Member - (2022-2025) -  Candidate
Elizabeth Lieberman, MD
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Candidate
Beatrice Grasu, MD
Committee Member -(2022-2025) - Resident
Elise Christina Bixby, MD
Committee Member -(2023-2026) - Resident
Parisun Shoga, MD
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Student
Christina Freiberger
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Student
Jessica Schmerler
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Student
Tiana Clemons
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Student
Taylor Bradley
Committee Member - (2023 -2026) - Student
Jennifer Kunes
SCIENCE Committee Chair

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), with a pediatric orthopaedic practice based at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) in Oakland, California.

Dr. Coleen Sabatini has a pediatric orthopaedic practice based at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) in Oakland, California. Dr. Sabatini's clinical focus includes a range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, with a particular interest in pediatric trauma/fractures, clubfoot and other pediatric foot and limb deformities.

Dr Sabatini's research focuses on health equity/disparities, global health, pediatric trauma, and improving access to, and quality of, care for children with musculoskeletal conditions, particularly for those in low-resource environments. She has taught and/or volunteered in numerous countries and currently focuses her global surgery work in Uganda, focused on education, research, and capacity building in collaboration with local partners there. Dr.Sabatini serves as an Associate Director of the UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA) and Co-Director of UCSF's Institute forGlobal Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

In addition to serving on the RJOS mentorship committee in the past, and now as the Chair of the Membership Committee, Dr.Sabatini is active in many orthopaedic organizations. She is currently the Chair of the International Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served on the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society.

Our Work

The RJOS Membership Committee focuses on recruitment andretention of members.  The committeedevelops and advocates for services and resources to meet the needs of ourdiverse members.

Current Committee Goals include:

  • Focus on retention of members as they progress through their careers – from medical students to Emeritus.
  • Evaluate the demographics of our membership and increase diversity within the organization and leadership.
  • Create feedback systems for members to make suggestions to the organization to enhance offerings for members.
  • Offer outstanding benefits to members in allcategories.

RJOS offers several membership categories, providing outstanding benefits and resources:

  • Active Member
  • Candidate Member
  • Affiliate Member
  • Corresponding Member
  • Resident and Fellow Member
  • Student/Pre-Med Member

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Are you already an RJOS member but have had a change in your contact information, or would you like to update your member information? If so, please complete the Member Information Change Request Form.

Our membership committee welcomes your feedback!

Please submit any recommendations you have for ways that RJOS can better meet the needs of our members and advance women in the field of orthopaedics. Email us at info@rjos.org


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