Leader in Medicine

Sheila Conway

MD, FAOA

The American Health Council has accordingly appointed Dr. Sheila Conway as “Best in Medicine.” Having been in the healthcare industry for fourteen  years, Dr. Conway is distinguished in her role as a  Professor.

Due to her athletic background as a competitive swimmer, Dr. Conway was exposed to orthopedics, which sparked her interest in medicine. However, it wasn’t until the end of college that Dr. Conway really started to think about medicine as a future career path, as she had continued to hold a particular passion for science.

Dr. Conway went on to gain her M.D. from Temple University, School of Medicine, graduating in 2002. Following this, she then completed her Residency at Monmouth Medical Center from 2002 to 2007 and her Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology from the University of Miami from 2007 to 2008.

Currently, Dr. Conway is working as a Professor at University of Miami where she has been based for the past 14 years. The university was founded in 1925 and now has more than 16,000 students from across the globe. It is a vibrant and diverse education center, fixated on learning and teaching, making new academic discoveries and bringing service to South Florida. The University of Miami consists of 11 schools and colleges offering more than 180 majors and programs to undergraduate and graduate students.

The University offers a range of services and products including research, education, nursing and health studies, medicine, study abroad, business, arts and science, law, engineering, architecture, communication, education and human development, marine and atmospheric science, music and international studies.

In her current role, Dr. Conway has an array of responsibilities. These include; academic practice as a medical educator, working daily with residents and medical student. She holds multiple leadership roles in graduate medical education,  working as Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and the Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship Program.

Throughout her career and personal life, Dr. Conway has enjoyed both professional and personal successes. These include being rewarded with the Excellence Award in Athletic Attitude from UC Berkeley in 1996 and more recently, being named Educator of the Year from University of Miami Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016. Additionally, one professional accomplishment Dr. Conway is particularly proud of is being Program Director of both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Oncology Programs. Dr. Conway attributes this success to her strong work ethic, discipline, and structure, all of which were built into her due to the strong focus and rigorous effort involved in being a competitive swimmer.

In order to continue her learning and expand her knowledge, Dr. Conway is a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the American Association for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is active in the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Conway is a graduate of the inaugural class of the AOA/ APEX Leadership Certificate Program. program.

Looking into the future, Dr. Conway would like to pursue ongoing leadership roles in Orthopaedic Surgery and medicine, through Chairperson or Medical Dean track.

When not busy working, Dr. Conway enjoys a variety of hobbies including; scuba diving, underwater photography, gardening, and boating. Additionally, she is an active volunteer and human rights activist, having volunteered at Rio Olympics as well as working with Planned Parenthood.

Professor and Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Oncology for the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine

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