The American Health Council has accordingly appointed Dr. Sheila Conway as “Best in Medicine.” Having been in the healthcare industry for nine years, Dr. Conway is distinguished in her role as an Associate 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 from 2007 to 2008.
Currently, Dr. Conway is working as an Associate Professor at University of Miami where she has been based for the past 7 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; academia practice as a medical educator, working with residents and medical students, completing administration tasks, working as program director of Orthopaedic Surgery and program director of Orthopaedic Oncology, management of benign and malignant Sarcoma, looking after outpatients, as well as conducting surgery when needed.
Throughout her career and personal life, Dr. Conway has enjoyed both professional and personal successes. These include being rewarded with the Student Athlete Award (given to only 1 woman athlete a year) from UC Berkeley in 1996, receiving the Excellence Award in Athletic Attitude from UC Berkeley in 1996 and more recently, being named Educator of the Year from University of Miami in 2016. Additionally, one professional accomplishment Dr. Conway is particularly proud of is being Program Director of both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Oncology. 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 member of a variety of professional organizations including; the American Orthopaedic Association, the Advanced Orthopaedic Solutions, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
Looking into the future, Dr. Conway aims to become Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics as well as to perform clinical research in basic science and in education resident’s programs for improvement.
When not busy working, Dr. Conway enjoys a variety of hobbies including; scuba diving, underwater photography, gardening, and flowers. Additionally, she is an active volunteer and human rights activist, having volunteered at Rio Olympics as well as working with Planned Parenthood.
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Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Oncology for the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine
- The University of Miami is a diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.
- The University is comprised of 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.
- American Orthopaedic Association
- Advanced Orthopaedic Solutions
- Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
- Jackson Orthopaedic Society