LeeAnne Torres, M.D., has been named Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for July, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school.
“Orthopaedics is among the most competitive residency positions to obtain in the United States,” Wehner said. “With only 14.7% of the orthopaedic residents throughout the United States being female, we are truly pleased to honor our first female orthopaedic surgery resident as Resident of the Month. She has set the bar high for all residents. Her many nominations spoke of her exceptional clinical skills, vast knowledge of the human body and her ability to persevere amidst the many challenges she has faced with dignity, skill and resourcefulness. It is also an honor to recognize Dr. Torres for her hard-work, demonstrated care, compassionate nature and for having her patients’ best interest in mind at all times. ”
Torres is completing her fifth and final year of the orthopeadic surgery residency at Marshall. The Texas native completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center. After completing her residency in June 2020, Torres will enter the sports medicine orthopaedic fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The one-year program will prepare her for an academic career in orthopaedic sports medicine, specializing in shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and foot/ankle care.
“We are very lucky to have Dr. Torres as one of our residents,” said Matthew Bullock, D.O., MPT, associate residency program director. “She exemplifies strong leadership skills as evidenced through her work ethic, attention to detail, and eagerness to learn. She sets the standard for our younger residents to live up to. We congratulate Dr. Torres on a job well done!”
Torres and her husband, Israel, have an eight-month-old daughter, Aurelia. As part of her recognition as the July Resident of the Month, she received a plaque and designated parking spot.
Photo: LeeAnne Torres, M.D., (left) July Resident of the Month at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is pictured with Matthew Bullock, D.O., associate residency program director for orthopaedic surgery.