Next in our Leading Women Speaker Series, Dr. Mary Mulcahey.
Dr. Mary Mulcahey, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and McGehee mom, addressed girls in grades 5-12 as part of McGehee’s Leading Women Speaker Series. She received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and then completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution. Dr. Mulcahey then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. While in fellowship, she assisted with team coverage of the San Diego Padres (MLB) and San Diego State University.
Dr. Mulcahey joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane in April 2017, as the Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program. In that role, Dr. Mulcahey has been instrumental in the design, development, and leadership of a comprehensive approach to the care of active women. She takes care of both male and female patients. Dr. Mulcahey is the team physician for Tulane’s Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams, the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans Women’s Rugby (the Halfmoons), the Hurricanes (women’s professional football team in New Orleans), as well as several local all girls’ high schools.
Dr. Mulcahey spoke of her love for athletics growing up and how competing in both high school and college in track and field ultimately steered her towards a career in sports medicine. Her message to students was to focus on their strengths and to take advantage of every opportunity. We are thrilled she took a break from her busy career as a surgeon and Director of Tulane's Women's Sports Medicine to join us at McGehee!