Spryliving.com—May 12, 2014
Fans of ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy are no doubt familiar with Callie Torres, the sassy orthopedic surgeon who loves breaking her patients apart and putting them back together again. In the real world, though, the Callie Torreses of orthopedic surgery – that is, women – are few and far between.
Certainly, being a trailblazer in any field or industry can be difficult or burdensome, but Hannafin insists that her path has been fairly stress-free. “I have not experienced any significant difficulties during my career, but I have been fortunate to have mentors who were relatively gender blind,” she says. “I am very passionate about my work as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, which has involved the care of athletes and active people, as well as research in areas designed to improve and impact patient care. That passion has permitted me to thrive and excel in this field.”
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