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Mara Schenker

Mara L. Schenker, MD

Mara Schenker is an Assistant Professor and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research at Emory University. Her practice is based at Grady Memorial Hospital. She went to medical school at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center. Her research interests include assessing and mitigating risk factors (medical/social) for poor outcomes and increased health care utilization in orthopaedic trauma.


  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Harborview Medical Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Chicago
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

Pennsylvania State Champion, taekwondo forms, sparring, weapons, 2000-2006

U.S. National Champion, taekwondo weapons, 2001

World Champion, taekwondo sparring, 2001

Outstanding summer student research award, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002

Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2003

Resident/fellow clinical essay award co-author, Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2007

OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant (PI), 2010

AOSSM-sponsored participant for the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program, 2010

2nd Place Basic Science Award, ORS/OREF Resident Research Symposium, 2010

OREF Young Investigators Grant (PI), 2011

1st Place Poster Award, Imaging, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium, 2011

3rd Place Poster Award, Histology, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium, 2011

Arthroscopy Top Ten Most Cited Article for 2008-2011, 2012

AO Kathryn Cramer Memorial Award, 2012

Best of the AAOS Meeting Symposium, 2013

The Deforest Willard Award for outstanding performance by a senior orthopaedic resident, University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Alexandra Kirkley Travelling Fellowship, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2016

OTA Kathy Cramer Young Clinician Scholarship Awardee to the ORS/OREF/AAOS New Investigators Workshop, 2016

The George T. Wright Faculty of the Year Award (Graduating Chief Class Award for Teaching), Emory University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016

Emory University School of Medicine Mentoring Award Nominee, Emory University, 2017

Emory Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program (EM-ProLEAD) Cohort Member, 2018

Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award, AO Trauma of North America, AO Basic, Madison, WI, May 2018