Aug 26, 2020
Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She is an Associate Faculty Member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and she completed a Masters of Bioethics at the Berman Institute. Dr. Humbyrd received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During medical school, she participated in a month-long ethics fellowship at the University of Oxford. After medical school, Dr. Humbyrd completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Humbyrd’s research interest focus on ethical concerns related to surgery in general and orthopedic surgery in particular. Her current primary research interest revolves around the ethics of bundled payment programs for total joint replacement, ethical use of opioids in orthopedic surgery, and disparities in access to orthopedic care. She is a quarterly columnist on orthopedic ethical issues for the journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Nationally, she is involved in advocacy work as a delegate to the American Medical Association and Chair of the health policy committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Humbyrd is also the faculty advisor for the Johns Hopkins medical student section of MedChi and the AMA.