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Alana Munger, MD

Hospital Resident

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Alana Munger, MD

Biography

Dr. Munger was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She played soccer throughout her childhood and was recruited to play at UC - Los Angeles. In her final season at UCLA, she was a member of the 2013 NCAA Division National Championship Team, which was the 110th NCAA national title for UCLA and the 1st for the women’s soccer program. She then went across town to go to medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Upon her graduation from medical school, Dr. Munger received the American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Certificate, presented to women who graduate in the top 10% of their class. Dr. Munger then continued to travel east to attend Yale University for her orthopaedic residency. During her residency training, Dr. Munger created and is the current host of the She Can Fix It Podcast - a podcast that highlights and empowers the women of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Munger will be pursuing a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center following her residency training.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2018)
  • BS
    UC - Los Angeles, Physiological Science (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Consult Resident of the Month (Jan 2021)Yale Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department2022
Consult Resident of the Month (Sept 2020)Yale Emergency Medicine Department2020
American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Certificate (presented to women who graduate in the top 10% of their class)American Medical Women’s Association2018
Dean’s Recognition for 2016-2018 Junior/Senior Curriculum (For achieving 28 weeks or more of Honors during the required clerkships)Keck School of Medicine2018
Most Meritorious Poster at the Keck School of Medicine of USC 2016 Medical Student Research Forum & Poster DayKeck School of Medicine2016
UCLA Athletics’ 2014 Donald R Shepherd Postgraduate Scholarship AwardUCLA Athletics2014
UCLA Women’s Soccer Coaches AwardUCLA Women's Soccer2013
UCLA Women’s Soccer Coaches AwardUCLA Women's Soccer2012
UCLA Women’s Soccer Most Improved PlayerUCLA Women's Soccer2011

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
The KneeResident Reviewer2020 - 2021
She Can Fix It PodcastCreator, co-producer, and host of the She Can Fix It Podcast - a podcast that involves interviews with female surgeons to highlight and empower the women of orthopaedic surgery [www.shecanfixitpod.com]2019 - Present
Professional Development Committee, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic SocietyCommittee Member2018 - Present
Career Development Committee, AAOS Resident AssemblyCommittee Member2018 - 2021
Orthopaedic Research SocietyMember2018 - Present
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic SocietyMember2018 - Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsMember2018 - Present