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People in your Neighborhood: Meet Scripps La Jolla orthopedic surgeon Rina Jain

People in your Neighborhood: Meet Scripps La Jolla orthopedic surgeon Rina Jain

Dr. Rina Jain, on staff at Scripps Hospital La Jolla, is one of the roughly 5 percent of women who make up the nation’s population of orthopedic surgeons. The Canadian-born, ballroom dance-loving physician is a member of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society (for women) and she mentors students on a regular basis.

What brought you to San Diego?

It was, honestly, the weather. I was in private practice in Toronto for almost four years. My sister was finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and she was looking for a job. She thought about moving to the United States and considered places like New York and Minnesota. I said to her, ‘Why would you want to move to a place...

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