Dr. Kelly Homlar, an orthopaedic oncologist and associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been elected president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.
She chaired the society’s Public Relations Committee from 2016-19 and its Membership Committee from 2019-20. She also is a member of the Membership Committee of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, a select group of orthopaedic surgeons with expertise in cancers that originate from the bone and that spread to the bone and cartilage.
Homlar served on the voting panel for appropriate use criteria for surveillance for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, a collaborative which was started to capture data, things like demographics and outcomes, on patients having orthopaedic oncology bone tumor procedures with the aim of providing better patient care.
She also serves as the Augusta University Health orthopaedic service line’s physician lead for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.
During the 2019-20 academic year, Homlar was honored with an MCG Exemplary Teaching Award.
She is a member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association.
Homlar, who graduated from MCG in 2006, also directs the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at her alma mater.
She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency in 2011 and orthopaedic oncology fellowship in 2012, both at Vanderbilt University, before joining the faculty at MCG.