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Casey Jo Humbyrd

Assistant Professor and Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Casey Jo Humbyrd, MD, is an Assistant 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 a current Masters of Bioethics Students. 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. Other ongoing research projects focus on assessing orthopedic surgeon attitudes about ethical issues, patient selection for elective surgery, and the ethics of concurrent surgery. Nationally, she is involved in advocacy work as an alternate 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.


BA, University of Pennsylvania
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Selected Publications

Humbyrd CJ. Fair trade international surrogacy. Developing World Bioethics. 2009; 111-118.

Humbyrd CJ. Rhodes R, Capozzi JD. Judgments about deservingness. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95(19):e145 1-3.

Humbyrd CJ, Sugarman J. Ethical Considerations Related to Impaired Driving Caused by Orthopaedic Injuries. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2016; 98(14): e60.