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Medical icon Katherine Dederer, MD

Dr. Katherine Dederer is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center. As the daughter of an engineer and carpenter, Dr. Dederer grew up around woodworking and learned to work with her hands at an early age. It was the mechanical nature of orthopedics that primarily attracted her to the medical field.

“I love being able to offer definitive solutions to problems patients have been dealing with for years, and get them back to doing what they enjoy.”

Dr. Dederer received her medical degree from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where she received recognition for her research accomplishments and clinical skills. She went on to complete her orthopedic surgical residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, where her teaching skills were awarded. She then completed her foot and ankle fellowship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, training with nationally-recognized experts in advanced surgical techniques including minimally-invasive bunion surgery and total ankle replacement, among others.

Her philosophy of care is to treat the whole person instead of just their condition. She strives to understand each individual’s unique goals and aspirations in order to build a tailored treatment plan to meet their needs. Dr. Dederer is trained in both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques, offering patients a range of treatment options in foot and ankle care.

She not only brings clinical expertise to her practice, but also an athletic history. During her undergraduate years, Dr. Dederer was a collegiate skier, competing in slalom and giant slalom. That experience has allowed her to develop a unique perspective when it comes to caring for patients with athletic injuries and returning them to the activities they love.

Outside of the office, Dr. Dederer still loves skiing the slopes. She also enjoys hiking, running, cooking and traveling. One of her favorite pastimes, however, is brewing her own craft beer to enjoy during a Pittsburgh Steelers’ game!

She is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Dederer sees patients at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in our Westminster locations at Bryant St. and the St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion.

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