Staff Directory



Lori A. Karol, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory and Performance Improvement



Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lori Karol is assistant chief of staff and the medical director of performance improvement and the movement science lab at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor

• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children’s Health Dallas

• University of Michigan B.S. Biomedical Science Graduate with Distinction
• University of Michigan Medical School

• Wayne State University School of Medicine General Surgery

• Wayne State University School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

Honors and Awards:
• Chief Administrative Resident, 1989-1990
• AOA - Zimmer Resident Research Award, 1990
• Resident Research Forum, Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Second Prize, 1990
• Leadership Fellow Program Awardee, AAOS, 2006
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award, 2010
• Arthur Heune Research Award, POSNA, 2011

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993, Recertified, 2002, 2011

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine • American Medical Association • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Pediatric Program Subcommittee, chair, 2005–2009 Leadership Fellows Program Awardee, 2006 Public and Media Relations Oversight Group, 2006–2009 Board of Orthopaedic Specialties, POSNA representative, 2008–2009 • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, President, 2015-present, Heune Award Recipient, 2011 Communications Council, chair, 2003 to 2009 Membership Committee, 2002-2007 chair, 2007 Advocacy Committee, 2011-2012 chair, 2012 Education Committee, 2005-2009 Nominating Committee, 2011 Long Range Planning Committee, 2009-2012 • Scoliosis Research Society, active fellow Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2006-2009 Education Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2013-present Public Relations Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2012-2013 Continuing Medical Education Oversight Committee, 2010-present Website Committee, 2012-present • American Orthopaedic Association • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas • SICOT • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) • North American Society of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis conference chairperson, 1999 meeting Awards Committee, 2003 • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, deputy editor • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, consultant reviewer • Journal of Orthopaedic Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer, Editoral Board • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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