Staff Directory


Lori A. Karol, M.D.

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


(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559- 7445 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7445

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lori Karol is a staff orthopaedist and the medical director of performance improvement and the movement science lab at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Karol completed her general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She also completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 1991. Dr. Karol is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; American Medical Association; Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the North American Society for Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis; the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, and the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Karol was awarded the Heune award for outstanding research by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in 2011. She is the pediatric orthopaedic editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.