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John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

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214-559-5000

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Dr. John Birch is assistant chief of staff emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

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

Education:
• University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario, Canada
• University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada

Internship:
• Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Residencies:
• University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
• University of Florida

Fellowships:
• Newington Children’s Hospital Newington, Connecticut
• Alfred I. DuPont Institute Wilmington, Delaware
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• University of Ottawa – Sports Medicine Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Honors and Awards:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oral Examinations, examiner
• Vernon T. Tolo Clinical Paper Award, Pediatric Society of North America, 2009
• Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions of Orthopaedic Surgery, AAOS, 2012
• Best Clinical Scientific Paper Award, POSNA, 2010

Board Certification:
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow, 1980
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987, Recertified, 1994 and 2008

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society ASAMI-NA president (2003) and ongoing member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America board of directors, 2005–2007 • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Associazione per lo Studio e Applicazione del Methodo di Ilizarov-Italia (ASAMI), ongoing member • Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov International and External Fixation (ASAMI), vice president (2004-2006) and ongoing member • American Academy of Pediatrics Orthopaedic Section • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer • Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, reviewer • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Associate Editor, 2012-Present • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Advisory Board, 2012 • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012-present

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Lori A. Karol, M.D.

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

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

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214-559-5000

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Lori A. Karol, M.D.

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

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

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

Internship:
• Wayne State University School of Medicine General Surgery

Residency:
• Wayne State University School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• 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, Editorial Board • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Health℠; President, TSRHC Foundation

Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Health℠; President, TSRHC Foundation

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Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Dr. Karl Rathjen is assistant chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Texas Scottish Rite Foundation President
• Children’s Health Dallas, Division Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services
• Parkland Health & Hospital System

Education:
• The University of Texas, Tau Beta Pi
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha

Internship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center General Surgery

Residency:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Children’s Hospital of San Diego University of California, San Diego Pediatric Orthopaedics

Honors and Awards:
• Alpha Omega Alpha, 1989
• University of Texas College of Engineering, Outstanding Student, Runner-Up, 1986
• University of Texas Cactus Yearbook Goodfellow, 1986
• Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1986

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998, Recertified, 2005

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
•American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Trauma Committee - 2004-2006 Advocacy Committee, 2008-2010 chair, 2010 COUR Committee, 2010-2011 Development Committee, 2011-Present chair, 2012 Quality, Value and Safety Committee, 2011-Present Public Education and Media Relations Committee, 2011-Present • Scoliosis Research Society Endowment Committee, 2008-Present Bylaws Committee, 2011-2012 chair-elect, 2013-2014 Morbidity and Mortality Committee, 2011-2012 • American Orthopaedic Association • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons Karl E. Rathjen, M.D. Staff Orthopaedist President of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Foundation Dr. Karl Rathjen and TSRHC patient Austin, age 11 of Southlake • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) board of directors, 2010-Present • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine • Pediatric Trauma Society, 2011-Present • Spina Bifida Association of America Professional Advisory Committee, 2003-2007 • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, associate editor • Spine, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Edition, contributing author • US News and World Report, America's Best Children's Hospitals, Member Orthopaedic Working Group 2010-2013

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Staff Orthopedist

Staff Orthopedist

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214-559-5000

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Dr. David Podeszwa is a staff orthopedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

Affiliations:
• Children’s Health Dallas
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul • Parkland Health & Hospital System

Education:
• University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
• Wayne State University School of Medicine

Internship:
• Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residency:
• Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• AO ASIF International Fellowship Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Richard Lamont Resident Award Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Wayne State University, 2000
• Raymond T. Morrissy Clinical Scientific Paper Award Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, 2007

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• AO ASIF, faculty • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, active member • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, active member • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, active member • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Dallas County Medical Society • AO ASIF Alumni Association • Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedic, Fifth Edition, contributing author

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopedist

Staff Orthopedist

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214-559-5000

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Dr. Robert Lane Wimberly is a staff orthopedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

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

Education:
• The Johns Hopkins University
• Baylor College of Medicine

Internship:
• Georgetown University Hospital General Surgery

Residency:
• Georgetown University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Alexander Cherkashin, M.D.

Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies

Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies

Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction

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Alexander Cherkashin, M.D.

Dr. Alexander Cherkashin is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving his medical degree in Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia he graduating residency program in Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance of professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years he worked in renowned Ilizarov Orthopedic Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as a head of hip reconstruction department, he was conducting research on prevention of complications during application of distraction osteogenesis techniques using computer data management.  At the same time, he served as a faculty of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the Ilizarov Center.
 
Since 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined the research department of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and six years later became a Director of the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published and is co-author of 2 books and 39 book chapters; author 44 patents in the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction.  Dr. Cherkashin serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
 
Other Professional Associations:
Kurgan Society of Orthopedists and Traumatologists
A.S.A.M.I. North America – The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
A.S.A.M.I. International
British Limb Reconstruction Society
SIROT (International Society for Orthopedic Research)
 
Research Areas of Interest:
Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction, & Bone Transport; External Fixation & Complications; Computerized Preoperative Planning; Distraction Osteogenesis & Histogenesis; Medical Databases and Outcome Studies.

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Marina Makarov

Division Director of Tissue Adaptation & Growth Modulation

Division Director of Tissue Adaptation & Growth Modulation

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Marina Makarov

Dr. Marina Makarov is a staff research scientist at the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, TSRHC.  She received her doctorate degree from Omsk Medical School in Russia and completed her postdoctoral training specializing in electro- and neuro-physiology at the Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology headed by Professor Ilizarov in Russia. After joining TSRHC in 1991, she developed a technique of intraoperative neuro-monitoring during external fixation procedures and published several papers on the subject, one of which received a title of best paper. Her subsequent research at TSRHC was focusing on the areas of new bone formation under the influence of tensional stress and soft tissue adaptation to gradual traction during distraction osteogenesis. Dr. Makarov is an author of 8 book chapters, 17 peer-reviewed journal publications, and 80 scientific abstracts. She holds memberships in various professional societies, including the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, International Research Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Combined Orthopedic Association. Dr. Makarov manages all experimental studies of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction related to limb lengthening and reconstruction and allows the hospital’s researchers and physicians to analyze and better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms of limb lengthening and reconstruction. 

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Mikhail Samchukov

Co-director of Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction; Director of Core Research Divisions

Co-director of Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction; Director of Core Research Divisions

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Mikhail Samchukov

Dr. Mikhail Samchukov is co-director of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction and director of the core research division at TSRHC. He is an associate clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an associate clinical professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. Dr. Samchukov is a graduate of Khabarovsk State Medical School in Russia. His primary research interests are in new bone formation and soft tissue adaptation under the influence of tension stress, as well as adaptation of distraction osteogenesis and histiogenesis techniques and computer-assisted preoperative planning and monitoring for fracture healing, limb lengthening, deformity correction and bone transport. Dr. Samchukov has been awarded numerous research grants and given many seminars and lectures. He is the co-author of seven patents. He has numerous publications, including five books, one multimedia course on CD-ROM, 22 book chapters, 56 journal articles and more than 200 abstracts.