TSRHC

Scoliosis & Spine

 

Scoliosis & Spine
 

Chief of Staff

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(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

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Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Dan Sucato is currently the chief of staff and has been on staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since he completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 1998. He serves as Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research. He graduated magna cum laude from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Sucato received his medical degree (magna cum laude) and a Master of Science degree in biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery internship, orthopaedic surgery residency and basic science research fellowship. He served as one of three International Traveling Fellows for the Scoliosis Research Society in 2003. During this three-week fellowship, Dr. Sucato delivered research presentations, studied and discussed complex cases, observed surgeries at centers throughout Europe and collaborated with international spine experts. Dr. Sucato is widely published in pediatric orthopaedics with a focus in the areas of spinal deformity and and hip conditions and has delivered dozens of presentations worldwide. He is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Sucato is a member of the American Medical Association; the Texas Medical Association; the Scoliosis Research Society; the North American Spine Society; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Sucato is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and a consultant reviewer for Spine, Spinal Deformity The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D.

Chief of Staff Emeritus

Chief of Staff Emeritus

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(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7547 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7547

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J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D.

Dr. Tony Herring has served as chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1978. He is the third physician in the history of the hospital to serve in this position. Dr. Herring is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and an honor graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine. He completed his internship in straight medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and a surgical research fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Herring also completed his junior residency in surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He completed the Berg Sloat Traveling Fellowship in 1975. Dr. Herring is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an associate staff member at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and consulting physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Herring has served as chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and president of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Office

(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7452 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7452

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B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

Dr. Steve Richards previously served as assistant chief of staff and director of inpatient services at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Utah and earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Richards completed his surgical internship at the University of California, San Diego, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. He completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1987. Dr. Richards is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and a consulting staff member at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association; the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the American Medical Association; the Dallas County Medical Society; and the Texas Medical Association. He is the current President of the Scoliosis Research Society and is past chairman of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and is a consultant reviewer for Spine.

John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Assistant Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

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(214) 559-7557 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7557

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7516

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Dr. John Birch is assistant chief of staff and medical director of ambulatory care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor in Ontario and received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Birch completed his internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital and his orthopaedic residency and clinical fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Ottawa. He served as the chief pediatric orthopaedic resident at the University of Florida and was a traveling visiting fellow at Newington Children's Hospital and Alfred I. DuPont Institute. Dr. Birch also completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Birch is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Birch is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Association for the Study and Application Methods of Ilizarov in North America (ASAMI-NA); and served as president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (ASAMI-NA). Dr. Birch is also a fellow member of the Association for the Study and Application Methods of Ilizarov in Italy (ASAMI-Italia) and a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association; the Dallas County Medical Society; the Texas Medical Association; the American Medical Association; the Texas Orthopaedic Association; and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Section.

Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff

Assistant Chief of Staff

Office

(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7566 or

(800) 421-1121, ext.7566

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Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

Dr. Charles Johnston is assistant chief of staff. He is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Johnston completed his surgery internship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Bexar County Hospital and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Johnston also completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1982. Dr. Johnston is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is also an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and an orthopaedic consultant for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation at the Abilene State School and the Denton State School. He is a member of the editorial board for Orthopaedics, a consultant reviewer for Spine and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Johnston is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society; the Texas Orthopaedic Association; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Scoliosis Research Society; Sociedad Argentina de Patalogia de la Columna Vertebral; and the American Orthopaedic Association.

Lori A. Karol, M.D.

Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory and Medical Director of Performance Improvement

Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory and Medical Director of Performance Improvement

Office

(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559- 7445 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7445

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Lori A. Karol, M.D.

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.

Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7433 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7433

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Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Dr. Brandon Ramo is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Ramo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and received his medical doctorate from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. He completed both his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  Dr. Ramo also completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at TSRHC in 2011 where he received the T. Boone Pickens Annual Fellows Spine Research Award. He is currently on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and is assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Ramo is a candidate member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center; President, TSRHC Foundation

Staff Orthopaedist; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center; President, TSRHC Foundation

Office

(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559- 8318 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8318

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Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Dr. Karl Rathjen is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is an honor graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rathjen completed his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego. Dr. Rathjen is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Division Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Rathjen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the American Medical Association; the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Texas Orthopaedic Association; and the Scoliosis Research Society.  Dr. Rathjen has served as Associate Editor, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research since 2008 and is a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spine.

Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics

Director, Molecular Genetics

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Wise is director of molecular genetics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University and a doctorate degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in human molecular genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise is associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and holds a secondary appointment in the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise’s research focuses on identifying genetic causes of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. Her work includes the discovery of genes responsible for inherited bone and joint disorders in children, and genetic variants that increase risk of idiopathic scoliosis. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, many book chapters, and two patents. She holds memberships in various professional societies, including the Scoliosis Research Society, The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Society of Human Genetics and the Texas Genetics Society, where she served as 2007-2008 president. Dr. Wise has received various awards including finalist for The Dallas Morning News “Texan of the Year” award (2007), “Texas Trailblazer Award” from The Family Place (2008), Community Builder Awards (John L DeGrozier, and Brooklyn Lodges, 2008 and 2010), Anson Jones Award (Ft. Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, 2009) Forney High School Hall of Honor (2009), “100 Women, 100 Years” award from the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and Distinguished Service Award, Texas Genetics Society, 2011.

Johnny Zhang, M.D.

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Johnny Zhang, M.D.

Dr. Hong "Johnny" Zhang is the director of creative innovations for the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research at TSRHC. He also serves as an associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He earned his medical degree at Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tianjin Hospital in Tianjin, China. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on growth modulation for the correction of early onset scoliosis and developing instrumentation for surgical treatment of spinal deformities. Dr. Zhang has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds four patents in the orthopedic field. Dr. Zhang has received numerous awards, including two Best Basic Science Awards form the Scoliosis Research Society and research awards from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Chest Wall Spine Deformity Research Foundation. He is a member of the Orthopedic Research Society and the Scoliosis Research Society.