TSRHC

Staff Directory

 

Staff Directory

Executive Staff

 

Robert L. "Bob" Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer

Assistant

(214) 559-7602

(800) 421-1121 ext. 7602

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Robert L. "Bob" Walker

Robert L. (Bob) Walker joined the Hospital in 1979.  He is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the hospital and continuing its position as one of the top-ranked pediatric orthopaedic hospitals in the nation.  Bob was named president and chief executive officer in 2012 and previously served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bob's current strategic responsibilities include working with the Board of Trustees, medical and administrative staff to ensure that the highest degree of medical care is provided to our patients. In addition, he is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

Bob serves on the board of trustees as well as the Executive Committee and Audit Committee of the Texas Hospital Association. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council, the advisory board for The Ronald McDonald House, the advisory board for Camp John Marc and the Executive Committee of the Dallas White Rock Marathon.  Bob is past board chairman for the Shelton School and Evaluation Center. A native of Garland, Texas, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Texas University and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been honored with the Trinity University Dean Leonard A. Duce Award for Excellence in Healthcare. Bob is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and holds fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

J. C. Montgomery, Jr.

President Emeritus

President Emeritus

Assistant

(214) 559-7688

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7688

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

J. C. Montgomery, Jr.

J. C. Montgomery, Jr., joined the staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1974 and was named president in 1989.  He is a native of Millington, Tennessee, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and his Master of Public Health, Hospital Administration, degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his administrative residency at Baylor University Medical Center and worked for five years on staff at Parkland Hospital.  

J. C. is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on numerous professional, civic and Masonic organizations. He is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason – Grand Cross.

Mark G. Bateman

Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Assistant

(214) 559-7683

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7683

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Mark G. Bateman

Mark G. Bateman joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as vice president of Public Relations in 2010. Mark oversees the Public Relations department, which includes the Special Events and Communications teams responsible for supporting the more than 250 annual fundraising events benefiting the hospital and both internal and external communications efforts. He also guides the efforts of the hospital’s Media Services department.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. Before joining TSRHC, Mark served as chief executive officer of the Dallas office of Publicis, which is the third largest global communications company. Mark’s civic involvement includes serving on the North Texas board of the Association of American Advertising Agencies and guest lecturer for the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Mark was a volunteer at TSRHC for many years before joining the staff full time. Mark is also a member of the Knox-Corinthian Lodge # 851.

Stephanie Brigger

Vice President of Development

Vice President of Development

Assistant

(214) 559-7618

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7618

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Stephanie Brigger

Stephanie Brigger has served as the vice president of Development at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2003. She is accountable for all of the hospital's fundraising activities. Stephanie joined the hospital in 1987 as director of Ambulatory Care and was responsible for managing the ambulatory care services, medical records, laboratories, chaplaincy services and patient access areas in an administrative role.

Stephanie received her bachelor's degree in nursing from The University of Iowa in 1981 and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1993 with a master's degree in nursing administration. She was named one of Dallas-Fort Worth's Great 100 Nurses in 1995 and a member of the Leadership Dallas class of 2003.

Lori L. Dalton

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Assistant

(214) 559-7644

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7644

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Lori L. Dalton

Lori Dalton joined the staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as Vice President and General Counsel in 2007.  Before joining TSRHC, Dalton was a senior partner at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas. She served as the Health Law Practice Leader and was a member of the Trial Department, focusing her practice on health law and commercial litigation.

Lori received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baylor University and graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 1990.  Her work has been published in several law trade publications. She has been featured in Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Lawyers” and Lawdragon 3000’s “Leading Lawyers in America”. Lori’s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the American Health Lawyers Association and DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar. She is active in various community groups.

Jeremy Howell

Vice President, Research

Vice President, Research

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Jeremy Howell

Jeremy Howell joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1998 as Assistant Director of Volunteer Services. His new responsibilities include overseeing Research, Staff Wellness, Guest Services and the T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center.

Jeremy received a degree in Health Professions majoring in Hospital Administration from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He received his master’s of business administration at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas.

William R. “Bill” Huston

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Assistant

(214) 559-7605 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7605

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

William R. “Bill” Huston

William R. “Bill” Huston joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2013.  Bill’s responsibilities include oversight of the Business Administration and Revenue Cycle departments, as well as Supply Chain. 

Bill is a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from David Lipscomb University in Nashville and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Nashville.  He served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for several large healthcare networks before coming to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Donald E. Katz

Vice President, Facilities & Process Design

Vice President, Facilities & Process Design

Assistant

(214) 559-7679

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7679

Don.Katz@tsrh.org

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Donald E. Katz

Donald E. Katz joined the hospital in 1986 as a staff orthotist and served as Director of Orthotics through 2007.  His responsibilities now include oversight of all hospital Capital Improvement Projects, and he supports the Engineering, Environmental Services, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Psychology and Security departments.  Don earned his Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare from Villanova University and leads the hospital’s Lean/Six Sigma initiative.  He also continues to maintain a clinical practice specializing in the orthotic treatment of scoliosis.  Don earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Prosthetic and Orthotic program after attending The University of Texas at Austin.  He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his Master of Science in Health Care Administration.  He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, an Associate Fellow with the Scoliosis Research Society, and a past president of both the national Academy and the Texas Chapter of the Academy.  In 2012, he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation.  He authored the book chapter, “Orthoses for Spinal Deformities,” in the Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has published original research in the journal of Spine, the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, the journal of Gait and Posture, and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

M. Scott Perryman

Senior Vice President, Operations and Strategic Planning

Senior Vice President, Operations and Strategic Planning

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

M. Scott Perryman

M. Scott Perryman joined the hospital staff as Vice President of Revenue Cycle in 2011. Perryman was previously Senior Vice President of Hospital Finance at the Community Hospital Corp..

Scott received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Management from University of Texas at Arlington. He received his master’s of business administration in Finance from Baylor University.

Fredric D. Richmond, CFA

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Fredric D. Richmond, CFA

Fred Richmond joined the staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in 2013. Prior to joining TSRHC Fred was Chief Investment Officer at the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. Prior to joining the Boy Scouts in May 2000 he was the Assistant Administrator – Investments for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. Prior to joining the Dallas Police and Fire in November 1994, he was with the Dallas office of Mercer Investment Consulting. Fred’s investment experience dates back to 1978 when he joined Dean Witter’s headquarters staff in San Francisco, CA.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas Fort Worth.

Debbie Sayles

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Debbie Sayles

Debbie Sayles joined TSRHC as Director of Inpatient Services in 1994. Her new responsibilities include overseeing Nursing in Inpatient Services, Ambulatory Care and Surgery as well as overseeing Performance Improvement, Infection Prevention, Therapy Services and the Pharmacy.





Orthopedic Staff

 

Chief of Staff

Office

(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Office

(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7547 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7547

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Office

(214) 559-7557 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7557

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7516

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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.

Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Dr. Lawson Copley is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Copley graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and received his medical degree from Kansas University Medical Center. He completed both his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Stanley M. K. Chung Award for Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Copley also completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC. He is an associate professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Copley served in the United States Air Force as chief of surgical services, 96th Medical Group, and was honored with the Henry H. “Hap” Arnold Leadership Excellence Award, the Joint Services Achievement Award and the Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Copley is a Candidate Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(469) 303-5007

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5019

Fax

(469) 303-5015

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

Dr. Henry Ellis is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Ellis graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He completed both his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, where he received the W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award and was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Ellis also completed fellowships in sports medicine at Steadman Philippon Research Institute and the Steadman Clinic and pediatric orthopaedics at Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto. He is currently on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Ellis is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Marybeth Ezaki, M.D.

Director of the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center

Director of the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center

Office

(214) 559-7842 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7842

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7759 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7759

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Marybeth Ezaki, M.D.

Dr. Marybeth Ezaki is the director of the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale College and her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Ezaki completed her general surgery internship and her residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed her surgery of the hand fellowship at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, England. Dr. Ezaki is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the co-director of the hand surgery fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern medical Center at Dallas.  She is a Past President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and is a very active member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and a Congenital Hand Anomalies Study Group.  Dr. Ezaki is also on the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand – Chair (Trilateral Board of ABOS, ABPIS, and ABS committee that oversees Hand Subspecialty Certification, develops testing, sets standards).  Dr. Ezaki is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, The American Medical Association, The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Senior Member August 2012, a member of the Twenty-first Century Orthopaedic Association, Manos Arribas - Dallas and Fort Worth Hand Surgery Club, the TSRH Medical Executive Committee, and TSRH Ambulatory Care Transition Committee.  She is an Associate Editor of Journal of Hand Surgery, Consultant Reviewer of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, as well as an Editor for the Yearbook of Hand Surgery.

Christine Ho, M.D.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

Office

(214) 456-7697

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Christine Ho, M.D.

Dr. Christine Ho joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as a staff orthopaedist in 2007. Dr. Ho completed TSRHC’s Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis in July 2007 and a six-month hand and upper extremity fellowship with the TSRHC hand service team in February 2007. She received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Ho completed her residency at the University of Southern California in the department of orthopaedic surgery and achieved the role of chief resident in the department of Orthopaedics at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Ho is also a faculty member of UT Southwestern Medical Center and on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Ho has received numerous honors and awards, including admission into Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and the Order of Omega Academic and Leadership Honor Society, as well as the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership in 2005.

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

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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.

Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Director of Research and Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

Director of Research and Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Full Bio

Close

Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Current Positions:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon  
Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, TSRHC
Director for the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders, TSRHC
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical School
Lead Organizer, International Perthes Study Group

Previous Positions:
Medical Staff and Assistant Chief of Staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida 

Education:
Medical Degree at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Graduated as University Scholar, top 10%)
Orthopaedic Residency, University of Toronto
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
Master of Science, University of Toronto

Clinical Expertise: 
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, and Other Hip Disorders

Achievements: 
Arthur Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Six Best Basic Scientific Paper Awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2006- present  

 

Scott Oishi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

Office

(214) 559-7842 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7842

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559- 7759 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7759

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Scott Oishi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Scott Oishi is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his general surgery residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Oishi's Hand Microvascular Fellowship was completed at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Oishi is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  He is a member of The American Association for Hand Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Surgery of the hand, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Texas Medical Association.  Dr. Oishi is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery – American and European, as well as a Reviewer for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  

David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Dr. David Podeszwa is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Dr. Podeszwa completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed an AO ASIF International Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bern, Inselspital. Dr. Podeszwa completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Tony Herring. He is an associate professor in the department of orthopaedics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Before coming to TSRHC, Dr. Podeszwa was an active staff member in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is a member of the AO ASIF Alumni Association and a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He is also a reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  

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

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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.

Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Dr. Anthony I. Riccio is a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He attended Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Riccio completed a general surgery internship at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Tony Herring. Following fellowship, Dr. Riccio was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Medical Corps and was stationed at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he served as Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director and Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery. He received the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, the David J. Czertak Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Teaching Award, Allshouse Jones Department of Pediatrics Teacher of the Year Award and the Gerald W. Cady Orthopaedic Research Award. He also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Riccio is a faculty member of the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is on the medical staff of Childrens Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Riccio is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(469) 303-5012

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5019

Fax

(469) 303-5015

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Dr. Philip Wilson is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Wilson graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wilson also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital San Diego and arthroscopy/sports medicine at ADIDAS Sports Medicine Clinics in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Dr. Robert Lane Wimberly is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 2003. Dr. Wimberly previously served as assistant professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and as resident education director at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also served as assistant professor at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 2008, and a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Wimberly is on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Medical Staff

 

Richard Adams, M.D.

Pediatric Developmental Disabilities

Pediatric Developmental Disabilities

Office

(214) 559-7855 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7855

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7536 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7536

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Richard Adams, M.D.

Dr. Adams is the medical director of Pediatric Developmental Disabilities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and clinical professor of pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, completed his pediatric residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a clinical fellowship in developmental disabilities at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Adams is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in two sub-specialties: neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is a governor-appointed member of both the Texas Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Intervention and the Texas Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Adams is a member of the Camp John Marc Advisory Board, and for 18 years, he has served as the medical director of “Camp TLC,” an annual camp for 100 youth with spina bifida. Having served as chairman of the Committee on Children with Disabilities for the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Texas Pediatric Society) for a decade, he was recently named “Chair Emeritus” of the committee and continues to work with Texas state agencies on behalf of children with special needs. He was named 2002 “Child Advocate of the Year” by the Greater Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Adams was the 2009 recipient of a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his work on behalf of quality outcome measures for children with special needs across the State of Texas. In addition to clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Adams has published widely in the field of developmental disabilities based on his clinical research efforts at TSRHC.

Jeffrey Black, M.D.

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Office

(214) 559-7817 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7817

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Jeffrey Black, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Black is the medical director of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and clinical professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has held faculty positions with the departments of pediatrics at the University of Maryland, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of California at San Diego. He practiced general pediatrics part time in Baltimore and taught ambulatory pediatrics at MUSC. While at UCSD, he was director of pediatric primary care and director of the Learning Evaluation Center. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of School Health and is a reviewer of publications for Pediatrics and the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. His publications cover topics ranging from children’s reaction to divorce, AIDS education, pediatric residency training, learning disorders, academic achievement, school readiness, subtypes of arithmetic disabilities and efficacy of dyslexia intervention. He has been the recipient of the Outstanding MSLE Professional Award from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council and has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the best pediatric subspecialists.

Neurology

Office

(214) 559-7831 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7831

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Mauricio Delgado, M.D.

Dr. Mauricio R. Delgado is director of neurology at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and professor of neurology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received his medical degree from the University of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He did his internship in pediatrics and neurology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. He received certification in neurology with special competence in child neurology and neurophysiology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Delgado is a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  As a clinician, he specializes in neurorehabilitation of children with motor disorders of central origin and neurogenetic disorders such as holoprosencephaly and tuberous sclerosis complex.   

Radiology

(214) 559-8489 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8489

Office

(214) 559-7450 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7450

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Molly Dempsey, M.D.

Dr. Molly Dempsey is the Medical Director of Radiology at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Dempsey completed her internal medicine internship at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California and her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California Los Angeles-Harbor Medical Center. She was a pediatric radiology fellow at Children’s Hospital, Boston and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology and maintains a certificate of added qualification in pediatric radiology by the American Board of Radiology. While at Emory University School of Medicine, she received the Thomas S. Powell Scholarship, James E. Paulin Scholarship and the Joseph B. Whitehead Scholarship. She has a volunteer faculty appointment at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is a member of the American College of Radiology/Texas Radiologic Society, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Dallas County Medical Society/Texas Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Chairmen of Radiology at Children’s Hospitals, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology. She is Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, Member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology Research and Education Foundation, Member ACR Committee© on Economics – Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology; Panel Member, ACR Appropriateness Criteria© – Pediatric Imaging. 

Marilynn Punaro, M.D.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Office

(214) 559-7857 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7857

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7538 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7538

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Marilynn Punaro, M.D.

Dr. Lynn Punaro is the medical director of the pediatric rheumatology service at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received her medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric rheumatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Punaro is a professor of pediatrics, division director for pediatric rheumatology and program director for the pediatric rheumatology training program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is board certified in pediatric rheumatology and a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. She has been listed in the Best Doctors in America.

Sandy Roland, Ph.D.

Psychology

Psychology

Office

(214) 559-7666 or (800) 421-1121, ext. 7666

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Sandy Roland, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandy Roland is the director of Psychology at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She has 15 years of experience in school psychology. She specializes in developmental and psycho-educational evaluation and is board certified in psychopharmacology. 

Fay Safavi, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Fay Safavi, M.D.

Dr. Fay Safavi has served as the director of anesthesiology and pain management at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1993. She received her medical education from Guy's Hospital Medical School, The University of London, and is a board-certified equivalent Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetists, The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dr. Safavi serves as a professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her professional memberships include the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists; American Society of Anesthesiology; Texas Society of Anesthesiologists; American Medical Association; Texas Medical Association; and the International Anesthesia Research Society.

Marsha Carpenter, M.D., F.A.A.P

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Office

(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Marsha Carpenter, M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Marsha Carpenter is a staff developmental pediatrician at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at TSRHC where she serves on the multidisciplinary team that provides evaluation and consultation for children with learning disorders. She directs an annual physicians’ conference “Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care” and coordinates the pediatric resident rotations in the Center for Dyslexia. Dr. Carpenter is a clinical instructor of pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and associate staff at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Carpenter is board certified in pediatrics and subspecialty board certified in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, both by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Pediatric Society Committees on Children’s Mental Health and Children with Disabilities.

Julie Fuller, M.D.

Rheumatology

Close

Julie Fuller, M.D.

Dr. Julie Fuller joined the Rheumatology Medical Staff at TSRHC in 2012. She graduated with her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2006 and completed her pediatric residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where she also completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Rheumatology. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology.

Magda Girgis, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Magda Girgis, M.D.

Dr. Magda Girgis is a staff anesthesiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1996. Dr. Girgis is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received her medical degree and completed a residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Girgis also completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her professional memberships include the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

Alisa Gotte, M.D.

Rheumatology

Close

Alisa Gotte, M.D.

Dr. Alisa Carman Gotte is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at UT Southwestern.  She received her Masters in Clinical Sciences from UT Southwestern.  Dr. Gotte's clinical interests include care of children with juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and scleroderma.  Her research interests include treament resistance in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Dr. Gotte was a Clinical Research Scholar, UT Southwestern, and was named a D Magazine Best Pediatric Subspecialists in Dallas 2011.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Gail Hackney, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Gail Hackney, M.D.

Dr. Gail Hackney is a staff anesthesiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1996. Dr. Hackney is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received her medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed residencies in anesthesiology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her professional memberships include the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

Vennecia Jackson, M.D.

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Office

(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Vennecia Jackson, M.D.

Dr. Vennecia Jackson is director of diagnostic services at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and staff developmental pediatrician since 1994. She received her medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency and developmental pediatrics fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of Texas and Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Cindy Kelly, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Cindy Kelly, M.D.

Dr. Cindy Kelly is a staff anesthesiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1997. Dr. Kelly is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received her medical degree and completed a residency in anesthesiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. Her professional memberships include the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

Lorien Nassi, M.D.

Rheumatology

Close

Lorien Nassi, M.D.

Dr. Lorien Nassi joined the Rheumatology Medical Staff at TSRHC in 2009. She graduated with her medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2003 and completed her residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where she also completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Rheumatology. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology.

Radiology

Office

(214) 559-6220

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Full Bio

Close

Pamela Nurenberg, M.D.

Dr. Pamela Nurenberg is a staff radiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2003. She received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, completed a residency at The University of Kentucky and a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Her professional memberships include the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Texas Medical Association, American Roentgen Ray Society and the Dallas Medical Association.  

Neurology

Office

(214) 559-7828 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7828

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Steven Sparagana, M.D.

Dr. Steven Sparagana is director of neurophysiology, director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic and staff pediatric neurologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1994. He is an assistant professor in the department of neurology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sparagana received his medical education from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completed a pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a pediatric neurology fellowship at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. He has board certification in neurology with special qualification in child neurology, a clinical neurophysiology subspecialty and neurodevelopmental disabilities subspecialty from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and Epilepsy Foundation, and he is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation Dallas/Fort Worth and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Dr. Sparagana is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Neurology and Pediatric Neurology.

Jean Wall, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Jean Wall, M.D.

Dr. Jean Wall is a staff anesthesiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. Dr. Wall is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received her medical degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio and completed a clinical research fellowship and residency in anesthesiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Her professional memberships include the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

David Wilkes, M.D.

Radiology

Radiology

Office

(214) 559-7450 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7450

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

David Wilkes, M.D.

Dr. David Wilkes is a staff radiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1997. Dr. Wilkes received his medical degree from Duke University and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center and a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital Boston. His professional memberships include the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and the Society of Pediatric Radiology.

Cynthia Woerz, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Office

(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Cynthia Woerz, M.D.

Dr. Cynthia Woerz is a staff anesthesiologist and director of the acute pain management service at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2001. Dr. Woerz is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Greenville Memorial and a residency in anesthesiology at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Woerz is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Anesthesiologists. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

Tracey B. Wright, M.D.

Rheumatology

Close

Tracey B. Wright, M.D.

Dr. Tracey Wright is a graduate of Yale University and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical and research interests relate to pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus and improving outcomes for children and adolescents with this disease. Dr. Wright has received the American College of Rheumatology Physician Scientist Development Award and a Research Supplement grant from the National Institute for Allergy, and Infectious Disease to study the relationship between SLE global and renal disease activity and gene expression.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and practices at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas.

Katie Stewart, M.D.

Rheumatology

Close

Katie Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Katie Stewart completed undergraduate studies at Rice University and then graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.  She completed residency in general pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology also at the University of Texas Southwestern.  Dr. Stewart’s clinical interests include localized scleroderma. 

Research Staff

 

Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Director of Research and Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

Director of Research and Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Full Bio

Close

Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Current Positions:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon  
Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, TSRHC
Director for the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders, TSRHC
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical School
Lead Organizer, International Perthes Study Group

Previous Positions:
Medical Staff and Assistant Chief of Staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida 

Education:
Medical Degree at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Graduated as University Scholar, top 10%)
Orthopaedic Residency, University of Toronto
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
Master of Science, University of Toronto

Clinical Expertise: 
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, and Other Hip Disorders

Achievements: 
Arthur Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Six Best Basic Scientific Paper Awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2006- present  

 

David Ross

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

David Ross

David Ross joined the staff of TSRHC in 1983. He played an instrumental role in the development of the original gait analysis laboratory and did pioneering work in adapting computers for use by the physically challenged. The hospital received its first patent in 1989 for David’s work in this area. Throughout the years he has worked on numerous projects to benefit TSRHC patients, and several have evolved to become the standard of care. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Fine Arts degree in design.

Mikhail Samchukov

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

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

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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.

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Dr. Kirsten Tulchin-Francis is the director and senior bioengineer in the Movement Science Laboratory at TSRHC. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program in the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Trinity College, Master of Science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University, where she also served as the Human Motion Analysis Fellow, and a doctorate in kinesiology-biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University. She is a member of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. Her research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics and functional outcomes in hip pathology, lower limb deficiencies and scoliosis. Dr. Tulchin-Francis was the recipient of the Best Poster Award from the Gait and Clinical MovementAnalysis Society in 2008, and the Best Clinical Paper Award from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North American in 2009 as part of the TSRH Study Group under the direction of Dr. John Birch.

Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics

Director, Molecular Genetics

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

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.

Nobuhiro Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Director of Tissue Bank Core

Staff Scientist, Director of Tissue Bank Core

Office

(214) 559-8455 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8455

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Close

Nobuhiro Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Nobuhiro Kamiya is a staff scientist for the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kamiya earned his medical degree at Gifu University School of Medicine, and he earned a Ph.D. at Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. Dr. Kamiya worked as an orthopaedic surgeon for eight years in Japan with a specialty of the spine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NIH and the University of Michigan. Dr. Kamiya’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of pediatric orthopaedic diseases and physiological effects of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) on diseased conditions. He has used molecular and genetic approaches to study BMPs and published many peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of bone development and remodeling. Dr. Kamiya has received numerous research awards, including The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award, The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, The Lilly Foundation Award, The Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism Award and The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research Abstract Award. He is an active member of The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Orthopaedic Research Society, The Japanese Orthopaedic Association, The Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism and The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Close

Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonathan Rios earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University and doctorate degree in Genetics from Texas A&M University in College Station. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rios joined the Division of Molecular Genetics in 2011 and is assistant professor in Pediatrics and holds secondary appointments in the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rios’ research includes the discovery of genes causing pediatric musculoskeletal and developmental conditions. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Texas Genetics Society, where he serves as a board member.