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Staff Directory

 

 

Robert L. "Bob" Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer

Assistant

(214) 559-7602

(800) 421-1121 ext. 7602

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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

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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) 559-8384

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8384

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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, Development

Vice President, Development

Assistant

(214) 559-7618

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7618

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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.

Leslie A. "Les" Clonch, Jr.

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Leslie A. "Les" Clonch, Jr.

Leslie A. "Les" Clonch, Jr., joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 2014. Les' responsibilities include providing TSRHC with a strategic and tactical vision that ensures the organization has an information systems infrastructure that supports the pediatric orthopaedic hospital’s world-class patient care, medical education and research.

Les earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. He served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for several large healthcare networks before coming to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

 

Lori L. Dalton

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Assistant

(214) 559-7644

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7644

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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.

Ellen Haynes

Vice President, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving

Vice President, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving

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(214) 559-8617

ellen.haynes@tsrh.org

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Ellen Haynes

Ellen Haynes joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 2014. Ellen’s focus on Major Gifts and Corporate Giving complements the activities and programs conducted by the Development department, in order to gain support for the hospital’s mission and serve more children with its world-class pediatric orthopaedic care.

Ellen is a native of Dallas and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Durham, N.C., a Master’s Degree in Art History from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She joined TSRHC with more than 18 years of experience in health care development positions and currently serves as a member of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors for the Hockaday School.

Jeremy Howell

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Jeremy Howell

Jeremy Howell joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1998 as Assistant Director of Volunteer Services. His new responsibilities include overseeing TSRHC's Sports Medicine 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

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(214) 559-7605 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7605

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.





Connie Wright

Vice President, Human Resources

Vice President, Human Resources

Assistant

(214) 559-7605

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Connie Wright

Connie Wright joined the staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as vice president of human resources in 2015. With more than twenty-two years of experience, Wright is passionate about designing cultures that engage and establishing a continuous learning environment with strong employee relations. 

Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s in business administration from Texas Women’s University in Denton. Prior to joining the team at TSRHC, Wright worked at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where she was a human resources officer since 2010. At Presbyterian, Wright's team focused on a high performance environment where people, learning and fun were the priorities. This resulted in an employee-centric culture that garnered engagement scores at the 99th percentile nationally, the Press Ganey Beacon Award and numerous Best Places to Work accolades.

Chief of Staff

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(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

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(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

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

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

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children’s Medical Center Dallas
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul
• UT Southwestern James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center

Education:
• Canisius College, Magna Cum Laude
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude

Internship:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine General Surgery

Residency:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Basic Science Research
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Scoliosis Research Society traveling fellow, 2003
• William Beaumont Award American Medical Association, 2005
• Best Clinical Podium Presentation 2007 Annual Meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Best Pediatric Poster 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Goldstein Award - Best Clinical Poster 2008 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
• Moe Award - Best Basic Science Poster 2009 Annual Meeting of the Scoliois Research Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000 Professional

Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Dallas County Medical Society • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Endowment Committee, chairman, 2008-present Industry Relations Committee chairman, 2005-2007 Member-at-Large board of directors, 2004-2005 Awards Committee, 2004-2007 Long-Range Planning Committee, 2004-2007 Program Committee, 2006-2007• Scoliosis Research Society Education Council chair, 2010-present Web Site Committee, chair, 2007-2009, member, 2005-2009 Endowment Committee, member 2006-2009 • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • North American Spine Society • The United States Golf Association Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Board • American Orthopaedic Association • HARMS Spine Study Group, member • Spine Deformity Study Group, member • POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Advisory Board, 2006-2007• Spine, reviewer • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer

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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.

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

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

Education:
• The University of Texas Phi Beta Kappa
• Baylor University College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha

Internship:
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital – Boston Straight Medicine

Residency:
• Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program – Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• Harvard University Surgical Research
• Berg Sloat Traveling Fellowship, 1975

Honors and Awards:
• Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• “Best Doctors in America” American Health, March 1996
• Russell S. Hibbs Award for clinical research Scoliosis Research Society
• Anson Jones Award for outstanding societal contributions Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc.
• Benjamin Rush Award American Medical Association
• Award for Distinguished Achievement Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Stuart L. Weinstein Clinical Scientific Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2010
• AAOS Acheivement Award, 2012

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Pediatric Committee, chairman, 1988-1992 Publications Committee, 1998-2000 • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Board of Directors, 1988-1997 2nd vice president, 1991-1992 1st vice president, 1992-1993 president, 1993-1994 Long Range Planning Committee Fellowship Training/Qualifications for Practice Ad Hoc Committee, 2010-Present • Scoliosis Research Society Instrumentation Committee chairman, 1980-1981 board of directors, 1992-1994 Research Coordinating Committee, 1998-2001, chairman, 2001 Research Task Force Committee, chairman, 2002 Etiology Committee, 2002- Present Subspecialty Certification Task Force, 2002 • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Orthopaedic Association • Pedicatric Orthopaedic Study Group • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, editor • Spine, editorial board • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer

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B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

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(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.

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
• Children’s Health Legacy
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul

Education:
• University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude
• St. Louis University School of Medicine

Internship:
• University of California, San Diego Surgical Internship

Residency:
• University of Utah Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

 Honors and Awards:
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
• Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

Board Certification:
• National Board of Medical Examiners diplomate, 1982
• Passed Written Boards in Orthopaedics, 1986
• Passed Oral Boards in Orthopaedics, 1989 Recertified, 1998 and 2006

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chair, Section Editor for Pediatrics, Your Orthopaedic Connection • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America president, 2008-2009 president-elect, 2007–2008 vice president, 2006–2007 • Scoliosis Research Society president, 2011-2012 president-elect, 2010-2011 vice president, 2009-2010 • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • Dallas County Medical Society • American Orthopaedic Association • St. Louis University School of Medicine Alumni Association • Spine Deformity Study Group, Associate Editor • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Spine, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board, 1998 - present

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

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(214) 559-7555

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(214) 559-7516

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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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Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

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(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.

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
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• Abilene State School
• Denton State School

Education:
• Yale University
• Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship:
• The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Bexar County Hospital Surgery (categorical)

Residency:
• University of Virginia Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1984

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Program Committee, chairman, 1995 Membership Committee, chairman, 1991-1992 • Scoliosis Research Society Instrumentation Committee, chairman, 1993 Nominating Committee Growing Spine Committee Worldwide Course Committee • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Orthopaedic Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society • Spine Deformity Study Group, member Leader, Early Onset Scoliosis Study (EOSS) • Growing Spine Study Group, executive committee • Orthopaedics, editorial board • Spine, reviewer • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, editorial board

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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) 559-7556 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 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, vice president, 2013-present Heune Award Recipient, 2011 Communications Council, chair, 2003 to 2009 Membership Committee, 2002-2007 chair, 2007 Advocacy Committee, 2011-2012 chair, 2012 Education Committee, 2005-2009 Nominating Committee, 2011 Long Range Planning Committee, 2009-2012 • Scoliosis Research Society, active fellow Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2006-2009 Education Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2013-present Public Relations Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2012-2013 Continuing Medical Education Oversight Committee, 2010-present Website Committee, 2012-present • American Orthopaedic Association • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas • SICOT • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) • North American Society of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis conference chairperson, 1999 meeting Awards Committee, 2003 • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, deputy editor • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, consultant reviewer • Journal of Orthopaedic Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer, Editoral Board • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Assistant Chief of Staff; TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

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(469) 303-5012

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(469) 303-5556

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(469) 303-5015

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Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Philip L. Wilson, M.D. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 

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

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

Education:
• Baylor University, University Scholars Program, Magna Cum Laude
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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

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

Fellowships:
• Children’s Hospital of San Diego Pediatric Orthopaedics
• ADIDAS Sports Medicine Clinics Arthroscopy/Sports Medicine Auckland, New Zealand

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow
• Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Texas Orthopaedic Association
• Dallas County Medical Society
• Texas Medical Association
• American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
• Arthroscopy Associates of North America
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 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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(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 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 • Pedatric 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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Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

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 and medical director of ambulatory care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

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

Education:
• University of Georgia: B.S.
• Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine: M.D.

Internship:
• Vanderbilt University General Surgery Residency:
• Vanderbilt University Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Board Certification:
• Board Eligible for American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author Honors and Awards: University of Georgia • Summa cum Laude graduate with Highest Honors • Phi Beta Kappa Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for ChildrenFellowship • Boone Pickens Annual Spine Research Award, 2011

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Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

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Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Dr. Lawson Copley is a staff orthopaedist 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:
• Wheaton College Magna Cum Laude, Phi Sigma Tau
• The University of Kansas Medical Center Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha
• Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Master of Business Administration

Internship:
• University of Pennsylvania General Surgery

Residency:
• University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Honors and Awards:
• Stanley M. K. Chung Award Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Research
• Meritorious Service Medal • Joint Service Achievement Award

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association, delegate to Texas • The Texas Society of Sports Medicine • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(469) 303-5000

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5554

Fax

(469) 303-5015

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Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 

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

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children's Medical Center Dallas

Education:
• The University of Texas at Austin
• The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Internship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern General Surgery Internship

Residency:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Orthopaedic Residency

Fellowship:
• Steadman Philippon Research Institute and the Steadman Clinic, Vail Colorado
Sports Medicine Fellowship
• Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Board Certification:
• Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine - Candidate Member
• Arthroscopy Association of North America - Candidate Member
• Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America - Candidate Member
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Candidate Member
• U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association - Team Physician
• Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions - Contributing Author

Honors and Awards:
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
• Vert Mooney Award for Academic Achievement, 2010
• W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award, 2010
• Chief Resident, 2009-2010
• Best Orthopaedic Teaching Resident, 2008
• Alpha Omega Alpha, 2005 - Texas Epsilon Chapter, UTHSCSA

Special Interests:
Pediatric arthoscopy, pediatric/adolescent sports injuries and hip arthroscopy

Team Relationships:
• Prosper High School
• USSA - United States Ski and Snowboards Association
    

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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

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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. 

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:
• Yale College
• Yale School of Medicine

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

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

Fellowship:
• Wexham Park Hospital Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand Slough, England

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985, Recertified, 1996 and 2007
• Certificate of Added Qualifications Surgery of the Hand, 1989 Recertified, 1998 and 2007

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, past president • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Director, Finance Committee, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, Recertification of MOC, Subspecialty Certification Committee, Written Examinations Committee, ABMS Representative • American Board of Medical Specialities, MOC Task Force, MOC Committee Member • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • The American Medical Association • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Senior Member • Twenty-First Century Orthopaedic Association • Journal of Hand Surgery, Associate Editor • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Yearbook of Hand Surgery, contributing editor • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Christine Ho, M.D.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

Office

(214) 456-7697

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Christine Ho, M.D.

Dr. Christine Ho joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as a staff orthopaedist in 2007. 

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:
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Internship:
• University of Southern California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgical Intern

Residency:
• University of Southern California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Physician

Fellowships:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Hand Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Chief Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2004-2005
• Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award
• Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society • Order of Omega Honor Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program • Texas Medical Association • Orthopaedic Trauma Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Edition, contributing author

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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

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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  

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Amy L. McIntosh, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-8430 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 8430

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8656 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 8656

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Amy L. McIntosh, M.D.

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:
• Central Michigan University, Sports Medicine - Summa Cum Laude
• College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University

Residency: 
• Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, College of Medicine

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

Honors and Awards:
• Senior AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) Medical Honor Society in 2000
• Medical Student of the Year, Michigan State University, 2001 

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member • OREF Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum with the American Orthopaedic Association in 2006 

Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M.

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Staff Physician

Office

(469) 303-5034

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5557

Fax

(469) 303-5015

Shane.Miller@tsrh.org

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Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M.

Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 


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

Education:

• The University of Texas: B.A. Biology

• Baylor College of Medicine: MD


Internship:
• Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Residency:
• Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Fellowship:
• University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado
Pediatric Sports Medicine
 
Honors and Awards:
• American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award – 2013

Board Certification:
• American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics 
Sports Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
• American College of Sports Medicine
• American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness Committee
• Texas Pediatric Society Adolescence and Sports Medicine Committee
• American Medical Athletic Association
• Frisco ISD – Concussion Oversight Team • Irving ISD – Concussion Oversight Team

Team Relationships:
• Dallas Stars Hockey
• Irving Nimitz High School
• Prosper High School
• Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon
 
 

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

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

Dr. Scott Oishi is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery, Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Professor
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Former Director Hand/Microsurgery Fellowship

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Park Cities Surgery Center (provisional)

Education:
• Washington University
• Tufts University School of Medicine

Residencies:
• The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio General Surgery
• University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Plastic Surgery

Fellowship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Hand Microvascular

Honors and Awards:
• Research Stipend Award from Merck Sharp and Dohme, 1983
• Aust Society Meeting, second place • Administrative Chief Resident General Surgery, 1992
• Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, first place, 1993
• Best Resident Paper Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Glancy Award, 1994

Board Certification:
• The American Board of Plastic Surgery, diplomate
• Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons • American Society for Surgery of the Hand • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery • American Association for Hand Surgery • American College of Surgeons, fellow • Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons • American Medical Association • American Board of Plastic Surgery • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Journal of Hand Surgery, Consultant Reviewer • Journal of Hand Surgery - European, Consultant Reviewer • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Reviewer • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Connector, Reviewer

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-7558 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 7516

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Dr. David Podeszwa is a staff orthopaedist 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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Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

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(214) 559-7555

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Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Dr. Anthony I. Riccio is a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor
• The Uniformed Services School of Health Sciences in Bethsda, MD Assistant Professor

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

Education:
• Dartmouth College
• Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship:
• National Naval Medical Center General Surgery

Residencies:
• Georgetown University School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Honors and Awards:
 
-Naval Medical Center San Diego
• David J. Czertak Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Teaching Award, 2010
• Allshouse Jones Award - Department of Pediatrics Teacher of the Year, 2009
• Gerald W. Cady Orthopaedic Research Award, 2008
• Navy and Marine Corps Metitorious Service Medal

-Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Boone Pickens Annual Spine Research Award, 2006 Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Hugh H. Hussey Award: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2005
• String of Pearls Award: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2004

-National Naval Medical Center
• Surgical House Staff Award: Top Surgical Intern, 2000
• Letter of Commendation: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2000
• Letter of Commendation: Excellence in Patient Care, 2000

-Georgetown University School of Medicine
• Alpha Omega Honor Society

-Dartmouth College
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, active member • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, diplomate • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, active member • American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, active member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Christopher M. Stutz, M.D.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

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(214) 559-7842

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7759

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Christopher M. Stutz, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Stutz is a new pediatric orthopedic hand surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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

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

Education:
• University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical Center

Internship: 
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Surgery

Residencies:
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Residency

Fellowship:
• Washington University, Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Congenital Hand Surgery Fellowship

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014 

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Candidate Member • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Candidate Member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American (POSNA)

Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

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(214) 559-7555

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

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

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

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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

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(214) 559-7817 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7817

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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

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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

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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

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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 associate 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

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

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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

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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.

Neurology

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(214) 559-7828 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7828

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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.

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

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

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(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

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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

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

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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.

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(214) 559-7450

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Yassine Kanaan, M.D.

Dr. Yassine Kanaan is a staff radiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2012. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, completed a residency at The University of Michigan and a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During his residency and fellowship he produced multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and studied under Jon Jacobson and Donald Resnick.  His professional memberships include Radiological Society of North America, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society and American College of Radiology.

Cindy Kelly, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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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

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(214) 559-6220

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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.  

Katie Stewart, M.D.

Rheumatology

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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. 

Jean Wall, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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(214) 559-7450 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7450

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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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.

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.

David Ross

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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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

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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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.

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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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.

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.

Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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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.

Orthopedic Staff

 

Chief of Staff

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(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

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(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

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

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

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children’s Medical Center Dallas
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul
• UT Southwestern James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center

Education:
• Canisius College, Magna Cum Laude
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude

Internship:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine General Surgery

Residency:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Basic Science Research
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Scoliosis Research Society traveling fellow, 2003
• William Beaumont Award American Medical Association, 2005
• Best Clinical Podium Presentation 2007 Annual Meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Best Pediatric Poster 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Goldstein Award - Best Clinical Poster 2008 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
• Moe Award - Best Basic Science Poster 2009 Annual Meeting of the Scoliois Research Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000 Professional

Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Dallas County Medical Society • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Endowment Committee, chairman, 2008-present Industry Relations Committee chairman, 2005-2007 Member-at-Large board of directors, 2004-2005 Awards Committee, 2004-2007 Long-Range Planning Committee, 2004-2007 Program Committee, 2006-2007• Scoliosis Research Society Education Council chair, 2010-present Web Site Committee, chair, 2007-2009, member, 2005-2009 Endowment Committee, member 2006-2009 • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • North American Spine Society • The United States Golf Association Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Board • American Orthopaedic Association • HARMS Spine Study Group, member • Spine Deformity Study Group, member • POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Advisory Board, 2006-2007• Spine, reviewer • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer

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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

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(214) 559-7547 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7547

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J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D.

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

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

Education:
• The University of Texas Phi Beta Kappa
• Baylor University College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha

Internship:
• Peter Bent Brigham Hospital – Boston Straight Medicine

Residency:
• Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program – Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• Harvard University Surgical Research
• Berg Sloat Traveling Fellowship, 1975

Honors and Awards:
• Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• “Best Doctors in America” American Health, March 1996
• Russell S. Hibbs Award for clinical research Scoliosis Research Society
• Anson Jones Award for outstanding societal contributions Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc.
• Benjamin Rush Award American Medical Association
• Award for Distinguished Achievement Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Stuart L. Weinstein Clinical Scientific Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2010
• AAOS Acheivement Award, 2012

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Pediatric Committee, chairman, 1988-1992 Publications Committee, 1998-2000 • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Board of Directors, 1988-1997 2nd vice president, 1991-1992 1st vice president, 1992-1993 president, 1993-1994 Long Range Planning Committee Fellowship Training/Qualifications for Practice Ad Hoc Committee, 2010-Present • Scoliosis Research Society Instrumentation Committee chairman, 1980-1981 board of directors, 1992-1994 Research Coordinating Committee, 1998-2001, chairman, 2001 Research Task Force Committee, chairman, 2002 Etiology Committee, 2002- Present Subspecialty Certification Task Force, 2002 • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Orthopaedic Association • Pedicatric Orthopaedic Study Group • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, editor • Spine, editorial board • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer

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B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

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(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

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(214) 559-7452 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7452

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B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

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
• Children’s Health Legacy
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul

Education:
• University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude
• St. Louis University School of Medicine

Internship:
• University of California, San Diego Surgical Internship

Residency:
• University of Utah Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

 Honors and Awards:
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
• Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

Board Certification:
• National Board of Medical Examiners diplomate, 1982
• Passed Written Boards in Orthopaedics, 1986
• Passed Oral Boards in Orthopaedics, 1989 Recertified, 1998 and 2006

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chair, Section Editor for Pediatrics, Your Orthopaedic Connection • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America president, 2008-2009 president-elect, 2007–2008 vice president, 2006–2007 • Scoliosis Research Society president, 2011-2012 president-elect, 2010-2011 vice president, 2009-2010 • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • Dallas County Medical Society • American Orthopaedic Association • St. Louis University School of Medicine Alumni Association • Spine Deformity Study Group, Associate Editor • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Spine, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board, 1998 - present

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

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(214) 559-7555

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(214) 559-7516

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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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Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

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(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

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(214) 559-7566 or

(800) 421-1121, ext.7566

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Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

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
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• Abilene State School
• Denton State School

Education:
• Yale University
• Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship:
• The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Bexar County Hospital Surgery (categorical)

Residency:
• University of Virginia Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1984

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Program Committee, chairman, 1995 Membership Committee, chairman, 1991-1992 • Scoliosis Research Society Instrumentation Committee, chairman, 1993 Nominating Committee Growing Spine Committee Worldwide Course Committee • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Orthopaedic Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society • Spine Deformity Study Group, member Leader, Early Onset Scoliosis Study (EOSS) • Growing Spine Study Group, executive committee • Orthopaedics, editorial board • Spine, reviewer • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, editorial board

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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

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 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, vice president, 2013-present Heune Award Recipient, 2011 Communications Council, chair, 2003 to 2009 Membership Committee, 2002-2007 chair, 2007 Advocacy Committee, 2011-2012 chair, 2012 Education Committee, 2005-2009 Nominating Committee, 2011 Long Range Planning Committee, 2009-2012 • Scoliosis Research Society, active fellow Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2006-2009 Education Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2013-present Public Relations Committee, 2010-present, chair, 2012-2013 Continuing Medical Education Oversight Committee, 2010-present Website Committee, 2012-present • American Orthopaedic Association • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas • SICOT • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) • North American Society of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis conference chairperson, 1999 meeting Awards Committee, 2003 • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, deputy editor • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, consultant reviewer • Journal of Orthopaedic Research, consultant reviewer • Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer, Editoral Board • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Assistant Chief of Staff; TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Office

(469) 303-5012

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5556

Fax

(469) 303-5015

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Philip L. Wilson, M.D.

Philip L. Wilson, M.D. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 

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

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

Education:
• Baylor University, University Scholars Program, Magna Cum Laude
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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

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

Fellowships:
• Children’s Hospital of San Diego Pediatric Orthopaedics
• ADIDAS Sports Medicine Clinics Arthroscopy/Sports Medicine Auckland, New Zealand

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow
• Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Texas Orthopaedic Association
• Dallas County Medical Society
• Texas Medical Association
• American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
• Arthroscopy Associates of North America
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 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

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 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 • Pedatric 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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Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

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 and medical director of ambulatory care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

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

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

Education:
• University of Georgia: B.S.
• Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine: M.D.

Internship:
• Vanderbilt University General Surgery Residency:
• Vanderbilt University Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Board Certification:
• Board Eligible for American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author Honors and Awards: University of Georgia • Summa cum Laude graduate with Highest Honors • Phi Beta Kappa Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for ChildrenFellowship • Boone Pickens Annual Spine Research Award, 2011

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Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 456-7697

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Lawson A. B. Copley, M.D.

Dr. Lawson Copley is a staff orthopaedist 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:
• Wheaton College Magna Cum Laude, Phi Sigma Tau
• The University of Kansas Medical Center Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha
• Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Master of Business Administration

Internship:
• University of Pennsylvania General Surgery

Residency:
• University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Honors and Awards:
• Stanley M. K. Chung Award Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Research
• Meritorious Service Medal • Joint Service Achievement Award

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association, delegate to Texas • The Texas Society of Sports Medicine • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(469) 303-5000

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5554

Fax

(469) 303-5015

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Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D.

Henry B. Ellis, Jr. M.D. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 

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

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children's Medical Center Dallas

Education:
• The University of Texas at Austin
• The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Internship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern General Surgery Internship

Residency:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Orthopaedic Residency

Fellowship:
• Steadman Philippon Research Institute and the Steadman Clinic, Vail Colorado
Sports Medicine Fellowship
• Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Board Certification:
• Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine - Candidate Member
• Arthroscopy Association of North America - Candidate Member
• Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America - Candidate Member
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Candidate Member
• U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association - Team Physician
• Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions - Contributing Author

Honors and Awards:
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
• Vert Mooney Award for Academic Achievement, 2010
• W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award, 2010
• Chief Resident, 2009-2010
• Best Orthopaedic Teaching Resident, 2008
• Alpha Omega Alpha, 2005 - Texas Epsilon Chapter, UTHSCSA

Special Interests:
Pediatric arthoscopy, pediatric/adolescent sports injuries and hip arthroscopy

Team Relationships:
• Prosper High School
• USSA - United States Ski and Snowboards Association
    

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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

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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. 

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:
• Yale College
• Yale School of Medicine

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

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

Fellowship:
• Wexham Park Hospital Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand Slough, England

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985, Recertified, 1996 and 2007
• Certificate of Added Qualifications Surgery of the Hand, 1989 Recertified, 1998 and 2007

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, past president • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Director, Finance Committee, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, Recertification of MOC, Subspecialty Certification Committee, Written Examinations Committee, ABMS Representative • American Board of Medical Specialities, MOC Task Force, MOC Committee Member • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • The American Medical Association • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Senior Member • Twenty-First Century Orthopaedic Association • Journal of Hand Surgery, Associate Editor • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Yearbook of Hand Surgery, contributing editor • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Christine Ho, M.D.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

Office

(214) 456-7697

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Christine Ho, M.D.

Dr. Christine Ho joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as a staff orthopaedist in 2007. 

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:
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Internship:
• University of Southern California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgical Intern

Residency:
• University of Southern California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Physician

Fellowships:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Hand Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Chief Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2004-2005
• Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award
• Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society • Order of Omega Honor Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America • American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program • Texas Medical Association • Orthopaedic Trauma Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Edition, contributing author

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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

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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  

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Amy L. McIntosh, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-8430 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 8430

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8656 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 8656

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Amy L. McIntosh, M.D.

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:
• Central Michigan University, Sports Medicine - Summa Cum Laude
• College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University

Residency: 
• Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, College of Medicine

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

Honors and Awards:
• Senior AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) Medical Honor Society in 2000
• Medical Student of the Year, Michigan State University, 2001 

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member • OREF Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum with the American Orthopaedic Association in 2006 

Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M.

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Staff Physician

Office

(469) 303-5034

Nurse Coordinator

(469) 303-5557

Fax

(469) 303-5015

Shane.Miller@tsrh.org

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Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M.

Shane Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.A.Q.S.M. is a physician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center in Plano. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit our Sports Medicine Center section on our website. 


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

Education:

• The University of Texas: B.A. Biology

• Baylor College of Medicine: MD


Internship:
• Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Residency:
• Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Fellowship:
• University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado
Pediatric Sports Medicine
 
Honors and Awards:
• American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award – 2013

Board Certification:
• American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics 
Sports Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
• American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
• American College of Sports Medicine
• American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness Committee
• Texas Pediatric Society Adolescence and Sports Medicine Committee
• American Medical Athletic Association
• Frisco ISD – Concussion Oversight Team • Irving ISD – Concussion Oversight Team

Team Relationships:
• Dallas Stars Hockey
• Irving Nimitz High School
• Prosper High School
• Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon
 
 

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

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

Dr. Scott Oishi is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery, Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Professor
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Former Director Hand/Microsurgery Fellowship

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Park Cities Surgery Center (provisional)

Education:
• Washington University
• Tufts University School of Medicine

Residencies:
• The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio General Surgery
• University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Plastic Surgery

Fellowship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Hand Microvascular

Honors and Awards:
• Research Stipend Award from Merck Sharp and Dohme, 1983
• Aust Society Meeting, second place • Administrative Chief Resident General Surgery, 1992
• Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, first place, 1993
• Best Resident Paper Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Glancy Award, 1994

Board Certification:
• The American Board of Plastic Surgery, diplomate
• Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons • American Society for Surgery of the Hand • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery • American Association for Hand Surgery • American College of Surgeons, fellow • Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons • American Medical Association • American Board of Plastic Surgery • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Journal of Hand Surgery, Consultant Reviewer • Journal of Hand Surgery - European, Consultant Reviewer • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Reviewer • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Connector, Reviewer

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-7558 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 7516

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David A. Podeszwa, M.D.

Dr. David Podeszwa is a staff orthopaedist 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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Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(214) 559-7555

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Anthony I. Riccio, M.D.

Dr. Anthony I. Riccio is a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor
• The Uniformed Services School of Health Sciences in Bethsda, MD Assistant Professor

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

Education:
• Dartmouth College
• Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship:
• National Naval Medical Center General Surgery

Residencies:
• Georgetown University School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Honors and Awards:
 
-Naval Medical Center San Diego
• David J. Czertak Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Teaching Award, 2010
• Allshouse Jones Award - Department of Pediatrics Teacher of the Year, 2009
• Gerald W. Cady Orthopaedic Research Award, 2008
• Navy and Marine Corps Metitorious Service Medal

-Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Boone Pickens Annual Spine Research Award, 2006 Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Hugh H. Hussey Award: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2005
• String of Pearls Award: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2004

-National Naval Medical Center
• Surgical House Staff Award: Top Surgical Intern, 2000
• Letter of Commendation: Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2000
• Letter of Commendation: Excellence in Patient Care, 2000

-Georgetown University School of Medicine
• Alpha Omega Honor Society

-Dartmouth College
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, active member • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, diplomate • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, active member • American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, active member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Christopher M. Stutz, M.D.

Staff Hand Surgeon

Staff Hand Surgeon

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(214) 559-7842

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7759

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Christopher M. Stutz, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Stutz is a new pediatric orthopedic hand surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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

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

Education:
• University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical Center

Internship: 
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Surgery

Residencies:
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Residency

Fellowship:
• Washington University, Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Congenital Hand Surgery Fellowship

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014 

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Candidate Member • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Candidate Member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American (POSNA)

Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

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(214) 559-7555

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

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

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant 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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Richard Adams, M.D.

Pediatric Developmental Disabilities

Pediatric Developmental Disabilities

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(214) 559-7855 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7855

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(214) 559-7536 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7536

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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

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(214) 559-7817 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7817

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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

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(214) 559-7831 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7831

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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

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(214) 559-7450 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7450

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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

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(214) 559-7857 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7857

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(214) 559-7538 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7538

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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 associate 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

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

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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.

Neurology

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(214) 559-7828 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7828

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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.

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

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders

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(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

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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

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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(214) 559-7815 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7815

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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.

Radiology

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(214) 559-7450

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Yassine Kanaan, M.D.

Dr. Yassine Kanaan is a staff radiologist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2012. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, completed a residency at The University of Michigan and a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During his residency and fellowship he produced multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and studied under Jon Jacobson and Donald Resnick.  His professional memberships include Radiological Society of North America, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society and American College of Radiology.

Cindy Kelly, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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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

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(214) 559-6220

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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.  

Katie Stewart, M.D.

Rheumatology

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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. 

Jean Wall, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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

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(214) 559-7450 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7450

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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

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(214) 559-7520 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7520

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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.

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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.

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

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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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  

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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.

David Ross

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

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(214) 559-7877 or

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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

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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.

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

Director, Movement Science Laboratory

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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.

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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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.

Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

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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.