TSRHC

Scoliosis & Spine

 

Scoliosis & Spine
 

Chief of Staff

Office

(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

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

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

Office

(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

Office

(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7452 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7452

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B. Stephens Richards, M.D.

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

Office

(214) 559-7557 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7557

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7516

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Dr. John Birch is assistant chief of staff 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

Office

(214) 559-7558 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7558

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7566 or

(800) 421-1121, ext.7566

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Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

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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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

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(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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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics

Director, Molecular Genetics

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

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

Johnny Zhang, M.D.

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Johnny Zhang, M.D.

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