POSNA Annual Meeting

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM — 5/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Dallas, TX
Chair Person:
Wudbhav (Woody) Sankar, MD​
Final Program:
Final Program
Certificate of Attendance


Optimizing performance throughout your orthopaedic career
Chair Person:
Lindsay Andras, MD
Final Program:
Certificate of Attendance

Subspecialty Day

Chair Person:
Matthew Oetgen, MD, MBA
Final Program:
Certificate of Attendance
Photo Album

2021 Recognition Awards

Best Clinical Paper

Andrew Pennock, MD

Nonoperative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Clinical Outcomes at 5 Years – A Prospective Study

Presidential Guest Speaker

Peter Newton, MD

Dr. Peter Newton is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with over 25 years of practice. He specializes in the care of childhood and adolescents with spinal deformities. Dr. Newton completed his undergraduate training in Bioengineering at UCSD before getting his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He returned to UCSD for his orthopedic training and was back to Dallas at TSRH for his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. He joined the pediatric orthopaedic group at the Children’s Hospital San Diego in 1994 and is the chief of the Orthopaedic division at Rady Children’s Specialist in San Diego, CA. He is also a clinical professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He is a past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society.

His clinical interests have been focused on novel treatments for scoliosis including:
thoracoscopy in anterior thoracic spinal surgery, posterior methods designed to maximize the
3-dimensional correction of scoliosis as well as fusionless methods of spinal growth modulation.
He leads the well-recognized Harms Study Group in their effort to produce influential
multicenter scoliosis research and is president of the foundation, Setting Scoliosis Straight. In
addition to clinical outcomes research, his laboratory has been involved in the basic science of
spinal growth, biomechanical studies related to implants and 3-dimensional imaging methods
and quality improvement.

Dr. Newton is committed to advancing the field through excellence of clinical care, education of
future generations and, innovative research.

Best Scientific Paper

Matthew E. Oetgen, MD

Activation of a Central Immunosuppressive Cascade Prevents Ischemia Reperfusion Injury After Acute Compartment Syndrome in a Murine Model

Best Video Abstract

Indranil “Neel” Kushare, MD

Tibial Spine / Eminence Fracture – Suture Fixation

Best ePoster

Neeraj M. Patel, MD, MPH, MBS

What are the Causes and Consequences of Delayed Surgery for Pediatric Tibial Spine Fractures?

Distinguished Achievement Award

Lori Karol, MD

Dr. Lori Karol is currently the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Colorado. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan and served her orthopaedic residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Karol completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. She served as the president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in 2015-2016. Her clinical areas of interest include scoliosis, clubfoot, and the orthopaedic management of cerebral palsy. She has authored 93 peer reviewed manuscripts on topics ranging from early onset scoliosis, the orthotic management of scoliosis, the application of gait analysis in clubfoot. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally. Lori has been married to Bob Karol for over 35 years, and has three lovely and successful daughters, Molly, Leah, and Abby.

Special Effort and Excellence Award

Kenneth Noonan, MD, MHCDS

Ken is the director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Ken graduated from Luther College in Decorah, and Medical School from the University of Iowa in 1989. He performed his residency at the University of Iowa and is proud to have learned from Ignacio Ponseti, Stuart Weinstein, Fred Dietz, and other leaders in orthopaedics. He then spent a year in the Ponseti Laboratory studying growth plate chondrocytes as an NIH Training Grant Fellow. Ken counts his subsequent clinical fellowship year as being formative as his director, Chad Price, models the perfect synergy of art and science in the field. 

After fellowship, Ken spent 5 years at Riley Children’s Hospital as an assistant professor. He has fond memories of working, learning, and maturing with his partner Kos Kayes, and is honored to have learned how to manage children with spina bifida from Richard Lindseth. In 2001, Ken and his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin to begin work at the University of Wisconsin and equally important; to be closer to family, cross country skiing, and trout. For the last 20 years, in Madison, Ken has been practicing general pediatric orthopaedics that includes spine, upper extremity, neuromuscular, limb deformity, lower extremity, and oncologic reconstruction. His research and service has been equally diverse; every year he travels to Honduras to deliver care in this underserved country. Over time, Ken recognized an appreciation for the administration of health and recently completed a Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. 

Ken considers POSNA as a second family and has been honored to have been selected as a Traveling Fellow, serve the family as a POSNA Junior Board Member, Secretary of the Board, and as the chair of multiple committees including the Program Committee, Specialty Day Committee, Industry Relations Committee, ECC Committee, By-Laws Committee, IPOS Advisory Board, AAOS CME Courses Committee, and the AAOS Trauma Evaluation Committee. Ken’s passion for education lead him to chair multiple CME courses for POSNA and AAOS. Most recently, Ken has spearheaded the development of JPOSNA and is the initial Editor in Chief. 

Humanitarian Award

Bob Cady, MD

While in the library as a seventh grader at Levy Junior High School in Syracuse I read a book about Albert Schweitzer’s work in Africa and went home that day and told my mom I was going to be a doctor and work in Africa like Albert Schweitzer. 

That was always my goal and it never changed. After graduation from Hamilton college in 1967 and Upstate Medical School in 1971, Linda and I headed west where I was an intern at Multnomah County Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The patients that I cared for there were poor, and out of hope. I discovered that you didn’t have to work in Africa to find under served people to care for. 

After internship I fulfilled my military obligation as a flight surgeon at Minot AFB North Dakota where I saw my first patient with a clubfoot while volunteering at the Four Bears Sioux reservation in nearby New Town, ND. 

I switched my residency plans to orthopedics and was accepted into David Murray’s program in Syracuse. Following residency I did a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where I got to work with some of the finest pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the world, Drs. Bobechko, Salter, Rang, Moseley, Carroll and Gillespie. Subsequently I returned to Syracuse to develop the pediatric section of the orthopedic program. 

My practice grew rapidly and I soon recruited John Lubicky and then Steve Albanese to join me. I could not have had better partners. We closed the pediatric orthopedic clinic and welcomed all the uninsured and poorly insured patients into our private practices. All of our patients received the same level of care regardless of their ability to pay. 

I had always seen large numbers of babies with clubfeet, but after the Ponseti revolution, clubfoot treatment made up the bulk of my practice. With the success of Shafique Pirani and Norgrove Penny’s sustainable  clubfoot  treatment  programs in Africa I decided to look for a country where I might have similar success. In 2009 at the suggestion of Kaye Wilkins and Scott Nelson I decided that Haiti  was the place. 

Haiti is a beautiful place with beautiful people who so much appreciate our efforts. With the help of CURE Clubfoot Worldwide (now Hope Walks), the Global Clubfoot Initiative, MiracleFeet, MD Ortho, PIA, and Clubfoot Solutions we have clubfoot clinics throughout Haiti managed by Haitian cast technicians, administrators, and Haitian orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Francel Alexis, the first Haitian member of POSNA ,who works with Scott Nelson at Hopital Adventiste in Carrefour Haiti is our program director. 

I’ve  been very lucky to be a part of POSNA since its inception. There is not a finer group of human beings in the world than the members of POSNA. This award means everything to me and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 

Peter F. Armstrong, MD Shriners Hospitals for Children Award, Best Quality, Safety, Value Paper

Verena Schreiber, MD

Paper # 97- Effectiveness of Various Cast Covers in the Pediatric Population by Verena Schreiber, MD

Best Trauma Paper

Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH

Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Z-Type Comminuted Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: A Sub-stratified Cohort Analysis

St. Giles Young Investigator Award

Romie Gibly, MD, PhD

The Impact of E-cigarette Vaping on Bone Metabolism

Arthur H. Huene Award

Eric Edmonds, MD

Acute Interpositional Adipose Grafts to Reduce Arrest in Physeal Fractures

Angela S. Kuo Memorial Award

Joshua Abzug, MD

Physeal Injuries: Creation of an Animal Model and Subsequent Analysis