POSNA Annual Meeting

4/26/2023 12:00:00 AM — 4/28/2023 12:00:00 AM
Nashville, TN
Chair Person:
Nicholas Fletcher, MD
Final Program:
Final Program
CME Certificate

Subspecialty Day

Chair Person:
Anthony Riccio, MD
Final Program:
CME Certificate
Photo Album

2023 Recognition Awards

Presidential Guest Speaker

James H. Beaty, MD

A Georgia native, a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN, James H. Beaty, MD, is currently Professor and Chairman of the UT-Campbell Clinic Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery and Past Chief of Staff of The Campbell Clinic. 

Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Beaty has formerly served as President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, and The Orthopaedic Learning Center at the AAOS. 

He served in multiple leadership roles in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was the 75th President in 2007-2008. 

Dr. Beaty also served as Chairman of the Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, the American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 

Dr. Beaty has edited nine editions of textbooks, including Fractures in Children and Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, authored 60 book chapters, and published more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has given numerous scientific presentations and held visiting professorships both nationally and internationally. 

The recipient of several honors and awards, Dr. Beaty was selected to complete the American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship in 1984 and the American Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship in 1991. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the Distinguished Achievement Award from POSNA. 

His family includes his wife, Terry (BSN), son, Eric (Business Banking), and daughter, Meredith (BSN -MBA in Research at St Jude) 

Best Basic Science Paper

Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, PhD; Rachel McKee; Courtney Baker, MD; Hernan Correa; Stephanie Moore-Lotridge, PhD

Like a Lizard: Repair of Perthes Disease Occurs Through Recapitulation of Development of The Proximal Femoral Epiphysis

Best ePoster

Lauren Spirov; Konstantin Brnjoš; Neil Kaushal, MD; Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD; Alexander Griffith; John Blanco, MD; Clare Kehoe; John Schlechter, DO; Evelyn Thomas, DO; Lindsay Crawford, MD; Abhi Rashiwala; Dustin Greenhill, MD; Haley Tornberg; Brendan Williams, MD; Kevin Huang; Neeraj Patel, MD

Non-Operative Treatment of Tibial Tubercle Fractures: Who is at Risk for Failure?

Best Clinical Paper

Kyle Chan; Daniel McBride; Jacob Wild; Jonathan Samet; Romie Gibly, MD

A Rapid MRI Protocol for Acute Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection Eliminates Contrast, Decreases Sedation, Scan and Interpretation Time, Hospital Length of Stay and Charges without Missing Actionable Diagnoses

Special Effort and Excellence Award

Marcella R. Woiczik, MD

a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Salt Lake City, and the University of Utah. Dr. Woiczik grew up in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from the Medical College of Ohio and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her pediatric orthopaedic fellowship training was completed at the University of Utah, and she spent some additional time learning advanced hip preservation techniques in Bern, Switzerland in 2010.

Dr. Woiczik has nearly 15 years of clinical experience, with a focus on trauma, clubfoot, and hip disorders from infancy through young adulthood. She served as the fellowship director of the University of Utah program for 8 years. She has served on multiple committees within the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) and POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) throughout her career, with specific leadership roles as chair of the AAOS Emerging Professionals Committee and the POSNA Fellowship Training and Qualifications Committee. Her goals have been to support and promote optimal fellow education and training.

Whenever possible, Marcella spends time hiking with her husband, Tim, and two Labradors, Addie and Lucy. 

Humanitarian Award

Jacob Heydemann, MD

a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with over 40 years of experience. He earned his medical degree in 1979 from Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery in 1984 at the University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics in 1985 at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Heydemann established his private practice in El Paso, TX, in 1985. Two years later, in partnership with Hospital De La Familia Foundation, he developed a pediatric orthopaedic clinic across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Over the last 33 years, he and a team of volunteers have served tens of thousands of children and young adults facing severe adversity and who would otherwise be unable to access the level of care they need. His humanitarian work continues to this day. 

In 2005, in appreciation of his efforts, the Mexican government granted him the highest decoration of honor awarded to foreigners: The Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle. 

Dr. Heydemann has also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Orthopedics at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, founding member of the Border Children Health Clinic in El Paso, and President of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. He has received several awards, including Distinguished Alumni for Texas Tech University Health Sciences, “Rene Mascarenas Miranda” International Excellence Award, and La Rosa del Desierto Award, which commemorates extraordinary individuals in the El Paso/ Ciudad Juarez region.

Distinguished Achievement Award

Scott Mubarak, MD

Scott Mubarak, MD, was Surgeon in Chief at Rady’s Children’s Hospital (2015-2021), Professor of Orthopedics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Emeritus Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, before he retired in July 2021.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine (Madison) as an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member, where he met his bride-to-be, Sandy, a nurse. 

His orthopedics training was at the University of California, San Diego, and his Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship was at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, under the leadership of Robert Salter and Norris Carroll. 

Dr. Mubarak is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Scoliosis Research Society, and International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank (IPOTT). He has received numerous awards, including:

  1. The AAOS Kappa Delta Award for research on compartment syndromes and muscle pressure measurement, 1987. 
  2. POSNA Walter P. Blount Pioneer Award for outstanding clinical scientific paper on muscular torticollis, 1991.
  3. President of POSNA, 2004-2005. 
  4. POSNA Presidential Guest Speaker, Hawaii, 2010. 
  5. Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award for work on Compartment Syndromes, 2020.

Dr. Mubarak’s research interests are infant hip dislocation, foot deformities, tarsal coalition, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, trauma, and compartment syndromes. He has authored 176 peer-review journal articles, 43 book chapters, and a textbook, Compartment Syndromes and Volkmann’s Contracture. Some of his publications include (1) Pitfalls of the Pavlik Harness for DDH, (2) San Diego Pelvic Osteotomy, (3) 3C Osteotomies for valgus foot deformities, and (4) Treatment of Tarsal Coalitions. He has described more than 27 procedures or techniques useful in orthopaedic surgery. 

After 44 years of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, he is enjoying retirement with his wife of 54 years, Sandy, traveling from their Old Coach Vineyards ranch outside San Diego to Maui and the South Pacific, and entertaining their two sons, their wives, and five granddaughters. In his spare time, he writes about South Pacific artists under his pen name of CJ Cook. He has published two award-winning biographies of the year, Tyree, Artist of the South Pacific (2017) and Leeteg (2021), with a third book out later this year, Beauty in the Beasts, Flora, Fauna, and Endangered Species of artist Ralph Burke Tyree available at www.SouthPacificDreams.com.

Angela S. Kuo Memorial Award

Eric Fornari, MD

Psychological Assessment of Scoliosis Patients Undergoing Surgery (PASS)

Arthur H. Huene Award

Woody Sankar, MD

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Evaluate Femoral Head Perfusion in DDH

St. Giles Young Investigator Award

Michael Patrick McClincy, MD

Evaluation of Capsular Impact on Hip Biomechanics Under Physiologic Loading