Hall of Fame

The POSNA Hall of Fame provides an enduring history to honor those POSNA members who have displayed dedication to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, teaching and mentoring, studying musculoskeletal conditions in children and caring for children with musculoskeletal conditions. Nominations for members are taken each fall and selected by the Awards Committee and members of the Hall of Fame.  

Hall of Fame Categories: Leadership, Diversity, Teacher, Humanitarian, Hero, Triumph over Adversity, Pioneer, Contributions to Literature, Home Person (one who does the real work while others go to meetings), Fox-Hole Buddy (reliable person when the stakes are high), Exceptional Clinician, POSNA Service



Burr Curtis, MD

  • Yale University and University of Connecticut
  • Pioneer Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Founding Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (POS) and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • 2nd President of POS, 1971
  • AAOS Vice President, 1969
  • Champion of Multidisciplinary Clinics and Dedicated Children’s Hospitals
    • A Survey of Forty-Eight Children's Hospitals, Factors Shaping a Broader Concept of Children's Orthopaedics” – JBJS 1962
  • Served on the White House Council on Handicapped Individuals
  • First recipient of POSNA “Pioneer Award”, 1988 (now the DAA)

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