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



Howard Steel, MD

  • Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Chief Surgeon
  • Teacher and mentor
  • Innovated the “Steel osteotomy” (triple osteotomy of the innominate bone)
  • Development of the internal hemipelvectomy procedure
  • Organized and established the Eastern Orthopaedic Association in 1970
  • 100+ peer reviewed publications (40 in JBJS)
  • POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award 1997

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