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



Lynn Staheli, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Study Group President 1979
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Founding Editor (1981-2002) and Editor Emeritus (2002-present)
  • Founder of the International Scholarship of Pediatric Orthopaedics 1982
  • Founder of Global HELP Organization 2002
  • Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics 1995
  • POSNA Presidential Guest Speaker 2004
  • POSNA Humanitarian Award 2018
  • Research on developmental variations during childhood showed that conditions such as flexible flatfeet, intoeing, and bowlegs are normal variations that resolve without treatment
  • Authored textbooks Fundamentals of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Practice of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award 2002

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