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



Hamlet Peterson, MD

  • Founding member of Pediatric Study Group
  • Pediatric Study Group President 1979
  • Authored textbooks Physeal Injury Other Than Fracture (2012)and Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fractures (2007)
  • Performed the first physeal bar excision in the United States in 1968
  • Developed classification system for physeal fractures
  • POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award 2003

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