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



Hugh Watts, MD

  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles, UCLA, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Member of original Pediatric Orthopedic Society (POS) and instrumental in merger with POSG into what is now POSNA
  • Elected POSNA President, 1984
  • POSNA Historian 1994-1998, Wrote “A History of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America 1971 to 1996 Twenty-Five Years of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery as a Recognized Specialty in the USA and Canada”
  • POSNA Humanitarian Award, 2017
  • Initiated the POSNA Committee for International Activities (became COUR and is now POGO)
  • Devoted to development of global excellence in pediatric orthopedic surgery and has taught and volunteered extensively around the world including in Palestine, Columbia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Ecuador and many other countries
  • Founding member of Mobile Pediatric Orthopaedic Education (MoPOEd) and The Pediatric Orthopedic and Educational Training (POET) Program which provides local training and education internationally in under-served regions

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