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



Neil Green, MD

  • Vanderbilt Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vice Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department, and Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • POSNA President, 1988
  • ABOS President, 1994
  • Revolutionized the modern surgical management of femoral fractures in children
  • More than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 30 book chapters
  • Edited Skeletal Trauma in Children (now Green's Skeletal Trauma in Children)
  • Champion for diversity in orthopaedic surgery
    • AMA Women Physicians Inspirational Award, 2014
  • Champion for children with cerebral palsy
    • Chairman, Professional Service Committee, Nashville Chapter, United Cerebral Palsy American Academy or Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Special Olympics, Nashville Pediatric Society, Committee on Handicapped Children
  • Pioneered the modern surgical management of femoral fractures in children utilizing rigid intramedullary fixation
  • Early advocate for operative treatment of fractures in children utilizing adult trauma principles
  • Seminal article on part time bracing in idiopathic scoliosis

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