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



Perry Schoenecker, MD

  • Washington University, Shriners Hospital St. Louis, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Chief of Staff, St. Louis Shriners Hospital 1977-2017
  • Chair of the Washington University Division of Orthopedic Surgery 1980-83
  • Head of Washington University Pediatric Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgeon in Chief St Louis Children’s Hospital 1991-1995 and 1999-2016
  • Chair of Medical Executive Committee St. Louis Children’s Hospital  2010-12
  • POSNA President, 2006
  • POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award recipient, 2019
  • AAP Distinguished Service Award recipient, 2014
  • Recipient of the Washington University Department of Surgery Distinguished Palma Chironis Award as Clinical Teacher of the Year on four occasions, the Distinguished Clinician Award in 2012, and, also the Jerome Gilden Distinguished Clinical Surgeon of the year on three occasions
  • More than 190 peer reviewed manuscripts

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