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



David Sutherland, MD

  • Shriner’s Hospital San Francisco, University of California San Diego
  • Father of computerized gait analysis
  • Founded one of the world's first comprehensive motion analysis laboratories at San Diego Children's Hospital in 1976
  • Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine President
  • POSNA “Pioneer Award” 1993 (now the DAA)

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