Traveling Fellowship

POSNA sponsors an annual traveling fellowship in conjunction with other international pediatric orthopedic alliance societies (EPOS, SLAOTI, and APPOS). Each year 3 POSNA members will travel abroad and 3 members of an alliance society will tour in North America. Participants visit and learn new techniques and exchange ideas while deepening POSNA's international connection. 

2023 Traveling Fellows

Flavia Alberghina, MD, Italy
Ozren Kubat, MD, Croatia
Senol Bekmez, MD, Turkey

Jennifer Laine, MD, Gillette Children’s, St. Paul, MN
John (Jack) Flynn, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Bo Ning, MD, China
Kenichi Mishima, MD, Japan
Seungcheol Kang, MD, South Korea

Steven Frick, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Robert Kay, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Salil Upasani, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, CA

Ana Laura Cunha, MD, Brazil
Gonzalo Chorbadjian, MD, Chile
Francisco Vallejo, MD, Ecuador

Simon Kelley, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
James McCarthy, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Derek Kelly, MD, Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, Memphis, TN

Past Traveling Fellowships

2020 (Delayed until 2022)

POSNA/EPOS Traveling Fellows
Jennifer Bauer, MD, MS
Maryse Bouchard, MD, FRCSC
Jaime Rice Denning, MD


POSNA/APPOS Traveling Fellows
Martin Morrison, MD
Justin Mistovich, MD
Jennifer Beck, MD

POSNA/SLAOTI Traveling Fellows
Apurva Shah, MD
Coleen Sabatini, MD, MPH
Vidyadhar Upasani, MD

EPOS Visiting Scholars
Suzanne de Vos-Jakobs, MD (Netherlands)
Bartosz J Musielak, MD, PhD (Poland)
Gyula Domos, MD (Hungary)

Host Institutions
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Paley Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, West Palm Beach, FL

All past traveling fellows are listed here.