Pediatric Orthopaedic Research
Message from the Chief
Dr. Steven Frick, MD
January 1st, 2023
Dear Friends and Colleagues, I have been at Stanford for 6 years now, and our program continues to grow and improve. The credit for this goes to the talented and dedicated people on our team, and the leaders from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health who support our work. I am grateful to them all, and am proud of our work and progress toward our goals. 2022 was a terrific year for our team, and I am proud to share some highlights with you:
- Record numbers of surgical cases, OR minutes and outpatient visits (>37,000)
- Increased volumes in our outpatient clinic sites off campus, supporting our decentralized growth strategy
- Hiring Arvind Balaji, MD to strengthen our terrific pediatric sports medicine team (Drs. Boyd,Kraus,Grieb) and grow our program in the East Bay
- Continued excellence in both patient satisfaction scores, clinic throughput and access metrics
- Representation of our team on the podium at major national and international orthopaedic meetings – POSNA, SRS, AAOS, AOA, AOSSM, PRISM, EPOS and others
- Continued success of our research program led by Dr Shea with 50 peer reviewed publications in 2022
- Special awards from POSNA to Dr. Shea and from our residency program to Dr. Imrie
- Recognition of our program by USNWR with a #18 ranking
Once again, we are honored to have the opportunity every day to help children who have musculoskeletal problems, and we look forward to working with leaders in the School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health on furthering our academic mission in 2023. This year we did our best, and next year we will do better. A healthy, happy New Year to all!
Steven L. Frick, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
New in Peds Ortho
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Shea for being elected Vice President of POSNA
Hot Off the Press
- – The Stanford Daily
'Be hungry for knowledge': How FASTR is closing the gender gap in sports science
Shout out to Dr. Megan Roche and Dr. Emily Kraus for the awesome work with FASTR
- – QI/PI: POSNA Safe Surgery Program (PSSP) – First
QI/PI: POSNA Safe Surgery Program (PSSP) – First-Year Results Implementing Quality Metrics: Original Research | Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Shout out to Dr. Kali Tileston for spearheading this project
- – SpringerLink
Pediatric meniscus morphology varies with age: a cadaveric study - Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Congratulations to Dr. Shea and Team for another feather in their hat!
Bleck Visiting Professor - Dr. Kishore Mulpuri
Peds Ortho had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Kishore Mulpuri as our Bleck Visiting Professor. Dr. Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital. His clinical practice and research interests focus on pediatric hip and cerebral palsy. He is a Principal Investigator on various international multi-center research studies like the Global Hip Dysplasia Registry and SCFE Longitudinal Prospective Registry in which Stanford is one of the participating sites.
Dr. Mulpuri presented at our Department Grand rounds on the topic "Pediatric Hip: Local to Global"
In the Picture: Peds Ortho Faculty, Residents, and Fellow with Dr. Mulpuri in the center after a great session of case reviews.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting 2023
Dr. John Vorhies at the Podium presenting his research on "Mobile device-based surface topography is a better predictor of spinal deformity than scoliometer"
Dr. Megan Imrie presenting on topic: Dance - Synostosis, Pseudoarthrosis
Drs. Kevin Shea and Kali Tileston at the Podium presenting the topic: "Safe Surgery Program"
38th Stanford Medical Student Research Symposium
Left - Emily Moya, Stanford MS1 student, and Vanessa Taylor, CRC to Dr. Shea, presenting their poster on the project: “Recycling Medical Waste in the Operating Room"
Right - Wills Baird, Stanford MS2 student along with Annelisse Cuéllar-Montes, and Calvin Chan presenting their poster on the project: Radial Tears in Human Menisci: Biomechanical Comparison of Four All-inside Repairs
Emily and Wills, both won the 38th Annual Medical Student Research Symposium Poster Presentation Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Shea and the team for bagging 2 awards for their research at the symposium!
PRiSM 2023 Annual Meeting
Dr. Kevin Shea and Dr. Molly Meadows with Stanford Ortho Remote Summer Research students Keinan Agonias, Nick Thomas, and Jonathan Joyner
Dr. Molly Meadows with Keinan Agonias (L) and Jonathan Joyner (R) Stanford Ortho Remote Summer Research 2022 Students.
Dr. Kevin Shea with Dr. Kirsten Norrell - Stanford Peds Ortho Fellow 2021-2022