News and Events

2021 News and Events

Dr. Steven Frick Awarded Saul Halpern Orthopaedic Educator of the Year

Congratulations to the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Frick, for being selected for the Orthopaedic Educator Award. Download the PDF document below to see the comments from the chief residents regarding Dr. Frick’s mentorship and leadership.

Dr. Kevin Shea Awarded for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Shea for being selected as a recipient for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.  This award recognizes faculty who have made innovative, outstanding contributions to medical education at Stanford University, School of Medicine.

The trails were calling!

As a final goodbye to some of our staff and students, we hiked outdoors along the beautiful trails in Portola Valley together. It’s never easy to say goodbye to members of our team, but we are excited for all of the opportunities ahead for them! 

Stanford University joins ANCHOR

Dr. Stephanie Pun has been invited to participate in a multi-center data repository investigating adolescent and adult hip disorders. This registry started in 2008 and is under the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) team. The goal of this study is to longitudinally collect and analyze data from patients undergoing hip preservation surgery across multiple research institutions nationally. Stanford University is 1 of 23 sites participating in the data repository, with Washington University in St. Louis as the lead site. Congratulations Dr. Stephanie Pun - this is an exciting opportunity for our team to expand our impact in Hip Dysplasia research!

To learn more about the team, visit the website

Stanford-Coulter Grant Awarded

The Coulter Grant from the Stanford Department of Bioengineering has been awarded to Dr. Michael Gardner and Dr. John Vorhies in the amount of $100,000 for the study “An artificial intelligence-aided app for detection and management of musculoskeletal deformity.” This research project aims to validate three-dimensional topographical scanning technology as a tool for evaluation of orthopedic injury and deformity, specifically adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Through the incorporation of 3D topographical technology in the measurement of deformity, investigators hope to validate a novel approach to quantify deformity progression and provide an accessible alternative to traditional radiographic workup. Over the next year, the team will be investigating various 3D topographical technology in multiple Stanford clinics for patients being treated or evaluated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact our spine team for more information! This project is led by fourth year medical student, Yousi (Josey) Oquendo.