Friday, April 22 8:00 AM

Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship

Date/Time: April 22, 2022, 8:00 AM

Throughout the decades, the Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship has served as the avenue for staff and alumni to come together to discuss the latest advancements in pediatric orthopedics. As we mark the 44th anniversary, the legacy of this program continues to have one theme in common – family. This year is special and we hope to have former fellows, both near and far, join us to learn, educate and celebrate together.

We are particularly pleased to welcome former Chief Medical Officer, B. Stephens Richards, M.D., as our visiting professor, to share his expertise in pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformity.

Steve Richards received his B.S. from the University of Utah and his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He returned to University of Utah for his orthopedic surgery residency. He completed a one-year fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Scottish Rite for Children in 1987, and remained there to join the orthopedic staff. He practiced at Scottish Rite throughout his career, and retired in June 2021.

Dr. Richards was Assistant Chief of Staff from 1997 until he was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2012. He was a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas. He served in many leadership positions in national and international professional societies, including President of the Pediatric Society of North America and President of the Scoliosis Research Society. 

He authored 111 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed numerous book chapters to textbooks such as “Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics,” “The Textbook of Spinal Surgery,” “The Pediatric Spine,” and “Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics, from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children," 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th editions.

Dr. Richards is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric orthopedics and throughout his career was a frequent visiting professor and lecturer on pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis.

Louise Hamilton
Phone: 214-559-7556


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Louise Hamilton

Phone: 214-559-7556