Jan 13, 2022 / Clubfoot & Foot Disorders

Get to Know our Staff: Shawne Barron, Orthopedics

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I am an advanced practice nurse (APN) in Orthopedics at the Frisco Campus. 

What do you do on a daily basis?
I have independent APN clinics several days a week and assess/treat patients with scoliosis, clubfeet and various orthopedic problems, such as hip dysplasia, flatfeet and intoeing just to name a few diagnoses. I also work alongside Dr. Ramo in his weekly scoliosis clinic evaluating and treating scoliosis patients. I have a particular passion for the treatment of clubfeet and enjoy my weekly Ponseti casting clubfoot clinics.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
I’ve always enjoys working with children. I volunteered at a children’s hospital as a preteen and teen. My first professional job was as a middle school theatre arts/speech teacher. After teaching a couple years, I decided to go back to school to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I obtained my nursing license and worked as a circulating/scrub nurse at Children’s Hospital in Austin, where I developed my interest in orthopedics. I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing at UT Austin with training as a pediatric clinical nurse specialist. I’ve worked as an APN in Orthopedics for 23 years, 22 of those years at Scottish Rite. 

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I get to work with amazing professionals with a common focus on doing the best we can for our pediatric patients.

Tell us something about your job that others might not already know.
I was the first APN in Orthopedics at Scottish Rite. It’s been exciting to see the changes throughout time and to be a part of training our APNs and fellows. I’ve seen the role of the APN evolve so much during the past 22 years, and I am proud to have been a part of that process.

What do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I could speak another language.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Zermatt, Switzerland.

What would you rate 10/10?
Being a mom. Anyone who knows me knows my daughter Audrey means everything to me!

Is there anything that you are looking forward to in 2022?
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, my husband and I had to delay our honeymoon. Hopefully we will be able to take that trip together this year.

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