McIntosh and Tulchin-Francis with members from The Links, Incorporated.

May 03, 2019 / Research & Innovation

McIntosh and Tulchin-Francis Receive the Women Who STEAM Award

At Scottish Rite Hospital, our team of experts are recognized nationally and internationally for their dedication to advancing the care for children with orthopedic conditions. This week, two of the hospital's very own received a unique honor. 

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Amy L. McIntosh, M.D., and Division Director of Movement Science Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., were selected as Women Who STEAM by the Dallas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The STEAM award acknowledges outstanding women from diverse backgrounds in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. McIntosh, Tulchin-Francis and the other six women honored, have made remarkable contributions in their respective fields, while also teaching, mentoring and serving within the community and workplace. 

McIntosh and Tulchin-Francis are leaders and innovators at the hospital. Both understand the importance of educating the next generation, especially young women who may be interested in the sciences. Together, they organize and host the Dallas Perry Outreach Program and Medical Student Outreach Program through The Perry Initiative – an organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in orthopedic surgery and engineering. They have the opportunity to share their story to this group and showcase what it is like to be a female working in this industry. “The greatest honor is to have the opportunity to influence young girls,” says Tulchin-Francis. “Being able to show them what I do and letting them take what they are learning in the classroom and see how it can be applied in real life is a victory in itself.”

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946 that consists of over 15,000 professional women of color located throughout the world. The 2019 inaugural Women Who STEAM Award luncheon was hosted by the corporation’s Dallas chapter. They recognize the tremendous value in actively supporting the growth and development of young girls to create a positive future for the community. The chapter established the Women Who STEAM Award to create a pipeline to success for all girls of color, specifically in the STEAM fields. 

(Photos courtesy of Reflections HP Photography,

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