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Jul 24, 2017 / Research & Innovation

Scottish Rite Hospital Celebrates the Graduation of the 2016-2017 Fellows

Scottish Rite Hospital is world-renowned for its dedication to training the pediatric orthopedic surgeons of the future. For almost 40 years, our fellowship program has instilled clinical expertise, compassionate care and leading edge research into each trainee in order to provide the best care possible to every child. The Dorothy & Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis provides an extraordinary opportunity and the hospital takes pride in developing these trainees to become leaders at institutions across the world.

Each year, fellows are able to train with the most experienced pediatric orthopedic staff in the country. The fellowship provides a large volume of surgical procedures from the straightforward to the complex. The outpatient setting provides for excellent training as the fellows learn to make a diagnosis, develop a game plan and make decisions on the best course of treatment for each child. The fellows are side-by-side with the attending staff in the outpatient and inpatient settings and in the operating rooms. In addition, the hospital’s commitment to research gives the trainees the opportunity to work on a project of their choice, which gets published in the most important orthopedic journals. Through the quality research, fellows are at the forefront of understanding, managing and finding new treatments for these complex conditions.

This past weekend, the orthopedic staff celebrated the graduation of the hospital’s five fellows. This group has been at the hospital since August 2016 and now is prepared for the next step in their medical career. Scottish Rite Hospital’s Chief of Staff, Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., is impressed and excited for these fellows’ futures. “These five fellows are intelligent, very talented and it has been a privilege to train them this year,” says Sucato. “They are joining more than 175 fellows who have been through this fellowship program and I wish each of them the best of luck as they begin the next chapter in their career. We have trained them the Scottish Rite Hospital way and we look forward to watching their careers develop, as they take great care of children in their practices. ”

The five graduating fellows and their future plans:

· Andrew Tice, M.D.: McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Orthopedic Scoliosis and Spine Fellowship). Then he will be at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa, Ontario

· Philip Ashley, M.D.: Children's Hospital of Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama
· Stephan Zmugg, M.D.: Hospital for Special Surgery – New York City, New York (2nd fellowship)
· Daniel Bouton, M.D.: Portland Shriners Hospital – Portland, Oregon
· John Vorhies, M.D.: Stanford Medical Center – Stanford, California

The experience at Scottish Rite Hospital is one of a kind. It provides the opportunity to treat the entire patient and to learn from the best in the field. The hospital is proud of the fellows and the work they have contributed over the past year. The fellowship program allows Scottish Rite Hospital to evolve and grow as our staff continues to train the next generation.

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