Members of the fellowship program pose in front of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children sign

Fellowships & Graduate Programs

Scottish Rite for Children is a busy pediatric orthopedic center, and our fellows are valuable members of the patient care team. Our fellowship programs provide unique training opportunities in various departments including orthopedics, research and psychology. Learn more about our programs below. 

To support one of our fellowship programs by making a donation, please contact our Development department at 214-559-7650. 

Fellowship & Residency Programs

The Dorothy & Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Orthopedics is a full clinical training program that supports fellows in mastering the skills they need to manage pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis problems. The program provides in-depth training in reconstructive pediatric orthopedics, trauma and infections.

Call: 214-559-8430

Fellows are frontline members of the patient care team at Scottish Rite for Children. In addition, they help manage pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children’s Health℠ Dallas, one of Texas’ only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers. Orthopedic fellows at Scottish Rite will have the opportunity to:
  • Work in an interactive environment that supports learning
  • Gain clinical and surgical competence in complex spine, hip and extremity problems
  • Care for a wide array of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including many rare or complex conditions
  • Learn from a diversity of opinions
In addition to clinical responsibilities, fellows perform independent clinical research appropriate for scientific meetings and for subsequent publication.

The fellowship is a one-year program that accommodates five orthopedic fellows. The fellowships begin on August 1 and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Residents in orthopedic surgery should apply in their postgraduate year 3 or 4. Others who have completed orthopedic training may also apply. If you are interested in applying for a position, you will need to register with San Francisco Match. All aspects of the application, interview and selection process are outlined on this website.

The fellowships were established to create a legacy of providing exceptional education for young physicians and are made possible by Dorothy and Bryant Edwards, who were Texas ranchers and longtime friends of Scottish Rite. The John and Ellen McStay International Fellowship Fund also provides funding for the fellowship.

Established in 2013, the A.C. and Eleanor M. Garison Fellowship in Hand and Upper Limb Treatment extends the legacy of this loving couple by providing advanced educational opportunities for the next generation of hand surgeons. Scottish Rite Hospital is one of only five pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the world to offer a fellowship in pediatric hand and upper extremity treatment and has trained more than 100 hand fellows. 

Call: 214-559-7842
John and Ellen McStay are longtime friends and supporters of the hospital. In 1991, they created the John and Ellen McStay Foreign Fellowship Fund to honor their friend, Dr. Tony Herring.
The fund supports training in pediatric orthopedics to an international fellow at Scottish Rite Hospital, bolstering the hospital’s commitment to global excellence in patient care, research and education and promoting a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, practicing and teaching pediatric orthopedics.
The L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International Pediatric Spine Fellowship was established in memory of our longtime friend, respected colleague and pioneer of the spine service at Scottish Rite Hospital, Dr. Ray Lawson. The fellowship is available to postgraduate surgeons who have completed an orthopedic residency. The fellowship provides the recipient the opportunity to pursue advanced study, in-depth training, management and research in spine deformity. 

The recipient of this fellowship will rotate with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon as a member of the team, observing in the operating room, participating in pre- and postoperative assessments and care of the surgical inpatients, as well as evaluation and assistance with the plan of care for the orthopedic outpatients. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in clinical research in conjunction with a faculty sponsor.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Residency Program started in 1995. Graduates with master’s degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics spend a year in one discipline of our NCOPE accredited residency program. We have two residency positions available each year - one in Orthotics and another in Prosthetics. These start in the beginning of January and last until the end of December. 

All residency applications must go through the OPRESCAS system. Residents wishing to complete both an Orthotics and Prosthetics residency at our facility, must apply to their second residency using the OPRESCAS system, along with all other applicants.

Orthotic and Prosthetic residents receive extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric and adolescent care. However, adult care experiences are limited. We do have an affiliate agreement to provide additional adult care experience, as needed. 

Learn more about the program from a former resident. 

Our certified orthotists cover eight scoliosis clinics weekly. The team also attends sub-specialty clinics in cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Together, with eight technicians (both O&P), the department provides approximately 3,500 orthoses annually. The Vorum CAD/CAM system is used, including an on-site carver, for our TLSO production. The majority of lower extremity orthoses are also made on site. As a teaching and research institution, there is ongoing research that residents are able to participate in. 

Learn more about the Orthotics department. 

Residency Director:
Kevin Felton, C.O., L.O., FAAOP

The Prosthetics department provides over 300 prostheses annually. The team staffs three interdisciplinary clinics each month and attends a monthly oncology conference at Children's Health. The department includes a diverse team of three certified prosthetists, nine certified prosthetists/orthotists and eight technicians (O&P) who are all accustomed to teaching and training.

Most fabrication is done on site, so residents have the opportunity to gain a good understanding of the techniques. The department treats patients who require prostheses of any level due to congenital limb deficiencies, trauma, disease or cancer, and provides both upper and lower limb care including conventional devices, sports prostheses, externally powered upper limb prostheses, activity-specific devices and microprocessor based technology. The team works closely with Physical and Occupational Therapy, Movement Science, Psychology, Orthopedics and Nursing in an interdisciplinary approach to pediatric prosthetic care.

Learn more about the Prosthetic department. 

Residency Director:
Wanda McFadden, C.P., L.P.