J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D., Chief of Staff Emeritus at Scottish Rite for Children

J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D.

Chief of Staff Emeritus

J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D., is the chief of staff emeritus and sees patients at our Dallas campus.


  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Other Hip Disorders
  • Lower Extremity Disorders

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“My Dr. Tony Herring was absolutely wonderful and words cannot express how much I appreciate what he and this hospital along with its staff did for me and my family ... Turning 18 was bittersweet because of it.”

  • Scottish Rite for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul


  • The University of Texas, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Baylor University College of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital – Boston Straight Medicine


  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program – Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Harvard University Surgical Research
  • Berg Sloat Traveling Fellowship, 1975

  • Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • “Best Doctors in America,” American Health, March 1996
  • Russell S. Hibbs Award for clinical research, Scoliosis Research Society
  • Anson Jones Award for outstanding societal contributions, Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc.
  • Benjamin Rush Award, American Medical Association
  • Award for Distinguished Achievement, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Stuart L. Weinstein Clinical Scientific Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2010
  • AAOS Achievement Award, 2012
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, German Speaking Society of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
    • Publications Committee, 1998-2000
    • Pediatric Committee, chairman, 1988-1992 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • Long-Range Planning Committee Fellowship Training/Qualifications for Practice Ad Hoc Committee, 2010-present 
    • President, 1993-1994
    • First vice president, 1992-1993 
    • Second vice president, 1991-1992 
    • Board of directors, 1988-1997 
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 
    • Etiology Committee, 2002-present 
    • Research Task Force Committee, chairman, 2002
    • Subspecialty Certification Task Force, 2002 
    • Research Coordinating Committee, 1998-2001; chairman, 2001 
    • Board of directors, 1992-1994 
    • Instrumentation Committee, chairman, 1980-1981 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Study Group 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, editor 
  • Spine, editorial board 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer

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