2Template 1. Full name (and photo) 2. Current title, work location (since when)3. Medical School and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. (dates)4. Clinical interests.5. Research interests.6. Something unique personal or professional about scholar7. POSNA or IPOS meeting attended (date and location)/observer-ship (date and location)8. Name of presentation(s) at the meeting9. Sponsor information. Post meeting observership.10. address, or other contact information.
122009 Annual Meeting Boston(L-R) Thy Vann, MD, Siem Reap, Cambodia; Ali A Ahmed Al-Iedan, MD, Basrah Iraq; Eliiha Nzeki Muteti, Kenya; Kongkham Sounthavong, MD, Vientiane, Laos PDR
13Kongkham Sounthavong, MD, Vientiane, Laos PDR Dr. Sounthavong is currently on staff at the Friendship Hospital in Vientiane and is deputy head of orthopaedic surgery.Dr. Sounthavong received much of his orthopaedic education in France, including one year pediatric orthopaedic surgery training at Nancy Hospital of University Center as well as additional training in plastic, reconstructive and reparative surgery in Paris.As the only pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Laos, he has taken on the responsibility of training other surgeons and students. He is considered the best person in Laos to develop a pediatric orthopaedic program for the country.Research interests include etiology and treatment of congenital foot disorders, supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children, treatment osteomyelitis, LCP in Laos, treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis in NF1 and intramedullary elastic nailing.At the COUR symposium Dr. Sounthavong presented a 6 year follow-up of pseudarthrosis of the tibia and fibula.Sponsor is Fred Dietz, University of Iowa. Post meeting visit is planned to University of Iowa.
14Ali A Ahmed Al-Iedan, MD, Basrah Iraq Dr. Al-Iedan is a lecturer at Basrah Medical School.Dr. Al-Iedan has overcome tremendous adversity to develop his interest and expertise in pediatric orthopaedics in Iraq. Research projects have included “Missile hand injuries in Basrah” and “Skeletal traction in older children with DDH”. Dr. Al-Iedan had previously visited Salt Lake and San Antonio in 2007.His desire is to become the first true pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Iraq.At the Annual Meeting COUR symposium, Dr Al-Iedan presented “Infected non-union fracture of the femur with marked shortening”Dr. Al-Iedan was sponsored by Dr. James Roach. His plans for the scholarship include a visit to Salt Lake Shriners Hospital before the 2009 Annual meeting in Boston and to TSRH in Dallas after the meeting.
15Eliiha Nzeki Muteti, Kenya Dr. Muteti lives in Kijabe Kenya and works at the AIC-Cure International Children’s Hospital. He is staff member and honorary lecturer at Moi University.He was trained at the only approved orthopaedic residency at that time in East Africa, Kampala, Uganda.Since his return to Kenya, he has been a leader and teacher in the new orthopaedic residency in Kenya and was actively involved in initiating this program in 2008.Research interests have included quadriceps fibrosis, femoral neck fractures with femur fractures and mirror hand ulna dimelia. He is a dedicated pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and is known to be soft-spoken, humble intelligent and hard working.At the Annual Meeting COUR symposium Dr. Muteti presented a talk on infected non union of the femur with fibrous dysplasia.He is sponsored by Marybeth Ezaki with a planned trip to TSRH after the 2009 annual meeting in Boston.or
16Thy Vann, MD, Siem Reap, Cambodia Since 2001 Dr. Vann has worked at the Ankor Hospital for Children as a general pediatric surgeon.Dr. Vann attended University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh and did some fellowship training in Singapore in 2006.In his current position Dr. Vann is responsible for the general surgical needs of a large population of children at his hospital. This includes all of the pediatric orthopaedics surgery..Because of the historic problems in Cambodia and a loss of a generation of educated physicians, there is no pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the hospital.Dr. Vann was sponsored by Desmond Brown, Boston University and visited with him as well as to the Children’s Hospital, Boston, after the Annual Meeting. Dr. Brown has been working with Dr. Vann in Cambodia to develop pediatric orthopaedic surgical capabilities.
17POSNA Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI May 4, 2010 2010 COUR SCHOLARSPOSNA Annual Meeting,Waikoloa, HIMay 4, 2010
18International Scholars POSNA 2010 CountrySponsorThanh Van DoVietnamVincent Mosca Klane WhiteDr. ChhoernCambodiaKeith Gabriel
19Thanh Van Do- Vietnam Dr. Van Do is from Danang, Vietnam. As the Vice-Chair of orthopaedic surgery at the Danang Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital where he is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, he is emerging as oneof the leaders in pediatric orthopaedics in Vietnam.He trained in orthopaedic surgery in Danang and pediatric orthopaedic surgery in Hanoi.From he spent one to three months on four different occasions at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and also at hospitals in California.His clininical interests lie in the use of the Ponseti casting treatment for clubfeet and the results of early surgical management of DDH.Sponsors: Vince Mosca and Klane White
20Vuthy Chhoern- Cambodia Dr. Chhoer works in the major pediatric hospital in Cambodia where he teaches pediatric orthopaedics to surgical residents, noting that orthopaedics is one of the least developed fields in Cambodia.He is a general surgeon from Phnom Penh, Cambodia who pursued a trauma fellowship at the Leuven University in Belgium and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship experience in Springfield, Illinios and Brisbane, Australia.His major clinical interests reside in the Ponseti method of clubfoot casting and the correction of lower limb deformities in children.Sponsor: Keith Gabriel
212010 POSNA COUR International Scholars Committee on Undeserved RegionsIPOS, Orlando
23Mahzad Javid, IranMahzad Javid, MD has worked at Milad Hospital, Tehran Iran, since March 2008.Her fellowship training was at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.Research interests include one stage shoulder release and tendon transfer for obstetrical birth paralysis in older children, which was accepted for presentation at the 2008 POSNA Annual Meeting.Kaye Wilkins has described her as one of the rising stars in pediatric orthopaedics in both her country and Europe and is well respected by her orthopedic peers as a leader in pediatric orthopedic education in Iran.Sponsor: J Eric Gordon, Washington University.
24Atul Rajeshwar Bhaskar- India Since September 2001, Dr. Bhaskar Atul Rajeshwar Bhaskar MD has served as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, KJ Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai ,India. He is presently working as a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences.His clinical fellowship was at the Hospital for Sick Children, TorontoHe attended IPOS 2010, Orlando and did an observer-ship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital from 1Dec 2010 until 17 Dec Academic interests include social and economic factors in recurrence of clubfoot deformity, DDH, pediatric orthoaedics and pediatric spine and also neglected paediatric trauma. Dr. Bhaskar has written a textbook on the care of children’s fractures, which is widely sold and read in Indian. Kaye Wilkins wrote that Atul has the potential to be the ‘Mercer Rang’ of India, and that he has the gift of making paediatric fracture care simple and accessible to other doctors.For the POSNA scholarship, his sponsor was Dr. Toni Herring, TSRH.Tel:
25Taral Vishni Nagda- India Dr. Nagda is Director and Chief Pediatric Surgeon Institute of Pediatric Orthopedic Disorders, Parakh Hospital, Mumbai India, since 2005.Clinical interests include: Pediatric Fractures, spinal deformities, cerebral palsy.By organizing several POSI-POSNA outreach courses in India and Bangladesh, Dr. Nagda has become one of the leaders in outreach continuing education in India.His sponsors were Kay Wilkins and Andy Sullivan. He attended IPOS, Orlando And visited with Dr. Wilkins and Dr. Sullivan after the meeting.
28Francel Alexis MDHaiti State University Hospital, Port-au Prince. HaitiHome: Les Cayes, HaitiClinical Interests: clubfoot, scoliosis, congenital limb deformity and lengthening, osteomyelitis, tumorsSponsor: Robert Cady MD, Syracuse, NY
29Hitesh H Shah MDKasturba Medical College, Madhavnagar, Karnataka, IndiaInterests: CPT, Perthes, tibia hemimelia, skeletal dysplasia, clubfoot, congenital knee dislocationSponsor: Viral Jain, MD Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
302011 POSNA COUR International Scholars Committee on Undeserved RegionsIPOS, Orlando
31International Scholars IPOS 2011 CountrySponsorHai LiChinaRichard M. SchwendNariman A. OyounEgyptUnni G. NarayananSerdyuk SvetlanaUkraineKevin Neal
32Hai Li, MD PhD, ChinaCurrently staff orthopaedic surgeon at Xinhua Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.Training: Resident in Pediatric Orthpaedics 2008 to 2011, Jiao Tong University.Research and clinical interests: Intervertebral disc metabolism and degeneration, Expression of Leptin and its functional receptor on disc cells, spinal cord injury, OPLL. Effect of glucose on collagen synthesis and BMP2 in spine ligament, substance P in the control mechanism of nerve on bone metabolism and role in osteoporosis of SCI, bone graft for infectious bone defects.Sponsor: Richard M. Schwend MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MOAttended IPOS and visited Dr. Schwend in Kansas City and Dr. Eric Gordon in St. Louis after the meeting
33Nariman Abol Oyoun MD, Egypt Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assiut University Hospital, EgyptShe spent 2 years in Germany as clinical fellow.Exclusive practice is pediatric orthopaedicsResearch/Clinical Interests: Doctorate Thesis on Early Onset Scoliosis., management of children with cerebral palsy, non-fusion techniques for EOS, Ponseti method clubfoot treatment. Founding member of EGPOSPersonal: Fluent in English. Sponsor: Unni G Narayanan MBBS, Msc, FRCC(C)Did observership with Dr. Narayanan at Hospital for Sick Kids for one month before the IPOS.
34Serdyuk Svetlana PhD, Ukraine Department Head and Orthopaedic Surgeon, “Child’s Clinical Hospital” Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 2002 to present.Trained at Leningrad Pediatric Medical Institute, Leningrad Russia and Scientific Research Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kharkiv, Ukraine.Clinical/research interests: Has worked for 25 years providing care to children. She is currently working on doctoral thesis on DDH, connective tissue and pathology, surgical prevention of progression of scoliosis, laser radiation for rehabilitation after scoliosis surgery, pathogenic aspects of surgical correction of dysplastic lumbar scoliosis in children.Meeting attended: IPOS December 2011 Orlando.Sponsor: Kevin Neal, Nemours, JacksonvilleShe will then do observership, with Dr. Kevin M. Neal at Nemours, Jacksonville after the IPOS meeting
35POSNA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO May 16, 2010 2012 COUR SCHOLARSPOSNA Annual Meeting,Denver, COMay 16, 2010
37Olayinka Oladiran Adegbehingbe MD, Nigeria Senior lecturer and consultant orthopaedic surgeon atObafemi Awolo University College of health Sciences, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.Research/clinical interests: Musculoskeletal malformations in children, trauma, oncology, care in resource constrained nation, neglected clubfoot.Personal/Professional: International Affiliate member AAOS, member SICOT, FICS, Nigerian Orthopaedic Association, Fellow West African College of Surgeons. Would like to establish a Nigerian Paediatric Orthopaedic Association by identifying interested orthopaedic surgeons in each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria to form a research network of collaborating pediatric orthopaedic surgeons.Sponsor: Jose Morcuende MD, PhD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Will be attending the POSNA Annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, then visit Dr. Morcuende for one month.
38Binod Bijukachhe MD, Nepal Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chief, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC) since This is the only hospital of its kind in the country caring for children with various musculoskeletal problems.Research/clinical interests: Spine surgery (did AO spine fellowship), spinal deformity in children, spine trauma, spine infections (tuberculosis), general pediatric orthopaedics, neglected trauma, chronic osteomyelitis and congenital anomalies. He organized the first international conference on Ponseti management for clubfoot deformity in 2009, First Nepal-American Spine conference in 2010 and First international conference on pediatric orthopedics and trauma 2011.Sponsors: Kaye Wilkins MD and Dave Spiegel MD.Attended the 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver, then visited with Kaye Wilkins in San Antonio for several weeks as well as a short visit to TSRH Dallas
39Ngiep Oucheng MD, Cambodia Currently Senior Surgeon at National Pediatric Hospital and the Children’s Surgical Center since Both are teaching hospitals where he trains surgical residents to become surgeons.Received his pediatric surgery certificate, University of Paris,Research/Clinical Interests: teaching residents, would like to develop a pediatric orthopaedic program. Research has focused on chronic traumatic hip dislocation and tuberculosis arthritis. He is an acknowledged world expert in fronto-ethmoidal meningoencephalocele. Works both as a general pediatric surgeon and recently received training in the MoPOEd (Mobile Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery) program in Phnom Penh with Dr. Bernstein. Dr. Oucheng would like to become the second pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Cambodia.Personal: He survived the purge by the Khmer Rouge as a teen, caring for his family, and became a physician because he recognized that there was no medical care available in Cambodia, as almost all physicians were killed during this time. Sponsor: Robert M. Bernstein, MD. Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Long Island, NY.Attended the Annual Meeting in Denver, then visited with Dr. Bernstein.or
40Gabriel Ramos Zelaya MD, Nicaragua Assistant Director Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital Fernando Velez Paiz, the public children’s hospital in Manuagua.. This is the only center of pediatric orthopaedics in Nicaragua.Attended Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua.Research/clinical interest: Pediatric orthopaedic trauma, general orthopaedic surgery and hip surgery. Would like to begin a research program with POSNA member assistance. Works with neighborhood health clinics throughout Nicaragua. He helped to develop a pediatric hand program that won the HVO golden Apple award in 2011 and he also co-developed a spine surgery program at Hospital Velez Paiz. He has resolve and focus on taking the best possible care of children with orthopaedic problems.Sponsor: Michelle James MD. Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern CA.Attended POSNA Annual Meeting in Denver Then visited with Dr. James in Davis CA
412012 POSNA COUR International Scholars Committee on Undeserved RegionsIPOS, Orlando
42International Scholars IPOS 2012 CountrySponsorTelmo Ivan TapiaEcuadorElaine JoughlinJose Pablo MunozCosta RicaAlex ArkaderKubosja BittaTanzaniaColleen SabatiniWendafera DeaEthiopiaArabella Leet
43Telmo Ivan Tapia MD, Ecuador Currently orthopaedic surgeon at Vicente Corral Moscoso Hospital and at Sta. Ana Hospital, Cuenca, EcuadorResearch/Clinical interest: SIGN nail for patients who cannot afford surgical care. Has inserted over 70 of these nails, translated the SIGN manual into Spanish, presented research work at the annual SIGN conference in Richland, Washington, public health teaching of DDH and DDH screening of newborns, Ponseti method for treating clubfeet in Cuenca, osteomyelitis, pediatric trauma. Organizes and hosts many visiting surgeons from the US and Canada to provide care for children.Sponsor: Elaine Joughin MD, University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital.Attended IPOS Post meeting observership will be with Dr. Richard Schwend, Kansas City.
44Jose Pablo Munoz MD, Costa Rica Currently doing Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship at CCSS, Universidad De Costa Rica.Research/clinical: Supracondylar humeral fractures with vascular lesions, AVN femoral head in leukemia.POSNA Sponsor: Alex Arkader MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Plans to visit Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, for two weeks after the IPOS meeting to learn more about spine surgery and musculoskeletal tumors.
45Kuboja Alex Bitta, Tansania Dr. Bitta has worked at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, Dar es Salaam, Orthopaedic and Trauma Pediatric Orthopaedic Unit, present.Education: MD, Muhimbili University, Dar es Salaam, 2004.Professional Interests: Pediatric fractures, flexible IM nailing, Sign nail, bone tumors, limb lengthening and deformity correction.Personal information: Lives in country of 40 million people with few pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, lack of access and resources, late presentations of illness, educational challenges. A general orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Bitta is looking to increase his capability in pediatric orthopaedics and improve the care of their 40 bed pediatric orthoapedic unit.Sponsor; Coleen Sabatini, UCSF. Dr. Bitta has visited with her several times for training.Plans to visit University of Colorado, Dr. Brian Shaw or Mark Erickson
46Wendafern Dea, Ethiopia Teaching staff and orthopaedic surgeon, Ayder Health College, Addis AbabaEducation: Addis Ababa University, Gondar College of Medical Science, 1990Clinical/Research interests: Clinical teaching, Ponseti method of clubfoot care and outcome, Pediatric fracturesPersonal/Professional: Ethiopia is a country of 84 million. Dr. Wende is the only pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in the country. He spent 12 months in fellowship at John’s Hopkins University. His long term plan is to establish a pediatric orthopaedic unit, to teach, to develop a pediatric ortho course and one day to establish a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. “Dr. Wendemu soaks up knowledge like a sponge. He will bring the finest of pediatric orthopaedic care to his country”.Meeting: IPOS 2012Sponsor: Arabella I Leet, MD Honolulu and Dr. Elaine Joughlin of Calgary. Dr. Wende has previously spent year working with Dr. Leet in Baltimore.
472013 POSNA COUR International Scholars May 2013, Toronto, Canada
49Francisco Nyiiro, MD CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital, Entebbe, Uganda Medical School: College of Surgeons, Nairobi KenyaPediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at Sick Kids, Toronto, JuneClinical interests: Limb Reconstruction. >50% pediatrics.Research interests: neglected club foot, spina bifidaPersonal: one of two pediatric orthopaedic trained surgeons in Subsahara Africa.POSNA Annual Meeting, Toronto May 2013.)/observer-ship at Sick Kids, May 2013.Name of presentation(s) at the meetingSponsor: Andrew Howard.
50Chasanal Rathod, MDBai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, IndiaMedical School:Pediatric orthopaedic fellowship: Severance Children’s Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. March Feb 2012.Clinical interests: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy, neuromuscular, congenital upper extremityResearch interests: Obstetric brachial plexus palsyPersonal: Already very accomplished in obstetric brachial plexus palsyWill Attend POSNA annual meeting in Toronto, May 2013 and will then observe at the brachial plexus clinic at Sick Kids in Toronto.Presentation at COUR: “The treatment of syndromic clubfeet with ponseti’s technique through a community based program- Cure Clubfoot Worldwide”Sponsors: Shital Parikh and Sevan Hopyan
51Tewodros Tilahun Zerfu Current: Cure International Children’s Hospital, Kenya. Planning to work at Cure Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when he is done with his COSECSA residency training.Medical School: Gondar University, Ethiopia, Sept 2000Pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. (dates)Clinical interests: Will be training residents at Black Lion Hospital. He is interested in doing pediatric orthopaedic fellowship as there is no full time pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Ethiopia.Research interests: Predictors for redislocation of DDHPersonal: He is from Ethiopia and plans to return. There is only as of 2012 a pediatric orthopaedic and rehabilitation society of Africa .Will Attend POSNA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 2013.Name of presentation(s) at the meetingSponsor: Norgrove Penny.
52Mario Sequeira SomozaWork: Hospital Dr. Fernando Velez Paiz, Managua NicaraguaMedical School: University Del Noreste, Mexico 1982Pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. Hospital Infantil, Mexico City,Clinical interests: Foot deformities, spina bifida, CPResearch interests: Has given many international presentations on Ponseti method of clubfoot.Personal: Passionate about teaching. One of only a few pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in Nicaragua. He is la leader in Central America on the Ponseti method.POSNA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 2012.Post Meeting will visit Shriners Hospital, North California and the University of IowaName of presentation(s) at the meetingSponsors: Michelle James Jose Morcuende
53Hongwen XuWork: Associate Professor, Guangzhou Woman & Children’s Medical Center. Chief or orthopaedics at this 700 bed hositalMedical School: Tongji Medical University, Wuhan Hubei, PR China 1992Pediatric orthopaedic fellowship: Chinese Medical University,PhD, Shenyang, Liaoning, PR China, National Children’s Medical Center, Spine Fellow, April to October Has also studied at University of Graz, Austria ( ) and the Australia Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital (2006)Clinical interests: pediatric orthopaedics, DDH, spine, cerebral palsy.Research interests: Growth and development of the normal acetabulum, DDHPersonal: Extremely dedicated to children’s Orthopaedics. Sees 100 patients/dayWill attend POSNA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 2013Name of presentation(s) at the meetingSponsor: Ed SouthernPost meeting observership: Children’s Hospital New Orleans
542013 POSNA COUR International Scholars November 2013, IPOS, Orlando, Florida
55International Scholars IPOS 2013 CountrySponsorSandeep A PatwardhanIndiaScott MubarakSergey KhmyzovUkraineDan Hoernschmeyer
56Sergey KhmyzovSytenko Institue of Spine and Joint Pathology, Kharkov, Ukraine. Chief of Pediatric OrthopaedicsMedical School: Medical University, Odessa, Ukraine and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship. (dates)Clinical interests: Limb deformity, lengthening, external fixationResearch interests: femoral head deformity, paralytic hip dislocationsPersonal: Expert in external fixation treatment of deformity. Has developed his own unique fixation devise and system. Styenko Institute is the premier orthopaedic facility in the UkraineWill attend IPOS. Name of presentation(s) at the meeting:Sponsor: Dan HoernschmeyerPost meeting observership: Dror Paley, Florida. Dan Hoernschmeyer, Columbia MO, Richard Schwend, Children’s Mercy Hospital.address:
57Sandeep Arvind Patwardhan Professor Pediatric Orthopaedics, Maharashtra University Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, India.Medical School: Seth GS Medical College, Bombay 1990.Pediatric orthopaedic fellowship: Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Bombay, 1996.Clinical interests: growth modulation, fractures, infection, arthrogryposis, hipResearch interests: clubfoot, fasciocutaneous flaps, percutaneous fracture techniques, post infection bone cysts.Personal: Previous visiting experience in Singapore, Stutgart, and Arkansas. Hosted the very well organized and outstanding POSI-POSNA meeting in Pune, India, Jan 2012.Will attend IPOS, Orlando, November 2013Name of presentation(s) at the meeting:Sponsor: Scott MubarakPost meeting observerships: Rady Children’s Hospital, Rick McCarthy, Little Rock Children’s Hospital, Min Kocher, Children’s Hospital, Boston.