Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have a long and distinguished service to the Scoliosis Research Society and to deformity research and care.
John E. Hall, MD
John E. Hall, founding fellow and Past President of SRS, graduated from McGill University in 1952, after a short career as a bomber pilot in World War II. He completed his post-graduated education in Toronto, Canada and London, England. In 1971, he moved to Boston, MA, USA as clinical chief of staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School. His work with John Moe, Joe Risser and many others has revolutionized spinal deformity care. He has trained many fellows and residents who have gone on to be leaders in the specialty.
Jacqueline Perry, MD, DSc
Dr. Jacqueline Perry, founding member of SRS, entered the health field with a B.Ed in physical education at UCLA, then a year of physical therapy training at Walter Reed Army Hospital and service during World War II. After the war, the attended medical school at the University of California-San Francisco where she also completed her orthopaedic residency. Subsequently, her preference for reconstructive surgery led her to Rancho Los Amigos in Southern California. During the span of her career, she helped design the halo for three-dimensional positioning of paralyzed necks and has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, 38 chapters and 1 book.
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