September 19, 2019
Contact: Tressa Goulding, Scoliosis Research Society
Scoliosis Research Society Announces Recipient for the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian
Milwaukee, WI (September 19, 2019) – During the Opening Ceremonies of the 54th SRS Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced Theodore A. Wagner, MD as the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian award winner.
The Walter P. Blount Award is a humanitarian award given to an individual who has provided outstanding service for those with spinal deformities, through their generous actions out of a sense of service to larger social and professional goals.
Through the years, Dr. Wagner has extensively worked to not only provide treatment for patients around the world, but also to teach physicians around the world. His first foray into international traveling and surgical teaching came in 1980 on a family sabbatical to Tanzania. Since then, he has led a series of annual teaching events in Indonesia; made several trips to Bangladesh; and joined a rapid response team to aid with recovery efforts in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake.
Dr. Wagner is most proud of introducing and recommending three surgeons from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal to become members of the Scoliosis Research Society.
The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, SRS has gained recognition as the world's premier spine deformity society. Please visit www.srs.org for further information.