December 2015

Awards & Scholarships Committee Update

Ian J. Harding, BA, FRCS (Orth)
Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair

The Awards and Scholarships Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Traveling Fellows. This year the committee received 18 applicants from 13 countries wishing to join Professor Keith K.D. Luk, MD, the Senior Traveling Fellow, on a tour across North America visiting active SRS member institutions. Please join us in congratulating the fellows and wishing them well during their travels in 2016.

The 2016 SRS Traveling Fellows are:

Kota Watanabe, MD, PhD (Japan) – Keio University
Bangping Qian, MD (People’s Republic of China) – Drum Tower Hospital
Brice Ilharreborde, MD, PhD (France) – Hôpital Universitaire Robert Debré, Paris

The fellows will be visiting:

San Diego – Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Peter Newton, MD; Gregory Mundis, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD
Toronto – Michael Fehlings, MD; Stephen Lewis, MD; Reinhard Zeller, MD
New York City – Lawrence Lenke, MD
Philadelphia – Vincent Arlet, MD; Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD; Amer Samdani, MD; John Flynn, MD; Robert Campbell, MD

As we look to the New Year, we also are in need of volunteer host sites for a number of our other awards. By volunteering to host a fellowship winner, you are providing an invaluable opportunity and strengthening the Society’s commitment to education in the field of spinal deformity.

For details on the fellowship types and to volunteer your center as a site please go here,

Hosts are needed for the:

  • SRS-Medtronic Research Fellowship
  • Edgar G. Dawson Fellowship
  • Eduardo R. Luque Memorial (if fellowship is chosen over scholarship)
  • Global Outreach Visiting Fellowship
  • Robert B. Winter Global Outreach Fellowship
  • OrthoPediatrics International Pediatric Spine Fellowship

The applications for the awards listed above as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award, Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award, Global Outreach (GOP) Educational Scholarship, and OrthoPediatrics SRS Annual Meeting/IMAST Scholarship for Residents and Fellows opens January 1, 2016.

Chair: Ian J. Harding, BA, FRCS (Orth) Committee: Hani Mhaidli, MD, PhD; Ferran Pellisé, MD, PhD; Justin Smith, MD, PhD; Michael Rosner, MD; Hooman Melamed, MD; Jochen Son-Hing, MD, FRCSC; Theodore Wagner, MD; Elias Dakwar, MD; Ozgur Dede, MD; Ketan Khurjekar, MS, DNB, MCH; Ibrahim Omeis, MD; Hui-Ren Tao, MD, PhD; Jeffrey Kanel, MD; Kan Min, MD; Ram Mudiyam, MD, MBA; Russ Nockels, MD; Michael Hresko, MD; Frank LaMarca, Surya Prakesh Voleti, MS, DNB; Stefan Parent, MD, PhD