March 2017

Pat on the Back

David A. Spiegel, MD

Congratulation to David A. Spiegel, MD, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who was the recipient of the 2017 AAOS Humanitarian Award during the Your Academy 2017 event. Dr. Spiegal received this award in recognition of his dedication to improving the lives of people with orthopaedic conditions, particularly children, in underdeveloped regions. Dr. Spiegal was also awarded the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian award during the 51st Annual Meeting & Course in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2016.

Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

During the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting, SRS member Matthew Barrett Dobbs, MD, and Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, received the Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award for their paper “Advancing Personalized Medicine for Clubfoot Through Translational Research.” The Kappa Delta Research awards are bestowed for outstanding manuscripts that focus on basic and/or clinical research related to the musculoskeletal system.