The 2021 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting

Lectures and research from Columbia Orthopedics faculty

The 2021 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting will feature presentations and research from a number of Columbia Orthopedics faculty. The POSNA Annual Meeting, held in Dallas, Texas from May 12 - 15, serves as a forum for surgeons, physicians, and allied health members dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas. Columbia Orthopedics Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, Michael G. Vitale, MD, served as this year’s POSNA President.

See below for the syllabus of presentations, lectures, and papers being presented by Columbia Orthopedics faculty:

Wednesday, May 12


Session II: Operating Room: Building your skills and your team
  • 9:45 am–Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Michael Vitale, MD, MPH
2021 Arabella Leet Memorial Young Member Forum
  • 12:49pm –Panel Discussion. Jennifer Weiss, MD; Craig Birch, MD; Richard Mcintosh; Amy Mcintosh, MD; Benjamin Roye, MD; Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, PhD

6:30pm - Welcome and Award Presentations. Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

Thursday, May 13

Sports Subspecialty Day

  • 10:28 am–Anatomic versus Non-anatomic Anterolateral Tenodesis in Combination with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction –Sometimes Cheaper is Better. Samuel Van De Velde, MD; Gregory Schmale, MD; Scott Telfer

Foot Subspecialty Day

  • 10:52 am–The Atypical Clubfoot: Is it doomed from the start? Katherine Rosenwasser, MD; Nickolas Nahm, MD; John Herzenberg, MD

Friday, May 14

Concurrent Session 1: Spine

2:15 pm–Discordant Lowest Instrumented Vertebra in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: When Coronal and Sagittal Parameters Conflict. Michael Vitale, MD, MPH; Dale Segal; Jacob Ball; Nicholas Fletcher, MD; Tracey Bastrom, MA; Eric Yoon

Saturday, May 15

POSNA Critical Issue Symposium Advancing Justice, Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion in Pediatric Orthopaedics

  • 7:35 am–Introduction: The Importance of Diversity and Being a Good Ally. Michael Vitale, MD, MPH


  • 8:44 am–Looking Under the Hood: Factors that Drive Successful Study Group Participation and Publications in Pediatric Spine Programs. Sonya Levine; Bradley Hammoor; Abby Morris; Sushrut Arora; Afrain Boby; Hiroko Matsumoto, PhD; Michael Fields; Matthew Oetgen MD, MBA; Tricia St Hilaire; Brandon Ramo, MD; Richard Anderson; John Smith, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH; David Skaggs, MD; Pediatric Spine Study Group


  • Poster 23 - Novel application of the internal, magnetically-controlled, telescopic nail to the extramedullary femur in the skeletally immature patient: Early results. Katherine Rosenwasser, MD; Nickolas Nahm, MD; Philip McClure, MD; John Herzenberg, MD; Shawn Standard, MD

Research Grant ePosters

2019 Spring Micro Grant

  • Promoting Bone Health in Communities: Early Use of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements. Christen Russo, MD