Published 7/1/2017

Pat on the Back

Thomas P. Sculco, MD, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hospital for Special Surgery.

Brian G. Smith, MD, named Orthopaedist of the Year by the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society.

David D. Teuscher, MD, appointed Regional Administrator for Intergovernmental and External Affairs for Region 6. In this capacity, Dr. Teuscher will serve as head of the Dallas Health and Human Services regional office for Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and 68 Indian Tribes.

New members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America board of directors: Richard M. Schwend, MD, president; Steven L. Frick, MD, president-elect; Stephen A. Albanese, MD, vice-president; Todd A. Milbrandt, MD, secretary; Mark A. Erickson, MD, treasurer; and Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS; Vishwas R. Talwalkar, MD; Matthew Oetgen, MD; Kevin G. Shea, MD; Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD; and A. Noelle Larson, MD, members-at-large.

New officers of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society: Mariam Hakim-Zargar, MD, president; Michael Aronow, MD, vice-president; and Tarik Kardestuncer, MD, treasurer.

New officers of the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association: Samantha Spencer, MD, president; Walter Stanwood, MD, vice-president; and Richard M. Wilk, MD, clerk and treasurer.