For Healthcare Professionals

Seminars/Educational Meetings

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children offers many educational opportunities for medical professionals. The hospital also offers patient education materials for patients and families.

May 2014

The 36th Annual Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship

Date: Friday & Saturday, May 30-31, 2014 

About: This course is designed for pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic surgeons with an interest in current pediatric orthopaedic practice. Primary care physicians and allied health professionals are also welcome but are reminded that the program is tailored specifically to pediatric orthopaedists.

Benjamin A. Alman, M.D., joined the Duke University School of Medicine as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in June 2013 after departing as A.J. Latner professor and chairman of orthopaedics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Alman is an internationally-recognized scientist, surgeon, administrator, and educator with an illustrious 20-year career. In addition to leading the Division of Orthopaedics at the University of Toronto, Dr. Alman has been a senior scientist in the Research Institute’s Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he has been on faculty for the past 16 years. At Duke University, Dr. Alman is leading a respected team of more than 60 clinical and research faculty and 55 residents and fellows who are committed to advancing scientific discovery and enhancing patient care.

Dr. Alman received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and completed his residency in general surgery from Pennsylvania Hospital and his orthopaedic residency in the affiliated Orthopaedic Residency Program at Tufts University/New England Medical Center Hospital. He completed his clinical fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children and a research fellowship in molecular pathology at Tufts University/New England Medical Center. Dr. Alman’s clinical practice focuses on the care of children with syndromes, spinal deformity, neuromuscular disorders, and tumors involving the bones, joints and soft tissues. He also runs an active basic science research program, studying the role of developmental signaling pathways in musculoskeletal tumors and reparative processes.

 For more information, please contact Louise Hamilton at (214) 559-7556 or louise.hamilton@tsrh.org, or visit community.tsrhc.org/BCVP