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Mencio named to lead pediatric orthopaedic society

May. 29, 2014, 10:12 AM

Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Gregory Mencio, M.D.

An organization of more than 1,100 health professionals, POSNA is 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.

“I am honored to be elected to this position and am looking forward to working with the leadership team at POSNA in the year ahead to help our members provide the best quality care for our patients,” Mencio said.

“We will continue to focus our efforts on providing education for our members, supporting research to identify novel and best practices in the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders, and advocating for specialty care in pediatric orthopaedics.”

Mencio joined Vanderbilt’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in 1991 and became director of Pediatric Orthopaedics in 2005. He is also a vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.

His clinical interests include treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformity, management of pediatric orthopaedic trauma, limb lengthening, cerebral palsy and gait analysis.

He has been a member of numerous professional organizations and committees, including a recent tenure as chair of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Mencio will serve a one-year term as POSNA president.

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