Lori A. Karol, M.D., Assistant Chief of Staff; Chief Quality Officer; Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Lori A. Karol, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; Chief Quality Officer; Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory

Specialties:

  • Scoliosis & Spine
  • Clubfoot & Other Foot Disorders
  • Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction
  • Hip Disorders

Areas of Treatment:

  • Pediatric Hip Conditions
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Gait Analysis
  • Orthopedic Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
"Dr. Karol is [our son’s] doctor! She is amazing! She is helping to guide us though [his] scoliosis situation and helping us to see what is best for him! She is truly wonderful and very supportive!"

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.S. Biomedical Science Graduate with Distinction
  • University of Michigan Medical School

Internship

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine General Surgery

Residency

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

  • Behrooz Akbarnia, M.D. Best Paper Award, "Continued Deterioration in Pulmonary Function at Minimum 18-year Follow-up from Early Thoracic Fusion in Non-Neuromuscular Scoliosis." 11th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis, November 2017 
  • Best Clinical Paper Award, "The Effect of Compliance Monitoring on Brace Use and Success in Patients with AIS." Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, May 2015
  • President, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2015-2016
  • Arthur Heune Research Award, POSNA, 2011
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award, 2010
  • Leadership Fellow Program Awardee, AAOS, 2006
  • Resident Research Forum, Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Second Prize, 1990
  • AOA – Zimmer Resident Research Award, 1990
  • Chief Administrative Resident, 1989-1990

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993; recertified, 2002, 2011

  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
    • Board of Orthopaedic Specialties, POSNA representative, 2008-2009
    • Public and Media Relations Oversight Group, 2006-2009 
    • Pediatric Program Subcommittee, chair, 2005-2009 
    • Leadership Fellows Program Awardee, 2006 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • President, 2015-2016
    • Advocacy Committee, 2011-2012; chair, 2012 
    • Long-Range Planning Committee, 2009-2012 
    • Heune Award Recipient, 2011 
    • Nominating Committee, 2011 
    • Communications Council, chair, 2003-2009 
    • Education Committee, 2005-2009 
    • Membership Committee, 2002-2007; chair, 2007 
  • Scoliosis Research Society, active fellow 
    • Education Committee, 2010-present; chair, 2013-present 
    • Public Relations Committee, 2010-present; chair, 2012-2013 
    • Continuing Medical Education Oversight Committee, 2010-present 
    • Website Committee, 2012-present 
    • Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2006-2009 
  • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas 
  • SICOT 
  • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank 
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) 
  • North American Society of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis 
    • Meeting Awards Committee, 2003 
    • Conference chairperson, 1999 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, consultant reviewer 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer 
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, consultant reviewer 
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, consultant reviewer 
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research, consultant reviewer 
  • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer, editorial board 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author

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