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

Lori A. Karol, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory & Performance Improvement

Lori A. Karol, M.D., is an assistant chief of staff and medical director for the Movement Science Laboratory and Performance Improvement department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Specialties:

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

  • 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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