Shriners Physician Honored by American Academy of Pediatrics

Perry L. Schoenecker, M.D., chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

(ST. LOUIS) – Perry L. Schoenecker, M.D., was recently presented with the
Distinguished Service Award in the section on orthopaedics by the American
Academy of Pediatrics during its October meetings in New Orleans.

The Section on Orthopaedics established the Distinguished Service Award in 1995 to recognize an individual in the field of pediatric orthopaedics who has
contributed to the AAP's mission of excellence in patient care, research, and
teaching. The award is presented annually during the section's two-day
educational program at the AAP's National Conference & Exhibition.

"This award is a well-deserved honor not only for Dr. Schoenecker but also for Shriners Hospitals for Children -St. Louis, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and
Washington University Medical School given his long and distinguished career
with all three organizations,” said John Gloss, administrator of Shriners
Hospitals for Children. "His contributions to the welfare of generations
of children through direct patient care, education of countless physicians in
training, and his published research comprise a legacy few physicians anywhere
can match. He is a highly respected colleague and valued friend to all of us at

Dr. Schoenecker is professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, is chief of staff at Shriners Hospital for Children and acting surgeon-in-chief of orthopaedics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

“I am appreciative of the many opportunities in patient care, education and clinical research that I have had in my professional career as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.  I consider this award as a recognition also of my many colleagues and fellow caregivers at both Shriners and Children’s Hospitals.”

Dr. Schoenecker’s  contributions have been honored through Palma Chironis Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Awards from the University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the author of more than 147 manuscripts and was awarded a Washington University Distinguished Clinician Award for Excellence earlier this year.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a former president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through
innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding
medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and
Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns,
spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, all regardless of the patients’
ability to pay.

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