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University Hospitals Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has honored University Hospitals pediatric orthopaedic surgeon George Thompson, MD, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in pediatric spinal disorders.

Dr. Thompson, who is chief of the Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is only the 11th recipient of this prestigious award. The SRS Lifetime Achievement Award honors a member for distinguished service to the Society as well as significant contributions to spinal deformity care.

This award commemorates Dr. Thompson’s extensive career, which has led to innovations in everything from surgical techniques to ways for preventing or decreasing blood loss, making operations safer for children, according to Randall E. Marcus, MD, Charles H. Herndon Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

“Because of the techniques he’s developed and published, he has changed the lives of tens of thousands of children worldwide,” said Dr. Marcus.

Dr. Thompson will be presented with this prestigious award in September in Lyon, France.

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