WILMINGTON, Del. (October 1, 2021) – Nemours Children’s Health orthopedic surgeon, Suken A. Shah, MD, was one of 15 healthcare professionals to be elected to the 2021-2022 Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Board of Directors, a non-profit and professional organization of physicians and allied health personnel focused on supporting research in spinal deformities. The announcement was made on Sept. 25, during the 56th Annual SRS Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. He will continue to serve as the Education Council Chair.
Dr. Shah is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, clinical fellowship director, and Division Chief of the Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. For more than 20 years, he has been an innovator, researcher, and key opinion leader in the field of spinal deformity surgery. In addition to his role as division chief, as Clinical Fellowship Director for the orthopedics department at Nemours Children’s, Dr. Shah trains residents, fellows, and visiting observers in advanced spinal deformity correction techniques.
Dr. Shah’s research has been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, he’s written numerous book chapters and has reviewed content for various medical journals.
“I am honored to represent Nemours Children’s Health on the SRS Board,” says Dr. Shah. “I look forward to lending my skills and expertise, alongside other international leaders, to help in the continuing advancement of scoliosis research, education, and pediatric care.”
The SRS Annual Meeting is a forum open to anyone involved in the treatment of spinal deformities. According to their website, the Scoliosis Research Society is an internationally renowned premier spine society, with more than 1,300 members consisting of the world's leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants, and orthotists who are involved in research and treatment of spinal deformities.
About Nemours Children’s Health
Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 75 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours KidsHealth.org.
The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit Nemours.org.