The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) recently announced that Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic, has been named its 39th president of the organization. POSNA is a non-profit organization that strives to advance pediatric orthopaedics via promoting education, research, and quality care. Campbell Clinic has a long tradition of legacy and leadership in POSNA as retired orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Terry S. Canale, and current orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. James Beaty, both served as presidents of POSNA.
Sawyer is a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric spine surgeon who has practiced for 21 years. In addition to holding multiple leadership roles at POSNA, he is also a board member of the Pediatric Spine Foundation and a member of the Scoliosis Research Society. He has also been a POSNA Traveling Fellow and won the POSNA Special Achievement Award for his work on the Pediatric Orthopaedic Workforce.
Dr. Sawyer has authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters, 200 national and international presentations, and serves as a reviewer/editor for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, American Journal of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Clinics of North America and serves on the Board of the Pediatric Spine Foundation. He is a national/international expert on pediatric orthopaedic trauma and spinal deformity and earned the ranking of “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly and Memphis Magazine. His work has appeared in USA Today and Parents magazine. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and did his residency at the University of Pennsylvania before doing his Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. In his spare time, he participates in IRONMAN competitions and has completed four Full IRONMAN and 13 Half-Ironman Triathlons. Being in the top 10 percent in his age group worldwide, he is currently ranked as an IRONMAN Bronze All-World Athlete. He receives the greatest satisfaction from spending time with his wife, Julie, and their three active sons Luke, Zac, and Jake. For more information on Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, visit http://www.campbellclinic.com/physician/jeffrey-sawyer
“Dr. Sawyer is more than deserving of this role," says Dr. Frederick Azar, Chief of Staff for Campbell Clinic. "In this leadership position, he will be able to lend his tremendous talent, energy and creativity to POSNA and advance their work with excellence, as he has done for our practice and his patients at Campbell Clinic.”