John Herring, M.D.

Professor

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Herring has served as chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1978. Dr. Herring is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at UT Southwestern and is an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Herring has served as chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He is editor of the 3rd and 4th edition of Tachdjian’s Pediatic Orthopaedics textbook.

Education

Medical School University of Texas at Austin (1963)
Undergraduate Baylor University (1967)

Research Interests

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Spinal Deformity

Publications

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Featured Publications

Understanding Genetic factors in Idiopathic Scoliosis, a Complex Disease of Childhood

Wise CA, Gao X, Shoemaker S, Gordon S, and Herring JA Current Genomics 2008 9(1) 51-9

Legg-calve-perthes disease: a review of cases with onset before six years of age

Rosenfeld, S.B., Herring, J.A., Chao, J.C. J Bone and Joint Surgery Am December 2007 89 (12) 2712-22

CHD7 gene plymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to idiopathic scoliosis

Gao, X, Gordon D, Zhang, D et al American Journal of Human Genetics May 2007 80 (5) 957-65

Long-term follow-up of progressive macrodystrophia lipomatosa. A report of two cases

Ho, C.A., Herring J.A., Ezaki, M J Bone and Joint Surgery Am May 2007 89 (5) 1097-102

Mutations responsible for Larsen syndrome cluster in the FLNB protein

Zhang, D, Herring, J.A., Swaney, S.S. et al J Medical Genetics May 2006 43 (5) e24

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Honors/Awards

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2008)
  • Benjamin Rush Award
    Citizenship and community service, American Medical Association (2005)
  • Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award
    Outstanding contribution to the field of pediatric orthopedics given by The Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (2002)
  • Anson Jones Award
    Outstanding contributions to society (1999)
  • Russell S. Hibbs Award
    Best scientific presentation of clinical research at Scoliosis Research Society (1981)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Texas Orthopedic Association