Dr. Herring is the cheif of staff emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He served as the chief of staff for 34 years.  Dr. Herring is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at UT Southwestern and is an associate 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, 4th and 5th editions of Tachdjian’s Pediatic Orthopaedics textbook.


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

Research Interest

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Spinal Deformity


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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

  • AAOS Achievement Award, AAOS 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of the German Speaking Countries, 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Scoliosis Research Society, 2018
  • Russell A. Hibbs Basic Science Award, Scoliosis Research Society, 2014 & 2012

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2000)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Texas Orthopedic Association