Honors + Awards

MILITARY AWARDS
  • 2010 Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)
  • 2010 “A” Proficiency Designator – Full Professor Equivalent
  • 2005, 2010, 2010 Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • 2003, 2010 Unit Merit Commendation (Bronze Star Device)
  • 2002 Army Achievement Medal (Bronze Star Device)
  • 2000, 2004 Army Commendation Medal (Bronze Star Device)
  • 1997 Army Service Ribbon
  • 1991, 2003 – 2013 National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star Device)
  • 1991 Air Assault Badge
HONORS + AWARDS
  • Named One of America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly.
  • Scoliosis Research Society, Russel Hibbs Award Finalist for Best Clinical Paper, 2014.
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Most Prestigious Orthopedic Society, 2013.
  • North American Spine Society Outstanding Basic Science Paper Award, 2009.
  • Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship, Hosts/Advisors: John Dormans, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Todd Albert, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2008.
  • North American Spine Society Best Poster Award Presentation, 2011.
  • Scoliosis Research Society Travelling Fellowship 2011. Senior Fellow: Harry Shufflebarger, MD.
  • North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF). Jeffrey Wang, MD. Chairman, Selected – 2009.
    North American Spine Society Outstanding Basic Science Paper Award, 2003.
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association Resident Paper Award, 2013.
  • 1st Place Clinical Presentation, Robert A. Phillips Research Competition. 4th National Capital Regional Military Research Competition, 2012.
  • Western Orthopaedic Association Resident Paper Award, 2012.
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association President’s Resident Paper Award, 2012.
  • Scoliosis Research Society John Moe Best Basic Science Poster Award, 2012.
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Orthopaedic Research Day Award, 2002.
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2011.
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society Best Resident Poster Presentation, 2011.
  • Western Orthopaedic Association Sanford H. and Darlene Anzel Award, Best Resident Paper, 2011.
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Travel Grant Award Outstanding Resident Paper, 2011.
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association Harley and Betty Baxter Award, Best Resident Paper, 2010.
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons Outstanding Poster Award, 2009.
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association Harley and Betty Baxter Resident/Fellow Paper Award, 2008.
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Best Paper Award, 2008.
  • Congress of Neurosurgical Society Outstanding Poster Award, 2008