Vernon Tolo

Vernon T. Tolo was born on ____ in ___________

His Father was Modolf Wilhelm Tolo

His Mother was Evelyn Tolo

Vernon T. Tolo, M.D., director of the Childrens Orthopaedic Center and deputy chairman, department of surgery, at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, was named president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS at the organization’s 69th Annual Meeting.

Dr. Tolo is the John C. Wilson Jr. professor of orthopaedic surgery, and vice chairman for pediatric orthopaedics, department of orthopaedics, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He also is on staff at USC University Hospital.

“It is a great honor to be chosen to represent and lead the nearly 25,000 orthopaedic surgeons in the Academy,” Dr. Tolo said. “The care our patients receive from orthopaedists certainly continues to improve through the educational, research and advocacy efforts of the AAOS. It will be an exciting year as we develop even more programs to improve that patient care.” Active in the Academy, Dr. Tolo has served on the board of directors since 1998: as chair-elect of the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies COMSS, 1998-1999; as COMSS chair, 1999-2000; as Academy second vice president, 2000-2001 and as an Academy first vice president, 2001-2002. In addition, he has served on numerous Academy committees and task forces.

The author of chapters in 20 books, co-author of a book, and author or co-author of 112 scientific papers and abstracts, Dr. Tolo has made scientific presentations to more than 295 local, regional, national and international meetings.

He is former associate editor for pediatrics, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Tolo serves as a consultant reviewer for Spine and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

The past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America POSNA, Dr. Tolo served on its board of directors 1989-1997. He also is past president of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Tolo has served on the national medical advisory board for the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1995-2000 and is currently an emeritus member of the advisory board.

Dr. Tolo is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and the California Orthopaedic Association.

The 25,500 member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(, is a not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals and the public. The election took place at the 69th annual meeting of the [[American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons], February 13-17, 2002, at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas.

Founded in 1901, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Childrens is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, training more young pediatricians than any other facility in California through its 70-year association with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and it is a national leader in pediatric research.

Since 1990,U.S. News & World Report has named Childrens Hospital Los Angeles one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation and its panel of board-certified pediatricians has ranked the hospital the best on the West Coast.

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