A Winning Staff

Our esteemed physicians are honored

Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to be a leader in pediatric specialty care, and we’re honored to have our staff members recognized for their talents and skills.

Lawrence C. Vogel, M.D.

At the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals’ annual conference in September, Lawrence C. Vogel, M.D., the emeritus chief of pediatrics/ medical director of the spinal cord injury program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, received the Jayanthi Lectureship Award for his presentation, Long-term Outcomes of Pediatric Onset Spinal Cord Injury.

Heather Russell, Ph.D.

In addition, Heather Russell, Ph.D., licensed clinical pediatric psychologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, was awarded the Essie Morgan Lectureship award in recognition of her leadership and scholarly work in the psychosocial rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injuries. Her lecture was titled Pint-Sized Pearls of Wisdom: What Kids Can Teach Us About Working with Adults.

Farshid Guilak, Ph.D

Also, Farshid Guilak, Ph.D., director of research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Senior Scientist Award from TERMIS-AM, an organization that works to advance tissue engineering and regenerative medicine worldwide to improve patient outcomes.