The chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City, Kristen Carroll, M.D., now holds the honor of the Sherman S. Coleman, M.D., Presidential Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.
An endowed chair is a recognition of profound academic distinction and excellence, but what makes this honor even more meaningful is the history behind its name.
Sherman S. Coleman, M.D., was the second chief of staff at the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital while he served as the chair of the University of Utah Orthopaedic Division for 33 years. His contributions to orthopaedics are widely renowned. What’s more, he was like a second father to Dr. Carroll, making this recognition incredibly meaningful to her.
As endowed chair, Dr. Carroll will manage a sizable budget for research and professional advancement for five years. She already put some of the funding to good use with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Western Regional Research Conference, hosted by our Salt Lake City location in the fall of 2019. She also has professional development plans with some incredible orthopaedic surgeons within the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and aims to help advance women pursuing careers in orthopaedics.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Carroll has cared for children with neuromuscular and orthopaedic conditions such as cerebral palsy, skeletal dysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta and developmental dysplasia of the hip at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City. In addition to her role as chief of staff and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dr. Carroll is a University of Utah professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.