Perry Schoenecker, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon and former chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, received the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2019 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Schoenecker’s focus has been pediatric orthopaedics, particularly specializing in congenital developmental deformities of the lower extremities (hip, knee, foot and ankle).
Dr. Schoenecker began working at Shriners Hospitals for Children in 1975 and served as chief of staff from 1977 to 2017. In addition to practicing at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dr. Schoenecker is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and sees patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He travels throughout the world lecturing and teaching at various symposiums and workshops. Each year, he evaluates and treats hundreds of patients in Belize during medical mission trips.
Dr. Schoenecker is beloved by his patients and families. One mom said, “We can’t thank Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis and Dr. Schoenecker enough for everything they have done for our son!” A grateful former patient said, “If it weren’t for Shriners and Dr. Schoenecker, I would’ve never known what walking was like and the enjoyment of my kids and the things we’ve done together.”
We extend our congratulations to Dr. Schoenecker on this much-deserved honor.