There is NO treatment / cure for MHE now, but research is starting to make great progress into understanding the
etiology of MHE. Physicians & Researchers are just at the point, where together with your support of this event and
others, they are making major inroads towards better surgical treatment, and a possible cure.
Dr. John P. Dormans
was presented the following awards

"The Humanitarian Scientific Achievement Award"
along with the awarding of
~ New York City Council ~ PROCLAMATION ~
~ New York State Senate ~  
~ The Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York. ~
CITATION pdf link ~

The MHE Research Foundation also received ~
Honoring our foundation efforts on behalf of Multiple Hereditary Exostoses and the progress we are
The MHE Research Foundation as we REACH  for the CURE !
John P. Dormans, M.D., is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of
Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He holds The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and is Research Associate of the Stokes Research Institute at The Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Dormans has served as President of the Medical Staff of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and
President of Children's Surgical Associates (CHOP surgical group) for three terms.

Dr. Dormans did a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Dormans
has been at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 1990 and has
been the recipient of both the Jesse T. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (awarded by the senior Orthopaedic
Residency Class of 1993) and also the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine in 1995.  He is also the Co-director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at The Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia.  He was an American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association Kashewagi Suzuki
traveling fellow to Japan in 1996.

Dr. Dormans has published more than 260 peer-reviewed articles, has authored more than 95 chapters and written or edited 4
books.  Dr. Dormans is certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Board of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Societies.   He is a past Chairman of
the Board of Directors Orthopaedics Overseas and he is the current president of the
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North
America (POSNA) 2009-2010. He is a Board member of the Scoliosis Research Society and serves on the education and
membership committee of SICOT.

As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Dormans has spent the majority of his career treating children with musculoskeletal
tumors and disorders of the spine. Over the years, one of Dr. Dormans’ goals was to conduct research that expounds the
etiology, process and optimal treatment of patients with congenital conditions, trauma, and other musculoskeletal conditions
through clinical studies and collaborative basic science research. Dr. Dormans is a founding member of the MHE Research
Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.  He sees about 15 children who suffer from MHE a week and 90% of these
children require surgery. Dr. Dormans’ has spent much of his career researching and studying musculoskeletal tumors and
spinal deformity conditions in children and he has published numerous publications on his life’s work.  

In December 2008, Dr. Dormans severed as one of the faculty members for the first session on MHE at the 5th Annual
International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium. He also wrote the syllabus for this session. Dr. Dormans has had a great impact
on the care of children with MHE. He has brought a global awareness to Multiple Hereditary Exostoses and its great orthopaedic
presence. His commitment to MHE Research has been and continues to be profound.

On behalf of the MHE Research Foundation, every family affected by MHE, the entire Orthopaedic community, we would like to
extend our eternal gratitude for his work, leadership and service to the MHE community.

Dr. Dormans MHE/MO/HME publications:

Hosalkar H, Greenberg J, Gaugler RL, Garg S, Dormans JP.  Abnormal scarring with keloid formation after osteochondroma
excision in children with multiple hereditary exostoses.  J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Apr-May;27(3):333-7.

Stieber JR,  Pierz KA, Dormans JP.Hereditary Multiple Exostoses: A Current Understanding of Clinical and Genetic Advances.
UPOJ: Volume 14 Spring 2001
Pages 39-48

Pierz KA, Stieber JR, Kusumi K, Dormans JP. Hereditary multiple exostoses: one center's experience and review of etiology. Clin
Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Aug;(401):49-59

Dr. Dormans and  Dr. Hosalkar co- authored the standards of care chapter in the Connection Corner Guide to MHE/MO/HME
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses/Multiple Osteochondroma book.

Dr. John P. Dormans stands for and embodies all that medicine can be and should be!
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