Digital photograph Richards Benjamin Stephens
Full name Benjamin Stephens Richards, M.D. (Steve)
Profession Medical Doctor, Specialist in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Actual professional positions
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • President, Scoliosis Research Society (2011-2012)
Short biographical notes (300 words)
  • Education
    • University of Utah
    • St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Internships
  • University of California, San Diego, California, Surgical Internship
  • Residencies
  • University of Utah, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Fellowships
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
  • Professional Associations/Affiliations
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • St. Louis University School, Alumni Association
  • Tachdijian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 3rd edition & 4th edition author
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution)  
Medline published papers (number) 76
Book chapters 15
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline)
  1. B.S. Richards, M.G. Vitale Screening for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents. An information statement. J Bone Joint Surg 90-A, 2008, pp 195-198.
  2. B.S. Richards, J.A. Sanders: Developing outcome measures for pediatric deformity surgery.Spine Volume 32(19S), 2007,ppS73-S80.
  3. B.S. Richards, B.P. Hasley, V.F. Casey: Repeat surgical interventions following "definitive" instrumentation and fusion for idiopathic scoliosis.Spine 31 (26):3018-3026, 2006.
  4. B.S. Richards, R.M. Bernstein, C.R. d’Amato, et al: Standardization of criteria for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis brace studies: SRS Committee on Bracing and Nonoperative Management.Spine 30(18):2068-2075, 2005.
  5. D.E. Katz, B.S. Richards, R.H. Browne, J.A. HerringA comparison between the Boston brace and the Charleston bending brace in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine, Vol. 22:1302-1312, 1997.
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