World-Renowned Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon to Speak at Northern California Shriners Hospital

J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D., a world-renowned pediatric surgeon, will speak at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on May 23 as visiting professor for the 2016 R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship.

The Ashley Lectureship is organized by the Department of Orthopaedics to advance care through clinical excellence and continuing education.  The program is offered as a community service and is free of charge to all participants.  Registration is not required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Herring is Chief of Staff Emeritus at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.  He is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas and served as the Chief of Staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for 34 years.  He has served in a leadership role in nearly every major orthopaedic professional association, including chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.    Dr. Herring is the author of  Tachdijian’s Pediatric Orthopaedic  from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, one of the most widely read textbooks on the subject.

The R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship will be moderated by Michelle James, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, and her colleague Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who worked with Dr. Herring as a fellow at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Dr. Herring will give four lectures during the all-day program. The times and topics are as follows:

7:15 a.m.         Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

8:15 a.m.         Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

1:30 p.m.         No Limits: The Amazing Adaptability of Children

3:30 p.m.         A History of Polio

The Ashley Lectureship was organized in 1993 to honor the contributions of R. Kirklin Ashley, M.D., who joined the medical staff at the San Francisco Shriners Hospital in 1951 and provided leadership and care until his death in 1996.

A leader in pediatric orthopaedics, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 pediatric orthopaedic programs in the United States in conjunction with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

For further information about the 2016 R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship call the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or email

Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

Leave a Reply

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
a graphic of some silhouettes of children playing