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Date:2/26/2009

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon honored for his tireless efforts to heal

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented the 2009 Humanitarian Award to David P. Roye, Jr., MD, on February 26th at its 2009 Annual Meeting. This award honors Fellows of the Academy who have distinguished themselves by providing outstanding musculoskeletal care, both in the United States and abroad. In addition, this award recognizes those orthopaedic surgeons who help to improve the human condition by alleviating suffering and supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need. "I am truly humbled to receive this honor," said Dr. Roye. "I consider myself fortunate to be able to provide orthopaedic care to children who have no other resources."

Dr. Roye is currently chief of the pediatric orthopaedic service and the St. Giles Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center. He has been a member of the faculty at Columbia since completing his fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Roye continues to commit himself to caring for underserved children with orthopaedic conditions, as well as teaching other orthopaedic surgeons, and conducting research on musculoskeletal problems in children.

Dr. Roye became an integral member of the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation (CCPF), in 1999, providing orthopaedic surgical services to special needs Chinese orphans. He became the foundation's executive medical director in 2002.

CCPF efforts have resulted in bringing expert surgical care to children who would otherwise not be cared for, and in addition, has made the project sustainable with an infrastructure that supports and includes mentoring programs. Dr. Roye has recru
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