Guest speaker


John M. (Jack) Flynn, M.D.

Richard M. Armstrong Jr. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA



Jack is the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He went to Johns Hopkins University to play football and baseball and met his wife Mary the first week of college.  Next Pittsburgh—for Jack’s med school, Mary’s Masters, and marriage.  Next Boston: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program 1989-1995, Chief Residency at Boston Children’s 1995, Mary’s career and 2 children.  Next, a Fellowship at DuPont Hospital for Children (1 more baby), then CHOP in 1996 (1 more baby).

Jack’s clinical focus includes spine deformity, early onset scoliosis/thoracic insufficiency, fractures, hip disorders and CP. He is the author of over 280 peer reviewed papers, reviews and chapters, and editor of the seminal texts in pediatric orthopaedics: Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Rockwood’s Fractures in Children, Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics, as well as OKU 10 and Staying Out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopaedics. A winner of multiple Penn teaching awards, Jack lectures nationally and internationally on management of spinal disorders, pediatric fracture care, safety and value in spine care, and life-work integration for surgeons.

Jack has served as President of Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, Chair of the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, Chair of AAOS CME Courses Committee and President of the Children’s Spine Study Group.  He is currently a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Jack and Mary have been married for over 30 years, and are the embarrassingly proud parents of Erin (27), Colleen (24), John (22), and Kelly (19).




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