Dr. Frick is Professor of Orthopaaedic Surgery and Pediatric Endocrinology (Courtesy) and Vice Chairman – Education at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Stanford Children’s Health. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he graduated from The George Washington University and the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed orthopaedic surgery residency and a basic science research fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego. He served from 1998-2012 on the faculty and as Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. He was the founding Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL from 2012-2016, and also served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. His academic interests include clubfoot and foot/ankle disorders, trauma, hip dysplasia, growth, leadership, professionalism, and graduate medical education. He is a member of the Eastside High School and The George Washington University Athletic Halls of Fame, and has been honored by the AOA as a North American Traveling Fellow (2001) and an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow (2007), and as an AAOS Leadership Fellow (2002-3). He is active in organized medicine, currently serving as the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has previously chaired the Leadership Development Committees of both the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He was the annual meeting program chair for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2010), and for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2013). He has also served on the Question Writing Task Force for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Executive Committee of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (dedicated to promoting multi-culturalism and diversity in orthopaedics), and edits and reviews manuscripts for multiple orthopaedic journals. He lives in Redwood City, CA with his wife of 32 years, Lisa. Their son Eric is an attorney in Charlotte, NC, and daughter Rachel is an occupational therapist in Philadelphia, PA. Current favorite interests outside orthopaedics include reading, cycling, golf, and hiking/exploring Northern California with Lisa and our Vizsla, Reese.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.