The Winding Road to Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

by Arlene Massimino

Jennifer J. Beck, M.D. is one of the few female double fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons specializing in pediatric sports medicine in the State of California. Dr. Beck will be the guest speaker for the La Canada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild (LCFOG) fundraiser luncheon on October 24, and she will be speaking about women in orthopaedic surgery.

The Guild is celebrating 60 years of service to Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), formerly Orthopaedic Hospital, at their annual Book and Author Luncheon.

Dr. Beck is a former OIC fellow and recently completed her second sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has returned to Southern California to help expand OIC’s sports medicine program in partnership with UCLA Health. She holds the position of Associate Director, Orthopaedic Institute for Children Center for

Sports medicine. Dr. Beck is also Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA/Orthopaedic Institute for Children Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles. LCFOG is certain their guests will enjoy Dr. Beck and her topic, “A Winding Road to Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.”

In addition to hearing Dr. Beck speak, LCFOG’s guests at the luncheon will hear from authors Janet Fattal and Joyce Gittlin who authored “A Narrow Bridge” and James Stratton of “Picture Business” and “100 Guilty Pleasure Movies.”

Guests may be enticed by silent auction items and gifts from the Bonus Board. Mary Beth Perrine, OIC Foundation Senior Director Development and Community Outreach, and Danielle Barrios, Assistant Director Volunteer Services and Community Outreach will be on hand to assist the Guild with silent suction duties. All profits from the luncheon, including the sale of books, is donated to OIC so more children who have orthopaedic conditions can be treated and ready to “Grow Well and Play Well.” In its 100 years of service to children, OIC has not turned away one child for lack of funds or insurance.

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