Date: September 30, 2014 5:30PM Meet and Greet; 6:30pm Educational Lecture
Location: Duke University, Snyderman Genome Science Research Building, Room 4002, 905 S. LaSalle Street (at corner of Erwin Road and Research Drive), Durham, North Carolina 27710 - Parking directly across the street - DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Expert Speaker: Keith P. Mankin, MD, FAAP - NC Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine
Topic: "Out of the Garden" - When Scoliosis is Not Just Scoliosis
About Dr. Mankin: Dr. Mankin is a board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He attended Harvard University for his undergraduate degree, and Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mankin also completed a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and was on staff at that facility for five years before relocating to Raleigh NC in 2001. He is currently in solo practice in Raleigh.
Dr. Mankin has experience and expertise in every aspect of pediatric care, from foot and hip deformities to fractures and sports injuries, with special interests in developmental and neuromuscular disease and spinal conditions, such as scoliosis (spinal curvature). In addition to other community initiatives, he has worked closely with local hospitals to institute a spinal rehab program for operative and non-operative patients with spinal conditions. He helped develop a multispecialty spasticity clinic in Wake County, the first of its kind at a local level. He also has co-hosted an annual Spine Camp to inform children with scoliosis and other spine conditions about management skills and new technologies. He is the medical consultant for BackTalk, a patient-developed and operated support group for children with spinal conditions.
In his clinical and surgical practice, Dr. Mankin has helped pioneer the use of genetic testing for progression of curvature in scoliosis. He was among the first orthopaedists in North Carolina to be trained to perform rib expansion (VEPTR) surgery for very young children with severe spine deformities. And he has developed an award-winning blood conservation program to limit blood loss during his surgeries. He has published extensively on spine evaluation and treatment as well as genetic disorders in orthopaedics.
In addition, Dr. Mankin is noted for his community involvement. He has been the team orthopaedic physician for Women's Basketball and other women's sports at North Carolina State University and the team physician at Southeast Raleigh High School. In addition to other boards, he has been selected to serve on the board for the North Carolina Safe Surgery Collaborative Expert/Advisory Committee.
For more information on Dr. Mankin’s clinical practice and research interests, please see his blog at www.ncscoliosis.com.