Richard E. McCarthy, M.D., Professor, Chief of Spinal Deformities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. He is also the past President of the Scoliosis Research Society. His area of research is early onset spinal deformities in children, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and neuromuscular/syndromic scoliosis. He practices at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His practice is almost exclusively spine with 80% children and 20% adults.
Background: After completing college at Fordham University (B.S. 1970) and medical school at SUNY Downstate (M.D. 1974) he completed his training in orthopaedics at Harvard (1980) with six months of the training at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK. His fellowship in spine and pediatric orthopaedics was with John Hall M.D. at Harvard.