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R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship Series


Visiting professor Christopher A. Iobst, M.D., director of the center for limb lengthening and reconstruction at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and clinical associate professor of orthopedic surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, will lead a full day of lectures, case discussions, research presentations and workshops.

Dr. Iobst graduated from Duke University and attended medical school at Emory University. He completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Iobst produces award-winning research in advances of limb lengthening and bone regenerate formation. He teaches numerous courses yearly, including the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, Essentials of Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Controversies in Limb Reconstruction and the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS). He is on the editorial board for JBJS, JPOSNA and JLLR, and in the presidential line for the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. This continuing education program is offered as a community service and is free of charge to all participants.

The R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship will be moderated by Michelle James, M.D., chief of orthopedics at Shriners Children’s, and Amanda Whitaker, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Children’s.

Reserve Your Spot

Please contact Fahn Saechao at or 916-453-2068. For more information, please call 916-453-2041 or email

History of Event

The department of orthopedics at Shriners Children’s Northern California annually organizes the R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship to honor its commitment to advancing care through clinical excellence and continuing education.

Shriners Children’s Northern California established the R. Kirklin Ashley Lectureship as a tribute to a great surgeon and teacher. R. Kirklin Ashley, M.D, joined the medical staff at the San Francisco Shriners Children’s Hospital in 1953 and provided excellent leadership as chief of staff from 1981-1991. He continued to serve patients until his death in 1996.