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Double Triumph: The Pediatric Orthopedic Center Applauds Two Surgeons for Achieving American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification

Drs Katsman and Stelma displaying their ABOS certifications

Morristown, NJ (December 7, 2023) The Pediatric Orthopedic Center formally congratulates two pediatric orthopedic surgeons for recently achieving their board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Dr. Anna Katsman and Dr. Sarah Stelma both passed their certification exam and are now fully board certified by the ABOS.

Drs Katsman and Stelma displaying their ABOS certifications

From left to right: Sarah Stelma, MD and Anna Katsman, MD proudly displaying their hard-earned ABOS certifications

The members of The Pediatric Orthopedic Center take great pride in congratulating Drs. Anna Katsman and Sarah Stelma on achieving board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Achieving this recognition demonstrates dedication to their patients and the study of Orthopedics. Dr. Katsman and Dr. Stelma, as exceptionally trained and highly skilled orthopedic physicians and surgeons that offer exceptional patient care at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center.  We are fortunate and proud to have them as members of our group,” stated Dr. Mark Rieger, founding partner and senior physician at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center.

ABOS establishes standards for an orthopedic physician’s education, practice, and conduct. Certification by this prestigious organization occurs following residency or fellowship and two years of practice. Board-eligible candidates must pass rigorous written and oral examinations.

Anna Katsman

Dr. Anna Katsman, Board Certified Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

“I am very excited to receive the American Board of Orthopaedic surgery certification after so many years of hard work. I feel honored to be able to continue taking great care of my patients,” exclaimed Dr. Anna Katsman, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center.

Dr. Anna Katsman is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in adolescent sport injuries, scoliosis, trauma and hip preservation.

She earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia after graduating from University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science. After medical school, Dr. Katsman completed a research fellowship in biomedical tissue engineering working to design bone regeneration tissues.

Dr. Katsman then graduated from orthopedic surgery residency at Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital and went on to complete a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

She continued her training with a sports medicine fellowship at New York University where she has taken care of athletes participating in college and professional leagues including NFL and WNHL. Dr. Katsman is trained in physeal-sparing surgical techniques that avoid injury to young athletes’ growth plates so that there is no disruption to their normal growth.

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