of The Scheuermann's Disease Fund
Advisory Board Members' major role is to review projects and ideas that promote and enhance the causes of The Scheuermann's Disease Fund. They then will offer their opinions and possible enhancements or alternatives to the projects.
The Advisory Board Member will also be asked to promote the name and causes of The Charity when possible, at work and in their personal lives, as we all strive to make Scheuermann's Disease more relevant in the medical world and more recognizable in the public domain.
In order to remain fresh and up-to-date with new technologies as well as current trends, the Advisory Board will have a place at the table for one college student, in either an under-graduate or graduate program. This person will be key in keeping the Advisory Board fresh with new ideas for projects and general trends.
The person’s field of study will not be as relevant or as important as what the student wishes to do with the degree once it is earned. So the applicant may have a business degree but wish to use that degree to head up a charity. Or, the person may be in behavioral sciences and bring to the charity a wealth of new information about treating spinal pain and wish to work in a medical group office catering to those individuals suffering from chronic pain.
The important factors regarding this Advisory Board Member are that, he/she understands the goals of The Scheuermann’s Disease Fund and is a willing advocate of our causes, in both school and personal life. This person will also work closely with the Founder to develop projects for other Advisory Board Members to review and critique since the main role of Advisory Board Members will be to give their opinion on these projects. They will also need to possess a high level of energy and desire to help those suffering from SD, understanding that our first goal is to spread the word about SD to the general public as quickly as possible.
Dr. Jason Lowenstein
Dr. Lowenstein is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon, specializing in the treatment of disorders of the spine at The Advanced Spine Center in Morristown, NJ
Dr. Lowenstein is a surgeon who completely supports the goals and causes of The Scheuermann’s Disease Fund and brings with him extensive experience in treating pediatric and adult spinal deformities.
Dr. Lowenstein is also a fellow of the internationally renown Scoliosis Research Society (www.srs.org, a non-profit organization made up of physicians and other medical professionals whose primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for other health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities.
Not only is he a genius, but he is a wonderful man, and friend. He will be an awesome ally in our journey to fight this disease.
Dr. Lynne Williams
Dr. Williams is an Internist and Pediatrician, located in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a number of positions in helping her community, but her primary job is with the Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center where her role is to recruit primary-care practitioners into areas to provide care to underserved populations.
Dr. Williams is also one of the Co-Founders of Jeremiah’s Place, a crisis nursery which provides free, temporary short-term childcare for young children when their families need to address a crisis or emergency. Jeremiah’s Place is near and dear to Lynne's heart as she has been a foster parent since 2005 and has adopted three boys.
Lynne graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Dr. Lance Williams
Dr. Lance Williams is a Diagnostic Radiologist and the head of Radiology at UPMC-Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA (www.rad.pitt.edu/?faculty/faculty-detail.html?facID=110) where his clinical interests include musculoskeletal radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Williams attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Williams will be invaluable to the charity as a medical resource and in helping us develop our new informational materials by looking at them from a whole new radiological perspective.
Dr. Williams lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and his children where he helps coach the local (and very successful!) peewee hockey team.
Ethan Waisberg, medical school student
Ethan is the most recent Student addition to the Scheuermann's Disease Fund's Advisory Board
Ethan is currently a medical school student at University College Dublin in Ireland.
He is involved in medical research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, CA and will be assisting us with our work on our current research studies while helping other specialists identify correlating conditions and diseases.
Ethan enjoys playing tennis and basketball in his spare time.
Please join me in welcoming Ethan to our community!! Many thanks, Ethan!!