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Nominating Committee nominees

Last Updated:
July 20, 2018

2018 Nominees
AACPDM 2019 Nominating Committee


Darcy Fehlings, MD MSc FRCP(C)

Darcy Fehlings, MD MSc FRCP(C)Dr. Darcy Fehlings is Head of the Division of Developmental Paediatrics and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fehlings is a Senior Clinician Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute. Dr. Fehlings leads a larger hypertonia management clinical program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Her research focuses on the innovation and evaluation of interventions for children with cerebral palsy. She is the lead investigator of an Ontario Brain Institute integrated neuroscience network focused on children with cerebral palsy (CP-NET). She has been an active member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) since 1998, has served as chair of the AACPDM Research and Awards Committee in 2009, and is currently the chair of the AACPDM Care Pathways Committee. She is a Past President of the AACPDM having served as President in 2015.


David Scher, MD

David Scher, MDDr. David Scher is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. He graduated from Brown University and the Duke University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He developed an interest in the care of children with cerebral palsy while working with mentors in residency and fellowship, Dr. Alfred Grant at HJD and Drs. Hank Chambers, Dennis Wenger and Scott Mubarak in San Diego. His passion was further cultivated during his early practice years by his senior partner and mentor at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Leon Root.

He has major clinical interests in hip conditions, foot disorders and gait analysis. He currently has several ongoing research projects in these fields. In addition to projects at Hospital for Special Surgery, he is an enthusiastic collaborator with researchers at other institutions, especially research coordinated through AACPDM and POSNA.

He serves as co-medical director of the Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery and as the director of the Hospital for Special Surgery Cerebral Palsy Clinic. In addition to these roles, he has a major interest in medical education and serves as the education director of the pediatric orthopedic service at Hospital for Special Surgery and as the co- chairperson of the Residency Selection Committee. He is a past winner of the prestigious Philip D. Wilson, MD Teaching Award at Hospital for Special Surgery. Other important leadership roles include serving as past-president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York, a position on the editorial board of HSS Journal and membership in the HSS Orthopedics Leadership Counsel.

He has been an active member of the AACPDM since 2005 and has regularly made contributions to the annual meeting through multiple courses, lectures and presentations. He joined the Membership Committee in 2007 and was chairman of the membership committee from 2008 to 2012. He truly values the contributions the AACPDM continues to make to the care of children with cerebral palsy and childhood onset disabilities and is eager to play a role in the advancement of our organization.


Jean Stout, PT MS

Jean Stout, PT MSJean Stout is a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience in the Center for Gait & Motion Analysis of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her position combines clinical work, research and teaching. She is also a Ph.D. student in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota. She completed her physical therapy training at the University of Michigan and received a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before settling in Minnesota.

Jean Stout is a Research Physical Therapist in the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. She holds a degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current position combines clinical work, research and teaching. She has over 30 years of experience in clinical gait analysis for children with neurologic and/or musculoskeletal conditions, particularly cerebral palsy. She has been a member of the faculty for the annual gait course entitled ‘Clinical Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation’ since 1990. Her areas of research include gait in children with cerebral palsy, management of crouch gait, functional outcome assessment, muscle fatigue, fitness, and pain assessment in children. Jean has over 30 peer-reviewed publications including book chapters on Physical Fitness and Development of Gait. She is a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals including Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Physical Therapy Journal, and Gait and Posture. She is a charter member of the Gait & Clinical Motion Analysis Society and a Director and past-president of the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation. Jean is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota.

Jean has been an active member of the AACPDM since 1993. She has served on a number of committees over the years including the Multimedia, Advocacy, Adaptive Sports & Membership (chair 2015), Scientific Program committees. She also has previous experience on the Nominating Committee. Jean also served on the AACPDM Board of Directors in 2005-2006, and served as Secretary from 2007-2010. She currently serves on the Publication Committee and is a member of the Editorial Board of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.