Dr Stefan Parent, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Full-Professor of Surgery at University of Montreal. After completing his residency and his PhD in Biomedical Sciences simultaneously at University of Montreal, he completed two clinical pediatric orthopedic fellowships (San Diego and Paris) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at ENSAM in Paris. He is Head of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at CHU Ste-Justine. He is a Principal Investigator and a Clinician-Scientist with a focus on spinal deformities. He holds several grants either as principal investigator or co-investigator in the fields of scoliosis progression, growth modulation of the spine and chest cage and in the development of various other animal models. He recently received a Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund to establish a Pediatric Orthopedic Experimental Surgery Laboratory at the CHU Sainte-Justine. This laboratory was specifically created to develop animal models of growth modulation of the spine. He also holds several patents in the field of fusionless surgery and has made several contributions in the field of bracing for scoliosis.