FDF honors Dr. Robert Stanton with the 2019 Constellation Award

Leah Suprise, FDF Board Member, presents the 2019 Constellation award to Dr. Robert Stanton

Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation (FDF) awards Dr. Robert Stanton 2019 Constellation Award during 2019 Patient Education Webinars

During a Livestream from Orlando, FL with close to 700 virtual attendees, the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation awarded the 2019 Constellation award to Dr. Robert Stanton by FDF Board Director, Leah Suprise. Dr. Stanton is renowned for his work with the FD community and has graciously shared his skills and insights with the FDF for over a decade. 

Dr. Stanton is an expert in general pediatric orthopedics, including fracture management, as well as the specialized areas of scoliosis management and benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors. Since joining Nemours in 1987, Dr. Stanton has served as an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Nemours/Alfred I.duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and surgeon-in-chief and chief of pediatric orthopedics at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Pensacola, FL.

 Lauren Ruotolo, a FD/ MAS patient, FDF Board President,  “I am grateful to Dr. Stanton and Nemours for their generosity with the resource of their time and talents. November 15th’s free webinar is just one important example of the incredible value that Dr. Stanton has brought to this community.”

 Executive Director Adrienne McBride states, “In addition to Dr. Stanton’s contributions to patient conferences and webinars, he has also been a generous collaborator in research, actively sharing bone samples with the NIH to help us advance our understanding of this disease. His dedication to this community is inspiring and we are grateful.”

Tovah Burstein, Community Programs Manager  adds that “bringing the very best educational programming to the community is a keystone of our mission to support patients, many of whom do not have direct access to experts such as Dr. Stanton.” Ms Burstein and the FDF team promise to continue patient education at the high level Dr. Stanton and his team at Nemours has set. 

About Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation (FDF) is a  community-led 501(c)3 nonprofit that fights back against fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS), and related rare bone diseases. FDF serves people affected by FD/MAS through programs of research, education, and advocacy.  EIN 02-0715210 To learn more, visit