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10 Spine Surgeon Leaders at Large Children's Hospitals Featured

Written by  Laura Miller and Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 22 November 2013 20:39
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Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders at large children's hospitals.

The large children's hospitals were identified by bed count using this report. If you would like to recommend a spine surgeon for inclusion, please contact Anuja Vaidya at avaidya@beckershealthcare.com.

 

Torin J. Cunningham, MD (Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Calif.). Dr. Cunningham is the medical director of pediatric orthopedic surgery at the hospital. He also leads the spinal deformities program in the Pediatric Orthopedic Center at Miller Children's. He is board certified and has a professional interest in correction of scoliosis and kyphosis deformities in pediatric patients as well as treating cervical herniated discs and lumbar degenerative disc disease. He earned his medical degree at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and he completed his residency at University of Southern California-LA County Medical Center.

 

John P. Dormans, MD (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). Dr. Dormans is the Richard M. Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has a professional interest in spinal disorders, tumors and trauma. He previously served as president of the Medical Staff at the hospital and president of Children's Surgical Associates surgical group. He is active in the leadership of the Scoliosis Research Society and International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Dr. Dormans has been president of the Pediatric Orthopaedics Society of North America and was past chairman of the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas. He earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed his fellowship in clinical pediatric orthopedics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

John B. Emans, MD (Boston Children's Hospital). Dr. Emans is the director of the division of spinal surgery at the hospital as well as an orthopedic surgery professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His clinical interests include complex spine, lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, spinal deformity and trauma. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Emans earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and he completed his orthopedic surgery residency through Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in Boston.

 

David W. Gray, MD (Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas). Dr. Gray is the medical director of Cook Children's Orthopedic Services and has a special interest in spinal surgeries. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Gray earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore.

 

Andrew H. Jea, MD (Texas Children's Hospital, Houston). Dr. Jea is director of the neurospine program and educational program director at the hospital. He is also an associate professor of neurological surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical treatment of spine disorders, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, trauma and tumors. He also has a number of research interests such as the use of nanotechnology to effect neuronal regeneration in the setting of spinal cord injury. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and North American Spine Society. He earned his medical degree at University of Miami, where he also completed his neurosurgery residency. He has completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Toronto in Canada.

 

Peter Newton, MD (Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego). Dr. Newton is the division chief and director of the Scoliosis Service at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego.  He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Newton serves as a board member of the Children's Specialist Foundation and president of Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation. Dr. Newton earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego and completed his residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center. His additional training includes a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

 

Lee S. Segel, MD (Phoenix Children's Hospital). Dr. Segel is the Herbert J. Louis, MD Endowed Chair of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the hospital. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also serves as a clinical professor of orthopedics surgery and pediatrics at University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Segel has a professional interest in infant and childhood hip disorders, pediatric spinal deformities, neuromuscular scoliosis and myelomeningocele. He earned his medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, Calif. He has also completed a fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD (Miami Children's Hospital). Dr. Shufflebarger is the director of the division of pediatric spinal surgery at Miami Children's Hospital. He previously served as a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is president elect of the Scoliosis Research Society and a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Throughout his career, Dr. Shufflebarger has authored more than 15 chapters related to spinal deformity or degeneration and chaired more than 100 scientific courses and symposia around the world. Dr. Shufflebarger earned his medical degree and completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

 

David L. Skaggs, MD (Children's Hospital Los Angeles). Dr. Skaggs is the director of the Children's Orthopaedic Center and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Spinal Disorders at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has a professional interest in complex trauma, fractures, scoliosis and spinal deformities. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Skaggs has authored three text books, 80 papers and given more than 300 lectures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed his internship and residency. Dr. Skaggs' additional training includes a fellowship at the University of Southern California-Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

 

Peter F. Sturm, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center). Dr. Sturm is the director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children's. He is also the Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery and a professor in division of pediatric surgery. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, and he has contributed to a number of professional publications, including Spine. His clinical interests include spine deformity, scoliosis, early onset scoliosis and pediatric orthopedics. He earned his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He has completed two fellowships, one in spine surgery at Ottawa Civic Hospital in Canada and another in pediatric orthopedic surgery The Children's Hospital Boston.

 

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