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James J. McCarthy, MD Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Alvin Crawford Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Complex limb and spine deformities; scoliosis; pediatric hip disorders; neuromuscular disorders; cerebral palsy
Treatment of pediatric hip disorders; complex limb and spine deformities; gait analysis
James McCarthy, MD, completed his residency in at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He comes to Cincinnati Children’s from his most recent position as an Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Rehabilitation in Madison, Wisconsin.
Steven S. Agabegi, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Scoliosis; complex spinal deformity; cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions; revision surgery; spine trauma; spine tumors
MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fellowhip: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
Agabegi SS, Majid K, Fischgrund JS, Vaccaro AR, Patel T. Can Preoperative Radiographic Parameters be used to Predict Fusion in Non-instrumented Posterolateral Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 19.
Agabegi SS, Iorio TE, Wilson JD, Fischgrund JS. Juvenile xanthogranuloma in an adult lumbar spine: a case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jan 1;36(1):E69-73. Agabegi SS, Asghar FA, Herkowitz HN. Spinal orthoses. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Nov;18(11):657-67 Agabegi SS, Fischgrund JS. Contemporary management of isthmic spondylolisthesis: pediatric and adult. Spine J. 2010 Jun;10(6):530-43.
Francke EI, Demetropoulos CK, Agabegi SS, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN. Distractive force relative to initial graft compression in an in vivo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Mar 1;35(5):526-30. Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone KR. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics. 2008 Feb;31(2):168. Agabegi SS, Stern PJ. Bias in research. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 May;37(5):242-8. Agabegi SS, Freiberg RA, Plunkett JM, Stern PJ. Thumb abduction strength measurement in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Jul-Aug;32(6):859-66. Stern PJ, Agabegi SS, Kiefhaber TR, Didonna ML. Proximal row carpectomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Sep;87 Suppl 1(Pt 2):166-74.
Donita I. Bylski-Austrow, PhD Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Donita Bylski-Austrow, PhD, joined Cincinnati Children's in 1995. She directs biomechanics research, which has focused primarily on the thoracic spine for the purpose of improving the treatment of scoliosis.
She has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in premier journals and regularly presents research results at national and international meetings. Past research experience has encompassed biomechanical aspects of auto occupant injury; birth trauma effects on the fetal skull; ultrasound-computed tomography; and knee injury treatment, especially of the menisci and anterior cruciate ligament. She determined the effects of surgical techniques on the mechanical properties of the spine toward improving the treatment of scoliosis using endoscopy. A main focus of interest is the mechanobiology of vertebral growth. These studies combine an innovative surgical approaches with mechanics, biology, and imaging. In collaboration with a visiting surgeon from Japan, she defined the mechanical function of the nuchal ligament to help prevent post-laminectomy kyphotic deformities.
PhD: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Bioengineering, 1986.
MSE: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Applied Mechanics, 1983
MS: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Bioengineering, 1981
BSE: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Mechanical Engineering, 1978
Glos DL, Sauser FE, Papautsky I, Bylski-Austrow DI. Implantable MEMS compressive stress sensors: Design, fabrication and calibration with application to the disc annulus. J Biomech. 2010 Aug 10;43(11):2244-8. Epub 2010 May 6. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Glos DL, Ballard ET, Montgomery A, Crawford AH. Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis decreases the size of vertebral growth plate hypertrophic zone and cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Mar 1;91(3):584-93. Bylski-Austrow DI, Glos DL, Sauser FE, Papautsky I, Crawford AH, Wall EJ. Bilateral intra-annular spinal compressive stresses in vivo. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;123:398-403. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Glos DL, Ballard ET, Stringer K, Crawford AH. Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis correlates with physeal histomorphometric gradients. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;123:261-6.
Wall EJ, Bylski-Austrow DI, Kolata RJ, Crawford AH. Endoscopic Mechanical Spinal Hemiepiphysiodesis Modifies Spine Growth. Spine. 2005 Mar;30(10):1148-1153. Takeshita K, Bylski-Austrow DI, Peterson TK, Crawford AH, Nakamura K. The Nuchal Ligament Restrains Cervical Spine Flexion. Spine. 2004;29: E388-393. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Rupert MP, Roy DR, Crawford AH. Growth Plate Forces in Adolescent Human Knees: Radiographic and Mechanical Study of Epiphyseal Staples. J Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2001;21:817-823.
Roger Cornwall, MD Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center
is one of only six full-time pediatric hand surgeons in the United States. He is nationally known for his expertise in treating conditions that affect the pediatric hand and upper extremities, including complex trauma and congenital deformities. Dr. Cornwall opened his center in January 2009. Clinical interests include all aspects of hand and upper extremity surgery, as well as brachial plexus injuries.
Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center
Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.
Brachial plexus injury and the growth and development of muscles; minimally invasive surgical treatment for shoulder contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy; nerve transfers for unreconstructable brachial plexus birth injuries; outcomes following surgical and nonsurgical treatment algorithms for pediatric hand fractures; outcomes of non-operative and operative treatment algorithms for chronic adolescent wrist pain.
MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2002
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2003
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, l'Institut de la Main, Paris, France, 2004.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006;Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand,The American Board of Surgery, 2009.
Cornwall R. Finger metacarpal fractures and dislocations in children. Hand Clinics. 2006 Feb;22(1):1-10. Review.
Cornwall R, Ricchetti ET. Pediatric phalanx fractures: unique challenges and pitfalls. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr;445:146-56. Review.
Cornwall R, Gilbert MS, Koval KJ, Strauss E, Siu AL. Functional outcomes and mortality vary among different types of hip fractures: a function of patient characteristics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Aug;(425):64-71.
Cornwall R. Hand Injuries. In Mattei P (ed.) Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2011.
Cornwall R. Pediatric trigger thumb release. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.
Cornwall R, Frances, J. Pediatric radial neck fractures. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.
Cornwall R. Congenital Hand Deformities. In Trumble T (ed.): Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2009.
Cornwall R. The Upper Limb. In Kleigman R, Behrman R, Jenson H, Stanton B (ed.): Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.
Cornwall R, Dormans JP. Diseases of the Hematopoietic System. In Morrisy RT, Weinstein SL (ed.): Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006.
Alvin H. Crawford, MD, FACS Professor Emeritus
Emeritus, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Deformities of the immature spine with intervention and instrumentation via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; neurofibromatosis; bone tumors; hip disorders
Alvin H. Crawford, MD, one of the nation's foremost authorities on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and neurofibromatosis, is the co-director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Since joining the staff of Cincinnati Children's in 1977, Dr. Crawford has completed a teaching module in Pediatric Orthopaedics, which includes a 1000-slide and syllabus packet widely used as a teaching instrument in U.S. residency programs, as well as in 33 other countries.
Dr. Crawford has also co-authored a handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics for pediatric house officers and primary care physicians, as well as assisted in the development and publication of an atlas on Pediatric Orthopaedic radiology.
Dr. Crawford has authored a monograph on neurofibromatosis in children, a field in which he is considered the leading expert, achieving internationally renowned status. His publications include more than 200 articles and abstracts, six books, and 52 chapters.
Dr. Crawford's multiple visiting professorships, in addition to the United States, include Canada, West Africa, the Middle East (Jordan and Saudi Arabia), Germany, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, England, Belgium, Chile, Spain, Argentina and Ireland. He has trained 25 fellows in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Crawford earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Tennessee A and I University in 1960, with a minor in Music. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1964.
MD: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1964.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, US Naval Hospital, Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Fellowships: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Carl-Berg International Fellowship; Constructive Surgery of the Hip, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA; Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; Alfred I. DuPont Institute, Wilmington, DL.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
White L, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Perfused, pulseless, and puzzling: a systematic review of vascular injuries in pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures and results of a POSNA questionnaire. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jun;30(4):328-35. Review. Desai R, Stevenson CB, Crawford AH, Durrani AA, Mangano FT. C-1 lateral mass screw fixation in children with atlantoaxial instability: case series and technical report. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Oct;23(7):474-9. McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9. Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone KR. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics. 2008 Feb;31(2):168.
Herrera-Sota JA, Crawford AH: Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment Options. Pediatric Health. 2008;2(1),89-98.
Crawford AH, Adjei OB, Lenke LG: It Was a Unilateral Opinion Expressed Solely by Dr. Vora Who Now Regrets Its Connotation and Unfortunate Publication. Spine. 2008;33(18):2023.
Wall EJ, Jain V, Vora V, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH: Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures. JBJS. 2008;90-A (6):1305-13.
Crawford AH, Agabegi, SS : Postlaminectomy Kyphosis in an Achondroplastic Child Treated for Spinal Stenosis. Orthopedics. 2008;31(2):168.
Crawford AH, Herrera J: Scoliosis Associated with Neurofibromatosis. Orthop Clin North Am. 2007;38(4):553-62. Review.
Salinsky JP, Scuderi GJ, Crawford AH: Occipito-atlanto-axial Dissociation in a Child With Preservation of Life: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007;43(2):137-41. Review.
Viral V. Jain, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Spinal deformitie; minimally invasive spine surgeries; limb lengthening and reconstruction; pediatric hip disorders
Growth of immature spine; health of intervertebral disk
Wall EJ, Jain V, Vora V, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Complications of titanium and stainless steel elastic nail fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jun;90(6):1305-13.
Jain V, Crawford A. Re: Hoernschemeyer D, Farjoodi P, Cheng J, et al. A study of the cutaneous nerves encountered during thoracoplasty. Letter to the Editor. Spine 2007 32:301-5.
Jain VV, Mehlman CT. Closed reduction and spica cast application for the treatment of femoral shaft fracture. In Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery. New York, Thieme.
Crawford AH, Jain VV. Neurofibromatosis. In Akbarnia B, Thompson G: Growing Spine: Management of Spine Disorders in the Young Child. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Kevin J. Little, MD
focuses his research on understanding the mechanism of neuromuscular junction degeneration and regeneration following peripheral nerve injuries. By understanding the regulation of these processes, he hopes to determine treatments that may decelerate degeneration and/or augment regeneration of the motor end plate, resulting in improved functional outcomes from nerve injuries including neonatal brachial plexus palsy.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Hand and upper extremity trauma; congenital hand malformations; peripheral nerve injuries; upper extremity reconstruction from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and brachial plexus injuries
Enhancing muscle recovery following peripheral nerve injuries
Kevin Little, MD, completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, and received fellowship training in Hand and Microsurgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University. He completed an additional fellowship in Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Little KJ, Taras JS. Zone III-V Flexor Tendon Repair. In Diao E, and Mass DP (Eds.) Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Rosemont IL 2011.
Little KJ, Taras JS. Silfverskiold Epitendinous Suture. In Diao E, and Mass DP (Eds.) Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Rosemont IL, 2011.
Little KJ, Jacoby SM. Intra-articular Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries: Part I – Surgeon’s Management. In Skirven TM, Osterman AL, Fedorczyk J, Amadio PC (Eds.) Rehabilitation of the Hand and The Upper Extremity. 6th Ed. Elsevier: Maryland Heights, MO, 2010.
Little KJ, Stern PJ. SLAC reconstruction: four-corner arthrodesis with headless screws. In Gelberman RH (Ed.) Wrist: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA, 2009.Little KJ, Stern PJ. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Skeletal Reconstruction. In Trumble TE (Ed.) Hand Surgery Update IV. American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Rosemont, IL, 2007.
Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research
Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center
Musculoskeletal outcomes research; orthopaedic trauma; bone tumors; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder and elbow surgery; spine surgery; foot and ankle surgery; limb deficiencies in children
Pediatric outcomes: quality of life following traumatic injury, traction and casting versus flexible intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children; brachial plexus injuries; effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of pediatric spinal deformity biomechanical study of Nancy nails, outcomes following pediatric thoracolumbar spinal trauma; medical soft-tissue release and petrie casting for the treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; perioperative complications associated with operative treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures in children; undisplaced fractures of the distal radius and ulna in children -- risk factors for displacement; talus fractures in children; complications associated with the use of meniscal arrows in children; effectiveness of halo-femoral traction in the management of severe spinal deformity; orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment; buckle fractures of the distal radius and ulna -- risk factors for displacement; hip problems associated with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and effectiveness of flexible intramedullary nailing of pediatric tibia fractures
Talbert RJ, Michaud LJ, Mehlman CT, Kinnett DG, Laor T, Foad SL, Schnell B, Salisbury S. EMG and MRI are Independently Related to Shoulder External Rotation Function in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):194-204.
Parikh SN, Wells L, Mehlman CT, Scherl SA. Management of fractures in adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15;92(18):2947-58. Review.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32.
Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ. A comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthoses and SpineCor treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the Scoliosis Research Society standardized criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.
White L, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Perfused, pulseless, and puzzling: a systematic review of vascular injuries in pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures and results of a POSNA questionnaire. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jun;30(4):328-35. Review.
Babal JC, Mehlman CT, Klein G. Nerve injuries associated with pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures: a meta-analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Apr-May;30(3):253-63.
McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9.
McGraw MA, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Kirby CL. Postnatal growth of the clavicle: birth to 18 years of age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):937-43.
Mehlman CT, Yihua G, Bochang C, Zhigang W. Operative treatment of completely displaced clavicle shaft fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):851-5.
Foad SL, Mehlman CT, Foad MB, Lippert WC. Prognosis following neonatal brachial plexus palsy: an evidence-based review. J Child Orthop. 2009 Nov 3.
Shital N. Parikh, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine)
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine)
ACL/PCL tears; meniscal tears; shoulder instability and labral pathology; osteochondritis dissecans; hip, ankle and elbow injuries requiring arthroscopic procedures
Tunnel placement to avoid growth plates in ACL reconstruction; development of animal model (rabbit) of Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD); Clinical Outcomes after Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (MPFL) for patellar instability; car seats are for cars – Misuse of car seats in the US, 2003 – 2007; outcomes of treatment of tibial spine / ACL avulsion fractures; outcomes of treatment of tibial tuberosity avulsion fractures; radiographic study of femoral attachment of MCL and MPFL; operating room traffic patterns and implications; clinical and Radiographic outcomes after ACL reconstruction; growth of Calcaneus from birth to 18 years
Shital N. Parikh, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at CCHMC, specializing in sports related injuries (Sports Medicine).
Dr. Parikh is fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and in Sports Medicine.
Parikh SN. Transepiphyseal replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament in skeletally immature patients: a preliminary report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Feb;93(4):e12.
Parikh SN. Arthroscopic removal of a cannulated screw and washer from the knee joint. Orthopedics. 2010 Sep;33(9):675. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100722-13.
Desai R, Parikh S, Laor T. Intra-articular entrapment of the medial collateral ligament. Orthopedics. 2010 Sep 7;33(9):687.doi:10.3928/01477447-20100722-19.
Parikh SN, Grice SS, Schnell BM, Salisbury SR. Operating room traffic: is there any role of monitoring it? J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):617-23.
Parikh SN, Wilson L. Hazardous use of car seats outside the car in the United States, 2003-2007. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):352-7.
Ladd PE, Laor T, Emery KH, Salisbury SR, Parikh SN. Medial collateral ligament of the knee on magnetic resonance imaging: does the site of the femoral origin change at different patient ages in children and young adults? J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Apr-May;30(3):224-30.
Ringer AJ, Matern E, Parikh S, Levine NB. Screening for blunt cerebrovascular injury: selection criteria for use of angiography. J Neurosurg. 2010 May;112(5):1146-9. Review.
Giuliano JS Jr, Lahni PM, Harmon K, Wong HR, Doughty LA, Carcillo JA, Zingarelli B, Sukhatme VP, Parikh SM, Wheeler DS. Admission angiopoietin levels in children with septic shock. Shock. 2007 Dec;28(6):650-654.
Parikh S, Koch M, Narayan RK. Traumatic brain injury. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2007 Summer;45(3):119-35. Review.
Joel I. Sorger, MD Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Tumor Center and Pediatric Joint Replacement Surgery
clinical interests include pediatric orthopaedic oncology and hip and knee replacement surgery. In collaboration with the Divisions of Human Genetics, Rheumatology, Pain Management and Physical Therapy, has plans to develop a Total Joint Center at Cincinnati Children’s.
Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Tumor Center and Pediatric Joint Replacement Surgery
BS: Biology, University of Richmond, Virginia, August 1983-May 1987.
MD: Medical College of Virginia: Richmond, Virginia, August 1987-May 1991. Intern: General Surgery Intern, University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, Ohio, July 1991-June 1992. Residency: General surgery resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Orthopaedic surgery resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Fellowship: Management and Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Harvard University: Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston, Children’s Hospital, Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship, August 1998-July 1999; Orthopaedic research fellow, Noyes-Giannestras Biomechanics Lab, University of Cincinnati Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Mierzwa ML, McCluskey CM, Barrett WL, Lowy A, Sussman J, Sorger J. Interstitial brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma: A single institution experience. Brachytherapy. 2007 Oct-Dec;6(4):298-303. Mutema GK, Sorger J. Intraosseous schwannoma of the humerus. Skeletal Radiol. 2002 Jul;31(7):419-21.
Sorger JI, Kirk PG, Ruhnke CJ, Bjornson SH, Levy MS, Cockrin J, Tang P. Once daily, high dose versus divided, low dose gentamicin for open fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999 Sep;(366):197-204. Sorger JI, Federle D, Kirk PG, Grood E, Cochran J, Levy M. The posterior cruciate ligament in total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 1997 Dec;12(8):869-79. Kirk PG, Sorger J. Failure of an implant after total shoulder arthroplasty. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997 Apr;79(4):597-8.
Peter F. Sturm, MD Director, Crawford Spine Center
Director, Crawford Spine Center
Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery
MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1981.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1986.
Fellowship: Russ Spinal Surgery, Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1987; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1988.
Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, 1999, 2010.
Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sturm PF, Sucato DJ; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Patient satisfaction after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jan 8.
Sturm PF, Zaharski K, Riordan M, Hassani S. Anticipating complications in pediatric deformity surgery: is any preparation necessary in healthy children? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):2211-4.
Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Glassman SD; Spinal Deformity Study Group. The minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22 Appearance, Activity, And Pain domains after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1;35(23):2079-83.
Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Diab M; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Preoperative and perioperative factors effect on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgical outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1867-71. Bustamante Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Riordan M, Zaharski K, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Analysis of postural stability following posterior spinal fusion in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:127-31.
Cahill PJ, Warnick DE, Lee MJ, Gaughan J, Vogel LE, Hammerberg KW, Sturm PF. Infection after spinal fusion for pediatric spinal deformity: thirty years of experience at a single institution. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 20;35(12):1211-7. Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Upper extremity inverse dynamics model for crutch-assisted gait assessment. J Biomech. 2010 Jul 20;43(10):2026-31. Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Using a bi-planar postural stability model to assess children with scoliosis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:7010-3. Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Bajournaite R, Harris GF. Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. Gait Posture. 2009 Nov;30(4):511-7. Sanders JO, D'Astous J, Fitzgerald M, Khoury JG, Kishan S, Sturm PF. Derotational casting for progressive infantile scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Sep;29(6):581-7.
Junichi Tamai, MD Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Tamai completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. and was fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In September of 2002, Dr. Tamai joined the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Tamai’s clinical interests include Legg-Calve-Perthes, hip dysplasia and other pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, clubfeet and other pediatric foot disorders and pediatric fractures.
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2001.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002.
Certification: Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32 McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9.
Herrera-Soto JA, Santiago-Cornier A, Segal LS, Ramirez N, Tamai J.: The Musculoskeletal Manifestations of the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2007;27(1): 85-89.
Trapp CM, Tamai J, Schleiss MR. Septic Arthritis Secondary to Fusobacterium Necrophorum in a 4-Year-Old Girl: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Sep;24(9):846-847.
Tamai J. Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics. 2004 Dec;15(6).
Tamai J, Herrera-Soto J, Crawford AH. New Orthopaedic Trends. In Neural Tube Defects Oppenheimer S (Ed.). New York, NY: Informa Healthcare, 2007.
Tamai J, Dormans JP, Erol B. Hip Disorders. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Horn BD, Wells L, and Tamai J. Lower Extremity Fractures. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Tamai J, Dormans JP, Erol B, States L, Pawel BR. Musculoskeletal Tumors in Children. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Eric J. Wall, MD Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Endoscopic non-fusion scoliosis correction with guided growth; sports growth plate arrest overuse syndromes; patella dislocations; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open growth plates; osteochondritis dissecans treatment
Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy
A professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Eric J. Wall, MD, specializes in sports medicine and scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Wall completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is fellowship trained in biomechanics and spine research at the University of California, San Diego, and pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Wall holds a certificate in Sports Medicine and is recognized as a national leader in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Wall’s clinical interests include endoscopic pelvic surgery, osteochondritis dissecans, scoliosis, sports-related injuries, orthopaedic basic science research and orthopaedic management of myelomeningocele.
Eric Wall, M.D. has rapidly established himself in pediatric sports medicine, as well as endoscopic surgery. He has made important contributions to endoscopic surgery through his basic science research efforts in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and his innovative creation of an endoscopic pelvic osteotomy technique. Dr. Wall has developed new techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the treatment of patella dislocations and osteochondritis dissecans in young patients. He also co-founded Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK), the multidisciplinary OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) Study Group of North America.
Dr. Wall stepped down as the division director in August 2010. His focus will now be to concentrate on his revolutionary treatment of early onset scoliosis using spine staples, which were recently FDA approved and is the first and only approved by the FDA. The technique can eliminate extensive spinal fusion to correct an abnormal curvature by stapling together the growth plates on the actively growing side of the deformity to allow the other side of the spine to catch up.
Lippert WC, Owens RF, Wall EJ. Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal femur: plain radiographs can be deceptive. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):598-605. Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ. A comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthoses and SpineCor treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the Scoliosis Research Society standardized criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.
Quatman CE, Myer GD, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Sex differences in "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2061-7 Myer GD, Quatman CE, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Youth versus adult "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms: accidental versus nonaccidental injury mechanisms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2054-60. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Glos DL, Ballard ET, Montgomery A, Crawford AH. Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis decreases the size of vertebral growth plate hypertrophic zone and cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Mar 1;91(3):584-93. Myer GD, Ford KR, Divine JG, Wall EJ, Kahanov L, Hewett TE. Longitudinal assessment of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors during maturation in a female athlete: a case report. J Athl Train. 2009 Jan-Feb;44(1):101-9. Wall EJ, Vourazeris J, Myer GD, Emery KH, Divine JG, Nick TG, Hewett TE. The healing potential of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans knee lesions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec;90(12):2655-64. Lippert WC, Wall EJ. Optimal intramuscular needle-penetration depth. Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):e556-63. Wall EJ, Jain V, Vora V, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Complications of titanium and stainless steel elastic nail fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jun;90(6):1305-13. Hébert KJ, Laor T, Divine JG, Emery KH, Wall EJ. MRI appearance of chronic stress injury of the iliac crest apophysis in adolescent athletes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun;190(6):1487-91.
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