As an orthopaedic surgeon, or “bone doctor,” I care for children and adolescents with trauma, sports injuries and fractures. I also treat congenital orthopaedic conditions of the foot and ankle, such as clubfoot.
Dr. Jim Amis, who treated my gymnastics fracture when I was 13, motivated me to be an orthopaedic surgeon. His jovial bedside manner and ability to fix what was broken and get me back to doing the sport I loved was inspiring.
I really enjoy getting to know my patients and families because it helps me individualize treatment goals through the healing process. As wonderful team members, who work as an extension of me, my nurses and physician assistant are a crucial part of my patients' treatment and communications.
As a member of the Multidisciplinary Trauma Team, I received the 2019 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Annual Faculty Award. I also was a 2020 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Traveling Fellow. In this role, I will travel abroad to learn new techniques and exchange ideas with other orthopaedic surgeons.
In my research, my colleagues and I are seeking ways to make fracture care safer and more efficient. We are also gathering multicenter data on rare and common fractures in children to find the best ways to treat them.
During my free time, I like to hang out with my family and lift weights. I used to be a collegiate fencer, and in high school I was a Level 10 gymnast.
MD/MS: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2001-2005.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2005-2010.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, 2010-2011.
AO Traveling Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, 2012.
Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), 2014.
Pediatric orthopaedic trauma/fractures; pediatric foot and ankle conditions; clubfoot
Orthopaedic Surgery, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center
Pediatric orthopaedic trauma, particularly foot and ankle trauma; surgical safety
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Dynamic Supination in Congenital Clubfoot: A Modified Delphi Panel Approach to Standardizing Definitions and Indications for Treatment. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2022; 42:e459-e465.
Open Reduction and Internal Screw Fixation of Transitional Ankle Fractures in Adolescents. JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. 2021; 11:e19.00070.
The Pediatric "Floating Knee " Injury: A State-of-the-Art Multicenter Study. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2019; 101:1761-1767.
Pediatric Proximal Radial Shaft Fractures Treated Nonoperatively Fail to Maintain Acceptable Reduction up to 70% of the Time. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33:e378-e384.
The Community Orthopaedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Foot Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33 Suppl 8:S27-S32.
Infantile Supracondylar Humeral Fractures (Patients Less Than Two Years of Age): Twice as Common in Females and a High Rate of Malunion with Lateral Column-Only Fixation. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2019; 101:25-34.
Standardization of Care of Common Pediatric Fractures. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 2018; 49:477-490.