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Junichi Tamai, MD

  • Co-Director Hip Preservation Center
  • Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic 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.

Services and Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery, Legg-Calve-Perthes, Spina Bifida, Hip Preservation, Colorectal Disorders

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Tertiary Pediatric Academic Institution's Experience With Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Nonspinal Surgery in Children With Mucopolysaccharidosis, Based on a Novel Evidence-Based Care Algorithm. Kandil, AI; Pettit, CS; Berry, LN; Busso, VO; Careskey, M; Chesnut, E; Buck, DW; Leslie, ND; Tamai, J; McAuliffe, JJ; et al. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020; 130:1678-1684.

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