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For almost 30 years, I have been treating the entire realm of pediatric orthopedic conditions, with special interests in limb deformity, neuromuscular disease, and pediatric spine deformities.  My practice is mostly devoted to two conditions:  arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) and Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). I have developed novel procedures to address hip and knee contractures, as well as to advance the minimally operative correction of foot deformities for AMC. For PWS I focused on the least invasive modalities that will preserve spinal growth and chest development in the very young children with scoliosis.

Professional career: About
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Professional Background


  • Internship, General Surgery: University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada


  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Association-USA Clinical Advisory Board 2008 to present

  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc Medical Director and Board member 2008 to present

  • International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board 2016 to present

  • Ponseti International Association for Clubfoot Treatment 2006 to present

  • Global Clubfoot Initiative Advisory Board 2007 to present

  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Board of Directors, Member at Large 2017 to 2022 Treasurer 2022 to 2024

Primary Hospital Affiliations:

Schneider Children’s Hospital/Long Island Jewish Hospital

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYC                                                  Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 

Secondary Hospital affiliations

Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon -Long Island Jewish Hospital
New Hyde Park, NY 
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY 
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
and New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 
Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 
Shriners Hospital for Children, Erie, PA 
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 
Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA 
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 

Committee Assignments

  • Advocacy Committee, POSNA 2015-2020 Chair 2016-2019

  • Bylaws Committee, POSNA 2019- Chair 2020-

  • Website Committee, SRS 2016-2020 Wellness Task Force, POSNA 2017-2019

  • Pediatrics Program Committee, AAOS 3/30/2020-3/10/2023

Journals Assignments

  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - reviewer

  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - reviewer A “Top reviewer” - 2019

  • European Radiology - reviewer

  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research - reviewer

  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology - reviewer

Professional career: CV
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