February 18, 2016
By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.ED.
Despite the critical nature of pediatric orthopedics, most don’t flock to this subspecialty. One reason? It is emotionally challenging. But some do…and here is a subset of real standouts.
A note to readers: We don’t have “the market” on lists…this isn’t the be-all and end-all list—but it is a list of the most impressive pediatric orthopedic surgeons in North America. This information was obtained via a survey of thought leaders in the field. The information in quotes is what we heard about these surgeons. In alphabetical order, here is our list of 17 of the top pediatric orthopedic surgeons in North America.
…Michael G. Vitale, M.D., M.P.H. is the Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Chief Quality Officer of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at that facility. “He is a surgeon, researcher, and educator who has delved into quality and value and safety initiatives. He is a real leader in this field. Runs the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, a great educational event.”