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James W. Roach, MD

James Roach, MD
Job Title Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title The William F. and Jean W. Donaldson Endowed Chair of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Medical Director, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Erie
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5530 Phone
412-692-6088 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1974 Georgetown University, Washington, DC


1978 Orthopedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI


1981 Pediatric Orthopedics, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Alpha Omega Honor Society


  • Holman J, Carroll KL, Murray KA, Macleod LM, Roach JW. (2012) Long-term Follow-up of Open Reduction Surgery for Developemental Dislocation of the Hip. J Pediatrc Ortho, Mar;32(2):121-124.
  • Carroll KL, Murray KA, Macleod LM, Hennessey TA, Woiczik MR, Roach JW. (2011) Measurement of the Center Edge Angle and Determination of the Severin Classification Using Digital Radiography, Computer-assisted Measurement Tools, and a Severin Algorithm: Intraobserver and Interobserver Reliability Revisited. J Pediatrc Ortho, Jun;31(4):e30-35.
  • McCarthy JJ, Armstrong DG, Davey JP, Epps HR, Gerardi JA, Kanel JS, Mehlman CT, Roach JW, Schwend RM, Smith BG, Ward WT. (2011) The Current Medical Practice of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in North America. J Pediatrc Ortho, Apr-May;31(3):223-226.

    View Dr. Roach's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Genetics (genotype-phenotype correlation in DDH)
Two grants are directed at the long-term follow-up of DDH with a special interest in outcome measures:
  • The first grant was 100K with a 20% PI effort awarded by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation to study the “Long Term Follow-up of Open Reduction Surgery in DDH”.  This project has been completed and resulted in three papers, two published in the J Pediatr Ortho and one recently accepted for publication in the same journal.
  • The second grant is an award of 419K from the Shrine Research Foundation with a 20% PI effort to study the “Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in DDH”. This grant is in the last year of funding. One paper from this research has been accepted for publication in the J Pediatr Ortho.
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March 12, 2013
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March 12, 2013