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Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship

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Pediatric orthopaedic surgery enjoys a prominent place in the history of medicine in Pittsburgh. Dr. Albert B. Ferguson, chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh from 1953 to 1986, and Dr. William F. Donaldson, the 1975 president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, were both pioneers in the field. Dr. Ferguson focused on early surgical treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), and Dr. Donaldson specialized in spinal deformity surgery for children.
Currently there are six full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons working at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, whose new campus opened in 2009. This ACGME-accredited fellowship includes a large volume of tertiary-level surgical reconstructions as well as a wide exposure to the clinical management of complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions.
With only one fellow accepted into the program each year, there is a unique focus on the training of this individual. The program contains an especially broad exposure to children with spine deformity, hip preservation requirements, trauma, and sports injuries.
In addition the fellow participates in the treatment of children in the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Erie Outpatient Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center. These patients often have complex, tertiary-level deformities and receive their hospital care at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Opportunities and requirements for fellow participation also exist in resident education and research. 
Last Update
January 14, 2014
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Last Update
January 14, 2014