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Jan S. Grudziak, MD, PhD, was born and raised in Poland. He completed his pre-med undergraduate education, as well as medical graduate school, at the K. Marcinkowski University School of Medicine in Poznan, Poland. At the medical school he met his wife, Aleksandra. After completing a residency in orthopaedic surgery and trauma, he took a position equal to assistant professor at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at his alma mater. His special interests included congenital hip and foot deformations, adolescent scoliosis, and adolescent and pediatric sports medicine. In 1991, he finished and defended his PhD thesis about genetic, demographic and treatment variables influencing the final treatment outcome of congenital clubfeet. His PhD thesis was ranked nationally by the Polish Ministry of Health as one of the best five PhD theses in Medical Sciences in the years 1991–1993.
After four years in academic practice in Poznan, Dr. Grudziak and his wife came to Pittsburgh to participate in research projects at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent four years at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as a member of the active provisional staff. In 1993 he passed all required medical exams in order to be licensed in the United States and, in 1994, he completed his Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Together with Dr. W. Timothy Ward, Dr. Grudziak has popularized a unique surgical approach to the treatment of the dysplastic hip—the Dega transiliac osteotomy—a method he learned and had used in Poland for the treatment of congenital hip dysplasia. The doctors’ videotape program, Dega’s Approach to the Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, won an award at the 62nd Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and this operative technique has become one of the standard procedures in the treatment of the dysplastic hip. Pittsburgh’s experience with the Dega osteotomy will be published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Dr. Grudziak repeated his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, making him board eligible by the standards of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In early July 2000, Dr. Grudziak rejoined the Pediatric Division of the Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh, as a faculty member.
Dr. Grudziak and his wife, herself a physician specializing in pediatrics, live in O’Hara Township. They have two daughters. In his free time, Dr. Grudziak enjoys extreme skiing, volleyball, soccer, tennis and improving his computer skills.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 39
Excellent staff and practitioner!
Dr. was wonderful! So was all the care we received.
Overall, our experience with the doctor and staff was wonderful. I only gave the doctor a 9 out of 10 rating because I cant really gauge a 10 in one visit. He was great with our son and with us. The nurse was also very friendly and joked around with us a little about filling out the paperwork.
Dr. Grudziak spoke to my son directly and with humor and seriousness. This really went over well with him. I think it made him listen more to the important instructions the dr and his assistant were giving to him. I cannot say anything negative about this experience.
Dr. Gruziak and Gretchen are awesome and helped me tremendously. Thank you again,
very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.
after this routine visit, a problem was detected by the doctor that could be life threatening; the doctor and staff were amazing at keeping in close contact, coordinating our care and testing and providing unparalleled care for our daughter. Dr.Grudziak and staff are amazing health care providers and we are grateful for their amazing care.
We had a great experience at Children's Hospital.
Dr. Grudziak is fantastic. He is enthusiastic, personable, and an expert in his field without parallel. I would recommend him without hesitation,
We had a very good experience during our last visit. Everything was clearly explained. We left satisfied and had no questions. I would recommend this provider to friends and family.
The whole team was professional and friendly at all times. Could not be happier with the team that has supported my son.
Level of concern good
Dr. GRUDZIAK has fixed my daughter's ankle and my son's knee. Most recently my son's knee. We will never stop being grateful for his ability and empathy for our children.
I have been so pleased with the care we received through this whole process - everyone was wonderful. Thank you
Dr. g is very knowledgeable and thorough.... We enjoy his sense of humor
everyone was wderfull at the apointment. the dr and the nurses all were nice ad very helpfull with the reason why we were there they are all great
Dr. Grudiak did an excellent job with the surgery and follow up. He understood that my child has a very low tolerance for pain, so he made sure she was very comfortable. Her recovery was easy and his work was excellent. Even her pediatrician stated the doctor did an excellent job. I also have to mention the staff before, during and after the surgery we very kind and accomadating. I hope my child doesn't need any other surgery of this kind, but if she does I would choose Dr. Grudiak and Children's hospital in Wexford without any reservations.
I absolutely love the doctor we saw. He had an awesome bed side manner. He was respectful to the parent, truly listened, and was courteous enough to explain everything to us. I would recommend him to everyone, and I wish he saw adults!
I've had 5 hip surgeries and this man has helped me through some of the toughest times in my life. I would trust him taking care of anyone. Very caring and takes away the scariness of all the bad situations I've been faced with. He's an amazing man.
Great Visit! My child was having her x-ray within 10 minutes of arriving and we were a half hour early! She then went right in to see Dr. Grudziak - who is great with her! He showed us the x-ray and answered any questions we had.
Dr. Grudziak knows my child inside and out, always listens to our concerns and is quick, efficient and conscience of my daughter's limitations. Something I readily appreciate.
The experience was wonderful.
Dr. Grudziak is good at what he does , he just makes you feel a little rushed with your questions & concerns. I know that the way a lot a medical places are run they put a lot of pressure on their employees and therefore you get these results sometimes.
Felt like the doctor did not spend enough time explaining to me what was going on. He came in, pulled up x-rays, didn't explain anything to me about what we were seeing, then said to schedule another appointment for two weeks from then. I don't think he was in the room more than 60 seconds and I was so shocked by how quickly things happened that I didn't even realize he was gone and not coming back. I never felt like I had a chance to ask any questions about his upcoming procedure (having pins and a cast removed) and really feel unprepared for what I should expect at that next appointment.
Dr. Grudziak was very funny and made my daughter and I laugh which made our appointment a pleasant experience.
When my child needed surgery with this provider, I was worried and anxious. I did not feel comforted by Dr G's approach. Now that the surgeries are done, and my child is better, I know that there is no one I would trust more than Dr G. He never wavered from giving us concern and care. I am grateful for him.
I absolutely love Dr. Grudziak he is awesome with my kids and very kind, polite & informative with me.
Everyone is very nice and professional. J
Love him!!! Best doctor ever!!
He was very helpful about our concerns about our daughter.
My husband and I were extremely satisfied with care my son received. The doctor listened carefully to our concerns, explained everything in a way we understood, and showed genuine concern for our son's health. The nurse went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed before we left, even though we did not finish with our visit until it was about time for the office to close.
We would recommend him without a doubt. He has done an excellent job in taking care of me.
Dr. Grudziak and his staff are excellent. He has been working with my son's knee for 3 years now and we get the best care possible each time.
Dr Grudziak is an amazing doctor
We have been coming to Dr. Grudziak for about 3-4 years and he is excellent in every way. We won't go to anyone else.
Dr. Grudziak is the best! He always takes time to answer all of my questions and he always lets me look at my X-rays with him. He listens to me and talks to me, not just my mom. He's great.
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