School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedics


What is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are trained to treat the orthopedic issues of children. While similar to other orthopedic practitioners, their specialized skills take into consideration the still-developing bones of the child. The entire musculoskeletal (bone, joint, back, or muscle) system is within the purview of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.

What training is required for a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?

Similar to their orthopedic counterparts, pediatric orthopedic surgeons must successfully complete medical school and 5 years of residency. Additionally, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon will continue their training for 1-2 years to earn their specialty designation. This allows them to treat and understand the unique issues that accompany the growing bones of a child.

When should I take my child to a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?

From diagnosis to treatment, pediatric orthopedic surgeons are uniquely qualified to help your child with a wide range of issues involving their musculoskeletal system. Conditions like scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, adolescent sports medicine, foot disorders, developmental dislocation of the hip, fractures, limb lengthening, musculoskeletal tumors, and many more are examples of issues that warrant a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

Our Pediatric Surgeons

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Accousti, William, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics


Cable, Matthew, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics


Clement, Carter, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics


Gargiulo, Dominic, DO

Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics

Gonzalez, Joseph

Gonzalez, Joseph, MD

Clinical Faculty

King, Andrew

King, Andrew, MD, FACS

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics


Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Podcast