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John P. Dormans, MD, FACS

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Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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  • Department: Surgery
  • Division: Orthopaedics
  • Primary Address:
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery - 2nd Floor
    Richard D. Wood Ambulatory Care Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • 215-590-1534

    Appointments

    • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2000 – present)
    • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1996 – 2000)
    • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991 – 1996)

    Education

    • M.D., Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (1983)
    • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1979)

    Extended Bio

    On staff at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for twenty years, Dr. Dormans has served as Division Chief for Orthopaedic Surgery since 1996. He holds the Richard M. Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Dormans has served as President of the Medical Staff of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was the President of Children's Surgical Associates (CHOP surgical group) for three terms.

    Dr. Dormans leads a program marked by outstanding interdisciplinary care for all types of muscular and skeletal conditions. A world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Dormans is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the area of limb-sparing surgery for sarcomas. He is also widely recognized for his work in treating pediatric spinal deformities.

    In addition to his clinical and academic appointments, Dr. Dormans is active in a number of international organizations: He served as 2009-10 president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas. He is the 2010-12 president of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT).

    Dr. Dormans has published 282 peer reviewed articles, 180 abstracts, and 130 editorials, reviews and chapters, and has written or edited five textbooks on orthopaedic surgery. He and his team welcome the opportunity to provide the most advanced care for children from all parts of the world.

    Publications

    • Erol B., Pill SG., Meyer JS., Pawel BR., Dormans JP.. Knee pain and swelling in a 5-year-old girl. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Orthopaedic-Radiology-Pathology Section. Vol 397. 2002 April.
    • Levine MJ., Meyer JS., Pawel BR., Dormans JP.. Ankle pain in an 8-year-old boy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Orthopaedic-Radiology-Pathology Section. Vol 404. 2002 November.
    • Pill SG., Adams SB., Hubbard AM., Carpentieri DF., Dormans JP.. Soft tissue mass of the second toe in an 11-year-old boy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Orthopaedic-Radiology-Pathology Section. Vol 404. 2002 August.
    • Dormans JP., Fisher RC., Pill SG.. Orthopaedics in the developing world: present and future concerns. [see comments]. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Vol 9(5) . 2001 Sep-Oct:289-96.
    • Luedtke LM., Flynn JM., Ganley TJ., Hosalkar HS., Pill SG., Dormans JP.. The orthopedists' perspective: bone tumors, scoliosis, and trauma. [Review] [50 refs]. Radiologic Clinics of North America. Vol 39(4) . 2001 Jul:803-21.
    • Dormans JP., Spiegel D., Meyer J., Asada N., Alman BA., Pill SG., Himelstein B., Womer R.. Fibromatoses in childhood: the desmoid/fibromatosis complex. [Review] [60 refs]. Medical & Pediatric Oncology. Vol 37(2) . 2001 Aug:126-31.
    • Silber JS., Flynn JM., Koffler KM., Dormans JP., Drummond DS.. Analysis of the cause, classification, and associated injuries of 166 consecutive pediatric pelvic fractures. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Vol 21(4) . 2001 Jul-Aug:446-50.
    • Pierz KA., Womer RB., Dormans JP.. Pediatric bone tumors: osteosarcoma ewing's sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma associated with multiple hereditary osteochondromatosis. [Review] [70 refs]. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Vol 21(3) . 2001 May-Jun:412-8.
    • Cohen MW., Drummond DS., Flynn JM., Pill SG., Dormans JP.. A technique of occipitocervical arthrodesis in children using autologous rib grafts. Spine. Vol 26(7) . 2001 Apr 1:825-9.
    • Pill SG., Ganley TJ., Nelson C., Dormans JP.. Prostheses and pediatrics. Advances for Directors in Rehabilitation Medicine. Vol 10(4) . 2001 April:53-56.