B. David Horn, MD

B. David Horn, MD, is an attending surgeon at CHOP with a focus on congenital orthopedic conditions affecting the feet, legs, hips and spine.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of the hip, Foot and ankle disorders including clubfoot, Cerebral palsy, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Disorders of the hips and spine, Fractures and trauma, General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Limb deformity
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Specialty Care, Virtua
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio


    New York University Medical Center, New York, NY


    Pediatric orthopaedic surgery, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Conditions Treated
  • Departments and Services
  • Publications




    Horn BD. Bowed legs: common pediatric orthopaedic problems. In: Lotke PA, Aboud JA, Ende J, editors. Lippincott’s primary care orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

    Horn BD, Spiegel DA. Intoeing, flatfoot, Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, septic arthritis of the hip: common pediatric orthopaedic problems. In: Lotke PA, Aboud JA, Ende J, editors. Lippincott’s primary care orthopaedics.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.


    Horn DB, Spiegel DA. Orthopaedics. In: Zaoutis, Chiang, editors. Comprehensive pediatric hospital medicine. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier; 2007.

    Hosalkar H, Horn D, Friedman JE, Dormans JP. The hip. In: Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2007.


    Horn BD, Dormans JP.  Evaluation of the cervical spine in children. In: Clark CR, editor. The cervical spine. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;  2005.


    Horn BD. Clubfoot. In: Cramer KE, Scherl SA, editors. Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2003.



    Courtney PM, Flynn JM, Jaramillo D, Horn BD, Calabro K, Speigel DA. Clinical indications for repeat MRI in children with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec;30(8):883-7. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21102217. Read the abstract

    Horn B, Bales CB, Kamath BM, Munoz PS, Nguyen A, Piccoli DA, et al. Pathologic lower extremity fractures in children with Alagille syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Jul;51(1):66-70. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20453673.  Read the article 

    Horn BD, Davidson RS. Current treatment of clubfoot in infancy and childhood. Foot Ankle Clin. 2010 Jun;15(2):235-43. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20534353. Read abstract


    Bhat SB, Kamath AF, Sehgal K, Horn BD, Hosalkar HS. Multi-axial correction system in the treatment of radial club hand. J Child Orthop. Epub 2009 Sep 4. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19730917. Read the article

    Pandya NK, Clarke SE, McCarthy JJ, Horn BD, Hosalkar HS. Correction of Blount's disease by a multi-axial external fixation system. J Child Orthop. 2009 Aug;3(4):291-9. Epub 2009 Apr 16. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19370370. Read the article

    Kramer GA, Albina JE, Andrieu SC, Hendricson WD, Henson L, Horn BD, et al. Dental student assessment toolbox. J Dent Educ. 2009 Jan;73(1):12-35. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19126764. Read the article