John P. Dormans, MD, FACS

The Richard M. Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dormans, John P.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 orthopedic surgery. He and his team welcome the opportunity to provide the most advanced care for children from all parts of the world.

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