Jennifer Winell, MD

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Jennifer Winell, MD, is an attending pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia focusing on sports injuries, and spine and foot disorders. She specializes in non-surgical scoliosis treatment, and practices in Princeton and Voorhees, New Jersey.

Areas of Expertise: Cerebral palsy, Clubfoot, Developmental Hip Dysplasia, General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis, Sports medicine, Pediatric orthopaedic surgery, Sports injuries, Spinal disorders
Locations: Specialty Care, Virtua; Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro; Specialty Care, Abington

Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527


Jennifer J. Winell, MD, is an attending orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the non-operative management of orthopaedic conditions. Her research centers around the non-operative treatment of scoliosis, as well as stress fractures in the spine. She also treats sports injuries, hip dysplasia and foot deformities.

Dr. Winell chose orthopaedics because it is a very hands-on specialty. "It's also a generally happy specialty where the majority of patients will get better. That is very satisfying as a physician," says Winell. Her philosophy of care embodies doing everything possible to help children in her care avoid surgical intervention with the primary goal of getting kids back to the activities they enjoy.

She spends time evaluating each patient as an individual. This helps her see the big picture and the uniqueness of each child's condition. From there, Dr. Winell can determine the patient’s needs and how she can help them manage many orthopaedic conditions without surgery. If surgery is necessary, she facilitates the process for her patients. No matter the condition or treatment a patient is facing, Dr. Winell says, "I would like families to know I treat every child individually and give my all to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will provide them with the best outcome."

Her greatest interest is in idiopathic scoliosis, specifically the non-operative management of this condition. "There have been several recent innovations in this field that are very exciting," says Winell. She believes that advances in bracing, medications and injections will present more options for patients, especially growing children, to avoid surgical intervention. When medically appropriate, Dr. Winell prescribes the NYRC Brace™, a customized brace that provides three-dimensional control and rotational correction.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, New York, NY


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, New York, NY


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Orthopedic Consequences of Childhood Obesity
Flat feet
Medical Ethics




Johnson M, Gohel S, Flynn J, Anari J, Cahill P, Winell j. “Will I need a brace?”: likelihood of curve progression to bracing range in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine deformity 2022 May.


Johnson M, Gohel S, Flynn J, Anari J, Cahill P, Winell j. Risk of scoliosis progression in nonoperatively treated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on skeletal maturity. Journal of pediatric orthopedics 2021, Oct 1.


Abel K, Chilutti D, Goebel J. Ganley T, Wells L, Winell J,. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Pediatric Population. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol. 32 #2 April-Jun 2010.


Manoff, E.M., Banffy, M.B., Winell, J.J. Relationship between body mass index and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 25: 744-746, 2005.

Terry, M.A., Winell, J.J., Green, D.W. Schneider, R., Peterson, M., Marx, R.G., Widmann, R.F. Measurement variance in limb length discrepancy: clinical and radiographic assessment of interobserver and intraobserver variability. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 25: 197-201, 2005.

Jones, M.H., Simon, J.E., Winell, J.J. Pediatric knee fractures. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 17: 43-47, 2005.


Lord, J., Winell, J.J. Overuse injuries in pediatric athletes. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 16: 47-50, 2004.


Winell, J.J., Burke, S.W. Sports participation of children with Down syndrome. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 34: 439-443, 2003.

Posters and Presentations


Making the Most of Your Orthopedic Office Practice, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium. 12/13.

ACL Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A Report of Our Center’s Experience, Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America& European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society.


ACL Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A Report of Our Center’s Experience, European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery

2022, South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

May 2016, Top Female Doc  in South Jersey, SJ Magazine