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John P. Dormans, MD
Degree and Institution
MD, Indiana University, 1979
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Extremity and spine sarcomas in children; benign and malignant tumors of the extremity and spine.
Imaging of spine and extremity tumors in children; limb-sparing surgical techniques; chemotherapy and late effects in children with sarcomas.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery, Michigan State University, 1988
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 1989
Honors and Awards
Vice President, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (Will be President in 2010, Hawaii)
Board of Directors, Education Council Chair, Scoliosis Research Society
Past President, Medical Staff, CHOP
President, Board of Directors, Children’s Surgical Associates (CHOP surgical group of 80 surgeons and 8 official divisions)
Past President, Board of Directors, Orthopaedics Overseas
2007-2008 Best Doctors in America
2007 Children’s Circle of Care (Recognition Society of Philanthropists to Children’s Hospitals throughout North America)
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John P. Dormans
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2nd Floor Wood Building
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Phone: 215-590-1534
John P. Dormans, M.D., is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and is Research Associate of the Stokes Research Institute at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Dormans has served as President of the Medical Staff of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and President of Children's Surgical Associates (CHOP surgical group) for three terms.
Dr. Dormans did a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Dormans has been at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania since 1990 and has been the recipient of both the Jesse T. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (awarded by the senior Orthopaedic Residency Class of 1993) and also the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He is also the Co-director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was an American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association Kashewagi Suzuki traveling fellow to Japan in 1996.
Dr. Dormans has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles, has authored more than 95 chapters and written or edited 4 books. Dr. Dormans is certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Societies. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors Orthopaedics Overseas and a member of the Board of Directors for Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the Decade of the Bone and Joint Project. He was just elected into the Presidential Line of POSNA.
Dr. Dormans has a strong interest in orthopaedic care of children in developing countries. He has worked in various countries, including Ethiopia, Bulgaria, and Indonesia and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Orthopaedics Overseas. He serves as an advisory editor to Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, an Associate Editor to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.