TSRHC

Limb Lengthening

 

Limb Lengthening
 

John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Office

(214) 559-7557 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7557

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7516 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7516

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John G. Birch, M.D.

Dr. John Birch is assistant chief of staff emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children’s Health Dallas 

Education:
• University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario, Canada
• University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada

Internship:
• Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Residencies:
• University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
• University of Florida

Fellowships:
• Newington Children’s Hospital Newington, Connecticut
• Alfred I. DuPont Institute Wilmington, Delaware
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• University of Ottawa – Sports Medicine Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Honors and Awards:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oral Examinations, examiner
• Vernon T. Tolo Clinical Paper Award, Pediatric Society of North America, 2009
• Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions of Orthopaedic Surgery, AAOS, 2012
• Best Clinical Scientific Paper Award, POSNA, 2010

Board Certification:
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow, 1980
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987, Recertified, 1994 and 2008

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society ASAMI-NA president (2003) and ongoing member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America board of directors, 2005–2007 • Dallas County Medical Society • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Associazione per lo Studio e Applicazione del Methodo di Ilizarov-Italia (ASAMI), ongoing member • Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov International and External Fixation (ASAMI), vice president (2004-2006) and ongoing member • American Academy of Pediatrics Orthopaedic Section • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer • Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, reviewer • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Associate Editor, 2012-Present • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Advisory Board, 2012 • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012-present

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Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Health℠; President, TSRHC Foundation

Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Health℠; President, TSRHC Foundation

Office

(214) 559-7556 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7556

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559- 8318 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8318

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Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Dr. Karl Rathjen is assistant chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor

Affiliations:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Texas Scottish Rite Foundation President
• Children’s Health Dallas, Division Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services
• Parkland Health & Hospital System

Education:
• The University of Texas, Tau Beta Pi
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha

Internship:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center General Surgery

Residency:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Children’s Hospital of San Diego University of California, San Diego Pediatric Orthopaedics

Honors and Awards:
• Alpha Omega Alpha, 1989
• University of Texas College of Engineering, Outstanding Student, Runner-Up, 1986
• University of Texas Cactus Yearbook Goodfellow, 1986
• Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1986

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998, Recertified, 2005

Professional Associations/Affiliations:
•American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Trauma Committee - 2004-2006 Advocacy Committee, 2008-2010 chair, 2010 COUR Committee, 2010-2011 Development Committee, 2011-Present chair, 2012 Quality, Value and Safety Committee, 2011-Present Public Education and Media Relations Committee, 2011-Present • Scoliosis Research Society Endowment Committee, 2008-Present Bylaws Committee, 2011-2012 chair-elect, 2013-2014 Morbidity and Mortality Committee, 2011-2012 • American Orthopaedic Association • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons Karl E. Rathjen, M.D. Staff Orthopaedist President of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Foundation Dr. Karl Rathjen and TSRHC patient Austin, age 11 of Southlake • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America (ASAMI-NA) board of directors, 2010-Present • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine • Pedatric Trauma Society, 2011-Present • Spina Bifida Association of America Professional Advisory Committee, 2003-2007 • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, associate editor • Spine, consultant reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, consultant reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Edition, contributing author • US News and World Report, America's Best Children's Hospitals, Member Orthopaedic Working Group 2010-2013

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Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Office

(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-7433 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7433

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Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Dr. Brandon Ramo is a staff orthopaedist and medical director of ambulatory care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor

Affiliations:
• Children’s Health Dallas
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Education:
• University of Georgia: B.S.
• Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine: M.D.

Internship:
• Vanderbilt University General Surgery Residency:
• Vanderbilt University Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Board Certification:
• Board Eligible for American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author Honors and Awards: University of Georgia • Summa cum Laude graduate with Highest Honors • Phi Beta Kappa Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for ChildrenFellowship • Boone Pickens Annual Spine Research Award, 2011

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

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(214) 456-7697

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Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Dr. Robert Lane Wimberly is a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor

Affiliations:
• Children’s Health Dallas
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Education:
• The Johns Hopkins University
• Baylor College of Medicine

Internship:
• Georgetown University Hospital General Surgery

Residency:
• Georgetown University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

Professional Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, member • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Fifth Editions, contributing author

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Mikhail Samchukov

Co-director, Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Director, Core Research Divisions

Co-director, Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Director, Core Research Divisions

Office

(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Mikhail Samchukov

Dr. Mikhail Samchukov is co-director of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction and director of the core research division at TSRHC. He is an associate clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an associate clinical professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. Dr. Samchukov is a graduate of Khabarovsk State Medical School in Russia. His primary research interests are in new bone formation and soft tissue adaptation under the influence of tension stress, as well as adaptation of distraction osteogenesis and histiogenesis techniques and computer-assisted preoperative planning and monitoring for fracture healing, limb lengthening, deformity correction and bone transport. Dr. Samchukov has been awarded numerous research grants and given many seminars and lectures. He is the co-author of seven patents. He has numerous publications, including five books, one multimedia course on CD-ROM, 22 book chapters, 56 journal articles and more than 200 abstracts.