TSRHC

Limb Lengthening

 

Limb Lengthening
 

John G. Birch, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

Assistant Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Ambulatory Care

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 and medical director of ambulatory care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor in Ontario and received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Birch completed his internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital and his orthopaedic residency and clinical fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Ottawa. He served as the chief pediatric orthopaedic resident at the University of Florida and was a traveling visiting fellow at Newington Children's Hospital and Alfred I. DuPont Institute. Dr. Birch also completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Birch is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Birch is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Association for the Study and Application Methods of Ilizarov in North America (ASAMI-NA); and served as president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (ASAMI-NA). Dr. Birch is also a fellow member of the Association for the Study and Application Methods of Ilizarov in Italy (ASAMI-Italia) and a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association; the Dallas County Medical Society; the Texas Medical Association; the American Medical Association; the Texas Orthopaedic Association; and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Section.

Brandon Ramo, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

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 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Ramo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and received his medical doctorate from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. He completed both his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  Dr. Ramo also completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at TSRHC in 2011 where he received the T. Boone Pickens Annual Fellows Spine Research Award. He is currently on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and is assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Ramo is a candidate member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Karl E. Rathjen, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center; President, TSRHC Foundation

Staff Orthopaedist; Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center; 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 a staff orthopaedist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is an honor graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rathjen completed his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego. Dr. Rathjen is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Division Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services, Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Rathjen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the American Medical Association; the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Texas Orthopaedic Association; and the Scoliosis Research Society.  Dr. Rathjen has served as Associate Editor, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research since 2008 and is a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spine.

Lane Wimberly, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedist

Staff Orthopaedist

Office

(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. He received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 2003. Dr. Wimberly previously served as assistant professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and as resident education director at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also served as assistant professor at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 2008, and a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Wimberly is on the medical staff of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

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.