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Pediatric Orthopedics

Whether a child has a congenital deformity of the spine, hip, hand, leg or foot, or experiences a traumatic bone or muscle injury, the pediatric orthopedic specialists at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis are among the best in the country. With offices at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top 10 pediatric orthopedic centers in the United States, our Chesterfield outpatient orthopedic facility, and at our new location at the St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center opening June 2015, we are able to provide easy access to pediatric orthopedic services for our patients. Washington University pediatric orthopedic surgeons also see patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in St Louis.

Many of our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are widely recognized for pioneering surgeries and innovative, conservative approaches to a wide variety of orthopedic problems in children and adolescents.

For more information on our services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, please contact Kim Cordia, Nurse Manager, at (314) 454-5221 or via email at


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Pediatric Physicians Include:

Matthew Dobbs, MD
J. Eric Gordon, MD
Scott Luhmann, MD
Mark Miller, MD
Jeffrey Nepple, MD
Perry Schoenecker, MD

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:

Christi Abeln, APRN, MSN, BCPNP

Pediatric Hand & Upper Extremity Physicians:

Charles Goldfarb, MD
Lindley Wall, MD

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Oncology Physicians:

Cara Cipriano, MD
Douglas McDonald, MD, MS
Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD

Pediatric Spine Physicians:

Keith Bridwell, MD
Munish Gupta, MD
Michael Kelly, MD
Scott Luhmann, MD

Pediatric sports medicine physicians: 

Mark Halstead, MD
Jeffrey Nepple, MD