About the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

About The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, located in Hollywood, Florida, is the largest group of fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in South Florida. It was founded in 1989 by Michael Jofe, MD. Over the years, we have grown to include 5 fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and a support staff of 31 dedicated professionals who work as a team to provide premier pediatric orthopaedic medical treatment and compassionate medical care for children from the southeastern United States and beyond, as well as the Caribbean and South America.

We take great pride in maintaining a high standard of excellence in the treatment and prevention of pediatric musculoskeletal disorders. Specializing in pediatric orthopaedic medicine we provide orthopaedic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments for scoliosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, clubfoot, sports injuries and many other pediatric orthopaedic conditions.

The doctors regularly meet for multi-specialty conferences to discuss patient management and to review current publications in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. In addition, the surgeons will be hosting the 2007 annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, bringing nearly 1,000 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world for this premier scientific event.

Each doctor spends several weeks per year in continuing medical education to learn the latest in pediatric orthopaedic technique, philosophy and practice. In addition, our physicians have lectured at medical schools and professional conferences around the nation. We have conducted three international symposia on pediatric orthopaedic surgery and frequently present our data at international scientific symposiums as well as publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. We routinely recommend intra-practice referrals as each pediatric surgeon has a sub-specialty interest, broadening his experience and knowledge. With our complementary subspecialties and a wide range of services, our practice has earned a reputation for delivering comprehensive pedicatric orthopaedic care for children of all ages.