ISSN 2380-2995 (Online)
ISSN 2380-2987 (Print)


Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD


Achieving Our Potential: A History of Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital

Theodora S. Browne, BA[1]; Justin Cardenas, BS[2]; Lee S. Haruno, BS[1],[2]; Sha’Tia N. Safford, MPH[1]; John P. Dormans, MD[1],[2]

[1] Division of Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital; Houston, TX, USA
[2] Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX, USA

Corresponding Author:
John P. Dormans, MD, FACS
Division of Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin St, Suite 660
Houston, TX 77030, USA

DOI: 10.18600/toj.020201


Since opening its doors in 1954, Texas Children's Hospital has served the ever growing needs of the regional Texas community. As Houston and the surrounding communities within Texas have expanded immensely over the years, so too have the subspecialties of pediatric orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery. The authors offer a look back at the history and accomplishments of Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital from the perspectives of the orthopaedic surgeons who have served throughout Houston and the institution, and propose a vision for what’s to come in the future.

Level of Evidence: V; Descriptive review/Expert opinions.

Keywords: Texas Children’s Hospital; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Houston; History.