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David P. Gurd, MD, is the Head of Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University, residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Gurd's main interests include scoliosis and spine deformity, pediatric trauma, lower-extremity deformity and children's hip conditions.
Research is being conducted on improving recovery after scoliosis surgery and specific fracture care. For an appointment with Dr. David Gurd, please call 216.444.2606.
Pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, scoliosis and spine deformity, hip disorders, lower extremity deformity, trauma scoliosis and spine deformity, developmental dysplasia of the hip, pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, lower extremity deformity, pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric trauma club feet and deformity correction, developmental dysplasia of the hip, general pediatric orthopaedics, lower extremity deformity, pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric trauma, scoliosis, trauma
Awards & Honors
2012 Orthopaedic Teacher of the Year
2011 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
Multiple times voted into Best Doctors of Cleveland
Innovative techniques for the hip, specifically surgical dislocation of the hip and the Ganz osteotomy of the hip.
Innovative techniques for significant spine deformity including multiple types of osteotomies for spinal realignment.
Innovations & Patents
Working on a new modality to improve the ease and safety of pedicle screw placement for spine deformity.
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