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David P. Gurd, MD is the Head of Pediatric Spinal Deformity
Surgery and the Medical Director for Supply Chain Management at Cleveland Clinic. He completed his undergraduate studies at
Miami University (Ohio), received his medical degree from The Ohio State
University, completed orthopaedic surgery residency training at Cleveland
Clinic and subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedics at the
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Gurd
joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2007.
Dr. Gurd’s main interests include scoliosis and spine
deformity to include congenital conditions, infantile scoliosis, kyphosis and
spondylolisthesis. He also enjoys working with pediatric trauma,
lower-extremity deformity and children’s hip conditions including hip
dysplasia. He has specialized training in the fields of osteotomy for significant
spine deformity and preservation of the hip joint in adolescents.
The majority of Dr. Gurd’s practice is focused on patient
care; however, he is also very active with Cleveland Clinic’s Supply Chain
Management and assessing the newest innovations in surgical care. Dr.
Gurd is currently engaged in research being conducted to improve recovery after
scoliosis surgery to increase patient mobility, function, and pain
control. In addition, he is working on a new modality to improve the ease
of pedicle screw placement for the surgeon and enhance patient safety when
undergoing spine surgery.
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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