Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Orthopaedics
- Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fracture Care
- Non-operative Treatment of Fractures
- Orthopaedic Conditions in Children
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Club Feet
- Congenital Clubfoot
- Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
- Flatfoot in Children
- Growth Plate Injuries
- Hip Dysplasia
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Orthopaedic Injuries
- Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
- Pediatric Knee Injuries
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Trauma
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Injuries
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX USA
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Cell & Molecular Biology-Resea
Bethesda, MD USA
Residency - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA
Internship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA
Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
- National Institutes of Health, 1990-1993
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric fractures and sports injuries, skeletal development, hip dysplasia, clubfoot, deformity correction and leg lengthening
Awards & Honors
- North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1991
- Newton C. McCollough Award for Best Basic Science Paper, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 1999
- Kappa Delta Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000
- The Harry J. Reich Lecturer, New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003
- Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2007
Research & Publications
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- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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150 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020
I contacted Dr. Ballock's office and presented the matter that needed attention and requested an appointment. I received a call back within a short period of time and was scheduled for an appointment.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020
I always appreciate *Dr. Ballock, but he explained the COVID changes and what was going on w/my daughter really well.
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020
A+ - I am a physical therapist & will easily recommend this pediatric dr. to my friends & peers.
Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020
the doctor was nice, but he seemed to be in a hurry.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020
Tracy's Secretary was extremely helpful in getting our MRI approved ASAP! quick response from both Dr. Bullock and his assistant. thank you!
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020
wonderful experience, scheduled quickly, no wait, felt safe in the office, Dr. Ballock was wonderful - my daughter was very comfortable with him as was I!
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020
The dr. was great.
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020
Wonderful physician. Caring, attentive and talked with my son directly about his care. We were so grateful that they took care of us when we needed help. Would highly recommend. Definition of excellence is this office/this physician.
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020
Due to some technical issues on my end, I was a few minutes late to enter the meeting, but Dr. Ballock was there when we eventually got in and was immensely kind and patient.
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020
*Dr. Ballock took great care of my grandson.
Reviewed on May 28, 2020
*Dr. Ballock provided exceptional care to our child and helped to calm our nerves as worried parents. We could not have had a better experience.
Reviewed on May 22, 2020
Dr Ballock and his staff are amazing!
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020
great dr. helpful knowledgeable even virtual!!
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020
Great doctor and staff!
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020
Dr Ballok was amazing! he was very patient, made my son feel comfortable and kept him involved in the decision making process. he was informative and I felt comfortable with his assessment and answers
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
Dr Ballock has been our peds ortho for many years for our athletic family. we would trust know one else
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020
Both Elena and I were very happy and pleased with the service provided by the doctor and staff. Would recommend him to others.Thank you
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