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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100 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022
When having questions Dr. Ballock explained in detail and got back to us very promptly
Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022
When I had follow up questions for dr ballock, he returned my call so promptly I was pleasantly surprised
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022
Dr. Ballock answered questions that I had, wrote down information for me, and encouraged me to call back with any follow-up questions.
Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022
Dr. Ballock is amazing. We've seen him several times in the past year and a half and he always takes great care of my daughter. He's extremely empathetic towards her and her feelings about her extracurricular activities.
Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Ballock is tremendous and works well with his patients. As a parent I trust his work and appreciate the concern and importance he places on treating my child.
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022
I loved how the doctor included my son. Explained his x-rays and the process of healing
Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021
I loved how the doctor really related to my son and was able to engage him in the appointment and talking through the injury and his treatment! Awesome bedside manner!
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Ballock was very attentive and concerned about Leah's arm pain.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021
The doctor is very hands on and is absolutely wonderful.
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021
Very knowledgeable doctor willing to share his expertise.
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021
Dr Ballock is the best! Caring and compassionate and always makes time for his patients
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021
Dr. Ballock is an amazing and wonderful doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
Dr Ballock is the best We are so lucky we got an appointment with him
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021
Dr. Ballock is wonderful, caring and took time to make sure all of my and my child's questions were answered.
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021
Dr. Ballock is a master diagnostician and clinician. He explains things very clearly and with dispatch. He is a master physician and I am grateful we got to see him
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