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David Gurd, MD

216.444.2606

David Gurd, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
DeskDesk:216.445.8001
WorkFax:216.445.3585
David Gurd, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Mail Code A41
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
DeskDesk:216.445.8001
WorkFax:216.445.3585
David Gurd, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Euclid Medical Office
Mail Code A41
99 Northline Circle
Euclid, OH 44119
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
DeskDesk:216.445.8001
WorkFax:216.445.3585
David Gurd, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code A41
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
DeskDesk:216.445.8001
WorkFax:216.445.3585
David Gurd, MD
Department: Pediatric Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
Surgeon:
Yes
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

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.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Dallas, TX USA
2006
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedics
Cleveland, OH USA
2005
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedics
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
2000
Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
1995

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Additional Training

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.

Memberships

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Irish American Orthopaedic Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Trauma Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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