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James O. Sanders, M.D.

About Me

Grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Father of 4. After training, stated practice in San Antonio. Was the chief of staff of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Erie from 1997 through 2007.  Have been at the University of Rochester and the Golisano Children’s Hospital since 2008 and serve as chief of the division of pediatric orthopedics and director of the pediatric surgical services.  Am involved in the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).

Education and Training

College at Southern Methodist University in Dallas with degrees in Civil Engineering and Chemistry.  Medical School at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, and Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spinal Deformity at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Why I like Pediatric Orthopaedics

I enjoy working with children and their parents both to figure out problems and help the children get better.  Children want to return to play and just be kids, and pediatric orthopedists get to help them do that.  Children also grow and develop over time, and are part of that while also helping them overcome whatever their musculoskeletal problems.

Areas of Interest

I enjoy all areas of pediatric orthopedics but my practice and research have evolved to spinal deformity and growth of the musculoskeletal system. Despite this, I still enjoy seeing children with nerve or muscle problems, congenital problems, gait abnormalities, and limb deficiencies.  I also enjoy making care excellent by improving our ability to give safe and reliable care to all children. My other area of interest is care in other places and countries which have yet to develop the abilities we have in caring for children here.