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James O. Sanders, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Back, Spine Pain & Injury - Surgical Orthopaedics, Congenital & Hereditary Conditions Orthopaedics, Growth-Related Conditions Orthopaedics, Inflammatory & Infectious Conditions Orthopaedics, Traumatic Injuries Pediatric Orthopaedics Pediatric Spine Scoliosis

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-1395

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Fax: (585) 276-1897

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Biography

Dr. Sanders specializes in pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic disorders and spinal deformity, including scoliosis. His clinical practice includes scoliosis and other spinal deformities, hip, limb and foot abnormalities and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Sanders earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed his orthopaedics residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on treatment of pediatric orthopaedic problems. Dr. Sanders is considered a national leader in pediatric orthopaedics and has won national awards for his research and treatment methods. He is a Professor of Orthopaedics and the Chief of URMC Pediatric Orthopaedics. His research interests include spinal deformity, the relationship of growth to musculoskeletal disorders, and understanding human gait.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
BS | Southern Methodist University
Civil Engineering

1982
BA | Southern Methodist University
Chemistry

1986
MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatric Orthopaedics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

06/01/1986 - 09/30/1987
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

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Awards

2015
Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD Award for Best Paper, International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis

2015
Hibbs Award for Best Basic Research paper
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

2014
John H Moe- Award for Outstanding basic research poster
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

2009
The Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Sponsor: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

2009
Best Doctors in America for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

2008
J. Anthony Herring Award for Outstanding Clinical Scientific Paper - Cotrel Derotation Casting for Infantile Scoliosis
Sponsor: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

1996
Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper: Prediction of the Crankshaft Phenomenon by the Peak Growth Age
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/10/2017
McCalla D, Rubery PT, Foxx K, Molinari RW, Sanders JO, Mesfin A. "Louis A. Goldstein MD: A Pioneer in Spinal Deformity Surgery." Spine.. 2017 Apr 10; Epub 2017 Apr 10.

4/2017
Weinberg DS, Liu RW, Li SQ, Sanders JO, Cooperman DR. "Axial and appendicular body proportions for evaluation of limb and trunk asymmetry." Acta orthopaedica.. 2017 Apr 0; 88(2):185-191. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

4/2017
Kaplan-List K, Klionsky NB, Sanders JO, Katz ME. "Systematic radiographic evaluation of tibial hemimelia with orthopedic implications." Pediatric radiology.. 2017 Apr 0; 47(4):473-483. Epub 2017 Jan 03.

Books & Chapters

2016
Book Title: 1. Fundamentals of Patient Satisfaction Measurement
Author List: Shirley E, Josephson G, Sanders J.
Published By: Physician Leadership Journal.2016

2015
Book Title: 2. Spinal Deformity in Metabolic Disorders. In. The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children
Author List: Editors: Akbarnia BA, Yazici M, Thompson GH.
Published By: Springer2015

2015
Book Title: 3. Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis. In. The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children
Author List: Editors: Akbarnia BA, Yazici M, Thompson GH
Published By: Springer2015

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