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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

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-1395

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

1982
BS | Southern Methodist Univ
Civil Engineering

1982
BA | Southern Methodist Univ
Chemistry

1986
MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medicine

1986
MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

06/01/1986 - 09/30/1987
Internship in Orthopaedics 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. Scoliosis Research Society, Normal Human Spine Growth During Childhood and Adolescen
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

2014
John H Moe- Award for Outstanding basic research poster. , Scoliosis Research Society 2014 – When does growth stop? Results of
Sponsor: Scoliosis Research Society

2009 - 2017
Best Doctors in America 2009-2017

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

2/2018
Laurá M, Singh D, Ramdharry G, Morrow J, Skorupinska M, Pareyson D, Burns J, Lewis RA, Scherer S, Herrmann DN, Cullen N, Bradish C, Gaiani L, Martinelli N, Gibbons P, Pfeffer G, Phisitkul P, Wapner K, Sanders J, Flemister S, Shy ME, Reilly MM, . "Prevalence and orthopedic management of foot and ankle deformities in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease." Muscle & nerve.. 2018 Feb 0; 57(2):255-259. Epub 2017 Jul 07.

1/2018
Crawford CH, Sanders JO, Burton DC. "Reply to: Concerning: Crawford 3rd CH, Larson N, Gates M, et al Spine Deformity 5(2017):284-302." Spine deformity.. 2018 Jan 0; 6(1):97-98.

2018
Kim HJ, Crawford CH, Ledonio C, Bess S, Larson AN, Gates M, Oetgen M, Sanders JO, Burton D. "Current Evidence Regarding the Diagnostic Methods for Pediatric Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Report From the Scoliosis Research Society Evidence Based Medicine Committee." Spine deformity.. 2018 6(2):185-188. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Electrodiagnostic Testing and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. Chapter 7
Book Title: 1. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Spine 5
Author List: Colorado B, Sanders JO, Foxx K.
Published By: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 20172017

2017
Chapter Title: Chapter :Growth and Maturity in Musculoskeletal Care
Book Title: 2. The Atlas of Spinal Orthotics
Author List: James Sanders
Published By: The Atlas of Spinal Orthotics,2017

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

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Videos

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Pediatric Orthopaedics Division Ranked Among Best in Nation

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Pediatric Orthopaedics Division Ranked Among Best in Nation

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