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Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis

4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis, MO


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For more than 90 years, we have partnered with Washington University School of Medicine to attract the top pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the nation and excel in our mission to provide the best care to children. As part of the international network of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations, the St. Louis Shriners Hospital and its orthopaedic professionals are renowned for their excellent care.

We are a national and regional leader in pediatric orthopaedics, serving children throughout the country and the world in addition to our nine-state catchment area. We are co-listed as the 11th best pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine department of orthopaedics.

Not only will your child’s medical needs be met by our world-class, board-certified physicians, but we also have outstanding staff and programs to help meet their social and emotional needs through rehabilitative care, individualized care, activities and camps. Learn about some of the opportunities we offer to children with disabilities.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Hand, arm and shoulder

Read more about hand, arm and shoulder conditions.

Hip, knee and leg

Read more about hip, knee and leg conditions.

Muscular/neuromuscular disorders

Read more about muscular/neuromuscular disorders.


Read more about spine conditions.

Other orthopaedic conditions and diseases

Other conditions not listed above will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis with consideration given to the expert care provided by this and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, we will refer the patient to the appropriate hospital.

Read more about other orthopaedic conditions and diseases.

Collaborative approach to care

The specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis provide a comprehensive approach to meeting each child’s individual needs through expert evaluation and treatment. As a team working with parents, our goal is to restore each child physically, emotionally and socially. A team of professionals who coordinate the child’s treatment evaluates every child. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

The medical team

Scott Luhmann, M.D., Chief of Staff

Hand, arm and shoulder
Martin I. Boyer, M.D.
Christopher Dy, M.D., M.P.H
Richard Gelberman, M.D.
Charles Goldfarb, M.D.
Lindley B. Wall, M.D.

Hip, knee and leg
John C. Clohisy, M.D.
J. Eric Gordon, M.D.
Jeffrey Johnson, M.D.
Mark Miller, M.D.
Jeffrey J. Nepple, M.D.
Perry Schoenecker, M.D.

Muscular/neuromuscular (cerebral palsy and spina bifida)
J. Eric Gordon, M.D.
Pooya Hosseinzadeh, M.D.

Neurological Surgery
Michael Boland, M.D.
David D. Limbrick, M.D.
Jennifer Strahle, M.D.

David Callahan, M.D.
Paul Golumbek, Ph.D., M.D.
Sheel Pathak, M.D.

Munish C. Gupta, M.D.
Brian Kelly, M.D.
Michael Kelly, M.D.
Scott J. Luhmann, M.D.

Other orthopaedic conditions and diseases
Kevin Baszis, M.D.
Gary Gottesman, M.D.
Martin S. Keller, M.D.
Douglas McDonald, M.D.
Andrew J. White, M.D.
Michael P. Whyte, M.D.