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Welcome to orthopaedics at the Springfield Shriners Hospital

The orthopaedic surgery service at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield includes board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons with specialized interests/skills and pediatric specialists in the following areas:

  • General pediatric orthopaedic surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Upper extremity and hand surgery

Collaborative approach to care

Our Springfield pediatric orthopaedic staff works collaboratively with primary care physicians, parents and the patient to develop comprehensive treatment plans that meet the individual needs of each patient. Through innovative pediatric care, we instill confidence and teach patients that there are no limits to what they can do. At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, you can expect to benefit from the skill of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the needs of your child. Our hospital helps ensure patients receive an optimal outcome by providing all aspects of inpatient and outpatient pediatric orthopaedic care including surgery, on-site rehabilitation and treatment.

Orthopaedic surgical procedures include:

  • General pediatric orthopaedic procedures
  • Clubfoot surgery
  • Hand and upper-extremity reconstructive surgery
  • Hip reconstructive surgery
  • Limb lengthening/angular correction
  • Reconstructive surgery to improve gait
  • Spinal deformity surgery

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Hand and upper-extremity conditions

  • Arthrogryposis contractures
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Constriction band syndrome
  • Polydactyly, syndactyly
  • T.A.R. syndrome
  • Ulnar/radial deficiencies
  • Supernumerary digits

Lower-extremity conditions

  • Hip dysplasia/dislocation, DDH
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Hip and knee conditions

  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Blount’s disease, bowed legs, knock knees

Foot conditions

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, cavovarus foot deformity
  • Cleft foot, polydactyly
  • Clubfoot (Ponseti casting)
  • Flatfoot
  • In-toeing/out-toeing
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Toe-walking
  • Vertical talus

Shoulder deformity (limited)

  • Erb’s palsy
  • Trauma reconstruction

Spinal deformity

  • Congenital spine deformities
  • Infantile scoliosis, syndromic scoliosis
  • Juvenile/adolescent idiopathic, neuromuscular and congenital scoliosis
  • Scheuermann’s kyphosis, kyphosis
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

Limb length discrepancy

  • Congenital, acquired conditions
  • Dwarfism
  • Hemihypertrophy/hemiatrophy

Benign bone tumors

  • Exostosis
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Ollier disease
  • Osteiod osteoma, osteoblastoma
  • Simple-unicameral bone cyst

Skeletal dysplasia

  • Achondroplasia, pseudoachondroplasia, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia

Neurologic conditions

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Congenital neuromuscular disorders

Muscular/neuromuscular disorders

Cerebral palsy

  • Contractures, hip dysplasia, scoliosis
  • Gait disturbances, gait analysis

Muscular dystrophy (MD)

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Spina bifida

  • Includes urology services


Chest wall deformities

  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus carinatum

Bone and mineral disorders

  • Rickets (nutritional or genetic)
  • Calcium and phosphorous disorders
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta


  • Associated with orthopaedic conditions


Osteomyelitis, chronic

Orthopaedic syndromes and diseases treated include:

  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Diastrophic dysplasia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fascioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
  • Gaucher disease (orthopaedic and hip problems associated with this disease only)
  • Goldenhar syndrome (hemifacial microsomia)
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
  • Klipple-Feil syndrome
  • Larsen syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Mobius syndrome
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis-tibial pseudoarthrosis
  • Poland syndrome
  • Polymyositis
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Rett syndrome
  • Schwartz-Jampel syndrome
  • Stickler syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Werding-Hoffmann disease
  • Williams syndrome

The medical team

Orthopaedic Surgery
Ahmad F. Bayomy, M.D.
James F. Mooney, III, M.D., Chief of Staff
Philip W. Mack, M.D.
Rubini Pathy, M.D., FRCSC

Advanced Practice Professionals
Amy L. Arguin, MSN, CPNP
Sarah A. Durgin, MHS, PA-C
Keri A. Garry, MSN, CPNP
Adam Iwanski, PA-C

Spine Surgery
R. Scott Cowan, M.D.

Hand Surgery
Louis Adler, M.D.
Jeffrey C. Wint, M.D.
Bruce I. Wintman, M.D.

Hip Surgery
Michael S. Kain, M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
Lawrence C. Kaplan, M.D., ScM, FAAP

Pediatric Surgery
Gregory T. Banever, M.D.
Kevin P. Moriarty, M.D., FACS, FAAP
David B. Tashjian, M.D., FAAP
Michael V. Tirabassi, M.D.

Pediatric Urology
Christina Kim, M.D.

Philip B. Stoddard, M.D., Director of Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
Charles Castiglione, M.D., FACS
Jonathan Y. Lee, M.D.
Joyce K. McIntyre, M.D.
Kristin Stueber, M.D.

Peter R. Blier, Ph.D., M.D.

Eric T. Tolo, M.D.

Sports Health and Medicine
Ahmad F. Bayomy, M.D.
Julio A. Martínez-Silvestrini, M.D.
Samantha Fernandez, MS, LAT, ATC
Jonathan Reidy, LAT, ATC
Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC

To schedule an appointment, call new patient access at 413-735-1234 or 800-322-5905.