Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Orthopedic Spine Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue NE Wing #108
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8366

Additional Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Ctr-Orthopedics
13400 SW 120 Street Suite 101
West Kendall, FL 33186
Phone Number: 305-662-8366

Additional Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Ctr- Spine/Orthopedic Surgery
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
Phone Number: 305-662-8366

Education

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship - Hospital for Joint Diseases Orth. Inst.
Medical School - University of Rochester

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surg (Ortho Surg) - Certified


Medical Director, Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Director, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists

 

Dr. Stephen G. George is the medical director of pediatric spinal surgery at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Center for Spinal Disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. George pursued a research fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. George then acquired advanced training with an additional fellowship in complex spinal deformity surgery at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City. His clinical interests include scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities.
 
Dr. George is board certified in orthopedic surgery. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at conferences both nationally and globally. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and Harms Study Group, a renowned pediatric spinal deformity research group. Since joining Nicklaus Children's Health System in 2015, Dr. George has been an active member of the medical staff. He currently serves on the board of directors for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
 
The Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in children and teens. The center has established itself as one of the most experienced and successful in the nation in treating spine disorders in children. In fact, the program was instrumental in developing surgical spine treatments now in use around the world and continues to contribute extensively to clinical research to advance treatment practice. The team is among national leaders using dashboard reporting with colleagues around the country to develop best practice guidelines. These standards have been implemented and significantly decreased length of hospital stays after scoliosis surgery.
 


Publications

Ramchandran, S., George, S., Asghar, J., Shufflebarger, H. (2019). Anatomic Trajectory for Iliac Screw Placement in Pediatric Scoliosis and Spondylolisthesis: An Alternative to S2-Alar Iliac Portal. Spine Deformity, 7(2), 286-292. View in Pubmed

Shufflebarger, H.L., Miyanji, F., George, S.G. (2019). The Surgical Treatment Lumbar and Thoracolumbar Curve Patterns (Lenke Type 5): Anterior versus Posterior Approach. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

Shufflebarger, H.L., George, S.G. (2019). Thoracoplasty Indications and Techniques. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

Roye, B.D., George, S.G. (2019). Osteoblastic Agents for Spinal Fusion. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

George, S.G., Shufflebarger, H.L. (2018). Surgical Treatment of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. LWW. Textbook of Spinal Surgery.

George, S.G., Lebwohl, N.H., Pasquotti, G., William,s S.K. (2018). Percutaneous and open iliac screw safety and accuracy using a tactile technique with adjunctive anteriorposterior fluoroscopy. Spine Journal, 18(9), 1570-1577. View in Pubmed

Buckland, A., DelSole, E., George, S.G., et al (2017). Sagittal Pelvic Orientation A Comparison of Two Methods of Measurement. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease, 75(4), 234-240. View in Pubmed

George, S.G., Behrend, C.J., Molinari, R.W. (2013). Biomechanical Evaluation of Anterior Thoracic Salvage Screws in the Osteoporotic Thoracic Spine. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 26(6), E235-E239. View in Pubmed


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