John G. Birch, M.D., FRCSC, Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

John G. Birch, M.D., FRCSC

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Specialties:

  • Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction
“Dr. Birch is my hero, and by far my favorite doctor ever. I have him to thank for where I am today.”

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  •  Children’s Health Dallas 

Education

  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Internship

  • Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Residencies

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Florida

Fellowships

  • Newington Children’s Hospital, Newington, Connecticut
  • Alfred I. DuPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
  • University of Ottawa – Sports Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions of Orthopaedic Surgery, AAOS, 2012
  • Best Clinical Scientific Paper Award, POSNA, 2010
  • Vernon T. Tolo Clinical Paper Award, Pediatric Society of North America, 2009
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oral Examinations, examiner

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow, 1980
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987; recertified, 1994 and 2008

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow 
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, ongoing member 
    • ASAMI-NA president, 2003 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • Board of directors, 2005–2007 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association 
  • Associazione per lo Studio e Applicazione del Methodo di Ilizarov-Italia (ASAMI), ongoing member 
  • Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov International and External Fixation (ASAMI), ongoing member
    • Vice president, 2004-2006 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Orthopaedic Section 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer 
  • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, reviewer 
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, associate editor, 2012-present 
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow 
  • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association 
  • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Advisory Board, 2012 
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012-present

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