John G. Birch, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

John G. Birch, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Dr. John Birch is assistant chief of staff emeritus at Scottish Rite Hospital. He also founded the hospital’s Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening in 2003. 

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