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Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC


Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
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Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1451
Fax: 212.774.7065
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1451
Fax: 212.774.7065

Dr. Emily Dodwell is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. She specializes in pediatric trauma of the upper and lower extremities, and lower extremity reconstruction including treatment of limb length discrepancy, congenital and acquired deformities, and care of children with neuromuscular conditions. She treats children from birth to 20 years of age, and sees patients with a wide variety of problems including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, hip dysplasia, torticollis, brachial plexus birth palsy, clubfoot, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, leg length discrepancy, scoliosis and gait abnormalities.

Dr. Dodwell is Canadian, and grew up in Kingston Ontario, just north of New York State. She completed an undergraduate degree in engineering, and then her medical doctorate at Queen's University. She completed her orthopedic residency training at the University of British Columbia and obtained her research and public health degree (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric orthopedic fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto. Dr Dodwell is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Dodwell is a Clinician Scientist, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Research at HSS. She frequently lectures and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows on clinical topics and orthopedic research and has presented at multiple national and international conferences. She is the recipient of multiple grants, awards and honors and is the principal investigator on a number of ongoing multi-center prospective trials in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Dodwell is dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care through orthopedic research. Her main research interests relate to surgical outcomes and disparities in health care for pediatric orthopedic patients. Her approach to caring for infants, children and adolescents involves personalized treatments, both operative and non-operative, that are supported by the latest evidence.

Dr. Dodwell treats patients in Manhattan at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell). In 2019, Dr. Dodwell will also be seeing patients at HSS Brooklyn.

Dr. Dodwell is a mom of toddler twins and a baby girl. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dog, and enjoys cycling, skiing, kayaking, reading, and travel.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, New York Hospital Queens
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

General Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Trauma, Limb Deformity, Cerebral Palsy

Procedures

Fracture Treatment
Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Gait Analysis
Osteotomies
Tendon Transfers
Guided Growth
Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
Ponsetti Clubfoot Casting
Limb lengthening
Deformity correction

Awards

2017 POSNA Directed Research Grant
2017 Lerner Children’s Pavilion Research Grant
2016 POSNA-EPOS Traveling Fellow (Paris, Rome, Utrecht)
2016 POSNA Research Start-Up Grant
2015 Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) Pilot Award
2014 St. Giles New Investigator Award
2014 AOTrauma North America Kathryn Cramer Career Development Grant 2014
2014 Ranawat Award for Best Paper, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
2013 AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scientist Development Scholarship
2012-2017 HSS Clinician Scientist Development Grant
2011 OREF/RJOS/Depuy Grant in Women’s Musculoskeletal Health

Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Member, European Pediatric Orthopedic Society
Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Languages

English

Insurance Information


Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of October 02, 2018, Dr. Dodwell reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Medical Doctorate, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Residency

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fellowship

The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Certification

Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Ontario

Patient Education by Dr. Emily R. Dodwell on HSS.edu

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Reviewer, HSS Journal

Selected Books by Dr. Emily R. Dodwell

Chapter: Percutaneous Distal Femoral or Proximal Tibial Epiphysiodesis for Leg Length Discrepancy. Roger F Widmann and Emily R Dodwell. Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Eds John M. Flynn MD, Sam W. Wiesel MD (expected publication 2015).

Chapter: Limb Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Method or a Monoplanar Fixator.
Roger F. Widmann, Emily R Dodwell, and Arkady Blyakher. Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Eds John M. Flynn MD, Sam W. Wiesel MD (expected publication 2015)

Chapter: The epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent knee ACL injuries. Emily R Dodwell, Peter Fabricant, Bob Marx. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete, by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins/Wolters-Kluwer. Eds Dr. Green, Dr. Cordasco (expected publication 2015)

Chapter: Surgical Treatment of Growth Arrest. Emily R Dodwell. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete”, by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins/Wolters-Kluwer. Eds Dr. Green, Dr. Cordasco (expected publication 2015)

Selected Publications

Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials in Pediatric Orthopaedics: Are We Improving? Emily Dodwell, Sukhdeep Dulai, Kishore Mulpuri. JPO (Accepted, anticipated publication 2014).

The Quality of Cost Effectiveness Analyses in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Benedict Nwachukwu, William Schairer, Jaime Bernstein, Emily Dodwell, Robert Marx, Ainsworth Allen. AJSM (Accepted, anticipated publication 2014)

Medial Epicondyle Fractures: Current Concepts. Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics (Accepted, anticipated publication February 2015)

20 Years of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in New York State. Emily Dodwell, Lauren Lamont, Daniel Green, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. AJSM 2014. 42(3): 675-80.

Pediatric Flatfoot: Causes, Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment. David Dare, Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics February 2014 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 93-100 

Pediatric Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis: Current Concepts. Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 25(1):58-63, February 2013.

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Early Outcomes, Emily Dodwell, Alison Anthony, Jamie O’Callaghan, Paul Jellicoe, Maulin Shah, Christine Curtis, Howard Clarke, Sevan Hopyan.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Dec 05;94(23):2145-2152

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Surgical Technique, Emily Dodwell, Sevan Hopyan.  JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. 2012;2(4):e23 1-13 

Off-Label Use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Pediatric Spinal Arthrodesis, Emily Dodwell, Brian Snyder, James Wright.  JAMA. 2012; 308(14):1429-1432

Physeal Fractures: Basic Science, Assessment and Initial Management., Emily Dodwell and Simon Kelley. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2011. 25 (5): 377-391.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Hip Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Robert Figgy, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Mid to Long Term Outcomes in Pediatric Spinal Fusion in New York State: BMP Associated with Wound Healing Complications in Children. Emily Dodwell, David Dare, Grant Shifflet, Vikram Mehta, Kristina Astone, Ting Pan, Roger Widmann, John Blanco, Daniel Green, Stephen Lyman. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Tantalum Bead Implantation and EOS vs CT Scanogram for the Evaluation of Limb Lengths and Physeal Growth. Emily Dodwell,  Matt Gardner, Matt Dow, Doug Mintz, Roger Widmann. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Long Term Follow up of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction in New York State:  High Rates of Subsequent ACL reconstruction and Additional Knee Surgery Exist Following Pediatric ACL Reconstruction, Emily Dodwell, Moira McCarthy, Ting Pan, Dan Green, Stephen Lyman. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Bob Marx, Emily Dodwell. Accepted for poster presentation at International Congress for Joint Replacement Pan Pacific Conference, Kona HI July 2014

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Bob Marx, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, 2014

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Hip Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Robert Figgy, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, 2014

Mid to Long Term Outcomes in Pediatric Spinal Fusion in New York State, Emily Dodwell, David Dare, Roger Widmann, John Blanco, Dan Green, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. Poster presentation EPOS Annual Meeting, Bruges, Belgium, 2014

Disparities in Outcomes and Access to Elective Care in Pediatric Orthopedics: Femoral Implant Removal following Femoral Shaft Fracture Fixation., Emily Dodwell, Flo Edobor-Osula, Roger Widmann, James Wright, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. Podium presentation EPOS Annual Meeting, Bruges, Belgium, 2014

Research Interests

Surgical Outcomes
Health Disparities
Epidemiology
Decision Analysis

Patient Registries

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Insurance Information

Dr. Dodwell is in network with most plans within Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United, Cigna, Medicaid, Neighborhood, Affinity, and Oxford. 

Dr. Dodwell also sees patients at the Theresa Lang Ambulatory Children’s Center at New York Hospital Queens, where other insurance plans may be accepted. For questions about insurance, please contact Dr. Dodwell’s office by calling 212.606.1451.