Dr. Roger Widmann completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine in 1989, and his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program based at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994. He completed his pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship training at Children's Hospital in Boston in 1995.
He has been a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Service at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1995 and the Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Service since 2004. He is the Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma at New York Hospital, and is a member of the Scoliosis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Widmann has office locations in both Manhattan, at Hospital for Special Surgery, and in White Plains, at the Burke Rehabilitation Office.
Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 1985
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, 1985
Sigma Xi, Yale University, 1985
Donjoy Prize, Yale School of Medicine, 1989 - Research Thesis Award for: Effects of prefracture irradiation on the biomechanical parameters of fracture Healing
Kilfoyle Award 1994 New England Orthopaedic Society - For: Complications of closed treatment of distal radius fractures in children
Louis A. Goldstein 1999 Scoliosis Research Society - Award Best Clinical Poster for: Clinical value of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Traveling 2002 American Orthopaedic Association Fellowship and Japanese Orthopaedic Association One-month traveling fellowship to Japan
US Patent #: 7206638 Apr 17, 2007 Electrical current induced inhibition of bone growth: radiofrequency ablation epiphysiodesis
Philip D. Wilson 2008 In recognition of outstanding Teaching Award commitment to resident education by Hospital for Special Surgery Graduating Chief Residents
Best Clinical Paper 2010 Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society for: Correlation of MRI and histological examination of physeal bars in a rabbit model
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
Blue Cross PPO
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MD, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program, Massachusetts
Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Widmann RF., Gholve, P.A., and Blyakher, A., Limb Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Method or a Monoplanar Fixator, in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, J.M. Flynn, Editor. 2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia. p. 1258-1269.
Spencer, S. and Widmann RF, eds. Limb Length Discrepancy and Limb Lengthening. 4th ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics. 2011, American Academy of Orthopaec Surgeons: Rosemont, IL.
Widmann RF and Beaty, J.H., Fractures of the Pelvis, in Fractures in Children, J.H. Beaty and J.R. Kasser, Editors. 2005, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: New York.
Kuo, C.E. and Widmann RF, Reduction and percutaneous pin fixation of displaced supracondylar elbow fractures in children. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2004. 5(2): p. 90-102.
Willis AA, Widmann RF, Flynn JM, Green DW, Onel KB. Lyme Arthritis Presenting as Acute Septic Arthritis in Children. J Pediatr Orthop, 23(1): 114-118, 2003.
Laplaza FJ, Widmann RF, Fealy S, Moustafellos E, Illueca M, Burke SW, Boachie-Adjei O. Pancreatitis After Surgery in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Incidence and Risk Factors. J Pediatr Orthop, 22(1): 80-83, 2002.
Widmann RF, Laplaza FJ, Bitan FD, Brooks CE, Root L. Quality of Life in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Int Orthop, 26(1): 3-6, 2002.
Flynn JM, Widmann RF. The Limping Child: Evaluation and Diagnosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 9(2): 89-98, 2001.
Bae H, Widmann RF, Hotchkiss RN. Extreme Rotational Malunion of the Humerus: A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 83-A(3): 424-427, 2001.
Widmann RF and Micheli, L.J., Lower extremity sports injuries in children, in Sports medicine of the lower extremity, S.I. Subotnick, Editor. 1999, Churchill Livingstone: New York. p. 21-37.
Schneider, R., Widmann RF, and Hayne, S., Femoral Anteversion and Tibial Torsion, in Radiology: Diagnosis-Imaging-Intervention, J.M. Taveras and A.T. Ferrucci, Editors. 1997, Lippincott-Raven: New York. p. 1-11.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.