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About Eric D. Shirley, MD

Eric D. Shirley, MD graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Lee University and with honors from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  He served 5 years in the United States Navy, practicing pediatric orthopaedics and young adult sports medicine. He later practiced in Jacksonville, FL before coming to the Atlanta area.

Dr. Shirley is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine. His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine, spinal deformity, fractures, developmental hip dysplasia, and skeletal dysplasias. He has served as the team physician for multiple high schools and gymnastics programs. He also was a member of the medical board for the National Football League Project 17 Athletic Trainer Program. His interest in sports medicine began with participation in soccer through high school and wrestling through college.

On the national level, Dr. Shirley is a Deputy Editor of the educational website Orthobullets.com, teaches the pediatric section of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ review course each year, and is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is also an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and Scoliosis Research Society and serves on the Sports Medicine Quality, Spine Surgery Quality, and Growing Spine committees. In 2015, he completed a POSNA travelling fellowship to Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. His research interests include shared decision-making, patient education, and outcomes for the treatment of spinal disorders and sports medicine problems.

Dr. Shirley grew up in Maryland and remains an avid fan of University of Maryland basketball. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and Labrador retriever. He stays active with exercise and plays in an adult soccer league. He also enjoys reading biographies and listening to podcasts. Finally, he has an interest in international health care and has travelled to 15 countries in Africa, Central America, and South America to provide orthopaedic care.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Journal Articles

  • Shirley, ED, Mai V, Neal KM, Kiebzak G. Wound closure expectations after fasciotomy for pediatric compartment syndrome. J Child Orthop; Feb 2018.
  • Shirley ED, Gheorghe R, Neal KM, Kiebzak G, Frick SL. The educational opportunities provided by a pediatric orthopaedic urgent case review conference: keep score to provide a better experience. J Surg Educ 2018 75(5).
  • Shirley ED, Balsamo L, DeMaio M. Teaching professional development to orthopaedic residents. Mil Med 2017, 182(5): e1799-e1802.
  • Shirley ED, Sanders JO. Measuring quality of care with patient satisfaction scores. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2016, 98(19): e83(1-5).
  • Shirley ED, Sabharwal S, Schwend RM, Cabral C, Spiegel D. Addressing the Global Disparities in the Delivery of Pediatric Orthopaedic Services: Opportunities for COUR and POSNA. J Pediatr Orthop 2016; 36(1): 89-95.
  • Shirley ED, Bejerano C, Fuzzell L, Leonard S, Clay C, Wysocki T. Helping Families Make Difficult Choices: Implementation of a Decision Aid for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop 2015; 35(8): 831-7.
  • Shirley ED, Anderson M, Neal K, Mazur J. Screw Fixation of Lateral Condyle Fractures: Results of Treatment. J Pediatr Orthop 2015; 35(8): 821-4.
  • Shirley ED, Sanders JO. Patient Satisfaction: Implications and predictors of success. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 95(10): e691-4.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Kyphotic deformities in skeletal dysplasias. Semin Spine Surg 2012; 24(3):186-191.
  • Shirley ED, Sponseller PD. Marfan syndrome: diagnosis and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2009; 17(9): 572-581.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Achondroplasia: Manifestations and Treatment. J Am Acad Orthop 2009; 17(4): 231-241.

Book Chapters

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Case Atlas. Lower Extremity Trauma section editor. Frick S, Iobst C, eds. Springer; in press.
  • Shirley ED, Mai V. Halo application. In: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Case Atlas. Frick S, Iobst C (eds). SpringerLink Online, print version in press. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28226-8_64-1
  • Shirley ED. Osteochondral Fracture of the Knee. In: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Case Atlas. Frick S, Iobst C (eds). Springer; in press.
  • Shirley ED, Bryskin R. Anesthesia and pain management. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update- Pediatrics. Martus J (ed). Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2016: 25-33.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Spinal deformity in skeletal dysplasia conditions. In: The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, Ed 3. Bridwell KH, DeWald RL (eds). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011:1084-1098.
  • Shirley ED. Subluxating Kneecap. In: Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, Michele L, (ed). New York: Sage, 2011: 788-790.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC: Achondroplasia. In: Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries. Sarwark JF, LaBella CR (eds). Elk Grove (IL): American Academy of Pediatrics;
    2010: 606-6.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Skeletal dysplasias, connective Tissue Diseases, and other genetic Disorders. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9. Fischgrund JS, (ed). Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2008: 773-784.

Presentations

  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Femoral Shaft and Pediatric Distal Femur Physeal Fracture Fractures. Orthobullets Core Webinar Series. 11/9/2017.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Lower Extremity Trauma, Pediatric Hip Conditions, Pediatric Foot Conditions, Pediatric Orthoapedic Diseases and Skeletal Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/18/17.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Tibia and Ankle Fractures: Instructional Course Lecture. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 3/17/17
  • Shirley ED. Lower Extremity Fractures, Pediatric Foot Conditions, Orthopaedic Diseases and Skeletal Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/5/16
  • Shirley, ED. Screw fixation for pediatric lateral condyle fractures. Sociedad Latinoamerica de Ortopedia y Traumatologica Infantil Annual Meeting. Scientific Paper Presentation. Bogota, Columbia. 10/8/15
  • Shirley ED. Screw fixation for pediatric lateral condyle fractures. Scientific Paper Presentation. Sanatorio Allende. Cordoba, Argentina. 10/5/15
  • Shirley ED. Implementation of a Decision Aid for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Surgery. Scientific Paper Presentation. Hospital Central Santa Casa de Sao Pablo. Sao Pablo, Brazil. 9/30/15.
  • Shirley ED. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in achondroplasia. Scientific Paper Presentation. Universidade Federal de Sao Pablo. Sao Pablo, Brazil. 9/29/15.
  • Shirley ED, Gheorge R, Neal K. Results of nonoperative treatment for tarsal coalitions. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting. Scientific Paper Presentation. Atlanta, GA. 5/2/15.
  • Shirley ED, Bejerano C, Fuzzell L, Leonard S, Clay C, Wysocki T. Helping Families Make Difficult Choices: Implementation of a Decision Aid for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Surgery. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting. Scientific Paper Presentation. Atlanta, GA. 5/1/15.

 

Eric D. Shirley, MD


EDUCATION

MEDICAL SCHOOL

MD with Honors, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

UNDERGRADUATE

BS – Biology, summa cum laude,  Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

 

TRAINING

FELLOWSHIP

Pediatric Orthopaedics with emphasis on spinal deformity and sports medicine,  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

RESIDENCY

Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

 

LICENSURE AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

Medical License - Georgia

Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Orthopaedic Association

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Scoliosis Research Society

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

POSNA/SLAOTI South America Travelling Fellowship

Top Doctors, Jacksonville Magazine

Louise House Award for outstanding clinical poster

Naval Achievement Medal

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Award

Alpha Omega Alpha

Phi Beta Kappa

 

 

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