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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 spinal deformity, sports medicine, developmental hip dysplasia, and fractures. He has served as the team physician for multiple high schools and gymnastics programs, and is currently the team physician for North Paulding High School. 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, teaches a board certification course to other pediatric orthopaedists, 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 cycling. 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, Hudspeth J, Maynard J. Managing Sport-Related Concussions from Time of Injury through Return to Play. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018; 26(13): e279-286. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00684.
  • Shirley, ED, Mai V, Neal KM, Kiebzak G. Wound closure expectations after fasciotomy for pediatric compartment syndrome. J Child Orthop 2018; 12(1): 9-14. doi: 10.1302/1863-2548.12.170102.
  • Neal KM, Shirley ED, Kiebzak GM. Maturity Indicators and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Evaluation of the Sanders Maturity Scale. Spine 2018; 43(7): E406-412.
  • 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 2017 Nov 7. pii: S1931-7204(17)30437-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.10.012. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Shirley ED, Balsamo L, DeMaio M. Teaching professional development to orthopaedic residents. Mil Med 2017, 182(5): e1799-e1802.
    Iobst CA, Stillwagon M, Shirley E, Ryan D, Frick SL. Assessing quality and safety in pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture care. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 37(5): e303-e307.
  • Peng, F, Shirley ED, Rosen P. Unlocking the doors to patient satisfaction in pediatric orthopaedics. J Pediatr Orthop 2016; epub ahead of print.
  • Shirley ED, Sanders JO. Measuring quality of care with patient satisfaction scores. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2016, 98(19): e83(1-5).
  • Shirley E, Josephson G, Sanders J. Fundamentals of patient satisfaction measurement. Physician Leadership Journal 2016; 3(1): 12-17.
  • 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.


Textbooks

  • Shirley ED, Fletcher ND. Preoperative preparation for neuromuscular spine surgery. In: The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 4th Ed. Bridwell KH, Gupta M (eds). In press.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Surgical management of spinal deformity in skeletal dysplasias. In: The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 4th Ed. Bridwell KH, Gupta M (eds). In press.
  • Shirley ED, Spierre L. Rehabilitation of the child with multiple Injuries. In: Green’s Skeletal Trauma in Children, 6th Ed. Mencio G, Frick SL (eds). 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28226-8_147-1
  • Read JT, Shirley ED. Tibia Stress Fracture. In: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Case Atlas. Frick S, Iobst C (eds). Springer; doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28226-8_129-1.
  • Read JT, Shirley ED. Femur Fracture Treated with Pavlik Harness. In: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Case Atlas. Frick S, Iobst C (eds). Springer; doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28226-8_94-1.
  • Shirley ED, Ain MC. Achondroplasia. In: Brenner's Online Encyclopedia of Genetics 2e. Malloy S, Hughes K (eds). Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2016.

 

Presentations

  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Lower Extremity Trauma. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/10/18.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Foot Conditions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/10/18.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Orthopaedic Diseases and Skeletal Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/10/18
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Orthopaedic High Yield Facts for the Boards. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/10/18.
  • Shirley ED. Preparation for the Maintenance of Certification Exam in Pediatric Orthopaedics. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 3/8/18.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Musculoskeletal Disorders and Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 3/8/18.
  • Shirley ED. Lower extremity trauma and sports injuries. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 3/8/18.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. Orthobullets Core Webinar Series. 11/9/2017.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Distal Femur Physeal Fractures. Orthobullets Core Webinar Series. 11/9/2017.
  • Shirley ED. Traditional Growing Rods. Scoliosis Research Society Website Presentation. 9/8/17
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Lower Extremity Trauma. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/18/17.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Hip Conditions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/18/17.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Foot Conditions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/18/17.
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Orthopaedic Diseases and Skeletal Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/18/17
  • Shirley ED. Pediatric Orthopaedic High Yield Facts for the Boards. 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
  • Neal K, Shirley ED, Kiebzak G. Skeletal maturity assessment for idiopathic scoliosis: comparing the Sanders maturity scale with the Risser staging. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. San Francisco, CA. 10/22/16
  • Shirley E. Lower Extremity Fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/5/16.
  • Shirley E. Pediatric Foot Conditions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/5/16.
  • Shirley E. Orthopaedic Diseases and Skeletal Dysplasias. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. Chicago, IL. 4/5/16.

 

 

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 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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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