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John B. Emans, MD
Director, Division of Spinal Surgery
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

About John B. Emans, MD

Academic Appointment 
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Board Certification(s)
Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties
General Pediatric Orthopedics
Myelodysplasia
Spinal Deformity
Trauma

Professional History

Medical School
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1970)

Internship
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA (07/70 to 06/71)

Residencies
General Surgery:Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA (07/71 to 06/72)

Orthopaedic Surgery:Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Boston, MA (10/72 to 12/72)

Fellowship
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (1/72 to 6/72)

Research Activities
• Thoracic growth and pulmonary function in patients undergoing spine fusion before age five.

• Expansion thoracoplasty and VEPTR (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib) insertion for thoracic insufficiency syndrome.

• Orthotic treatment of idiopathic scoliosis

• Congenital spine deformities

• Spine growth and spine deformity outcomes

• Clinical Effectiveness Research Center: Information regarding clinical orthopedic research at Children's Hospital Boston.

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