Orthopaedic Surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts (MA)

John B. Emans MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Division of Spine Surgery, Childrens Orthopaedic Surgery Foundation
    Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave
    Boston, Massachusetts, 02115 - United States
    Phone: 617 355 7132

About Our Practice

The Division of Spine Surgery at the Children's Hospital in Boston focuses on pediatric and adolescent spinal deformity, both non-operative and operative treatment. Unique non-operative activities include a multi-disciplinary spinal bracing clinic including orthotist and physical therapist (Children's is the home of the Boston Bracing system, but also uses Charleston, SpineCor, and Triac systems. Unique operative approaches include short segment anterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic thoraco-lumbar curves, thoracoscopic anterior release and fusion, growing rods for infantile scoliosis, simultaneous anterior and posterior hemivertebra resection for congenital scoliosis, and expansion thoracostomy and VEPTR ('Titanium Rib') insertion for complex congenital curves associated with chest wall deformity and 'thoracic insufficiency syndrome', and monosegmental reduction and fusion for severe spondylolisthesis. We also have a large volume of idiopathic and paralytic scoliosis treated with conventional methods. Our staff includes: - John Emans, MD - Director - John Hall, MD - Emeritus - Daniel Hedequist, MD - M Timothy Hresko, MD - Lawrence Karlin, MD - Young-Jo Kim, MD - Brian Snyder, MD, PhD - Mark Proctor, MD (Neurosurgery) - Rachel Difazio, RN, PNP - Margaret Magin, RN - Eizabeth Shannon, RN, PNP Spinal program appointments can be made at 617 355 6021, or facilitated by email if necessary (Dr. Emans - john.emans@childrens.harvard.edu)

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
Area of Focus
  • Spinal Deformity
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Children's Hospital Boston
University Affiliations
  • Harvard University, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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