Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC


Dr. Emily Dodwell specializes in general pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric trauma, cerebral palsy, and limb deformity correction. She treats children of all ages and sees patients with a wide variety of problems including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, joint dislocations, congenital deformities, cerebral palsy, growth disturbances, and disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta, Perthes disease, and skeletal dysplasias. 

She accepts most insurance plans, and has offices in Manhattan at the Hospital for Special Surgery, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, and in Queens at New York Hospital, Queens.

Dr. Dodwell completed her medical doctorate at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada and her orthopedic residency training at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She has a Masters of Public Health from Harvard and attained her sub-specialty training as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. 

Dr. Dodwell is dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care through orthopedic research. Her main research interests relate to surgical outcomes and disparities in health care for pediatric orthopedic patients.

Appointments

Assistant Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, New York Hospital Queens
Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Pediatrics, Pediatric Trauma

Special Expertise

General Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Trauma, Limb Deformity, Cerebral Palsy

Awards

Orthopedic Education and Research Foundation/Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society Career Development Grant, 2011
North Pacific Orthopedic Society Resident Research Award, 2010
Dr. Osler Briggs Dickinson Surgery Scholarship, 2005
Dr. & Mrs. Frank Newell Scholarship, 2005
Boyd/AMS/Upper Award in History of Medicine, 2003
JD Hatcher Award for Clinical Research, 2003
Zurbrigg Memorial Scholarship, 2001

Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member, Canadian Orthopedic Association
Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society
Member, Canadian Spine Society
Member, Canadian Pediatric Spinal Deformities Study Group

Procedures

Fracture Fixation
Cerebral Palsy Care
Gait Analysis
Osteotomies
Tendon Transfers
Guided Growth
Ponsetti Clubfoot Casting
Limb lengthening
Deformity correction

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Cigna
Medicare
Oxford
United Healthcare

If Dr. Emily R. Dodwell does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Medical Doctorate, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Residency

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fellowship

The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Certification

Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Ontario

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Reviewer, HSS Journal

Selected Publications

Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Children: Current Concepts: Emily Dodwell, MD, MPH; Current Opinion, 1040-8703, Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Volume 25, Number 1, February 2013

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: early outcomes; Dodwell E, O'Callaghan J, Anthony A, Jellicoe P, Shah M, Curtis C, Clarke H, Hopyan S, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5;94(23):2145-52. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01256.

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy; Emily Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC1; Sevan Hopyan, MD, PhD, FRCSC2 JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, 2012 Dec 12;2(4):e23 1-13.

Off-Label Use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Pediatric Spinal Arthrodesis, Emily Dodwell, MD, MPH; Brian Snyder, MD, PhD; James Wright, MD, MPH . JAMA. 2012;308(14):1429-1432

NSAID Exposure and Risk of Non-Union: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case Control Studies. Emily Dodwell, Gene Latorre, Elizabeth Zwettler, Emilio Parisini, Divay Chandra, Kishore Mulpuri, Brian Snyder.  Calcif Tissue Int. 2010 Sep; 87(3):193-202

Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Injuries in Mountain Bikers: A 13 Year Review. Emily Dodwell, Brian Kwon, Charles Fisher, Marcel Dvorak, Allan Aludino, Richard Simons, Andrea Townsend, Barbara Hughes, David Koo, Vanessa Noonan. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug; 38(8):1647-52.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Early Outcomes of a Novel Approach. Emily Dodwell, Alison Anthony, Jamie O’Callaghan, Paul Jellicoe, Maulin Shah, Christine Curtis, Howard Clarke, Sevan Hopyan. Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting 2011.

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Early Outcomes of a Novel Approach. Emily Dodwell, Alison Anthony, Jamie O’Callaghan, Paul Jellicoe, Maulin Shah, Christine Curtis, Howard Clarke, Sevan Hopyan. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2011.

BMP and Pediatric Spinal Fusion: In-Hospital Complications and Mortality, Length of Stay, and Associated Costs. Emily Dodwell, Brian Snyder, James Wright. International Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium 2010.

Time to Discharge following Pilon Fracture: An analysis of 439 patients at a Centre Favouring Early Definitive Surgical Fixation. Emily Dodwell, Gerard Slobogean, Zul Kaderali, Peter O’Brien. University of British Columbia. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2010.

NSAID Exposure and Risk of Non-Union: A Meta-Analysis Cohort and Case Control Studies. Emily Dodwell, Gene Latorre, Elizabeth Zwettler, Emilio Parisini, Divay Chandra, Kishore Mulpuri, Brian Snyder. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2010.

NSAID Exposure and Risk of Non-Union: A Meta-Analysis Cohort and Case Control Studies. Emily Dodwell, Gene Latorre, Elizabeth Zwettler, Emilio Parisini, Divay Chandra, Kishore Mulpuri, Brian Snyder. Canadian Spine Society Annual Meeting 2010.

Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Injuries in Mountain Bikers: A 13 Year Review. Emily Dodwell, Brian Kwon,Charles Fisher, Marcel Dvorak, Allan Aludino, Richard Simons, Andrea Townsend, Barbara Hughes, David Koo, Vanessa Noonan. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting 2010.

Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials in the Spine Literature. Emily Dodwell, Christopher Reilly, Charles Fisher, Kishore Mulpuri. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2009.

Research Interests

Surgical Outcomes
Health Disparities
Epidemiology
Decision Analysis

Insurance Information

Dr. Dodwell is in network with most plans within Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United, Cigna, Medicaid, Neighborhood, Affinity, and Oxford. 

Dr. Dodwell also sees patients at the Theresa Lang Ambulatory Children’s Center at New York Hospital Queens, where other insurance plans may be accepted. For questions about insurance, please contact Dr. Dodwell’s office by calling 212.606.1451. 

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Contact Information

Office Locations

Main Campus - Manhattan Office:
535 East 70th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1451
Fax: 212.774.7065

Fresh Meadows Office Location:
NYHQ Center for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Medicine
163-03 Horace Harding Expressway
2nd Floor Fresh Meadows
NY USA 11365

Tel: 212.606.1451

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021