Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC


Dr. Emily Dodwell is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. She specializes in pediatric trauma of the upper and lower extremities, and lower extremity reconstruction including treatment of limb length discrepancy, congenital and acquired deformities, and care of children with neuromuscular conditions. Dr. Dodwell treats children from birth to 20 years of age, and sees patients with a wide variety of problems including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, joint dislocations, congenital deformities such as hip dysplasia and clubfoot, cerebral palsy, gait abnormalities, growth disturbances, and disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta, SCFE, Perthes disease, and skeletal dysplasias.

Dr. Dodwell is from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, just north of New York State. She completed an undergraduate degree in engineering, and then her medical doctorate at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed her orthopedic residency training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. She obtained her research and public health degree (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health and attained her sub-specialty training as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. She was recruited to work at Hospital for Special Surgery due to her excellent training and experience in pediatric orthopedic surgery and surgical outcomes research.

Dr. Dodwell is a clinician scientist, and an instructor of orthopedic surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College. She frequently lectures and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows on clinical topics and orthopedic research. Dr. Dodwell is the principal investigator on a number of ongoing multi-center prospective trials in pediatric orthopedic surgery. She currently holds grants from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, AO North America, and the Hospital for Special Surgery Clinician Scientist Development Grant.

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.

Dr. Dodwell treats patients in Manhattan at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), and in Queens at New York Hospital Queens (Flushing).

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
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Pediatrics, Pediatric Trauma

Special Expertise

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

Awards

2014 Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America St Giles Young Investigator Award
2014 AO North America Kathryn Cramer Career Developemtment Grant
2013 AAOS Clinician Scientist Development Grant
2013 HSS Clinician Scientist Development Grant
2011 Orthopedic Education and Research Foundation/Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society   Career Development Grant
2010 North Pacific Orthopedic Society Resident Research Award
2005 Dr. Osler Briggs Dickinson Surgery Scholarship
2005 Dr. & Mrs. Frank Newell Scholarship
2003 Boyd/AMS/Upper Award in History of Medicine
2003 JD Hatcher Award for Clinical Research
2001 Zurbrigg Memorial Scholarship

Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member, Canadian Orthopedic Association
Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Procedures

Fracture Treatment
Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Gait Analysis
Osteotomies
Tendon Transfers
Guided Growth
Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
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

Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials in Pediatric Orthopaedics: Are We Improving? Emily Dodwell, Sukhdeep Dulai, Kishore Mulpuri. JPO (Accepted, anticipated publication 2014).

The Quality of Cost Effectiveness Analyses in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Benedict Nwachukwu, William Schairer, Jaime Bernstein, Emily Dodwell, Robert Marx, Ainsworth Allen. AJSM (Accepted, anticipated publication 2014)

Medial Epicondyle Fractures: Current Concepts. Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics (Accepted, anticipated publication February 2015)

20 Years of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in New York State. Emily Dodwell, Lauren Lamont, Daniel Green, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. AJSM 2014. 42(3): 675-80.

Pediatric Flatfoot: Causes, Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment. David Dare, Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics February 2014 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 93-100 

Pediatric Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis: Current Concepts. Emily Dodwell. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 25(1):58-63, February 2013.

Combined Glenoid Anteversion Osteotomy and Tendon Transfers for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Early Outcomes, Emily Dodwell, Alison Anthony, Jamie O’Callaghan, Paul Jellicoe, Maulin Shah, Christine Curtis, Howard Clarke, Sevan Hopyan.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Dec 05;94(23):2145-2152

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

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

Physeal Fractures: Basic Science, Assessment and Initial Management., Emily Dodwell and Simon Kelley. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2011. 25 (5): 377-391.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Chapter: Percutaneous Distal Femoral or Proximal Tibial Epiphysiodesis for Leg Length Discrepancy. Roger F Widmann and Emily R Dodwell. Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Eds John M. Flynn MD, Sam W. Wiesel MD (expected publication 2015).

Chapter: Limb Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Method or a Monoplanar Fixator.
Roger F. Widmann, Emily R Dodwell, and Arkady Blyakher. Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Eds John M. Flynn MD, Sam W. Wiesel MD (expected publication 2015)

Chapter: The epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent knee ACL injuries. Emily R Dodwell, Peter Fabricant, Bob Marx. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete, by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins/Wolters-Kluwer. Eds Dr. Green, Dr. Cordasco (expected publication 2015)

Chapter: Surgical Treatment of Growth Arrest. Emily R Dodwell. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete”, by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins/Wolters-Kluwer. Eds Dr. Green, Dr. Cordasco (expected publication 2015)

Selected Presentations

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Hip Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Robert Figgy, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Mid to Long Term Outcomes in Pediatric Spinal Fusion in New York State: BMP Associated with Wound Healing Complications in Children. Emily Dodwell, David Dare, Grant Shifflet, Vikram Mehta, Kristina Astone, Ting Pan, Roger Widmann, John Blanco, Daniel Green, Stephen Lyman. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Tantalum Bead Implantation and EOS vs CT Scanogram for the Evaluation of Limb Lengths and Physeal Growth. Emily Dodwell,  Matt Gardner, Matt Dow, Doug Mintz, Roger Widmann. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

Long Term Follow up of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction in New York State:  High Rates of Subsequent ACL reconstruction and Additional Knee Surgery Exist Following Pediatric ACL Reconstruction, Emily Dodwell, Moira McCarthy, Ting Pan, Dan Green, Stephen Lyman. Submitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV March 2015

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Bob Marx, Emily Dodwell. Accepted for poster presentation at International Congress for Joint Replacement Pan Pacific Conference, Kona HI July 2014

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Bob Marx, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, 2014

A Cost Utility Analysis of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Hip Replacement in the Morbidly Obese. Daniel Southren, Alex McLawhorn, Robert Figgy, Emily Dodwell. Submitted to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, 2014

Mid to Long Term Outcomes in Pediatric Spinal Fusion in New York State, Emily Dodwell, David Dare, Roger Widmann, John Blanco, Dan Green, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. Poster presentation EPOS Annual Meeting, Bruges, Belgium, 2014

Disparities in Outcomes and Access to Elective Care in Pediatric Orthopedics: Femoral Implant Removal following Femoral Shaft Fracture Fixation., Emily Dodwell, Flo Edobor-Osula, Roger Widmann, James Wright, Ting Pan, Stephen Lyman. Podium presentation EPOS Annual Meeting, Bruges, Belgium, 2014

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