Dr. Scher specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery, with special interests in children’s foot deformities including clubfoot, cerebral palsy, fractures in children and pediatric hip disorders.
Dr. Scher graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his orthopaedic residency training at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in 1999. He then received fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego, renown for its longstanding tradition of innovation and leadership in pediatric orthopaedics.
Dr. Scher’s primary focus is the clinical care of children with musculoskeletal conditions, ranging from simple fractures to severe congenital and developmental disorders. He also serves as co-medical director of The Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory, where advanced technologies are used for both research and clinical decision making to improve how children walk.
Dr. Scher’s other academic and leadership roles include service as the education director of the pediatric orthopaedic service at HSS, lectures at regional and national courses on pediatric orthopaedics, and involvement in various committees within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
BS, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1989
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1993
Reinhardt KR, Feldman DS, Green DW, Sala DA, Widmann RF, Scher DM. A Comparison of Intramedullary Nailing and Plating of Both-bone Forearm Fractures in Children 10-16 Years of Age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 June; 28(4): 403-9.
Abdelgawad AA, Lehman WB, van Bosse HJ, Scher DM, Sala DA. Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method: Minimum 2-year Follow-up. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2007 Mar;16(2):98-105.
Scher DM, Bansal M, Handler-Matasar S, Bohne WH, Green DW. Extensive Implant Reaction in Failed Subtalar Joint Arthroereisis: Report of Two Cases. HSS J. 2007 Sep;3(2):177-81.
Scher DM. The Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Correction. Oper Tech in Orthop; 15(4): 345-49, 2005.
Kubiak EN, Egol KA, Scher DM, Wasserman B, Feldman D, Koval KJ. Operative Treatment of Tibial Fractures in Children: Are Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nails an Improvement Over External Fixation? J Bone Joint Surg; 87-A(8):1761-1768, 2005.
Scher DM, Sala D, Feldman D, Lehman WB. Predicting the Need for Tenotomy in the Ponseti Technique for Correction of Clubfeet. J Pediatr Orthop, 24(4): 349-352, 2004.
Scher DM, Mubarak SJ. Surgical Prevention of Foot Deformities in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, J Pediatric Orthop. 22(3): 384-391, 2002.For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.