Dr. Stephen George
Address: 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33155, United States
About the Doctor
Dr. Stephen G. George is the medical director of pediatric spinal surgery at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Center for Spinal Disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. George pursued a research fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. George then acquired advanced training with an additional fellowship in complex spinal deformity surgery at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City. His clinical interests include scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities.
Dr. George is board certified in orthopedic surgery. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at conferences both nationally and globally. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and Harms Study Group, a renowned pediatric spinal deformity research group. Since joining Nicklaus Children's Health System in 2015, Dr. George has been an active member of the medical staff. He currently serves on the board of directors for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.View Contact Details
Degree: University of Rochester
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital; Hospital for Joint Diseases Orth. Inst.
- Dr. George is board certified in orthopedic surgery
- Medical Director of Pediatric Spinal Surgery at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Center for Spinal Disorders.
- Serves on board of directors for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
- Advanced training with an additional fellowship in complex spinal deformity surgery at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City
- Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Fellowship - Hospital for Joint Diseases Orth. Inst.
- Medical School - University of Rochester
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surg (Ortho Surg) - Certified
- His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at conferences both nationally and globally.
- Ramchandran, S., George, S., Asghar, J., Shufflebarger, H. (2019). Anatomic Trajectory for Iliac Screw Placement in Pediatric Scoliosis and Spondylolisthesis: An Alternative to S2-Alar Iliac Portal. Spine Deformity, 7(2), 286-292.
- Shufflebarger, H.L., Miyanji, F., George, S.G. (2019). The Surgical Treatment Lumbar and Thoracolumbar Curve Patterns (Lenke Type 5): Anterior versus Posterior Approach. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.
- Shufflebarger, H.L., George, S.G. (2019). Thoracoplasty Indications and Techniques. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.
- Roye, B.D., George, S.G. (2019). Osteoblastic Agents for Spinal Fusion. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.
- George, S.G., Shufflebarger, H.L. (2018). Surgical Treatment of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. LWW. Textbook of Spinal Surgery.
- George, S.G., Lebwohl, N.H., Pasquotti, G., William,s S.K. (2018). Percutaneous and open iliac screw safety and accuracy using a tactile technique with adjunctive anteriorposterior fluoroscopy. Spine Journal, 18(9), 1570-1577.
- Buckland, A., DelSole, E., George, S.G., et al (2017). Sagittal Pelvic Orientation A Comparison of Two Methods of Measurement. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease, 75(4), 234-240.
- George, S.G., Behrend, C.J., Molinari, R.W. (2013). Biomechanical Evaluation of Anterior Thoracic Salvage Screws in the Osteoporotic Thoracic Spine. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 26(6), E235-E239.
- Corrective Osteotomy (Spine Deformities)
- Orthopedics Consultation
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery Consultation
- Pediatrics Consultation
- Scoliosis Research Society
- North American Spine Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Florida Orthopaedic Society
- Harms Study Group, a renowned pediatric spinal deformity research group.
The Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in children and teens. The center has established itself as one of the most experienced and successful in the nation in treating spine disorders in children. In fact, the program was instrumental in developing surgical spine treatments now in use around the world and continues to contribute extensively to clinical research to advance treatment practice. The team is among national leaders using dashboard reporting with colleagues around the country to develop best practice guidelines. These standards have been implemented and significantly decreased length of hospital stays after scoliosis surgery.