Pediatric Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


Pediatric Faculty

Shawn R. Gilbert, M.D.
Chief—Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Executive Vice Chair—Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
L. Gwaltney McCollum, Jr.—Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Michael J. Conklin, M.D.

J. Scott Doyle, M.D.
Associate Professor

Philip A. Ashley, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Surgical Skills—Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Kevin A. Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery Department Wellness Champion

Lisa Kafchinski, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Erin Ransom, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Research Highlights

Participating in the following multi-institutional studies:

International Perthes Study Group
Congenital Pseudarthrosis Tibia BMP Multicenter Study (Department of Defense, UAB lead site)
IMPACCT (Infrastructure for Musculoskeletal Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Trials)
AIS (Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis) Obesity Study
National Spina Bifida Patient Registry
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine
NCCN Bone Cancer Panel

Other Notables

Dr. Michael Conklin serves on the committee for development of Orthopaedic Guidelines for Care of Individuals with Spina Bifida. He serves on the Committee for Science and Publication, National Spina Bifida Patient Registry at the Center for Disease Control.

Dr. Shawn Gilbert has continued to serve as chair of the basic science content committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also serves on the Trauma and Disaster Preparedness committee of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and on the leadership committee of the International Perthes Study Group as the IRB/regulatory chair.

Dr. Lisa Kafchinski is a member of Young Supporters Board for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2021 Publications

High-Impact Publications

Combined antegrade femur lengthening and distal deformity correction: a case series. Jardaly, A, Gilbert SR. J Orthop Surg Res. 2021 Jan 15:16 (1):60. Doi:10.1186/s13018-020-02168-6. PMID: 33451359

Demographics and Clinical Presentation of Early-Stage Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Prospective, Multicenter, International Study. Laine JC, Novotny SA, Tis JE, Sankar WN, Martin BD, Kelly DM, Gilbert SR, Shah H, Joseph B, Kim HKW; International Perthes Study Group. J Am Acad Orthop Surg.2021 Jan 15;29(2):e85-e91. Doi 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00379. PMID: 32868700

COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedic Surgeons: Elective Procedures, Telehealth, and Income. Paul KD, Levitt E, McGwin G, Brabston EW 3rd, Gilbert SR, Ponce BA, Momaya AM. South Med J. 2021 May;114(5):311-316. Doi 10.14423/SMJ.000000000001249. PMID: 33942117

Co-occurrence of Blount’s disease and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: is obesity a factor? Jardaly, AH, Hicks JW, Doyle JS, Conklin MJ, Gilbert SR. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021 Jun 17. Doi.1097/BPB.00000000000888. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34139749

Late Deep Infections Complicating Percutaneous Pinning of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. Jardaly AH, LaCoste K, Gilbert SR, Conklin MJ. Case Rep Orthop. 2021 Sep 30;2021:7915516. Doi:10.0055/2021/7915516. eCollection 2021. PMID 34631185

Leg Compartment Syndrome Complicating Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scolissis: A Case Report. Jardaly A, Conklin MJ, Gilbert SR. AM J Case Rep. 2021 Feb 27;22:e927082. Doi: 10.12659/AJCR.927082. PMID: 33637670.

Conventional Cartilaginous Tumors: Evaluation and Treatment. Wells ME, Eckhoff MD, Kafchinski LA, Polfer EM, Potter BK. JBJS Rev.2021 May 6;9(5). Doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00159. PMID: 34881859

A Rare Case of Progressive Malignant Triton Tumor with Rare Somatic Mutation in TSC2 Gene. Ghafouri RS, Hakim NM, Konstantinidis IT, Kafchinski L, Philipovskiy A. Anticancer Res. 2021 Jum:41(6):3029-3036. Doi 10.21873/anticanres.15085. PMID 34083294.

Closed Reduction in the treatment of tibial tubercle fractures. Jardaly A, Ashley P, Conklin M, Gilbert S. Injury. Accepted for publication. Oct 2020.

Lapin, Harrison BSa; Bidwell, Richard BSb; Williams, Kevin MD; Thier, Zachary BSd,e; Locke, Mark MDa,d Intraoperative axial patellar imaging: a new technique, Current Orthopaedic Practice: November/December 2020 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 589-592. doi: 10.1097/ BCO.0000000000000923

Williams K, Askew C, Mazoue C, Guy J, Torres-McGehee TM, Jackson III JB. Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Stress Fractures in High-Risk Collegiate Athletes—A Pilot Study. Orthop Res Rev. 2020;12:9-17

Subscapularis sparing total shoulder arthroplasty through a superolateral approach: a radiographic study. Ransom EF, Adkison DP, Woods DP, Pinto MC, He JK, Worthen JV, Brabston EW, Ponce BA.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Apr;29(4):814-820. doi: 10.1016/j. jse.2019.08.009. Epub 2019 Oct 31.PMID: 31678025