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Dr. David L. Skaggs

Dr David Skaggs
Chief, Children’s Orthopedic Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC


Dr. David Skaggs is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon known for his expertise in the treatment of children with spinal deformity. Dr. Skaggs is Chief of the Children’s Orthopedic Center and the Director of the Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He is also a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and a member of the Board of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. As an avid researcher and educator, Dr. Skaggs has written three textbooks, published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, presented over 300 lectures, has appeared on many television shows, and has been a visiting professor at many top medical schools.

Education & Training

Medical School: Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Southern California Children’s Hospital in pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformity

Board Certification: Orthopedic Surgery