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About Shriners Children's St. Louis

Learn how we transform children’s lives through specialized care, innovation, research and education
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Shriners Children's St. Louis is where hope and healing meet. Our team of highly specialized physicians provides comprehensive care for orthopedic conditions, spine conditions, neuromuscular conditions, orthotics and prosthetics and plastic surgery. We are committed to providing high-quality, individualized treatment plans specifically for your child. Our team has a reputation for providing extraordinary care, making our hospital a destination for families and children across the United States — and the world.

Advancing Care Through Research and Innovation

We are changing the lives of children every day through our commitment to innovative pediatric specialty care, research and outstanding medical education.
Top-Rated Pediatric Orthopedic Care

In collaboration with our partners St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, we are ranked as one of the top pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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Specialists Committed to Innovation and Education

Our team includes physicians and specialists who hold teaching positions at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics. The WashU Orthopedics Department leads the nation in research and education for pediatric orthopedic surgeons.

Our Commitment to Children Around the World

Along with serving our neighboring communities and states, Shriners Children's St. Louis also provides high-quality, specialized care to families and children outside of the United States. We have outreach clinics located in Belize, Barbados and the West Indies Islands. We also are partners with organizations such as the World Pediatric Project and Children's Medical Mission West, and bring children from Burkina Faso, Haiti, the Ivory Coast and St. Lucia to our hospital for life-changing treatment they wouldn't be able to receive at home.

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Research Director Earns Orthopedic Honor for the Third Time

Shriners Children's St. Louis research director, Farshid Guilak, Ph.D., has won the Kappa Delta award for his work in cartilage regeneration. This award is known to industry insiders as the "Nobel Prize" for orthopedics. Dr. Guilak, who won this award for the first time in 1998 and the second in 2015, is now being recognized a third time for his outstanding research in pediatric orthopedics. Having this exceptional level of work being done by our research department is a testament to our team's ongoing commitment to excellence in pediatric orthopedic care.

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