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Joseph Khoury

Joseph G. Khoury, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Joseph Khoury, M.D., enjoys working with children because they heal quickly and are eager to get back to their lives. Shriners Children's provides him the opportunity to take care of children in an environment less clouded by complicated healthcare system regulations, so doctors can focus on the care the child needs. Orthopedics is focused on restoring function and Shriners Children's provides the environment needed to devise and execute a treatment plan that involves all the necessary elements to achieve success.

His training pathway and early career environment allowed him the unique opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Ponseti (clubfoot casting) and Dr. Mehta (EDF casting). These exposures allowed him to develop and hone casting skills for clubfoot and infantile scoliosis. Dr. Khoury's career has been focused on these types of problems and the casting treatment of them. He has also trained many others in these techniques. In addition to his expertise in casting for clubfoot and infantile scoliosis, his practice focuses the treatment of patients with cerebral palsy. The gait lab at Shriners Children's Florida allows us to provide more precise treatment recommendations for these children and he is proud to be a part of that.

Dr. Khoury has worked both in and out of the Shriners Children's healthcare system and says, "There is something different about working at Shriners Children's. It is somewhat intangible but everyone can feel it. Shriners Children's is different. Perhaps it's the fact that the ability to pay for care truly takes a back seat or that the people who work here have a different viewpoint and priorities in their career. It's probably all of this and more. Regardless of the challenges the child faces, we all work together, as a team to get the child through it with the best possible result. It's our mission. It's our focus. That's why I'm here."

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa - College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
United States of America

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Academic Positions and Locations

USF Health
Associate Professor

University of Alabama Birmingham
Associate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2004-Present: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2006-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • 2011-Present: Member, Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2017-Present: Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery (Affiliate), University of South Florida
Editorial Positions
  • 2010-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Awards and Honors
  • 2010, Kurt Nieman Outstanding Orthopedic Faculty Award
  • 2014, Kurt Nieman Outstanding Orthopedic Faculty Award
  • 2015, Pediatric Quality Award, Children's Hospital Association Annual Meeting
  • 2017, 1st place, Yelton Research Competition Best Paper, Alabama Orthopedic Society Annual
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: Scoliosis Research Society 50th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minneapolis - Medical Complications of Scoliosis Surgery (10/2015) Joseph G. Khoury
  • Presentation: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana - Introduction of Pre-Operative MRI Protocol Significantly Reduces Unplanned Return to the Operating Room in the Treatment of Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections (3/2018)
  • Presentation: ACPOC Annual Meeting, Clearwater, Florida - Infantile Scoliosis: Etiology, Natural History and Treatment (5/2019)
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas - Lowering Radiation Dose to Children with Hip Dysplasia Through a Change in Radiograph Technique (5/15/2021)
  • Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas - Derotational Casting for Progressive Infantile Scoliosis (9/2009) James O. Sanders, Jacques D'Astous, Marcie Fitzgerald, Joseph G. Khoury, Shyam Kishan, Peter F. Sturm. J.