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Sarah B. Nossov, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

Sarah Nossov, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Children's Philadelphia. Dr. Nossov received her undergraduate degree in fine arts and a minor in computer science from Binghamton University. She then enrolled in a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College. She earned her medical degree as a distinguished scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In her first week of medical school, she was called to assist at a field hospital in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina due to her emergency medical training. It was there that she worked side by side with volunteer orthopedic surgeons and her interest in bone health began -- within the context of her desire to develop her commitment to community service.

Dr. Nossov completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, prior to her fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her medical education afforded her the privilege to volunteer abroad in resource-limited countries: Guatemala, Burkina Faso and Malawi. In Malawi, she spent a month traveling, consulting and teaching local practitioners.

Working at Shriners Children's allows her to have a practice of equitable distribution of care to both communities that struggle with access to medical care locally like our Pennsylvania Amish and our profoundly affected international patients. Dr. Nossov gets to travel to Shriners Children's outreach clinics in Puerto Rico, throughout Philadelphia and also Fairbanks, Alaska through Shriners Children's Spokane. Working with the Alaskan community is particularly meaningful for her, as much of her family lives there. To celebrate the regional diversity of her patients, she keeps a map of the world of her Shriners Children's patients locations with pins filling up many places and countries.

Shriners Children's draws some of the most complicated, rare and interesting lower extremity deformity cases from around the country and the world. This is perfect for Dr. Nossov because she loves to draw on her training as an artist and seamstress to arrive at creative solutions to lower extremity problems including deformity, arthrogryposis and congenital and acquired foot problems, along with hip diseases like perthes and developmental hip dysplasia. Of course, the everyday problems we see bring her similar satisfaction because educating families and improving their lives is such an important part of her mission.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
United States of America

University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Academic Positions and Locations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2015-Present: Member, POSNA
  • 2010-Present: Member, AAOS
  • 2011-Present: Member, Ruth Jackson Society
  • 2019-Present: Member Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • 2017-Present: Member, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
Editorial Positions
  • 2016-Present: Reviewer, JAAOS
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, LLRS Travel Fellowship for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2015, Howard Steel Education Grant, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society
  • 2013, Baril Award, University of Michigan
  • 2012, John & Patricia Huntington Fund for Education in Orthopaedic Surgery Award
  • 2008-2010, Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholar Fellowship
  • 2005-2010, North Carolina State Board of Governors Scholarship
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Author: AAOS Emergency Insights: Pediatric Emergencies, Unstable/Acute SCFE (2020)
  • Podium Presentation: Virtual LLRS Annual Meeting - Patient Reported Outcomes Assessment of 267 Children and Adolescents with Lower Limb Deficiency: A multi-center Study (07/2020)
  • Podium Presentation: International Symposium on Arthrogryposis - Pirani Scores Better Demonstrate Clinical Change in Idiopathic and Non-idiopathic Clubfoot (09/2018)
  • Invited Presentation: Richard E. Lindseth Pediatric Orthopaedic Lectureship - Approach to Arthrogryposis in the Child: Lower Extremity (11/2017)
  • Podium Presentation: Children's Spine Study Group, IMAST; ICEOS - VEPTR: Are We Reducing Respiratory Assistance Requirements At Two Years? (07/2016); (11/2015)


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