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Peter Stasikelis

Peter J. Stasikelis, MD

Specialties
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Peter Stasikelis, M.D., grew up in Houston, Texas close to NASA. He has been interested in science and mathematics his whole life. After high school, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and then a masters in mechanical engineering from MIT. He worked in industrial research for a few years, but did not find it fulfilling, so he went to medical school. He loved every area in medical school: internal medicine, pediatrics, urology, etc. However, when he was assigned an orthopedic rotation, he knew he had found his calling. He was able to apply his aptitudes in engineering to helping people with pain and orthopedic deformities. Dr. Stasikelis was fortunate that his medical training included time at a Shriners Children's. Here, his commitment to caring for children deepened and he was inspired by the care Shriners Children's provides.

Although he loves the technical side of medicine, his true passion is talking with his patients, listening to their plans and working with families to achieve the best for their children.

Dr. Stasikelis and his wife, Sharon, have three kids. His daughter is a Ph.D. mathematician, his older son a computer programmer and his youngest son is in college hoping to attend medical school. He says, "I guess the love for medicine, science and mathematics runs in the family."

Pediatric Care

More About Me

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

Medical Education
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
5/31/1986

Internship
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
United States of America
1/1/1987

Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
1/1/1991

Fellowship
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville
Greenville, SC
7/1/1992

Academic Positions and Locations

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

University of South Carolina
Consulting

University of Chicago School of Medicine

Leadership and Memberships
  • 1995-Present: Member, POSNA
  • 2005-Present: Member, SRS
  • 1993-Present: Member, AAOS
Editorial Positions
  • 1997-Present: Reviewer, JPO
  • 2010-Present: Reviewer, CORR
Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Akbrnia Award for Best Paper, ICEOS
  • 2013, Best Doctors in America
  • 2012, 22 Spine Surgeons and Leaders in Children's Hospitals, Becker's Spine Review
  • 2001, Frank Stelling Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1992, Southern Medical Association Poster Recognition Award
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Age Stratified Outcomes of Mehta Casting in a Large Multi-center Cohort of Idiopathic Early-onset Scoliosis Patients. Spine Deform. (2019)
  • Outcomes of Mehta Casting for Non-idiopathic Early-onset Scoliosis in a Large Multi-center Cohort. Spine Deform. (2019)
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Optimization of Casting in Early Onset Scoliosis (2019)
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Rotation Osteotomies in a Matched Cohort of Myelodysplasia and Cerebral Palsy Children (2018)
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Results of Casting in Severe Curves in Infantile Scoliosis (2018)

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