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Philip Gates

Philip E. Gates, MD

Specialties
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Philip Gates, M.D., grew up with a dad who was a physician/surgeon who had hobbies working with his hands. Inspired by him, it felt natural to Dr. Gates to rotate through orthopedics. After residency, Dr. Gates went into general orthopedics and most enjoyed covering children's clinics. Doing those clinics, he fell in love with caring for children with Cerebral Palsy. After 12 years practicing, he took a year to do a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at a Shriners Children's. He was very drawn to the Shriners Children's system, the way the families and children were cared for in a family-centered manner. When he completed his fellowship, Dr. Gates only looked for jobs in the Shriners Children's System. He came to Shreveport primarily because of his interest in cerebral palsy and the great need for its care in this area. Though we certainly treat all aspects of pediatric orthopedic care at Shriners Children's Shreveport, one of our strongest areas of care is the focus on children with cerebral palsy, both in care and in research.

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
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX
6/5/1977

Internship
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA
United States of America
6/1/1978

Residency
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
United States of America
6/30/1982

Fellowship
Shriners Hospital for Children-Springfield
Springfield, MA
7/1/1994

Leadership and Memberships
  • 1994-Present: Member, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • 1994-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 1984: Board Certification, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Editorial Positions
  • Intermittent Reviewer, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Assessing Participation Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy (2/2007) Gates PE, Otsuka NY, Sanders JO, McGee-Brown J.
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, San Diego, California - Short-Term Outcomes of Single Event Multilevel Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (5/2006) Gates PE, Otsuka NY, Sanders JO, McGee-Brown
  • Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois - Surgery in Cerebral Palsy: Looks Better, Does it Feel Better? (3/2006) Otsuka NY, Gates PE, Pirpiris M. Multilevel.
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - The Correction of Hip Flexion Contracture in Children with Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy: Is It Effective? (5/2005) Otsuka NY, Pirpiris M, Gates PE, McCarthy JJ, Tylkowski C, D'Astous J, Dorey F, Robles G, Caron C.
  • Presentation: Poster Presentation at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting - Severity of Hip Flexion Contracture Correlates With Diminished Functional Outcomes in Children with Cerebral Palsy (5/2008) Carroll WJ, Kuhns CA, Hunter C, Gates PE, McCarthy JJ, Tylkowski C, D'Astous J, Dorey F, Otsuka NY.