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Sean R. Waldron, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Sean Waldron, M.D., grew up in Medford, New Jersey. He was inspired to go into medicine by his father, who was a primary care physician in Medford for 40 years. Dr. Waldron attended Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate and then returned to New Jersey for medical school at Robert Wood Johnson. He thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent working on the orthopedic surgery service and went on to do his residency in orthopedics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Waldron loved working on the pediatric orthopedic service at Case, especially being able to make such a significant difference in the lives of children and their families. He went on to pursue his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Waldron then moved to New Orleans to practice pediatric orthopedics at Ochsner Medical Center. He developed a special interest in pediatric sports medicine and cerebral palsy.

After working in New Orleans for 11 years, he had the opportunity to move back to the Philadelphia area and work for Shriners Children’s. He started working at Shriners Children’s in 2022 and is excited to be able to work with the lower extremity team, especially in sports medicine and cerebral palsy, as well as the motion analysis center. Dr. Waldron loves spending time at the Jersey Shore with his wife and two daughters.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ

University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland , OH
United States of America

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School

Jefferson Medical School

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2022-Present: Member, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
  • 2020-Present: Member, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • 2020-Present: Member, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, member of the patellofemoral research interest group starting in 2022
  • 2014-2022: Member, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • 2010-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2005-Present: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Editorial Positions
  • 2021-Present: Reviewer, Global Pediatric Health
  • 2021: Abstract Reviewer, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Annual Meeting
  • 2020: Abstract Reviewer, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting
Awards and Honors
  • 2022: Featured Contributor, Ochsner Journal, Spring 2022 Issue
  • 2020: Clinical Education Excellence Award, University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School
  • 2015-2020: Named a Top Doctor in Pediatric Orthopedics by New Orleans Magazine
  • 2016: Nominated for the University of Queensland, Ochsner Medical Student Association Clinical Teaching Award
  • 2008: Recipient of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Scholarship
  • 2002: Selected for Summer Preceptorship Program, American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Surveillance of Allograft Cartilage Matrix Implantation after Repair of Articular Cartilage Defects (2022)
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX; Efficacy of Virtual Reality in Pain Reduction in Orthopedic Pediatric Patients Measured by Patient Feedback and Heart Rate Monitoring (2021)
  • Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA; Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee: Does the presence of bone in the lesion improve healing rates? (2012)
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, HI; Head-neck offset in pistol-grip deformity determines the risk of osteoarthritis of the hip (2010)
  • Presentation: Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting; Risser casting for the prevention of curve progression in early-onset scoliosis – a retrospective review (2010)
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting in Boston, MA; Does the pistol-grip deformity lead to osteoarthritis? – An anatomic analysis of 6,000 femurs (2009)


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