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Terrence Ishmael

Terrence G. Ishmael, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Terrence Ishmael, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeon at Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. After residency, he completed his first fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, Texas. He then completed a second fellowship in adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia.

Dr. Ishmael has interests in complex spinal conditions, fracture care, lower extremity neuromuscular pathology and lower extremity conditions. He is committed to the mission of Shriners Children’s, both locally and abroad, through surgical mission trips to the Caribbean. The ability to provide cutting-edge care to children in need, regardless of their ability to pay, is one of his primary reasons for joining the Shriners Children’s team.

In his free time, Dr. Ishmael enjoys traveling with his wife, Suneetha.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Education and Training

Medical Education
University of the West Indies - Faculty of Medical Sciences

Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
United States of America

Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
United States of America

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Texas
Dallas, TX
United States of America

University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson Univeristy

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • Candidate member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Candidate member, Scoliosis Research Society
Editorial Positions
  • 2021-present, Reviewer, Caribbean Medical Journal
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation, Montreal, Canada, Scoliosis Research Society; Is Postoperative Imaging Prior to Discharge Necessary Following Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery? (September 2019)


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