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Alexander L. Van Speybroeck, MD

  • Pediatrics
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Alexander Van Speybroeck, M.D., has been working at Shriners Children's Southern California since 2001. His practice focuses on the pediatric care of children with spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, metabolic bone disease, cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and craniofacial conditions. He practices at Shriners Children's because he strongly believes in the mission of the hospital system. No child is ever turned away for a lack of ability to pay if they have a condition we can treat. He says that is a beautiful thing especially for our international patients who come from resource limited settings. Dr. Van Speybroeck greatly appreciates the collegiality of being able to work so closely with so many gifted orthopedic and plastic surgeons.

Dr. Van Speybroeck says that Shriners Children's has allowed him to have an academic career as well. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He teaches medical students from USC Keck at Shriners Children's as well as pediatric residents from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Van Speybroeck's research primarily focuses on the care of children with spina bifida, and he feels fortunate to be an investigator on grants related to spina bifida care funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) section on birth defects. He serves nationally as a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the Spina Bifida Association and chair their Committee on Science and Research and Research Advisory Committee. He also serves on the medical board of the International Society for Sacral Agenesis and Caudal Regression Syndrome.

Pediatric Care


  • Pediatrics

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatrics - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Boston University - School of Medicine
Boston, MA
United States of America

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

USC Keck School of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: Professional Advisory Council, SBA
  • 2008-Present: President, Medical Staff, Shriners Children's Southern California
  • 2018-Present: Associate Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • 2018-Present: Faculty Council and Academic Senate, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • 2019-Present: Medical Advisory Board, International Society for Sacral Agenesis and Caudal Regression Syndrome
  • 2011-Present: Medical Director, Global Health Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Editorial Positions
  • Reviewer, Journal Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Reviewer/Author, SBA Guidelines for the Care of People living with Spina Bifida
  • Project Committee, Science and Publication, CDC Spina Bifida Registry
Awards and Honors
  • 2018-Present, LA Best Doctors
  • 2019-2020, Resident Teaching Award, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: Council on Children with Disabilities Educational Series, Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs, American Academy of Pediatrics - Primary Care of Children with Spina Bifida and Spina Bifida Association Health Care Guidelines for Practitioners (5/2019)
  • Presentation: Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center Pago Pago, American Samoa - Care of Children with Spina Bifida (8/2019)
  • Lecture: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California - Care of Children with Spina Bifida (1/2020)
  • Presentation: Alumni Reunion Academic Meeting, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California - Fetoscopic Repair of Myelomeningocele (5/21)


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