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Timothy Ward

William T. Ward, MD

Medical Director
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

W. Timothy Ward, M.D., completed his undergraduate degree at Penn State University, followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He considers J. Leonard Goldner, M.D., former chief of orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, to be his most important professional mentor and role model. He serves as chairman, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is medical director for Shriners Children's Erie. Dr. Ward specializes in pediatric orthopedics, with a concentration on spine deformity and spine surgery.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburg, PA

Duke University
Durham, NC

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
United States of America

Texas Scottish Rite Hosp for Children
Dallas, TX
United States of America

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve Univ/MetroHealth Medical
Cleveland, OH
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Pittsburg

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2008-2009: Ex-Officio Member, Practice Management Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2007-2008: Chairman, Practice Management Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2006-2007: Member, Practice Management Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2000-Present: Member, American Orthopaedic Association
  • 1991-Present: Member, International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • 1990-1995: Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission
Editorial Positions
  • 1994: Consultant Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1990: Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Awards and Honors
  • 2009, Chairman's Award, Piedmont Orthopedic Society 57th Annual Meeting
  • 1995, Video Award Winner, Dega's Approach to Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, 62nd Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1985, 1989, Golden Apple Award, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
  • 1982, Outstanding Resident Paper Award, North Carolina/South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • 1980, Outstanding Resident Paper Award, North Carolina/South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting - Debate: Surgery for the 50 Degree Curve Pro vs. Con Austin, Texas (5/2018)
  • Presentation: 40th Annual Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas - Progression in Idiopathic Scoliosis (4/2018)
  • Presentation: Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologist Annual Meeting - Imaging in Scoliosis Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3/2018)
  • Presentation: 65th Annual Piedmont Orthopaedic Society Meeting - Surgical Indications for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Sea Island, Georgia (5/2017)
  • Lecture: 3rd Annual Neil E. Green, M.D., Department of Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (6/2015)


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