Board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Michael Elliott joined Valley Children’s from the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. His military experience includes serving as both a battalion and regimental surgeon for the Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C., completing tours in both Bosnia and the Middle East.
Dr. Elliott’s special interests include scoliosis and spinal deformity, sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and also treats kyphosis, congenital scoliosis and spondylolysis. He has experience treating young athletes and trained in arthroscopic surgery for the knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow. Dr. Elliott introduced VEPTR (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) at Children’s. The titanium rib is designed for children with scoliosis or thoracic insufficiency syndrome. The VEPTR system controls spinal deformity while growing with the child.
An expert in pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine, Dr. Elliott is an active member of several professional societies including the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and has presented his research at both national and international meetings. He has published in medical journals including the “Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics,” “Clinics in Sports Medicine,” “American Journal of Orthopedics” and “Military Medicine.” A native of Northern California, Dr. Elliott now lives in Fresno with his wife and three children.
Dr. Elliott attended medical school at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Dr. Elliott did a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics/spinal deformity at Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, Calif.
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