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Board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Joseph Gerardi, Valley Children’s medical director of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, is an active member of several professional societies including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

His research has been published in medical journals including the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the American Journal of Orthopedics.

Dr. Gerardi’s expertise is in pediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis, fracture care, clubfoot, cerebral palsy and athletic injuries.

Dr. Gerardi served as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam from 1988 to 1990. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Surgery at Valley Children’s.

A graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Gerardi completed an internship in the Department of Surgery and a residency in the Department of Orthopaedics at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He did a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic and scoliosis surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Dallas, Texas.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Health Sciences
  • InternshipU.S. Naval Hospital
  • ResidencyNaval Medical Center San Diego
  • FellowshipTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children