Dr. John Herzenberg, MD

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Dr. John Herzenberg, MD

Dr. John Herzenberg is Director of Pediatric Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital and Director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. After completing medical school at Boston University, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University and subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Herzenberg trained in limb lengthening directly with Professor Ilizarov in the USSR in 1989 and subsequently in Lecco, Italy, with Professor Maurizio Catagni. After five years on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Dr. Herzenberg moved to Maryland and was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, where he now serves as Clinical Professor. Dr. Herzenberg co-founded the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction at Kernan Hospital. He later co-founded the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 2001. Dr. Herzenberg has coauthored two books, 50 book chapters, and over 135 journal articles.He lectures throughout the world on topics related to limb lengthening and pediatric orthopedics. He co-chairs the annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course where over 250 surgeons come to Baltimore to be trained by him in limb lengthening and deformity correction. He directs an intense one-year fellowship program and also trains surgical residents. He is credited with reintroducing the Ponseti method of conservative clubfoot treatment, and he co-developed the PRECICE internal lengthening nail as an alternative to external fixators for limb lengthening. Dr. Herzenberg is married, has three adult children, and enjoys personal fitness training and Bible study. He travels with his family to developing countries such as Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, and Uganda on yearly Operation Rainbow missions to provide orthopedic care to disabled children. In recognition of 18 years of international volunteering, he was given the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America's 2016 Humanitarian Award.

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Dr. Herzenberg's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Isle of Palms, SC |
My son has been a patient of Dr H's since 2013. When all other MD's in our area said nothing could be done about my son's arm, we did our our own research and thankfully found Dr H. His patience and demeanor are like no other MD I have ever met. I am a quick fix type of person, and thankfully Dr H is not. He made sure the 2 surgeries my son needed were done correctly and at the right time and now my son no longer has a 9 year old size arm on his 6ft tall frame:) He is truly the best of the best!
in Laurel, MD |
Dr. John Herzenberg performed my scoliosis surgery back in the summer of 1990, I was going on 14 years old, but my mother insisted on a de other than the one the the insurance company set up for me(bless her heart) but was blessed with the best doctor straight out of Tx. I was out of the hospital and walking within a week and had two rods fused to my spine. Ppl could believe it, but it was only God who guided his hands. To this day Dr's are that see my scar are still in awe of how well he did
in Glenwood, MD |
Dr. Herzenberg is fantastic! He's a great surgeon and a very personable man. His staff is just as kind and professional. Everyone cares about the patient AND the family. We were recommended to him by a friend who's father was an MD and knew of his fine reputation. We've had several years of great care. Although we may be released soon as the healing is done and worked perfectly, we will never forget Dr. H and his group. We have recommended him twice this year alone.
Absolutely the BEST at what he does. We entrust our daughter to him and travel 1,200 miles just to see him. The entire team, staff and hospital has far exceeded our expectations.
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Dr. John Herzenberg is Director of Pediatric Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital and Director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. After completing medical school at Boston University, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University and subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Herzenberg trained in limb lengthening directly with Professor Ilizarov in the USSR in 1989 and subsequently in Lecco, Italy, with Professor Maurizio Catagni. After five years on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Dr. Herzenberg moved to Maryland and was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, where he now serves as Clinical Professor. Dr. Herzenberg co-founded the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction at Kernan Hospital. He later co-founded the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 2001.

Dr. Herzenberg has coauthored two books, 50 book chapters, and over 135 journal articles.He lectures throughout the world on topics related to limb lengthening and pediatric orthopedics. He co-chairs the annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course where over 250 surgeons come to Baltimore to be trained by him in limb lengthening and deformity correction. He directs an intense one-year fellowship program and also trains surgical residents. He is credited with reintroducing the Ponseti method of conservative clubfoot treatment, and he co-developed the PRECICE internal lengthening nail as an alternative to external fixators for limb lengthening.

Dr. Herzenberg is married, has three adult children, and enjoys personal fitness training and Bible study. He travels with his family to developing countries such as Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, and Uganda on yearly Operation Rainbow missions to provide orthopedic care to disabled children. In recognition of 18 years of international volunteering, he was given the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America's 2016 Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Herzenberg says...

  • Limb length discrepancies in the leg or arm (e.g., Fibular Hemimelia, Congential Femoral Deficiency, Tibial Hemimelia)
  • Birth defects or congenital deformities (e.g., clubfoot)
  • Skeletal abnormalities (e.g., dwarfism)
  • Bone loss due to tumor, trauma or infection
  • Non-healing fractures (nonunion, malunion, osteomyelitis)
  • Joint contractures (joints that are limited in their range of motion)
  • Correction of bent limbs, (e.g. malunited fractures, Blount disease)Neuromuscular disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy, polio)Pediatric fractures
  • Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spina Bifida
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1985

    Montefiore M C H&l Moses Division

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hosital for Sick Children - Toronto

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection