Thomas S. Renshaw, MD - Pediatric Orthopedics

Dr. Thomas Renshaw reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Renshaw specializes in pediatric orthopedics. He served as Professor and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Yale University from 1992 until his retirement in August 2005. Dr. Renshaw now serves as an emeritus professor at Yale University and works half-time for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Dr. Renshaw is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and is co-investigator for a research project on enhancing bone healing. He is the author of the textbook Pediatric Orthopaedics, published in 1986, and has written textbook chapters and many articles for peer-reviewed orthopedic journals. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Italian Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Dr. Renshaw also serves on the advisory board of Shriners Hospitals, reviews practices for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and participates in Volunteers in Medicine.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery—1974, recertified 1992

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M.D.: Ohio State University, 1966
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, 1966–1967
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Michigan Medical Center, 1969–1973
Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Newington Children's Hospital, 1976–1977

Academic/Hospital Appointments

Staff Pediatric Orthopaedist, Newington Children's Hospital, Newington, CT, 1977–1992
Attending Staff, Hartford Hospital, 1981–1992
Attending Staff, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1992–2005
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Yale University, 1992– 2005
Emeritus Professor, Yale University, 2005–Present
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 2005–Present

Professional Affiliations

Academic Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Orthopaedic Association
European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Scoliosis Research Society

Selected Publications

  1. Green NE, Renshaw TS, Drummond DS, Weinstein SL (1990). Symposium: Alternatives in the treatment of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 20: 211–245.
  2. Renshaw TS, Solga PM, Drennan JC, Donskoy E (1991). Studies of an L-rod/sublaminar wire spinal fusion. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 11: 226–229.
  3. Renshaw TS (1993). Idiopathic scoliosis in children. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. Current Science, 5: 407–412.
  4. Renshaw TS (1995). Managing spondylolysis. Physician and Sports Medicine, 23: 75–80.

Selected Textbooks

  1. Renshaw TS (1986). Pediatric Orthopaedics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  2. Renshaw TS (1994). Spinal cord injury and post-traumatic deformities. In SL Weinstein, ed., Pediatric Spine: Principles and Practice. New York: Raven Press.
  3. Renshaw TS (1995). Congenital scoliosis and kyphosis. In AH White, ed., Spinal Medicine and Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Chicago: Mosby Yearbook.
  4. Renshaw TS (1997). Fractures of the neck and spine in children. In L Staheli, ed., Pediatric Orthopaedic Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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