Fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon with special focus in limb deformity joins Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

West Palm Beach, Fla. – September 9, 2019 – Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG) is pleased to announce Claire E. Shannon, MD, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is opening her new practice at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach. Dr. Shannon specializes in pediatric orthopaedics, limb lengthening, congenital limb deformities, post-traumatic deformity and complex hip and pelvis procedures. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Shannon is on-staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Prior to joining PBHNPG and Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Dr. Shannon served as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the division of pediatric orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine located in Baltimore, MD. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Shannon’s specialty included the treatment of pediatric and young adult patients with congenital and developmental limb deformities, foot and ankle problems, complex hip and pelvis problems, and traumatic injuries including fractures. Dr. Shannon is affiliated with Johns Hopkins as honorary faculty.

For her education and training, Dr. Shannon completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shannon finished her residency and internship in orthopedic surgery at Case Western/University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She graduated medical school from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Shannon presented her research and findings relating to orthopaedic surgery and pediatric orthopaedic surgery to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for a medial article titled: “Final Fusion After Growing Rod Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis: Is it Really Final?” Dr. Shannon’s peer-reviewed article “Hip Arthroscopy for Extra-Articular Hip Disease” published in the Current Reviews in Muscoskeletal Medicine journal.

In addition, Dr. Shannon contributed research to a $100,000 NFL Charities Medial Research Grant. Dr. Shannon also completed book chapters and monographs on the topic of “Salter Innominate Osteotomy” published in the Pediatric Pelvic and Proximal Femoral Osteotomies: A Clinical Casebook, 1st Ed., and “Hip Instability in Down Syndrome” in Pediatric Pelvic and Proximal Femoral Osteotomies: A Clinical Casebook, 1st Edition.

Dr. Shannon has been practicing medicine since 2011. Dr. Claire E. Shannon has an office at the Paley Institute, 901 45th St., Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 | 561-822-4541.

About Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups
Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties since 2007. PBHNPG physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 719,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes. PBHNPG physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care. Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors. Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.

About The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center
The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a full spectrum of outstanding orthopedic care and physical therapy to patients from around the world. The physicians at the institute have treated more than 20,000 patients and offer a comprehensive range of services, from hip replacements and pediatric orthopedics, to the most technologically advanced limb-lengthening, spine deformity, joint preservation and deformity correction treatments available. To learn more, visit www.paleyinstitute.org.


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