Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology, Scoliosis, Clubfoot, Limb Lengthening

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Approach to treating patients

Dr. Phillips trained as a general surgeon in Great Britain prior to entering orthopedic training in the United States. His broad knowledge and experience as a British surgeon brings a perspective to the practice that is novel and innovative. His special interests include neck problems in children, trauma, neuromuscular disorders, and spinal deformity. Dr. Phillips has developed and patented a unique fixation device for treating femur fractures in children. These fractures have problems that adults dont have because of the growth plates and the special circulation to growing bones. Dr. Phillips device addresses these problems and is being used throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Dr. Knapp hails from West Virginia and has additional training in highly complex spinal deformity in children. He has had additional training in innovative methods developed in Korea as well as new methods developed in the United States. Dr. Knapp also manages children with congenital and acquired amputations in addition to his general interest in trauma and other aspects of pediatric orthopedics.

Dr. Birnbaum manages congenital and traumatic problems of the upper extremity in children. He is probably the hardest worker in the group and is always available to see consultations or assist with difficult cases of any type.

Dr. Herrera-Soto trained in Puerto Rico and Cincinnati. Then he was on the faculty at Penn State University prior to joining our group. Dr. Herrera-Soto is an accomplished spine surgeon He also recently completed a special fellowship in Switzerland where he studied new methods for complex hip surgery in children and young adults with early onset arthritis. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been a speaker at national and international meetings.

Dr. Albright completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Iowa, one of the most prestigious academic programs in the U.S. Following a pediatric orthopedic fellowship in San Diego, he then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Cincinnati. This makes Dr. Albright one of a handful of orthopedic surgeons in the United States who is uniquely qualified to care for sports injuries in children and adolescents. He is a skilled arthroscopist and applies these minimally invasive surgical skills to other areas of pediatric orthopedics, including spine surgery. In addition to all of this, Dr. Albright is developing an outreach program in China for non-operative treatment of congenital clubfoot deformity.

Dr. Price has contributed to the advancement of pediatric orthopedics in the area of limb lengthening, limb deformity correction, non-operative and operative management of scoliosis, and certain hip disorders in children. He is internationally known for his clinical and academic achievements including numerous scientific publications and book chapters on a variety of subjects. He brings a perspective of experience that is extremely valuable to the group. The Pediatric Orthopedists are committed to the highest quality of surgical care in every case. The entire group meets to review every case to be performed the following week and convenes again after surgery to discuss cases and teach the residents and fellows treatment decisions and surgical decision making. Together the six pediatric orthopedists have 78 years of experience.

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Members in the Group

Jonathan H Phillips, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Charles T Price, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Dennis Raymond Knapp, Jr MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Mark A Birnbaum, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Jose A Herrera Soto, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Jay C Albright, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Robert Sean Warnock, ARNP

Additional Staff

Robert Sean Warnock

Johna Crull
Johna Crull is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopaedics and a Certified Athletic Trainer who specializes in working with professional dancers and performing artists. She has done work with Orlando Ballet, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Fosse, Cirque du Soleil, Lord of the Dance, and Olympic Soccer. Johna is also a certified yoga instructor, a certified Pilates rehabilitation specialist, and a certified manual therapist. Johna attended Purdue University where she studied Athletic Training and University of Evansville where she studied Physical Therapy. She has 18 years of experience in orthopedics and has been with Orlando Regional Healthcare for 13 years.

Jeff Beasom
Jeff attended Arizona State University where he earned a BS in biology and was named an All-American gymnast in 1984. He earned his MS in Physical Therapy from Beaver College, Philadelphia, PA, in 1987. Jeff has 15 years of outpatient orthopedic experience and has been with Orlando Regional Healthcare for the last 15 years. Jeff has advanced training in the assessment of foot and ankle pain and dysfunction. He has also worked as a consultant to Frito-Lay Corporation, Lord of the Dance, Disney MGM Studios, and Orlando Ballet.

Stephanie Engelberg
Stephanie received her BS in PT from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970. She has over 30 years of experience working in orthopedics, both inpatient and outpatient. She has undergone extensive training in the treatment of pelvic pain, pre- and post-partum musculoskeletal dysfunctions, incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. She is currently vice-chairperson of the Central Florida Region Advisory Board of the Arthritis Foundation and sits on the State Advisory Board. She has lectured for numerous statewide groups on the topic of osteoporosis and at UCF on womens health issues. She has also served as the Florida Representative for the Section on Womens Health of the APTA and is currently the national volunteer coordinator for the Section.

Kimberly Gibson
Kimberly graduated from Boston Bouve School of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in 1975. She is a certified hand therapist and has specialized in disorders/injuries of the upper extremity since 1976. Kimberly assists in developing and writing questions for the Hand Therapy Certification Commission which oversees the national examination for hand therapy certification. She has a versatile background in manual therapy, movement disorders, pain management, and worksite assessment. Kimberly has lectured extensively on injury prevention in the workplace and in rehabilitation of the upper extremity

Contact Information

Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Specialty Practice 83 W. Columbia Street Orlando, FL USA 32806 View map Phone 321-841-3040 Fax 321-841-3049

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