Suken Shah, MD

Get to Know Me

Dr. Suken A. Shah is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, clinical fellowship director and division chief of the Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center. He’s an innovator, researcher and key opinion leader in the field of spinal deformity surgery. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 17 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in the U.S. by Orthopedics This Week.

Why I Treat Children

Children are amazing. They just want to get better so they can get back to being kids. I enjoy giving each patient and family the personalized and customized attention they need, and making sure their questions are answered. There’s no template for this kind of care.

What I’m Passionate About

I’m proud to be at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. We handle the most complex cases and teach the techniques other people come here to learn to do. Every person in our department is a national leader in his or her field. You couldn’t duplicate a group like this. It’s a real privilege to work with a team this good.

Get to Know Me

In addition to my work as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and Division Chief of the Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center, I help educate the next generation of orthopedic physicians. I am the Clinical Fellowship Director for the orthopedics department at Nemours/alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. I train residents, fellows and visiting observers in advanced spinal deformity techniques. I’m also an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and frequently teach and lecture at national and international courses, educational symposia, conferences and other institutions. I have also served on the board of the Scoliosis Research Society and Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation, and am a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. In addition, I have authored more than 100 research articles and 25 book chapters, and serve as a reviewer of four journals.

Education & Training


Pediatric Orthopedics – Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2000


Pennsylvania Hospital, 1995


Orthopedics – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1999

Medical/Dental School

MD – Jefferson Medical College, 1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Nemours Children’s Hospital (Wilmington, DE)