Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Volunteers from around the world providing free, safe surgical care, freeing people from conditions that have been burdening them for years, while training local professionals in our specialties.
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Operating Room


Min. 2 Weeks

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About this Role

For patients with clubfeet, bowed legs, and other orthopedic conditions, Mercy Ships’ orthopedic program and team focus on pediatric orthopedic surgeries. They are there to bring restoration and healing, bringing mobility to patients, and training to local professionals to ensure continued care.

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons provide orthopedic surgical intervention to treat congenital, developmental, or degenerative conditions as well as reconstruction of damage due to injury or infection to children 14 years old and younger.

You will also manage post-operative care of surgical complications and prioritize patient selection.

Our basic profile of surgical procedures is:

  • Blount’s disease
  • Wind swept deformities
  • Genu Valgus
  • Quadriceps contractures
  • Neglected clubfeet
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Things we do not do:

  • Chronic osteomyelitis + acute
  • Polio contractures
  • Non-ambulatory CP children
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Total Joints
  • Acute trauma
  • Hip dislocations 8 plates without a trained national surgeon with safe and adequate facility to do the appropriate follow up plate removal.


What You Will Contribute

• Assessment of potential surgical candidates

• Communicate planned procedures, expected outcomes and potential complications clearly with patients and caregivers, using diagrams & translators when necessary

• Preoperative assessment of surgical candidates

• Work with anesthetic providers and hospital physicians

• Operate on selected candidates as scheduled

• Ongoing consultation for surgical patients

• Potential to train and mentor other Surgeons

For This Role, You Will Need

• Active licensure/ registration within home nation

• Minimum 2 years’ surgical practice following completion of specialty training program

• Active in practice (within the previous six months preferred)

• Fluent in English

• Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity

Full job description available upon request.