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Practice contact
(757) 953-5000
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth Virginia 23708
Eric Shirley MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Pediatrics Specialty
Surgeon - 9 years in practice
Primary Practice: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Practice Contact

Office Address
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth Virginia 23708
(757) 953-5000

Clinical Expertise

Dwarfism (Achondroplasia) Scoliosis Sports medicine Cerebral palsy Pediatric orthopaedics


Eric D. Shirley, MD graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Lee University and with honors from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Shirley is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine. His clinical practice focuses on spinal deformity, sports medicine, developmental hip dysplasia, neuromuscular disorders, and fractures. Dr. Shirley is a Deputy Editor of the educational website, teaches the pediatric section of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ review course, teaches a board certification course to other pediatric orthopaedists, and is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and completed a POSNA traveling fellowship to Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. He has an interest in international health care and has travelled to 15 countries in Africa, Central America, and South America to provide orthopaedic care.
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Primary Practice

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Primary practice
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Education & Training

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Johns Hopkins Hospital


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PMID: 19307672 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Apr;17(4):231-41. PMID: 19307672 (Link to Abstract)
Achondroplasia: manifestations and treatment.
Eric D Shirley Michael C Ain
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PMID: 19726741 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Sep;17(9):572-81.
Marfan syndrome.
Eric D Shirley Paul D Sponseller
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PMID: 23016112 Sports Health. 2012 Sep;4(5):394-403.
Ehlers-danlos syndrome in orthopaedics: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment implications.
Eric D Shirley Marlene Demaio Joanne Bodurtha
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PMID: 25494024 J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec;35(8):821-4.
Screw Fixation of Lateral Condyle Fractures: Results of Treatment.
Eric Shirley Mary Anderson Kevin Neal John Mazur
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PMID: 25551784 J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec;35(8):831-7.
Helping Families Make Difficult Choices: Creation and Implementation of a Decision Aid for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Surgery.
Eric Shirley Carolina Bejarano Catharine Clay Lindsay Fuzzell Sharon Leonard Tim Wysocki
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PMID: 19653022 J Child Orthop. 2009 Aug;3(4):253-8. Epub 2009 Aug 4.
Treatment of femur fractures in children with cerebral palsy.
Arabella I Leet Eric D Shirley Chris Barker Franck Launay Paul D Sponseller
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PMID: 27707857 J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Oct 05;98(19):e83.
Measuring Quality of Care with Patient Satisfaction Scores.
Eric D Shirley James O Sanders
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PMID: 31290757 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jan 01;28(1):e20-e27.
Alternatives to Traditional Cast Immobilization in Pediatric Patients.
Eric D Shirley Kathleen Joan Maguire Abigail Louise Mantica Richard Wayne Kruse
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PMID: 29864036 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Jul 01;26(13):e279-e286.
Managing Sports-related Concussions From Time of Injury Through Return to Play.
Eric Shirley L Jared Hudspeth Jennifer R Maynard
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PMID: 16418640 Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jan 15;31(2):197-201.
Postlaminectomy kyphosis in the skeletally immature achondroplast.
Michael C Ain Eric D Shirley Ashkan Pirouzmanesh Arvin Hariri Benjamin S Carson
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