Practice contact
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles California 90027
David Skaggs MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Pediatrics Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: CHLA - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Hospital: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Practice Contact

Office Address
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles California 90027


David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM is chief of orthopaedic surgery and director of spine surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Skaggs received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his medical degree from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship and residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He went on to complete a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and a fellowship in orthopaedic research at Columbia University. He earned a masters in medical management from USC Marshall School of Business. Dr. Skaggs is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Skaggs serves on the Board of Directors of the Growing Spine Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Scoliosis Research Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Orthopaedic Association, Scoliosis Research Society, Growing Spine Study Group and a honorary member of the Brazilian Pediatric Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Skaggs is renowned for his expertise in the treatment of children with spinal deformity, and has been featured on numerous television shows, published over 170 peer-reviewed articles and has authored and edited several letters, chapters and textbooks. A prolific speaker, Dr. Skaggs has presented on his area of expertise at both the national and international level. He has served as a visiting professor at many of the nation’s top medical schools.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
CHLA - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Education & Training

Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, University of So
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg