Practice contact
(800) 233-2771
(424) 314-6414
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Suite 800, Suite 901
Los Angeles California 90048
US
David L. Skaggs MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Pediatrics Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
Primary Hospital: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Practice Contact

Office Address
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Suite 800, Suite 901
Los Angeles California 90048
US
Phone
(800) 233-2771
Fax
(424) 314-6414
Email
dskaggs@chla.usc.edu

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Orthopaedics Spine Surgery Scoliosis Surgery Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Congenital Scoliosis Early-Onset Scoliosis

Biography

Dr. Skaggs has recently joined Cedars-Sinai as co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, director of the Pediatric Orthopaedics Program and executive vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. 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
Cedars-Sinai Spine Center

Hospital Affiliations

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PRIMARY HOSPITAL
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd #2900A, Los Angeles, CA 90048
800-233-2771
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HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER

Education & Training

FELLOWSHIP
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
RESIDENCY
New York Presbyterian - Columbia Campus
INTERNSHIP
New York Presbyterian - Columbia Campus
MEDICAL / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Columbia University
UNDERGRADUATE
Amherst College