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Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Director, Orthopedic Surgery & Clubfoot Clinic, Mahoning Valley

Of all the medical specialties, orthopedic surgery is arguably the most physically demanding. Pushing bones back into place requires brute force, while long surgery sessions demand stamina – which may explain why orthopedics is one of the few medical specialties still male-dominated.

Today only 4% of board-certified orthopedic surgeons are women. Dr. Sheryl Handler at Akron Children’s Hospital is among that select group.

Orthopedics, Boardman
Orthopedics, Warren
Medical School:
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Residency:
Orthopedic Surgery: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship:
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Academic Appointments:
Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University
Practicing Since:
2002
Associations:
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society North America
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

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