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Todd Ritzman, MD, FAAOS, FAOA

Chair, Department of Orthopedics; Director, Spine Center; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ritzman is a surgeon and chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Akron Children’s. He’s also the director of the Spine Program and co-director of the pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis fellowship at the hospital. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis at San Diego Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Ritzman has a special interest in in spinal deformity research, education and innovation. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Association. He’s earned several awards and grants for his work, as well as contributed to numerous publications, presentations and lectures. Additionally, he’s a clinical assistant professor in orthopedic surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Spine Center
Orthopedics, North Canton
Skeletal Dysplasia Center
Neuromuscular Clinic
Medical School:
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Orthopedic Surgery: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Pediatric Orthopedics & Scoliosis: San Diego Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Spine Foundation/Pediatric Spine Group
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Orthopedic Association
Special Interests:
Spinal deformity research, education and innovation
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  • Best Doctors in America 2019-2020 Logo
  • Best Doctors 2015-2016

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