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Paul D. Sponseller, M.D., M.B.A.

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Department Executive Vice Chair , Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Staff Physician, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Consulting Physician, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital





Dr. Sponseller sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Monday and Thursday.


Medical School:
University of Michigan

University of Wisconsin

Harvard – Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Spine

Special Interests:

Cervical Deformities
Hip Dysplasia


Dr. Sponseller is the director of the Division of Orthopaedics at Hopkins Children's. He has been a member of The Johns Hopkins Hospital staff since 1986. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and he completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin. At Harvard, Dr. Sponseller completed orthopedics and pediatric spine fellowships. More recently, he earned both a Master of Science degree in Business of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Sponseller's research interests are in pediatric spinal deformities, marfan syndrome and exstrophy. His areas of special interest are in scoliosis and other spine deformities as well as trauma.

Honored on several occasions for his excellence in teaching and research, Dr. Sponseller was named Outstanding Teacher by the Union Memorial Orthopaedic Program and was twice awarded Teacher of the Year in Orthopaedic Surgery by The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He also received the Yamaguchi Award for Best Paper in Pediatrics by the American Urological Association, as well as the Arthur H. Heune Award for career research by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.  Dr. Sponseller has traveled to Guyana, South America on three separate occasions to volunteer as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon for Project Dawn while simultaneously teaching medical students, fellows, and residents.

Dr. Sponseller’s research interests include scoliosis etiology and treatment, pediatric skeletal trauma, genetic diseases, and bladder exstrophy.  He has published over 100 scientific papers and has written and/or contributed to numerous books, book chapters, and articles.  


Phone: Phone: Appointments: 443-997-2663, Office Coordinator (Surgery): 443-287-6015, Office Coordinator (Clinic): 410-955-3136

Fax: 410-502-3944

Email: psponse@jhmi.edu

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