Henry Iwinski is the chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lexington, Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Kentucky, and serves on the Shriners Hospitals for Children national Physician Executive Team. His expertise is all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics with special interest in complex spinal deformity. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His current research interests include cerebral palsy, clubfoot, and scoliosis.
He graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University, obtained his medical degree from Brown University, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He specialized in pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery with training at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas and at Charlotte Orthopaedic Specialists.
Iwinski is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
I'm from a big family; I'm one of 10 children and have children of my own so there's a certain “kid-friendly” or “child-like” aspect to my personality. I really enjoy getting to know my patients. I get down at their level, look them in the eye, engage them in things they're interested in, and it's kind of fun. Part of “doctoring” is really getting the most out of patients and listening to them, and children really respond to that. I don't just focus on the parent; I focus on the child, and it really works.
I may be the luckiest orthopaedic surgeon on the planet. I have a great team. We've been able to identify people who have a passion for pediatric orthopaedics. Our focus is on what's right for that kid and that family without regard for their status or their ability to pay. I think every one of my partners is somebody I would let treat my own children.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics
Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Atlanta
Charlotte Orthopedic Specialists, Charlotte, N.C.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas
Certifications or Special training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
First Floor, Wing C
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284
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Lexington KY 40508
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