Dr. John Tis, Nationally Recognized Pediatric Surgeon, Joins Hopkins Children's Center

November 4, 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore

Nationally recognized pediatric surgeon John Tis, M.D., has joined the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Hopkins Children’s. Former director of pediatric orthopedics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2004-2008), Tis was also the chief of orthopedics at Ibn Sina Hospital in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi freedom.

Tis was graduated from Rutgers College as a Henry Rutgers Scholar and received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins; and a pediatric fellowship with Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Specialists of San Diego. While with the military, Tis developed a sports practice and became expert in treating hip pathology using an arthroscopic approach, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and a multitude of sports injuries, as well as conducting shoulder stabilizations. During his tenure at Ibn Sina (know as the “Bagdad ER”), he developed expertise in treating war wounds and limb defects. A member of numerous professional societies--including the Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Tis was listed among Americas Top Doctors in 2007.

At Hopkins, he will see children with a variety of orthopaedic injuries and deformities, including knee ligament injuries, hip dysplasia (dislocated hips), shoulder injuries and dislocations, sports injuries, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, and provide hip arthroscopy.


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Cedar Lane or Odenton location, call 410-502-9937.