Dr. Miguel Galban
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Pediatric Limbs Lengthening and Reconstruction
Clinica Noel, Medellin, Colombia
CORA Group, Medellin, Colombia
Medical Director-Emeritus, Hospital Ortopédico Infantil, Caracas
President of the Latino American Society of Pediatric Orthopedic (SLAOTI) 2014-2016
(Pediatric Orthopedic, Hospital Ortopédico Infantil, Caracas, Venezuela (1993-95
(Pediatric Orthopedic, Alumni of Alfred I. duPont Institute, Thomas Jefferson University (1997
Ilizarov Method. Ospedale di Lecco, Italia. Dr. Mauricio Catagni. 2007
Faculty in the Anual Tutorial of Congenital Deformities in Paley Institute with Dr. Dror Paley . Saint Mary’ Hospital, WPB, Fl, USA.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Shriners Hospital. Montreal, Canada. Dr. François Fassier
Dr. Van Bosse Harold
Shriners Hospital for Children® - Philadelphia
Harold J.P. van Bosse, M.D. has been practicing pediatric orthopaedic surgery exclusively since completing his orthopaedic residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1994, and his fellowship at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1995. Initially his practice was in the New York City area, ultimately becoming the director of the Arthrogryposis Center and co-director of the Ponseti Clubfoot Center, at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. In 2008 he joined the staff of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, a move that allowed him to further develop specialty interests within pediatric orthopaedics, particularly arthrogryposis and Prader-Willi syndrome.
He developed the Arthrogryposis Center at the Shriners Hospital for Children, where the goal of the Center is to allow children with arthrogryposis to reach their fullest potential, both by addressing their limb deformities, as well as helping to restructure their world where ever possible. Each problem is addressed in a multi-disciplinary process, ensuring proper consideration of how the problem, as well as the treatment, affects the child. Treatment modalities include physical and occupational therapy programs, casting, bracing, and surgical intervention. Dr. van Bosse sees on average 30 patients with arthrogryposis per week, and has had the privilege to treat patients from across the United States, as well as South America, Europe and Asia.
His interest in Prader-Willi syndrome developed in 1998 while treating a 2 year old child with PWS with a severe scoliosis. Through that patient, Dr. van Bosse was introduced to the community of specialists caring for children with PWS, and he has since been working with them to round out the comprehensive care of these challenging and rewarding patients. Much of his efforts have been treating the very young child with PWS and spine deformities. For these children, treatment is primarily non-surgical, but occasionally spinal casting or expandable devices are used to prevent a spinal fusion during childhood.
In addition, he enjoys treating the entire realm of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, with special interests in limb deformity, neuromuscular disease, and pediatric spine deformities. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and Ponseti International Association. He proudly is a member of the Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support Inc Board of Directors, and both the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization Clinical Advisory Boards. Whenever possible, Dr. van Bosse participates in medical missions to underserved countries. He has taught the Ponseti Clubfoot Casting technique at workshops in India, Haiti and Peru. He could not have gotten this far without the support of his wife, Ana.
College: 1977- 1983, Univ. of Istanbul, School of Medicine
Residency: 1987-1992, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul School of Medicine
(Thesis: Clinical replantation surgery)
1987 - 1992 : Residency in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology,
Istanbul School of Medicine
April 2002-September 2011: Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and
Traumatology, Istanbul School of Medicine
2009-2016 : Chief of the Dept.Orthop&Traumatology Memorial Hospital
Jan 2017- : Active visiting staff American Hospital Istanbul
Participation in courses and attendance at institutional affiliations
September 16-19, 1995: 4th Annual Limb Deformity Course, Baltimore, USA. Director: D. Paley, M.D.
November 11-15, 1996: Work on Ilizarov Surgery, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, USA.
Director: Joseph Gugenheim, M.D.
January 1-June 30, 1997 : Work on Limb Lengthening, Pseudoarthrosis, and Bone Infections. Fellowship. University of Maryland, Limb
Lengthening and Reconstruction Center. Baltimore, USA. Director: Prof. Dr. Dror Paley / Prof. Dr. John Herzenberg
Foreign Languages : German, English
Professional Memberships: Türk Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Derneği
(Turkish Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
Türk Ortopedi ve Travmatolojisi Birliği Derneği
(Turkish United Societies of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
Türk Rekonstruktif Mikrocerrahi Derneği
(Turkish Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery)
Ilizarov Yöntemlerini Uygulama ve Geliştirme Derneği
(Society for Development and Improvement in Ilizarov Applications)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America
Scientific achievement awards
1999 1. Special Merit for International Achievement and Distinguished Service to Science
2000 2. Successful Investigator Award from Istanbul University
2001 3. Akif Şakir Şakar Award in Experimental Study from Turkish Association of
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
July 2013 Invited Guest speaker of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society of North America (New York)
Membership on the editorial board of national journals
1. Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
2. Hacettepe Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Office: Hakkı Yeten cad. Unimed Center No:19 K:6 Fulya Şişli-34200 Istanbul /Turkey
E-mail address: email@example.com Web: www.ilizarov.com
Topics of special interest
Free vascularized bone grafts; Ilizarov applications; treatment of bone infections; limb lengthening; correction of deformities; pseudoarthrosis treatment.