Benjamin Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC

Benjamin J. Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgeon; Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

"Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Avascular Hip Necrosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Gait Evaluation
  • Infant Hip Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Perthes
  • Spasticity
  • Toe Walking

Departments

  • Orthopedic Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Cerebral Palsy Program
  • Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program
  • General Orthopedic Program
  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
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Benjamin Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC

Philosophy of Care 

During medical school I was initially interested in being a pediatrician, but after a pediatric orthopedic medical mission in Africa my career path changed. I was drawn to the specialty because of the ability to make positive changes in children’s lives.


I started my orthopedic training in Canada and then moved to Australia for subspecialty training in cerebral palsy before returning to Boston. I feel fortunate to have had the experience of health care delivery from Canada, Australia and the United States and I blend all three systems into how I currently care for children and their families. Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families. The struggle to overcome pediatric disability is challenging but the rewards are tremendous.


When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, being active and enjoying nature around Boston. I have a passion for photography, following the Toronto Maple Leafs and good music.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate, Degree in Biology

University of Victoria, 1995-1999

Victoria, British Columbia

Graduate, Masters in Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2010-2013

Boston, MA

Medical School

University of Western Ontario, 1999-2003

London, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Royal Children's Hospital, 2008-2009

Melbourne, Australia

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009-2010

Boston, Massachusetts

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery

University of Western Ontario, London, 2003-2008

Ontario, Canada

Professional History

Dr. Benjamin Shore grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he completed high school and attended Upper Canada College. After high school, he moved to Victoria on the west coast of Canada to play rugby and study biology. Dr. Shore graduated university with high honors and was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After obtaining a degree in biology and pre-medical studies, he returned to Ontario to complete medical school and orthopedic training at Western Ontario.


After his orthopedic training, Dr. Shore moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital under Professor Kerr Graham. It was here he obtained his subspecialty training in cerebral palsy. After Melbourne, he returned to Boston to complete a second fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and has remained on staff since 2010.


Dr. Shore is an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). His is also the recipient of the St. Giles Young Investigator Award (POSNA), the Clinician Scientist Development Program Award (CSDP) and the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award. His research interests include outcome measurement in cerebral palsy, trauma outcomes and management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.”

Publications

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  1. Livingston K, Glotzbecker M, Miller PE, Hresko MT, Hedequist D, Shore BJ. Pediatric Nonfracture Acute Compartment Syndrome: A Review of 39 Cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):685-90.
  2. DiFazio R, Shore B, Vessey JA, Miller PE, Snyder BD. Effect of Hip Reconstructive Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life of Non-Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 20; 98(14):1190-8.
  3. Shore BJ, Powell D, Miller PE, Matheney TH, Snyder BD. Acetabular and femoral remodeling after varus derotational osteotomy in cerebral palsy: the effect of age and Gross Motor Function Classification Level. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):322-30.
  4. Allar BG, Hedequist DJ, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Spencer SA, Shore BJ. Treatment outcomes after insufficiency femoral diaphyseal fractures in nonambulatory children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):331-7.
  5. Howell DR, Shore BJ, Hanson E, Meehan WP. Evaluation of postural stability in youth athletes: the relationship between two rating systems. Phys Sportsmed. 2016 Sep; 44(3):304-10.
  6. Kelly BA, Shore BJ, Bae DS, Hedequist DJ, Glotzbecker MP. Pediatric forearm fractures with in situ intramedullary implants. J Child Orthop. 2016 Aug; 10(4):321-7.
  7. Shore BJ, Kramer DE. Management of Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36 Suppl 1:S11-4.
  8. Nault ML, Hébert-Davies J, Yen YM, Shore B, Jarrett DY, Kramer DE. Variation of Syndesmosis Anatomy With Growth. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36(4):e41-4.
  9. Glotzbecker MP, Shore BJ, Fletcher ND, Larson AN, Hydorn CR, Sawyer JR. Early Career Experience of Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellows: What to Expect and Need for Their Services. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36(4):429-32.
  10. Spence D, DiMauro JP, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Hedequist DJ, Shore BJ. Osteonecrosis After Femoral Neck Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Analysis of Risk Factors. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Mar; 36(2):111-6.
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  12. Shore BJ, Zurakowski D, Dufreny C, Powell D, Matheney TH, Snyder BD. Proximal Femoral Varus Derotation Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy: The Effect of Age, Gross Motor Function Classification System Level, and Surgeon Volume on Surgical Success. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 16; 97(24):2024-31.
  13. Murphy RF, Naqvi M, Miller PE, Feldman L, Shore BJ. Pediatric orthopaedic lower extremity trauma and venous thromboembolism. J Child Orthop. 2015 Oct; 9(5):381-4.
  14. Kramer DE, Glotzbecker MP, Shore BJ, Zurakowski D, Yen YM, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Results of Surgical Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov; 35(7):725-33.
  15. Shore BJ, Murphy RF, Hogue GD. Quality, Safety, Value: From Theory to Practice Management What Should We Measure? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jul-Aug; 35(5 Suppl 1):S61-6.
  16. Heyworth BE, Shore BJ, Donohue KS, Miller PE, Kocher MS, Glotzbecker MP. Management of pediatric patients with synovial fluid white blood-cell counts of 25,000 to 75,000 cells/mm³ after aspiration of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 4; 97(5):389-95.
  17. Shore BJ, Hedequist DJ, Miller PE, Waters PM, Bae DS. Surgical management for displaced pediatric proximal humeral fractures: a cost analysis. J Child Orthop. 2015 Feb; 9(1):55-64.
  18. Kelly BA, Miller P, Shore BJ, Waters PM, Bae DS. Exposed versus buried intramedullary implants for pediatric forearm fractures: a comparison of complications. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Dec; 34(8):749-55.
  19. Sankar WN, Thomas S, Castañeda P, Hong T, Shore BJ, Kim HK. Feasibility and safety of perfusion MRI for Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34(7):679-82.
  20. Fletcher ND, Larson AN, Glotzbecker MP, Shore BJ, Hydorn CR. A critical appraisal of the first-year experience of 5 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep; 34(6):655-9.
  21. Shore BJ, Hutchinson S, Harris M, Bae DS, Kalish LA, Maxwell W, Waters P. Epidemiology and prevention of cast saw injuries: results of a quality improvement program at a single institution. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19; 96(4):e31.
  22. Shore BJ, Glotzbecker MP, Zurakowski D, Gelbard E, Hedequist DJ, Matheney TH. Acute compartment syndrome in children and teenagers with tibial shaft fractures: incidence and multivariable risk factors. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov; 27(11):616-21.
  23. Sankar WN, Novais EN, Lee C, Al-Omari AA, Choi PD, Shore BJ. What are the risks of prophylactic pinning to prevent contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul; 471(7):2118-23.
  24. Shore BJ, Smith KR, Riazi A, Symons SB, Khot A, Graham K. Subtalar fusion for pes valgus in cerebral palsy: results of a modified technique in the setting of single event multilevel surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jun; 33(4):431-8.
  25. Kedgley AE, Shore BJ, Athwal GS, Johnson JA, Faber KJ. An in-vitro study of rotator cuff tear and repair kinematics using single- and double-row suture anchor fixation. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Apr; 7(2):46-51.
  26. Shore BJ, Novais EN, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Low early failure rates using a surgical dislocation approach in healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Sep; 470(9):2441-9.
  27. Shore BJ, Nasreddine AY, Kocher MS. Overcoming the funding challenge: the cost of randomized controlled trials in the next decade. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18; 94 Suppl 1:101-6.
  28. Glotzbecker MP, Shore B, Matheney T, Gold M, Hedequist D. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures: author response to letter to the editor. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):257.
  29. Shore B, Spence D, Graham H. The role for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Jun; 5(2):126-34.
  30. Shore BJ, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Vascular safe zones for surgical dislocation in children with healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 18; 94(8):721-7.
  31. Glotzbecker MP, Shore B, Matheney T, Gold M, Hedequist D. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jun; 6(2):105-9.
  32. Shore BJ, Palmer CS, Bevin C, Johnson MB, Torode IP. Pediatric pelvic fracture: a modification of a preexisting classification. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Mar; 32(2):162-8.
  33. Shore BJ, Yu X, Desai S, Selber P, Wolfe R, Graham HK. Adductor surgery to prevent hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy: the predictive role of the Gross Motor Function Classification System. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15; 94(4):326-34.
  34. McGinley JL, Dobson F, Ganeshalingam R, Shore BJ, Rutz E, Graham HK. Single-event multilevel surgery for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Feb; 54(2):117-28.
  35. Glotzbecker MP, Kocher MS, Sundel RP, Shore BJ, Spencer SA, Kasser JR. Primary lyme arthritis of the pediatric hip. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Oct-Nov; 31(7):787-90.
  36. Shore BJ, White N, Kerr Graham H. Surgical correction of equinus deformity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. J Child Orthop. 2010 Aug; 4(4):277-90.
  37. Busch CA, Whitehouse MR, Shore BJ, MacDonald SJ, McCalden RW, Bourne RB. The efficacy of periarticular multimodal drug infiltration in total hip arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Aug; 468(8):2152-9.
  38. Shore BJ, Mozzon JB, MacDermid JC, Faber KJ, King GJ. Chronic posttraumatic elbow disorders treated with metallic radial head arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb; 90(2):271-80.
  39. Busch CA, Shore BJ, Bhandari R, Ganapathy S, MacDonald SJ, Bourne RB, Rorabeck CH, McCalden RW. Efficacy of periarticular multimodal drug injection in total knee arthroplasty. A randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 May; 88(5):959-63.
  40. Angeloni A, Crawford PC, Orpen AG, Podesta TJ, Shore BJ. Does hydrogen bonding matter in crystal engineering? Crystal structures of salts of isomeric ions. Chemistry. 2004 Aug 6; 10(15):3783-91.
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