Undergraduate Degree

  • Georgetown University , 2009 , Washington , DC

Medical School

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine , 2013 , Washington , DC


  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center , 2014 , Dallas , TX


  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center , 2018 , Dallas , TX


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2019 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

It is an absolute privilege to be able to care for children with orthopedic needs from around the world at Boston Children's Hospital. Our goal is to combine expert understanding of complex, challenging orthopedic issues with patient, kind personal interactions to create a friendly environment where we can provide the highest quality medical care for kids.


Dr. Craig Birch is from Texas originally and then ventured to Georgetown University in Washington DC for Undergraduate and Medical School. He then returned to Dallas for residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Parkland Hospital and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital before joining the Orthopedic Surgery Department permanently. His primary interests are spinal deformity and orthopedic trauma.


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  1. Verhofste BP, Glotzbecker MP, Hresko MT, MacDougall RD, Birch CM, O'Neill NP, Karlin LI, Emans JB, Proctor MR, Hedequist DJ. Intraoperative Use of O-arm in Pediatric Cervical Spine Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Apr; 40(4):e266-e271. View abstract
  2. Verhofste BP, Glotzbecker MP, Birch CM, O'Neill NP, Hedequist DJ. Halo-gravity traction for the treatment of pediatric cervical spine disorders. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Dec 27; 1-10. View abstract
  3. Verhofste B, Hresko T, Emans J, Glotzbecker M, Snyder B, Birch C, O'Neill N, Karlin L, Proctor M, Hedequist D. Halo-Gravity Traction for the Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders. Spine Deform. 2019 Nov; 7(6):1026-1027. View abstract
  4. Verhofste BP, Glotzbecker MP, Hresko MT, Miller PE, Birch CM, Troy MJ, Karlin LI, Emans JB, Proctor MR, Hedequist DJ. Perioperative acute neurological deficits in instrumented pediatric cervical spine fusions. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 16; 1-11. View abstract