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. Operative Treatment of Cervical Spine Injuries Sustained in Youth Sports. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 41(10):617-624. View abstract
  2. Intraoperative Use of Robotics With Navigation for Pedicle Screw Placement in Treatment of Pediatric High-grade Spondylolisthesis: A Preliminary Report. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 41(10):591-596. View abstract
  3. The Use of Robotics Coupled With Navigation for Pediatric Congenital Spine Deformity. HSS J. 2021 Oct; 17(3):289-293. View abstract
  4. Variability in Antibiotic Treatment of Pediatric Surgical Site Infection After Spinal Fusion at A Single Institution. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jul 01; 41(6):e380-e385. View abstract
  5. Growth-Friendly Spine Surgery in Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 04 21; 103(8):715-726. View abstract
  6. Peroneal Nerve Function Before and Following Surgical Excision of a Proximal Fibular Osteochondroma. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jan; 41(1):61-66. View abstract
  7. Spinal Deformity in Sotos Syndrome: First Results of Growth-friendly Spine Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Oct; 40(9):453-461. View abstract
  8. Pediatric acute leg compartment syndrome after peroneus longus rupture: a case series. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 Jul; 29(4):355-358. View abstract
  9. Intraoperative Use of O-arm in Pediatric Cervical Spine Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Apr; 40(4):e266-e271. View abstract
  10. Halo-gravity traction for the treatment of pediatric cervical spine disorders. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Dec 27; 1-10. View abstract
  11. Halo-Gravity Traction for the Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders. Spine Deform. 2019 Nov; 7(6):1026-1027. View abstract
  12. Perioperative acute neurological deficits in instrumented pediatric cervical spine fusions. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 16; 1-11. View abstract
  13. Congenital fibular deficiency: a review of thirty years' experience at one institution and a proposed classification system based on clinical deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 15; 93(12):1144-51. View abstract