Paley Institute's Arun R. Hariharan, MD, MS Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon

Arun R. Hariharan

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Dr. Arun R. Hariharan joined Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in October 2022. He is a double fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon with particular expertise in pediatric spine surgery. In addition to the broad scope of pediatric orthopedics, his main passions are in caring for children with various spine-related conditions and in treating fractures in children.

Dr. Hariharan attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his orthopedic residency at University of Maryland. He further pursued his interests in pediatric orthopedics by completing a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. In order to further advance his spine surgery skillset, he traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to train at the Starship Children’s Hospital for a pediatric spine fellowship.

In addition to writing numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, Dr. Hariharan has also presented at various national conferences. He was awarded the Russel A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award and the Louis A. Goldstein Best Clinical Research Poster Paper Award at the Spine Research Society Meeting in 2020.

Conditions treated include the whole array of pediatric orthopedics including fractures. In particular, he focuses on spinal conditions in children such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. He is a firm believer in evidence-based medicine and technology in providing the most up to date care possible for children. In addition to spinal fusion procedures, he offers growth “friendly” techniques such as Vertebral Body Tethering and MAGEC rods.

Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife, son, and their dogs. Dr. Hariharan is an avid Michigan Football and Basketball fan.

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spinal deformities of all causes
    • Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
    • Infantile Scoliosis
    • Congenital Scoliosis
    • Early Onset Scoliosis
    • Syndromic Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Cervical Spine
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Fractures
  • Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy

Education & Training

Undergraduate
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency
University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Spine Surgery Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary's Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Florida Orthopedic Society
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