Dr. Samuel R. Rosenfeld, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

A nationally recognized expert in pediatric neuromuscular diseases, Dr. Sam Rosenfeld specializes in spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spasticity other pediatric neuromuscular diseases and rehabilitation. He was the first orthopedic surgeon on the West Coast to use a remote control device, with minimal incision surgery, to perform limb lengthening.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Rosenfeld has been an active staff member at CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. He has provided leadership expertise and has served as president of the medical staff at CHOC Children’s, as well as leadership roles in the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Spina Bifida Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Clinical Faculty Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC Irvine.

A highly regarded physician in his field, Dr. Rosenfeld is consistently named a “Physician of Excellence” from the Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Rosenfeld is affiliated with Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Group, American Medical Association, Orange County Medical Association, California Medical Association, California Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Orthopaedic Association, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida, American Orthopaedic Association and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Rosenfeld is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfeld served his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA.

Clinical Interests

Muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and spasticity

Locations

CHOC Children’s Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave. Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, California 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329

Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists
1310 West Stewart Drive Suite 508
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-633-2111
fax: 714-633-5615

Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists
25982 Pala Drive Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 949-600-8800
fax: 949-600-8813

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California, Irvine

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
    CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Spasticity Clinic
    CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Spina Bifida Clinic
    CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange County, California
  • Director, Spina Bifida Clinic
    Rancho Los Amigos, National Rehabilitation Center

Education

  • General Surgery Internship
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center/Long Beach VA Medical Center
  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
    Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Fellowship
    Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida
  • Western Orthopedic Association (WOA)

Our orthopedic surgeons commonly treat:

  • Samuel R Rosenfeld MD
    • Appointments:
      888-770-2462
    • Office: 714-633-2111
    • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
    • Board Certified: Orthopaedic Surgery
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

Videos

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When a Child Has Different Leg or Arm Lengths

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld explains how a child may have a leg or arm that is shorter or longer than the other.

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Building Healthy Bones in Children

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld explains the importance of calcium and Vitamin D in building healthy bones in a child.

Muscular Dystrophy: Dr. Rosenfeld

Muscular Dystrophy topic for Samuel Rosenfeld, MD, from American Health Journal. Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause muscle deterioration.

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