Shawn C. Standard, MD, FAAOS

  • Head of Pediatric Orthopedics
  • International Center for Limb Lengthening; Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics; Sinai Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Shawn C. Standard, MD, FAAOS, is Head of Pediatric Orthopedics at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Standard came to the ICLL in 2003 from the distinguished Nemours Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he started a combined general pediatric orthopedic and limb deformity clinic. He earned his medical degree in 1995 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his orthopedic residency training at the Medical College of Georgia in July 2000 and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Nemours, concentrating on general pediatric orthopedics with a special interest in limb deformity correction and limb lengthening.

At the International Center for Limb Lengthening, he has established a clinic with concentrations in pediatric limb deformity correction and limb lengthening. He specializes in the care of congenital deformities, congenital limb deficiencies, developmental deformities of the pediatric musculoskeletal system and pediatric orthopedic trauma care. Dr. Standard uses the latest treatment options to correct fibular hemimelia, radial clubhand, congenital femoral deficiency, dwarfism and other types of bone dysplasias. He also treats pediatric and young adult complex hip conditions, specializing in late-onset Perthes disease and hip deformities resulting from Perthes disease.

Dr. Standard is married and has four children. He often donates one week of his vacation each year as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon at the Caribbean island of Grenada and the Dominican Republic.


  • Surgical Advancements + New Techniques

    Limb lengthening has been available to patients with dwarfism for several decades now. Just like how pharmaceutical treatments are being developed for achondroplasia, limb lengthening treatment is constantly advancing as well – having a less invasive approach due to new techniques that are being developed daily. In his presentation, Dr. Standard will highlight what patients […]