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Keith D. Baldwin, MD, MPH, MSPT
Keith D. Baldwin, MD, MPH, MSPT
Attending Surgeon

Dr. Baldwin is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of traumatic, neuromuscular, and spinal conditions in children.



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Dr. Baldwin is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of traumatic, neuromuscular, and spinal conditions in children. From a young age, Dr. Baldwin was intrigued by the musculoskeletal system, and pursued this passion with a degree in Physical Therapy, a career in which he enjoyed direct patient contact and emphasis on functional rehabilitation.

While Dr. Baldwin treats both children and adults with complex injuries and neuromuscular conditions, he specializes in scoliosis and treating children with cerebral palsy.

CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania collaborate to offer one of the only transitional programs for children with cerebral palsy in the country. Dr. Baldwin is honored to help transition these patients and help them with their continued orthopedic needs in adulthood. In addition to these populations, Dr. Baldwin also cares for children with scoliosis, including both neurotypical children and children with neuromuscular conditions. Additionally, Dr. Baldwin is known throughout the region for transitional care of children with orthopedic conditions of childhood that persist into adulthood.

These conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Rett Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Baldwin has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has authored more than 175 peer-reviewed articles. He has published several articles on quality improvement in pediatric spine surgery, including infection prevention and safe placement of orthopedic hardware. Dr. Baldwin has served as representative to the National Orthopaedic Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers for the interests of pediatric orthopedic patients across the country.

Education and Training

BS, University Of Rhode Island (Food Science & Nutrition), 1996

MSPT, Widener University(Physical Therapy), 2000

MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, 2005

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, 2006

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Director of Orthopedic Trauma

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association, 2001-

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Resident Member, 2006-

Sigma Xi- Research National Honor Society, 2009-

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Candidate Corresponding Member, 2011-

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, BOS Member, Health Policy Chair, 2012-

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2013-

Orthopaedic Research Society, 2014-

Professional Awards

AAOS Award: Best Poster in Trauma Category AAOS National Meeting, 2009

First Prize Winner for Paper: "Child Abuse and Orthopaedic Injury Patterns: Analysis at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center" - OREF Greater Philadelphia Area Resident Research Competition and Symposium, First Author/ Presenter Nirav Pandya, 2009

AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program Invitee/Recipient American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011

Oded Bar-Or Award for Paper: "Meta-Analysis of Operative vs. Non-Operative Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Skeletally Immature Patients," Presenter Wajdi Kanj, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012

First place Poster for Paper: "Development of a contaminated musculoskeletal wound model using a bioluminescent Staphylococcus Aureus Strain," Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium, First Author/Presenter Mara Schenker, 2012

Best of AAOS Acknowledgement for Paper: "Monteggia Fractures in Children: A Multi-Center Examination of Treatment Strategy and Outcomes- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons," 2013

Jacqueline Perry Award for Paper: "Salvage Options in the Cerebral Palsy Hip: A Systematic Review," 2014

New Jersey Family Favorite Kid's Docs, South Jersey Magazine, 2014, 2015

Jacqueline Perry Award for Paper, "Factors that Predict Overall Health and Quality of Life in Non-Ambulatory Individuals with Cerebral Palsy," 2015

Top Orthopedics, Philadelphia Magazine, 2017, 2018

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