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Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD
Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD
Director of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

Dr. Sankar is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program at CHOP and professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Penn. His research forcuses on hip conditions in children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as scoliosis and other spinal disorders.



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Education and Training

BS, Cornell University (Materials Science And Engineering), 1998

MD, Perelman School Of Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania, 2002

Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Surgery)

Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital (Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation)

Fellowship, Shriners Hospitals for Children (Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)

Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

Director, Pediatric Hip Disorders Program

Pediatric Orthaepedic Surgeon

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Awards

South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, 2022

Special Effort and Excellence Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 2019

Young investigator award, AAOS/ORS Femoroacetabular impingement research symposium, 2012

AAOS Clinician-Scientist Development Program, 2010

Stuart L. Weinstein Award for best E-poster POSNA, 2010

Forrest Whittaker Award, 2007

Stanley Chung Resident Research Award, 2007

AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leader, 2006

OREF-Orthopaedic Overseas Traveling Fellowship, 2006

William G. Munns prize, 2001

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