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Craig Shank, MD

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Craig Shank is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital. Born and raised in Cedarville, Ohio, Dr. Shank attended Cedarville University for his undergraduate degree where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to graduate with his doctorate of medicine from University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Shank completed his post-graduate training at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Shank is also a clinical assistant professor at Wright State University School of Medicine. When not seeing patients at Dayton Children's, Dr. Shank is often going on medical mission trips. He has traveled to Mexico, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Togo. 

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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-3010

 

education and training

  • medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Ohio
  • residency: Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH
  • fellowship: Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • board certification: Orthopaedic Surgery

publications and presentations

Shank CF and Fiebel JB. Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot: Diagnosis and Management. Foot and Ankle Clinics. 2006;11(4):775-89.

Shank CF, Thiel EJ, Klingele KE. Valgus Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Prevalence, Presentation, and Treatment Options. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2010;30:140-6.

Shank CF, Wiater BP, Pace JL, Jinguji TM, Schmale GA, Bittner RC, Bompadre V, Stults JK, Krengel WF 3rd. The Lateral Capitellohumeral Angle in Normal Children: Mean, Variation, and Reliability in Comparison to Baumann's Angle. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011;31(3):266-71.

awards, honors and organizations

Professional And Honorary Societies
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Honors and Awards
Class Valedictorian, Cedarville High School
Presidential Scholarship, Cedarville University
Faculty Scholarship Award for Science, Cedarville University
Class Valedictorian, Cedarville University
Presidential Scholarship, UTCOM
Excellence in Pharmacology Award, UTCOM
Physiology and Molecular Medicine Award, UTCOM
Microbiology and Immunology Award, UTCOM
99th percentile, Orthopaedic In-Training Examination, Postgraduate Year 2,3,5

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I want to help kids enjoy life.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I am from the Dayton area and love the people here.


Dayton Children's is special because...

of the people!


ratings and reviews

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Craig Shank was absolutely the best doctor for my daughter. He took care of her, explained things to the parents, also the parents. He made my daughter feel comfortable. It was just an overall great experience with Dr. Craig Shank. He made us feel comfortable the day of the surgery. Just overall I couldn't say anything better about him. He's just a good overall just great guy and great doctor.

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Everyone we were around were nice and informative, any questions we had they answered them or they asked someone else for the answer.

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The woman who checked us in was so sweet to my 2 year old who was being a handful. She gave her a sticker/coloring book which i very much appreciated! The nurse, medical student, and Doctor were all kind and patient with me while i dealt with a non cooperative toddler. Would definitely recommend!

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I believe this provider would probably be better suited in treating simple fractures and maybe bone deformities for younger children. As for adolescent sport injuries, I felt that he was inadequate and maybe not quite up to modern day times on sport injuries and their diagnosis. Thank you.

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conditions I treat

"Growing" pains, achilles tendon injury, ACL injury, Ankle Injuries, Blounts Disease, bowlegs, broken bone, Bunions, burners, bursitis, Cerbral Palsy, Clubfeet, Congenital Hand Deformity, Curly Toes, DDH (hip dysplasia), dislocations, Femoroacetabular impingement, Flat Feet, foot pain, Ganglion Cyst, General Fracture Care, golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis), Growth plate injuries, Hammer toes, hand deformity, Hip Impingement, Hip Injuries/Pain, hip pain, Ingrown Toenails, joint pain, jumpers knee, labral tear, LCL injury, Limb Length Inequality (LLI), little league elbow, MCL injury, Meniscus injury, Musculoskeletal tumors, Myelomeningocele/ Spina Bifida, osgood-schlatter disease, Osteogenesis imperfecta, overuse injury, patellar dislocation, patellar femoral syndrome, PCL injury, Perthes disease, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injury, severs disease, Shin splints, Shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, Shoulder Pain, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Snapping hip, sprain, stingers, strain, Stress fractures, subluxation, Syndactyly (webbed fingers or toes), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), thigh pain, Toewalking, Torticollis, UCL injury

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