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Craig Shank, MD

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Craig Shank is a pediatric orthopedic 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!


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Dr. Shank is courteous and kind. He listens to our concerns and gives his more than qualified opinion. We trust his expertise and guidance on my daughter's recovery. We appreciate his parent/family friendly discussion of everything without making us feel inferior. Through our daughters entire procedure and recovery, we have seen Dr. Shank's true expertise as an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Dr. Shank was nice, he explained things well but it's almost like he was in a hurry to get out of our room. We've never met him before, he didn't introduce himself. He was just in a hurry. The glitter guy and the guy that does the casting was amazing! My daughter was scared, he talked to her and made her comfortable he gave her some of the packing stuff to play with, he gave her gloves to keep her distracted. I would rate that guy 10/10! He needs a raise! Thank you!

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Dr.Shank was very thorough explaining what he saw on an x-ray.

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Dr. Shank is a very good doctor.

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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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