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Nicholas Gajewski, MD

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spine, spinal deformity, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, trauma, lower extremity fractures, upper extremity fractures


Nicholas Gajewski, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital.

Dr. Gajewski attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to graduate with his doctorate of medicine from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gajewski completed his post-graduate training at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

He has a special interest in treating pediatric spinal disorders and pediatric trauma. 

When not seeing patients at Dayton Children's, Dr. Gajewski enjoys spending time with his wife and son, golfing, playing tennis and skiing. 

schedule an appointment

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: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • residency: University of California, Los Angeles - Orthopedic Surgery
  • fellowship: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children - Pediatric Orthopeedic Surgery

publications and presentations

  • Gajewski, C., Gajewski, N., Upfill-Brown, A., Thompson, R., Silva, M. The Utility of Routine Radiographic Monitoring in Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2021.
  • Buerba, RA, Sheppard, WL, Herndon, KE, Gajewski, N, Patel, AD, Leong, NL, Bernthal, NM, Soohoo, N. Academic Influence and Its Relationship to Industry Payments in Orthopedic Surgery. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Am, 2018.
  • Frangiamore, SF., Gajewski, N., Saleh, A., Farias-Kovasc, M., Barsoum, W., Higuera, C. Alpha-defensin Accuracy to Diagnose Periprosthetic Joint Infection – Journal of Arthroplasty. 2016.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Finerman Grant Award Recipient, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Infraclavicular Nerve Blocks for Postoperative Pain Control in Operative Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures, UCLA, 2018.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Society Young Investigator Award for the Biologic Treatments for Orthopaedic Injuries Research Symposium, 2015.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania, 05/2011.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

Orthopedics offers the opportunity to help people stay active and live to their fullest potential.

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

I wanted to help kids in Ohio where I grew up.

I like working with kids because...

They are full of surprises and always keep you on your toes!

Dayton Children's is special because...

Of the amazing staff!

ratings and reviews

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Very kind, considerate, helpful and professional! Thank you to all the staff!

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Very professional, informative and friendly

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He does a great job! He seems to care about the patient. He even asks questions about the patients interests and hobbies and engages conversation to make the patient feel more at ease.

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They all did a fine job the nurse and the doctor. They were awesome and God bless you all. Thank you so much. Bye, bye.

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