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Sarah Steward, MD


pediatric sports medicinefractures, shoulder injury/impingement, knee injury,  hip injury/impingementlimb inequality, Blounts disease, bowleg, toe walkingankle injury, arthroscopic surgery


Sarah Steward, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Dayton Children's. In addition to practicing general pediatric orthopedic surgery and fracture care, her expertise is in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Steward is working to grow the pediatric sports medicine program at Dayton Children's and provides the surgical care of sports injuries within a comprehensive team of practitioners that is uniquely focused on the child athlete.

She is a Beavercreek native and played college basketball at Marquette University and also for one year professionally in Finland.

meet Dr. Steward

Learn more about why Dr. Steward chose orthopaedic surgery as her specialty and what her approach will be when you come to see her.

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: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • internship: University of Virginia
  • residency: University of Virginia and Medical College of Wisconsin - orthopaedic surgery
  • fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship  - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • board certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

awards, honors and organizations

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2006
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Marquette University 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

publications and presentations


  • Jain VV, Zawodny S, McCarthy JJ.

    Etiology of Lower Limb Deformity

    In Pediatric Lower Limb Deformities: Principles and Techniques of Management

    ed. Sabharwal S, Springer Publishers 2016

  • Wall EJ, Albright JC, Steward SR

    Acute Patellar and Chronic Patellar Instability

    In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2ndEdition

    ed. Wiesel SW, Wolters Kluwer 2016

  • Zawodny SR, Miller MD.

    Complications of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. 

    Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Review. 2010 Dec;18(4):269-74.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I am able to treat patients hands-on and it is gratifying to see results very quickly. Also, I was heavily involved in sports as I grew up and now enjoy taking care of the next generation of young athletes.

I like working with kids because...

they are so fun! Kids are motivated to resume play and I love that I can help them return to their normal activities.

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

of the fantastic opportunity to practice my specialty in the area where I grew up.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the collegial staff that is focused on providing the highest level of care in a comfortable environment.

ratings and reviews

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My son had a femur fx r/t a football accident it was a very scary time for both my son and myself. Dr. Steward ensured comfort and took the time to explain his procedure and addressed all my concerns and feelings she did and excellent job to help my son feel comfortable and safe before he had to go back for surgery i am so greatful to have had her as my sons surgeon.

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From our first meeting with Dr. Steward she made me feel safe and comfortable with the surgery she had to perform on my daughter. It was a procedure she had never performed, and basically had to make up with other doctors, in order to fix my daughter's unique issue. I %100 felt we were in good hands and never doubted her abilities. She's been so wonderful through this. She ALWAYS makes sure to explain everything, especially to my daughter, so that we understand. She takes her time to answer questions and we never feel rushed. My daughter will be having her other knee surgery with Dr. Steward this coming summer. I'm so happy to have a doctor as awesome as she, where I'm not worried. Dr. Steward is what you want and expect from a doctor and is absolutely in the right profession. I wish there were more of her in the world. Children's has never disappointed me. I love how we are treated and cared for and have never had a negative experience. Thank you for your excellence.

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I wish we could get results quicker. I didn't like that my chart wouldn't update until I heard from provider.

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She is thorough with her surgeries, but sometimes it is very long of a wait when we have to wait in the clinic for post-op surgery appointments. We have waited in the past for over an hour to meet with her, but she is a very good surgeon and very thorough.

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