On Monday, July 14, 2014, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Associate Director Dr. Joshua Hyman lectured on pediatric surgery with the presentation “How to Know if Surgery Will Help My Child”, which took place at Columbia Doctors in Englewood, New Jersey.
The presentation was aimed at parents of children with cerebral palsy and special needs. Dr. Hyman discussed the approach to assessing the pros and cons of surgery and the impact on a child’s quality of life. While Dr. Hyman is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, the discussion addressed all types of surgeries. The presentation taught parents about the questions they should ask their provider, hear the indicators to look for, and understand assessment of risks.
Dr, Joshua Hyman – Expert in Pediatric Surgery & Cerebral Palsy
Joshua E. Hyman, MD, specializes in treating pediatric orthopedic conditions and is one of the world’s foremost experts on Cerebral Palsy.
As Associate Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, Dr. Hyman helps oversee a team of medical professionals that carefully designs and executes personalized treatment programs for each and every patient to achieve the best possible outcomes. He is a staunch advocate for pediatric patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP), believing that they, like all children, require comprehensive healthcare. He is dedicated to ensuring the delivery of this high-quality care across the lifespan for patients with CP while also addressing the concerns of their families.
Dr. Hyman’s research focuses on identifying methods to measure quality of life in children. He is also actively involved in research trials on clubfoot, scoliosis, and neuromuscular diseases in pediatric patients. A prolific scholar with approximately 70 peer-viewed journal articles and book chapters to his name, Dr. Hyman has received numerous national and international awards and garnered more than $850,000 in grant funding. From 2012-2014, Dr. Hyman was co-investigator on a research project that explored pain in adults with Cerebral Palsy. The study was supported by a $400,000 grant from the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation.