Ryan E. Fitzgerald, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Ryan E. Fitzgerald, MD

  • Infintile Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • General Orthopaedics

About Ryan E. Fitzgerald, MD

Ryan Fitzgerald, M.D., is a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating children and adolescents in complex spinal disorders including scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. In addition to spinal disorders, he also manages skeletal trauma, complex fractures, deformities of the spine, as well as growth plate injuries, neuromuscular disorders and a variety of sports injuries. Dr. Fitzgerald uses advanced technology to ensure the highest level of safety and accuracy. Whenever possible, he performs minimally invasive surgery, which significantly minimizes trauma, reduces postoperative pain and promotes a quicker recovery.

Dr. Fitzgerald earned his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Summa Health System in Akron, OH. He received his advanced Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship training at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. He has earned numerous awards and distinctions throughout his medical training. He is a member of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Certified, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and is an active member in the Scoliosis Research Society and the Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG).

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019


  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2007
    B.S. in Integrative Biology
  • Medical: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2011
  • Internship: Summa Health System Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Dallas, TX 2016
    Transitional (Rotating)
  • Residency: Summa Health System Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Dallas, TX 2017
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Rady Children’s Hospital & UCSD Pediatric Orthopaedics & Scoliosis Fellowship, San Diego, CA, July 2017
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital / Academic Affiliations



  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine | USF Morsani College of Medicine
  • Attending Physician | Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital


  • Assistnat Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    University of South Florida, College Of Medicine

Society Memberships

National Society Fellow

  • American Medical Association

    State Society Memberships

    • Florida Medical Association
    • Florida Orthopaedic Society

    Specialty Society Memberships

    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Scoliosis Research Society
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association

    Additional Society Memberships

    • American Physicians Fellowship
    • Southern Medical Association
    • Pinellas County Medical Society
    • Hillsborough County Medical Society
    • Hillsborough County Pediatric Society

    Research Memberships

    • Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG), Principal Researcher