Ira Zaltz
Associate Dean of Research
Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

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Ira Zaltz
Clinical Professor
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    Dr. Zaltz is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in Pediatric Scoliosis and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He performs surgery at UnaSource Surgery Center and Beaumont Royal Oak, as well as clinical and physical therapy services at the Michigan Orthopedic Surgeons office Royal Oak.

    He completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and graduated from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing his residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Zaltz completed a fellowship at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children with a focus on Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Scoliosis Surgery. He also participated in a Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Internship.

    Dr. Zaltz has several professional affiliations, including the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and the Michigan Orthopedic Society. He is also an ANCHOR co-chair.

    Dr. Zaltz has participated in a variety of research throughout his career. His resume includes a long list of publications across a wide variety of areas, both as a principal author and a co-author of original papers in peer-reviewed journals. Along with his breadth of research and studies, Dr. Zaltz has several years of teaching experience around the world.

    Dr. Zaltz has received several awards and honors over the years, including the Best Teacher Award in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 2005 and the Outstanding Basic Science Paper from the POSNA Annual Meeting in 2008.

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    I specialize in Pediatric Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Spinal Deformity Surgery, and Joint Preservation Surgery of the Hip.

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    • Journal Article
      Risk Factors for Suboptimal Outcome of FAI Surgery in the Adolescent Patient.
      Yen Y-M, Kim Y-J, Ellis HB, Sink EL, Millis MB, Zaltz I, Sankar WN, Clohisy JC, Nepple JJ, ANCHOR Group . J Pediatr Orthop, 2024 Mar 1; 44 (3): 141 - 146. DOI:10.1097/BPO.0000000000002581
      PMID: 37982488
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      The Impact of Age on Clinical Outcomes of Acetabular Microfracture During FAI Surgery.
      Westermann RW, Nepple JJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Larson CM, Zaltz I, Beaulé PE, ANCHOR Study Group , Kim Y-J, Millis M, Sucato DJ, Sink EL, Sierra RJ, Podeszwa DA, Sankar WN, Bedi A, Matheney TH, Novais EN, Belzile EL, Clohisy JC. Am J Sports Med, 2023 Aug; 51 (10): 2559 - 2566. DOI:10.1177/03635465231184398
      PMID: 37470491
    • Journal Article
      Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in the Pediatric Spine Requiring Stabilization: A Literature Review and Report of 3 Cases.
      Englert EG, Daley E, Metcalf B, Zaltz I, Khalil J, Settecerri JJ. JBJS Case Connect, 2023 Apr 1; 13 (2): DOI:10.2106/JBJS.CC.22.00450
      PMID: 37319308
    • Journal Article
      Verhaegen J, Milligan K, Zaltz I, Stover M, Sink E, Belzile E, Clohisy J, Poitras S, Beaule P. Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2023 Jun 7; 105-B (SUPP_11): 4 - 4. DOI:10.1302/1358-992x.2023.11.004
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      Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Acute and Chronic
      Georgiadis AG, Zaltz I. 2022 Jan 1; Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery: Second Edition, 497 - 512. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-43240-9_36
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      Surgical Technique: Open Reduction Using the Modified-Dunn Technique
      Zaltz I. 2022 Jan 1; Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery: Second Edition, 513 - 518. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-43240-9_37
    • Journal Article
      The Effects of Physical Activity on Physeal and Skeletal Development.
      Carsen S, Grammatopoulos G, Zaltz I, Ward L, Smit K, Beaulé PE. JBJS Rev, 2021 Oct 12; 9 (10): DOI:10.2106/JBJS.RVW.21.00060
      PMID: 34637401
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      Can the Femoro-Epiphyseal Acetabular Roof (FEAR) Index Be Used to Distinguish Dysplasia from Impingement?
      Smith JT, Jee Y, Daley E, Koueiter DM, Beck M, Zaltz I. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2021 May 1; 479 (5): 962 - 971. DOI:10.1097/CORR.0000000000001610
      PMID: 33394581