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Lawrence Ira Karlin | Education

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

1971, Boston, MA


Case Western Reserve University Hospitals

1972, Cleveland, OH


New England Medical Center

1979, Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital

1981, Boston, MA

Lawrence Ira Karlin | Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (General)

Lawrence Ira Karlin | Professional History

Dr. Lawrence Karlin is a senior orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children’s and the orthopedic consultant to our Center for Spina Bifida.  He specializes in spinal deformities and the orthopedic conditions associated with spina bifida. He has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and is a member of many orthopedic organizations including the American Orthopaedic Association (AOAS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Growing Spine Study Group (GSSG) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). He has held leadership roles in the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and has been a national and international visiting professor.

Lawrence Ira Karlin | Publications

Over my 35 years of practice, I have been involved in the development of innovative new technology, but my primary goal is to provide the best and most personal care for his patients. Most of my pride comes from this accomplishment. My efforts have been recognized by rewards such as Compassionate Physician, Best Doctors, Vitals Patient Choice and Boston Magazine’s Best Doctors of Boston and, most importantly, by the many families with whom I have developed a long and warm relationship.