David Skaggs, MD

David Skaggs, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Los Angeles, CA

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cedars Sinai University of Southern California


Office Address

  • 4650 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Phone: (323) 669-2142
    Fax: (323) 666-4409

David Skaggs, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Los Angeles, CA

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cedars Sinai University of Southern California

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: General Orthopedic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Spine; Fracture; Spine problems in children; fractures

Education & Medical Training

  • Amherst College
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1994 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 1998

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Whos Who in AmericaMarquis Whos Who, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Whos Who in AmericaMarquis Whos Who, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Top 17 U.S. Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeonsOrthopedics This Week, 2013

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Approved by the Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group, the Growing Spine Study Group, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research So...  Skaggs DL, Akbarnia BA, Flynn JM, Myung KS, Sponseller PD, Vitale MG, J Pediatr Orthop, 4/1/2014
  • Chronic Lack of Sleep is Associated With Increased Sports Injuries in Adolescent Athletes  Milewski MD, Skaggs DL, Bishop GA, Pace JL, Ibrahim DA, Wren TAL, Barzdukas A, J Ped Orthop, 1/1/2014
  • Comparison of Outcomes Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for the Adolescent idiopathic and Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Does the Surgical First Assistant's Level of Traini...  Heffernan MJ, Seehausen DA, Andras LM, Skaggs DL, Spine, 1/1/2014

Books/Book Chapters

  • DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Chapter: Head Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes Page 1676 - 1683
    Zaslow T, Skaggs DL
    Editors: Miller MD, Thompson SR.Elsevier
    Edition 4th,2015
  • DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Chapter: Spine Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes Page 1683 - 1697
    Andras L, Skaggs DL
    Editors: Miller MD, Thompson SR.Elsevier
    Edition 4th,2015
  • Lovell and Winters Pediatric Orthopaedics Chapter: Upper Extremity Fractures in Children Page 1694 - 1773
    Frick, S and Skaggs, DL
    Editors: Weinstein SL, Flynn JM.
    Edition 7th,2014

Abstracts/Posters

  • Current Trends in Orthopedic Trauma in Children The Pediatric Society of North America Committee on Trauma and Prevention, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 71 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3/10/2004

Lectures

  • Complications in VEPTR Treatment Salt Lake City, Utah - 1/28/2015
  • Back Pain in Children Bristol, England - 10/9/2014
  • Advances in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Bristol, England - 10/9/2014

Other

  • Return to Football following Spine Surgery FOX news (local)
    12/5/2012
  • Backstage Lakers Time Warner Cable
    11/28/2012
  • Special on Boy from Ethiopia Brought to CHLA for Spine Surgery ABC news (local)
    8/27/2010

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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