Arun R. Hariharan, MD, MS

Arun Hariharan Pediatric Spine Surgeon at Paley Institute

Arun R. Hariharan, MD, MS

Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon

Medical Staff

Dr. Arun Hariharan is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with dual fellowship training, specializing in pediatric spine surgery. His expertise encompasses the entire realm of pediatric orthopedics, yet he holds a distinctive passion for treating children with spine-related conditions, including scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis.

A proud alumnus of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Hariharan honed his skills with an orthopedic residency at the University of Maryland. Furthering his commitment to pediatric orthopedics, he underwent a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the esteemed Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. To advance his proficiency in spine surgery, Dr. Hariharan then pursued a specialized pediatric spine fellowship at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Having contributed extensively to the medical community, Dr. Hariharan has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on pediatric orthopedics and spine conditions. His significant contributions have earned him accolades such as the Russel A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award and the Louis A. Goldstein Best Clinical Research Poster Paper Award, both received at the Spine Research Society Meeting in 2020.

Conditions treated include the whole array of pediatric orthopedics including fractures. In particular, he focuses on spinal conditions in children such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. He is a firm believer in evidence-based medicine and technology in providing the most up to date care possible for children. In addition to spinal fusion procedures, he offers growth “friendly” techniques such as Vertebral Body Tethering and MAGEC rods.

Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife, son, and their dogs. As a sports enthusiast, he remains a staunch supporter of Michigan Football and Basketball.

Dr. Hariharan consults with patients at two places: the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach and in Fort Lauderdale at the Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute clinic. For appointments, call (561) 602-9155.

Dr. Arun Hariharan’s Areas of Interest

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spinal deformities of all causes
    • Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
    • Infantile Scoliosis
    • Congenital Scoliosis
    • Early Onset Scoliosis
    • Syndromic Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Cervical Spine
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Fractures
  • Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy

Education & Training

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Spine Surgery Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • Florida Orthopedic Society