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
- Vertebral Body Tethering
- Cervical Spine
- Spinal Tumors
- Cerebral Palsy
Education & Training
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Spine Surgery Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
St. Mary’s Medical Center
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Scoliosis Research Society
- Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
- Florida Orthopedic Society
- Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology: Mortality after spinal fusion in children with cerebral palsy and cerebral-palsy-like conditions: A 30-year follow-up study
- Spine Deformity: Definitive fusions are better than growing rod procedures for juvenile patients with cerebral palsy and scoliosis: a prospective comparative cohort study
- Spine Deformity: Complications following surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a 10-year prospective follow-up study
- Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics: Orthopaedic Manifestations of Transverse Myelitis in Children
- JBJS Case Connector: A Metaphyseal Corner Fracture that Wasn’t: A Case Report of Osteitis from Congenital Syphilis
- The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Cost Analysis of Treating Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Community Hospitals Compared With a Tertiary Care Hospital
- American Journal of Surgery: Motivations and impact of international rotations in low- and middle-income countries for orthopaedic surgery residents: Are we on the same page?
- Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: Transphyseal humeral separations: What can we learn? a retrospective, multicenter review of surgically treated patients over a 25-year period
- Surgical Technology International: Outcomes of Revision Joint Arthroplasty Due to Metal Allergy and Hypersensitivity: A Systematic Review
- Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: Utility of Postoperative Antibiotics after Percutaneous Pinning of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures
- Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: Branching patterns and localization of the common fibular (peroneal) nerve: an anatomical basis for planning safe surgical approaches
- Prostate: The role of Pax2 in mouse prostate development
- Becker’s Spine: Setting the Tone: The Music Spine Surgeons Listen to in the OR
- Becker’s Spine: 10 Spine Surgeons to Know
- Becker’s Spine: 4 Orthopedic Surgeon Share Biggest Career Surprises
- The Ortho Show Podcast: Guest on Dr. Sigman’s Podcast