Meet Our Team

The pediatric orthopaedic and scoliosis surgery department at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital  is one of Florida's leading centers for spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis.

Scott W. Beck, M.D.

Dr. Beck has been named continuously in Best Doctors in America since 2003. He is listed in America's Top Orthopedists and America's Top Surgeons. 

Dr. Beck received his medical degree from the University of Utah. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has been recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Beck has had extensive experience with the use of Fassier-Duval rods in the treatment of children with long bone deformities due to osteogenesis imperfecta, often called brittle bone disease. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Florida who can provide this type of care. Dr. Beck enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in trauma.

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Daniel Caleb Bland, M.D.

Dr. Bland specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He has special interest in the orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy and patients with complex lower extremity deformities, which includes osteogenesis imperfecta.

Dr. Bland earned his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine and completed the University of Texas Southwestern Orthopaedic Residency program. He completed a pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis fellowship at the Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California at San Diego..

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Paul L. Benfanti, M.D.

Paul L. Benfanti, Md. began private practice in April 2011 after retiring from the Armed Services. He graduated from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. in 1990. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center Ft. Gordon, Ga. in 1997 and a  Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spinal Deformity at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Greenville, S.C. in 2001.

Dr. Benfanti is an affiliate assistant professor in the USF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Benfanti is board certified and has been recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Dr. Benfanti enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in sports medicine and hip preservation.

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Gregory V. Hahn, M.D.

Gregory V. Hahn, M.D. has been selected for the honor of "Best Doctors in America" since 2003, and listed in America's Top Orthopedists and America's Top Surgeons. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at USF College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is past chairman of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the former Chief of Staff at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Dr. Hahn is board certified and has been recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He stayed at the University of Pennsylvania for his orthopaedic residency training and completed his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at San Diego Children's Hospital. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Florida Orthopaedic Society, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He is a Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society.
Dr Hahn enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopedics and has a special interest in scoliosis.

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Jeffrey B. Neustadt, M.D.

Dr. Neustadt was chosen by his peers in 1996 to be included on the list of Best Doctors in America and has been chosen annually since then to be included on that list. He is the Chairman of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Neustadt is board certified and has been recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine. His orthopaedic residency training was at The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Before coming to St. Petersburg, Dr. Neustadt was an instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University in 1990 and 1991. He has been and continues to be an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He is a Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society and is currently conducting research projects in scoliosis surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, The Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Florida Orthopaedic Society, and the Pinellas and Hillsborough County Medical Societies.

Dr. Neustadt enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in scoliosis.

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Lee Garrit Phillips, M.D.

Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, serving as chief resident of orthopaedic surgery during his final year of residency. He is double fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif. and pediatric orthopaedic hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

As a hand surgeon, Dr. Phillips brings a new area of expertise to the pediatric orthopaedic surgery program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. In addition, Dr. Phillips acquired further specialty training in the complex reconstruction of limb deformities using internal lengthening devices and gradual correction with external frames. 
Dr. Phillips is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His recent research includes the characteristics of success and failure in L3 fusions for Lenke 5 curves, and the outcomes of extra-articular drilling for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talus. Dr. Phillips enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in pediatric hand conditions.

Committed to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Phillips and his staff respond to all patient questions and take time in the office to provide a current, evidence-based treatment plan unique to each patient. He sees patients in the Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota.

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Drew E. Warnick, M.D.

Dr. Warnick graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Warnick was awarded the Charles M. Schwartz traveling fellowship and studied at the Adidas Sports Medicine Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand after finishing his fellowship. Dr. Warnick is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the USF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
His interests include pediatric sports medicine and problems of the hip in children and adolescents. His specialized training included arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. He is trained in hip preservation techniques, including those amenable to treatment with surgical dislocation of the hip and the Ganz periacetabular osteotomy.

Dr. Warnick is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Health Volunteers Overseas. His recent research includes measuring strain in the individual ACL bundles under large quadriceps forces and the arthroscopic treatment of multidirectional shoulder instability in young athletes.
Dr. Warnick enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopedics and has a special interest in sports medicine and hip preservation.

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