- Operate with over 45 years of orthopaedic surgical experience
- Utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to gait analysis and treatment
- Specialize in the non-operative and operative treatment of clubfoot and spinal deformities
- Direct the regions’ only Spasticity Clinic
- Serve as medical directors for on-site residency training, motion analysis lab, ambulatory and non-ambulatory clinics, cerebral palsy clinic, and limb deficiency clinic
- Maintain active memberships in ten professional associations and societies
- Published in 3 professional publications, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Orthopedic Clinics of North America in 2010
- Presented at 25 international / national, 1 state, and 10 local conferences in 2010
- Participate in 32 ongoing research projects
Dr. Peter Stasikelis
“I love working with kids. They want to get better and so they do,” says Peter Stasikelis, M.D., Chief of Staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville. Known for his expertise in spine care, Dr. Stasikelis has been the backbone of spine program at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville for more than 14 years.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Stasikelis received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He pursued his graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the same school, before attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Stasikelis completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Following, he completed a Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spine deformity at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville.
Dr. Stasikelis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the G.W.N. Eggers Orthopaedic Society, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society.
Areas of special interest to Dr. Stasikelis include the spine, limb deformities, and neuromuscular diseases.
Dr. David Westberry
David Westberry, M.D.’s, favorite part of being a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Greenville is “getting to see the change that can be made in a child’s life. Many times it is a significant change that the child will benefit from for the rest of their life.” Known for his expertise in the non-operative treatment of club foot, Dr. Westberry is one of only two physicians in the entire state of South Carolina who is qualified to perform Ponseti Method casting.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Westberry received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. Following graduation, he went to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia on a four year faculty sponsored scholarship. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery with the Greenville Hospital System. Following this, he completed a Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformity at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville.
Dr. Westberry has a high interest in caring for children with limb deficiencies and is the medical director of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville’s Limb Deficiency Clinic. Other areas of special interest include cerebral palsy, club feet, and upper extremity deformities.
He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors, including the 2010 Mark Silverman Global Heart Award, presented by Childspring International. Dr. Westberry is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Dr. Westberry, his wife Laura, and their three children: Andrew, Alison, and Aaron, are faithful members of Taylors First Baptist Church. He says some of his most rewarding experiences have come from his participation in three medical mission trips to help children in underprivileged countries. Dr. Westberry’s favorite pastime is spending time with his family camping, fishing, and golfing.
Dr. T. Whitney Gibson
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon T. Whitney Gibson, D.O., says it is a privilege and an honor to work for the kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Greenville. “I truly love working with kids. I believe it is my calling and I never lose sight of that.” Known for his expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures, Dr. Gibson made medical history in 2010 when he performed an arthroscopic hip procedure on a 4 month old child. Although arthroscopic procedures have been used for years, only seven procedures on infant’s hips have been performed world-wide. Before the surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville, the youngest recorded patient in the world to undergo such a procedure was 11 months old.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Gibson received an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After serving in the United States Army for five years as an air defense officer, Dr. Gibson went to medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Following, he completed a Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformities at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville. It was at this hospital that Dr. Gibson discovered his passion, helping children defy the odds.
Dr. Gibson first became a consulting member of the medical staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville while he was the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Upon his retirement from the military in 2008, Dr. Gibson joined Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville as a full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
The recipient of numerous academic awards and honors, Dr. Gibson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, and Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Areas of special interest to Dr. Gibson include pediatric sports medicine, club feet, limb length discrepancies, and lower limb deformities.
Dr. Gibson and his wife Mary have two children, a son, Clark, and a daughter, Elizabeth. He is a proud father who enjoys spending time with his family and participating in all outdoor sports and activities.
Dr. Michael Mendelow
Continuously recognized on the “Best Doctors in America” lists from 2001 – 2012, Michael Mendelow, M.D., joined the pediatric orthopaedic medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Greenville in January 2012. Dr. Mendelow says, “I’ve wanted to work in the Shriners Hospitals for Children system for years. The entire system of twenty-two hospitals, and each of the individual hospitals, is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to kids. This focus is maintained by everyone involved, medically, administratively, or otherwise. Ensuring the best care available is the sole mission, and requires an emphasis on clinical care, education, and research.”
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mendelow received his undergraduate degree in technology and humanity from Duke University. Following graduation, he attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan and a Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Mendelow is a member of professional societies including the Scoliosis Research Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In his service to the SRS, he is currently Chair-elect of the Growing Spine Committee, a group of surgeons from throughout the world who come together to address the particular challenge of spine deformity in younger children.
Dr. Mendelow has a special interest in pediatric spine deformity and cerebral palsy, and also practices general pediatric orthopaedics including foot deformity. He participates in developing world orthopaedics, including as a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for Orthopaedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS). FOCOS is a non-profit organization providing complex spine deformity and orthopaedic care and education to the developing world. With the organization and multi-national surgical teams, Dr. Mendelow has provided care for severe spine disorders in Ghana, Barbados, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
Dr. Mendelow and his wife have two children who are both enrolled at the University of Michigan. In his free time he enjoys cycling, yoga, and playing with his dogs.