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Jeff Shilt


The Woodlands

Orthopedic Surgery
Phone: 936-267-7200
Fax: 936-267-7914


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Jeffrey S. Shilt, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Motion Analysis Lab
Professor of Orthopedics and Scoliosis Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Fellowship Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 1999
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana Residency Orthopaedic Surgery 1998
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri Research Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellowship/Research Associate 1994
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana Internship General Surgery 1993
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1992


Dr. Jeffrey Shilt is the Community-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics. He is currently the Medical Director of the Motion Analysis & Human Performance Lab and serves as the Pediatric Sports Medicine Liaison to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for USA Cycling.

Dr. Shilt previously served as the Residency Director for Wake Forest University Orthopaedic Surgery program. While at Wake Forest, he participated in pioneering work in the treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy, as well as work in tissue engineering in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Shilt served as team physician for USA triathlon at two world championships and for a professional cycling team. Dr. Shilt remains clinically active in sports medicine, serving as medical consultant for World Champions, Olympians, and multiple professional endurance athletes. Dr. Shilt has significant experience across the biomechanical spectrum, ranging from elite athletes to those with severe gait impairments found in cerebral palsy. His research interests include management of spasticity in cerebral palsy, sports performance and the treatment of endurance sports injuries.

Dr. Shilt has been the recipient of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) best video abstract in 2019, POSNA Angela Kuo Award in 2005, and the POSNA Howard Steele Scientific Paper Award in 1997. He has served on a number of committees, including the POSNA Trauma Prevention and Disaster Committee, POSNA Publications Committee and the OREF Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Shilt grew up in Missouri, where he enjoyed playing on the collegiate golf team and graduating from the combined 6 year BA/MD program at UMKC.  He trained at the Ochnser Clinic for orthopaedic surgery residency and Vanderbilt for his pediatric fellowship. Dr. Shilt is married with 4 children. He is an avid outdoorsmen enjoying a wide variety of interests.


Organization Name Role
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member
American Association of Cycling Team Doctors Member
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Member - Trauma & Prevention Committee
Scoliosis Research Society Member

Selected Publications

Shilt JS, Smith BP, Mooney JF, Naughton M, Slone S, Tingey CT, Koman LA:  Alteration of the natural history of equinus foot deformity in pediatric cerebral palsy patients using serial intramuscular injections of botulinum A toxin.  American Academy Cerebral Palsy Developmental Medicine 42 (Supplement 83) 50, 2000.

Shilt JS, Deeney VF, Quinn CO:  The effect of increased distraction frequency on soft tissues in an animal model.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 20:146-150, 2000.

Willenborg MJ, Shilt JS, Smith BP, Estrada RL, Castle JA, Koman LA: Technique for iliopsoas ultrasound-guided active electromyography-directed botulinum A toxin injection in cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 22:2,165-168, 2002.

Balkrishnan R, Camacho FT, Smith BP, Shilt JS, Jacks LK, Koman LA, Rascati KL:  Cost impact of botulinum toxin use in Medicaid-enrolled children with cerebral palsy. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association Vol.11, pp.71-79, 2002.

Manuel J, Shilt JS, Curl W, Smith J, Durant R, Lester L, Sinal S: Adolescents coping with sports injuries: an examination of the Adolescent Athlete.  Journal of Adolescent Health Vol. 31(5), 391-393, 2002.

Koman LA, Smith BP, Shilt JS: Cerebral palsy.  Lancet 15;363(9421):1619-31, 2004. Review.

Jacks Laura K, Michels Dawn M, DPM, Smith Beth P, Koman Andrew, Shilt JS:  Clinical usefulness of botulinum toxin in the lower extremity. Foot Ankle Clinic 9(2):339-48, 2004.

Lee CA, Meyer JV, Shilt JS, Poehling GG: Allograft maturation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Arthroscopy 20 Suppl 2:46-9, 2004.

Shilt JS, Yoder J, Manuck T, Jacks L, Smith BP: Role of Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) in the treatment of pediatric lawnmower injuries. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 24(5);  482-487, 2004.

Pombo M, Shilt JS: The definition and treatment of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures with titanium elastic nails.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 26(3):364-370, 2006.

Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Poehling GG, Shilt JS, Van Dyke M.: A naturally derived, cytocompatible, and architecturally optimized scaffold for tendon and ligament regeneration.  Biomaterials 2007 Oct 28(29):4321-9. 

Shilt JS, Lai LP, Cabrera MN, Frino J, Smith BP: The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2008 Sep; 28(6):684-7. 

The Outcome of Intrathecal Baclofen  Treatment on Spastic Diplegia: preliminary results with a minimum of two year data. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (2008) 255-261.

Lai LP, Reeves S, Smith BP, Kolaski K, Shilt JS.  Use of Intrathecal Baclofen in a Pediatric Patient with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy to Maintain orthopaedic surgery gains.  Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (2008) 263-268.

Li Y, Stabile KJ, Shilt JS: Biomechanical analysis of titanium elastic nail fixation in a pediatric femur fracture model. Pediatric Orthopaedics 2008 Dec;28(8):874-8.

Barnett TM, Shilt JS. Use of vacuum-assisted closure and a dermal regeneration template as an alternative to flap reconstruction in pediatric grade IIIB open lower-extremity injuries. American Journal of Orthopaedics 2009 Jun; 38(6):301-5.

Cabrera MN, Lai LP, Snow SB, Shilt JS.  Concomitant correction of spinal deformity and spasticity management with posterior instrumentation and baclofen pump implantation. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 2009 Fall; 18(3):155-8.

Deal DN, Ma J, Appel P, Novak V, Carlson CS, Parker JB, Olson EJ, Rieser GR, Smith TL, Shilt JS:  Effect of Intra-articular Pressurization Associated with Arthroscopy on the Immature Physis:  Investigation in an Animal Model.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2010; 30(1):21-25.

Shilt JS, Kadyan V, Seibert P. Optimal Management For People With Severe Spasticity. Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease 2012 :2 133-140.

Lai L, Shilt JS, Georgy JS. Herpes Zoster in a World Class Triathlete: A Case Report and Evaluation of Training Schedules in Relation to Immune Status.  International Journal of Sport and Health Science  Published online December 14, 2015

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