Dr. Christopher Redman knew he wanted to be a doctor since he was a child. But as he looks back on what shaped his decision to treat children, he was inspired by one person: his grandfather, who was a pediatrician.
“Watching my grandfather's dedication to his patients and the respect and appreciation he gained through providing care to them was astonishing,” Dr. Redman says.
Walking in his grandfather’s footsteps has led to a meaningful and rewarding career for Dr. Redman. It has also allowed him to combine his interest in medicine with his love of sports.
“Sports can greatly benefit a child,” he says. “Even if your child will not be the next superstar, participating in youth sports can impact personal development, such as self-esteem, goal setting and leadership. It can assist in building healthy bones, muscles and joints, and has been correlated with increased academic performance.”
However, sports can sometimes lead to injuries. Many people believe contact or collision sports such as football and hockey are the toughest sports on a body. That may be true from a direct trauma standpoint, Dr. Redman says. But he’s seen injuries from many other types of sports.
“There are several injuries that are at an increased risk in particular sports, such as ACL ruptures in soccer players,” Dr. Redman says. “With the increasing year-round demand of many athletes, any sport or activity that causes increased strain and overuse can lead to devastating injuries. It’s particularly important to stress proper training, technique and strengthening in all sports in order to prevent injuries from happening.”
Dr. Redman says the best part of being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is the satisfaction obtained from seeing children and their families benefit from his care.
“Families can feel helpless in a time of distress or injury to their children and the ability to help ease this discomfort and provide care to children and, ultimately, their families, is a truly amazing gift,” he says
Dr. Redman received his medical degree from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and completed a chief residency in orthopedic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. During his residency, he also was the resident team physician for the Seton-LaSalle High School football team in Pittsburgh. He continued his training with a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
In his free time, Dr. Redman enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, playing golf, traveling, attending music events and being active outdoors. He also likes watching high school, collegiate and professional sports.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Wright State University School of Medicine (2009)
- Allegheny General Hospital (2014), Orthopaedic Surgery
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Board Certification
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Ankle Instability and Sprains
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Articular Cartilage Injury
- Benign Bone Tumors and Cysts
- Bone Joint and Muscle Infections in Children
- Congenital Scoliosis
- Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
- Early Onset Scoliosis
- Elbow Instability
- Growth Plate Injuries
- Hip Dysplasia in Teens and Young Adults
- Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis
- Kneecap Instability and Dislocation
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Lordosis (Swayback) and Kyphosis
- Meniscus Tears
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis
- Overuse Injuries
- Shoulder Instability and Dislocation
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
- Spinal Problems
- Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
- Strains and Sprains
- Tendinitis (tendinopathy)
Departments and Programs
- “One Pass” Door Lock Screw Technique for Fixation of Salter-Harris II Proximal Humerus Fractures: Technique, Biomechanical Study, and Case Illustration., Redman C, Mistovich RJ, Miller MC, Sangimino MJ. Poster Presentation at 9th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS 2012)
- Role of the Pontomedullary Reticular Formation on the Motor Cortex in Controlling Voluntary Reaching in the Macaca fascicularis Shown Through Stimulus Triggered Electromyographic Averages and Spike-triggered Averages., Redman C, Buford JA.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Awards and Honors
- Alpha Omega Alpha (2009)
- Academy of Medicine Outstanding Student Award Nominee (2008)