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John David Polousky, MD Service Chief at Children's Health


Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Appointments: 469-303-3000

Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery(Orthopaedic Sports Medic,
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English


Dr. John Polousky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is certified in the subspecialty of sports medicine. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and has completed further post-residency training in orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Polousky earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric orthopedic surgery mini-fellowship in limb deformity surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital and additional training in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Colorado. 

Dr. Polousky is a former Division I collegiate athlete. He was a four-year letter winner, two-time academic all-conference and honorable mention all-conference center at Colorado State University.

Dr. Polousky is actively involved in research. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Osteochondritis Dissecans Study Group of North America and is the chairman of the Membership Committee of that organization.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine at USC (2000)


Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2005), Orthopaedic Surgery


University of Colorado (2007), Sports Medicine
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (2006), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
The Children's Hospital (2006), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine Reviewer
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Legacy Trail Surgery Center – Medical Director
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society - Treasurer
  • Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee – President
  • Team Physician for Prosper High School
  • Western Orthopedic Association