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I am a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital and an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. My work is devoted to treating children with all types of pediatric orthopaedic conditions and injuries. I have a special interest in neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy, and limb reconstruction. I pride myself on providing the best care for children with complex orthopaedic needs and promoting innovation in the field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2016
    Royal Children's Hospital, Melborne Australia
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, 2015
    St. Louis University Hospital
  • Internship, Orthopaedics, 2010
    St. Louis University Hospital
  • MD, 2009
    University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
  • MS, 2005
    University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
  • BS, 2003
    Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Provider ID: 1710116009


Sean Tabaie, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., obtained his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School.  Dr. Tabaie then trained in orthopaedic surgery and clinical research at Saint Louis University Hospital. He subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital for Children and UC Davis Medical Center, where he gained expertise in cerebral palsy treatment, child and young adult hip preservation, limb deformity treatment, club foot and scoliosis. He then showed his dedication to the field of pediatric orthopaedics by completing a second fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, where he gained further experience in treatment of children with complex limb deformities and cerebral palsy. 

Dr. Tabaie is board certified and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Tabaie is also the co-chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children's National. He is a true clinican-researcher, and has presented his research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Tabaie has also co-authored book chapters and has over 50 published scientific articles. He is an active member of many national/international professional societies, including the AAOS, AACPDM, POSNA, LLRS, AOA and holds numerous leadership positions within those organizations. In his free time, Dr. Tabaie enjoys staying physically active and traveling with his wife and two children.


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Outside Interests

  • OrthoPediatrics

Research & Publications

4.3 / 5 4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 71 Patient/Family Ratings)

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  • 4.4 / 5

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  • 4.3 / 5

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