Dr. Daniel Ruggles joined the Peds Ortho team in 2018. He is board-certified; fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and had additional training in limb lengthening and reconstruction. His previous work experience includes three years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Before moving to Florida, he also spent four years of his career working for CURE International. He served as Medical Director of the CURE Hospital of the Dominican Republic and has worked and trained physicians in Haiti, the Philippines, and Zambia.
Dr. Ruggles leads the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction program, which treats children with congenital and acquired leg length discrepancies and limb deformities. His practice also focuses on trauma, treating fractures, and growth plate injuries. He also has a specific interest in hip disorders of skeletally immature patients and benign bone tumors.
Dr. Ruggles is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He received a Fellow Award in 2017 from the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedic Surgery for his contributions to the orthopedic profession and community. He serves as an AOAO officer and is a member of the Committee of Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Ruggles gives educational lectures around the country and also enjoys working as a consultant for medical companies creating cutting edge orthopedic devices.
Education & Experience
- Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
- Degree: BS in Sports Medicine, Marietta College, Ohio 1999
Doctor of Osteopathy, Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio 2003
- Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Riverside County Regional, Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA 2008
- Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2009
Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Fellowship, International Center for Limb Lengthening, Baltimore, MD (4 month) 2013