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Claire Elizabeth Shannon, M.D.

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings
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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Languages: English, French

Expertise: Achondroplasia, Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Arthrogryposis, Blount's Disease, Bow Legs, Clubfeet, Congenital Foot Disorders, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Flat Feet, Foot Deformities, Hip Conditions, Hip Dysplasia, Knock Knees, Leg Angular Deformity, Leg Length Inequality, Limb Salvage Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoblastoma, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteoid Osteoma, Osteomyelitis, Pediatric Foot Care, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery , Pediatric Orthopaedics, Perthes Disease, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Rickets, Skeletal Dysplasias, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. 5th Floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care – Odenton


1106 Annapolis Road Suite 280 Odenton, MD 21113 map

Phone: 410-874-1300

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh


4924 Campbell Boulevard Suite 130 Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Phone: 443-442-2080

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County


10700 Charter Drive Suite 205 Columbia, MD 21044 map


Claire Shannon, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon serving patients in Baltimore, Odenton, White Marsh and Columbia. She is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, seeing pediatric patients from birth into young adulthood.

Dr. Shannon specializes in congenital and childhood skeletal deformities, such as limb length discrepancy, limb deficiencies, skeletal dysplasias, foot deformities and other issues related to abnormal bone growth. Conditions she treats include tibial and fibular hemimelia, Sprengel’s deformity, femoral anteversion, Blount’s disease, clubfoot and many others. Her areas of expertise also include fracture management, musculoskeletal infections and benign bone lesions, such as osteoid osteoma. 

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Shannon strives to make the best use of minimally invasive and long-lasting treatments to help children spend less time in the hospital and more time with their families. Dr. Shannon is skilled at limb-lengthening, limb-salvage and similar innovative procedures aimed at improving function with minimal tissue damage. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery



  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2011)


  • Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (2016)


  • The Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto / Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery (2017)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Orthopedic Surgery

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Reich MS, Shannon C, Tsai E, Salata MJ. Hip arthroscopy for extra-articular hip disease. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Sep;6(3):250-7. doi: 10.1007/s12178-013-9177-8.

Poe-Kochert C, Shannon C, Pawelek JB, Thompson GH, Hardesty CK, Marks DS, Akbarnia BA, McCarthy RE, Emans JB. Final Fusion After Growing-Rod Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis: Is It Really Final? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 16;98(22):1913-1917

Activities & Honors


  • Carter Makley Award for Clinical Excellence, Resident Teaching, Mentorship, and Leadership, Department of Orthopaedics, UHCMC, 2016 - 2017
  • Alvin Freehafer Award for Clinical and Professional Excellence, Department of Orthopaedics, MetroHealth/UHCMC, 2012 - 2013
  • NFL Charities Medical Research Grant, 2010


  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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