Binski, MD, James C.
Wright State Physicians & Sports Medicine
30 East Apple Street
Suite 2200
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937–436–2737; 937–436–1950

Iobst, MD. Christopher
Director, Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Director, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Suite T2E-A2700
Columbus, OH 43205
614-722-3390; 614-722-3373

Dr. Iobst received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at The Children’s Hospital in Boston (Harvard). He specializes in the correction of limb deformities and limb length discrepancies.

In April of 2007 Dr. Iobst was the recipient of the 2007 St. Giles Young Investigator Award by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

In 2010 Dr. Iobst was chosen as the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Travelling Fellow to Europe. Dr. Iobst has been the chairman of the LLRS Specialty Day Meeting at the American Academy of Orthapedic Surgeons in 2011 and 2012. He is currently the secretary of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America. Dr. Iobst has also trained in limb reconstruction with external fixation, external and internal combination fixation techniques and the all-internal lengthening devices.

Jain, MD, Viral V.
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue–MLC# 2017
Cincinnati, OH 45229
513–636–4787; 513–636–3928

Liu, MD, Raymond W.
Rainbow Babies and Children’s, Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid Avenue; RBC 6081
Cleveland, OH 44106


Raymond Liu graduated summa cum laude at the University of California, San Diego in premedical bioengineering before completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He trained in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University and then further specialized with a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and a mini-fellowship in limb deformity at the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. Liu is the Victor M. Goldberg Professor in Orthopaedic at Rainbow Babies. He is one of the founders of the Children’s Hospital Investigating Limb Deformity (CHILD) study group. He has received multiple research awards from multiple societies including the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society in 2011, and American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been recognized as the Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery three times.

Dr. Liu treats all pediatric orthopaedic conditions with a specialization in limb deformity of the upper and lower extremities and complex hip disorders.

Martinek DO, PhD, Melissa A.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dayton Children’s Hospital
City, State Postal Code
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
Cell 540–239–7139
Work 937–641–3010



McCarthy, MD, MHCM, James J
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45299
(513) 636–7060

James McCarthy, MD, is the past president of the LLRS and Director of Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as well as co-director of the Limb restoration program.

He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at Colorado Children’s Hospital. He is board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as several other professional societies.

Dr. McCarthy’s research interests include the treatment of pediatric hip disorders; complex limb and spine deformities; and gait analysis.

Sontich, MD, John K.
Chief, Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Past President Limb Lengthening Reconstruction Society, AAOS
Past President Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Past President Cleveland Orthopaedic Society
216-844-7416; 216-844-7485

Ramalingam, MD, Wendy G.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

Wyrick, MD, John D.
University of Cincinnati
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0212
Cincinnati, OH 45267–0212
513–558–2861; 513–558–5757