Nemours International Medicine Program:
Expedited appointments with a specialist are available.
+1 (302) 651- 4993 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST)
Nemours team of OI physicians:
Richard W. Kruse, DO, MBA – Co-Director, Nemours Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program
Michael B. Bober, MD, PhD – Co-Director, Nemours Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program
Suken A. Shah, MD – Director, Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center
Your child. Our promise.
to help kids around the
world grow up healthy.
Diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) at birth, Zoe was nearly paralyzed when her spinal cord became compressed and inflamed.
Faced with a highly complex surgery, several doctors refused to operate—except Dr. Shah of Nemours, who successfully performed the
anterior and posterior spinal fusion.
Today, Dr. Shah is cautiously optimistic that Zoe may walk for the first time in the next few years. She is a bright and resilient 5-year-
old. And with the help of Nemours, she is not defined by her OI.
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