Dr. Wade Shrader is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s of Mississippi, University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he focuses his practice on the treatment of children with cerebral palsy and similar developmental disabilities. His undergraduate degree was in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State University, and he worked as an engineer at NASA before entering medical school. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.
He has been an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is currently on the Board of Directors for AACPDM, and has served in the past on the Boards of the Arizona Medical Association and Raising Special Kids of Arizona.
His current research efforts are investigating pain control, scoliosis, and family dynamics of children with special health care needs.
Dr. Shrader is the proud father of four children, two of whom have cerebral palsy.