Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA


Published 4/26/2024

Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, Joins AAOS Board of Directors

Sean Tabaie, MD, MS, MBA, FAAOS, was elected to the AAOS Board of Directors, where he will serve as a member-at-large under age 45.

Dr. Tabaie is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is the co-chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Joseph E. Robert Jr Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National Hospital.

He also fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion on a national level as diversity liaison for the American Orthopaedic Association. In this role, he leads conference symposia and research collaborations that raise awareness of disparities in the orthopaedic surgery profession and in healthcare delivery to minority patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Prior to his position on the AAOS Board of Directors, Dr. Tabaie served on the Research Committee and the Neuromuscular Quality, Safety, and Value Committee for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, in addition to the American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Dr. Tabaie has completed Level 3 of the AAOS Leadership Institute. He recently served on the AAOS Pediatrics Instructional Course Committee.

Dr. Tabaie focuses on neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, limb reconstruction, and trauma in children and adolescents. He has served at Children’s National Hospital for 7 years and is also assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Internationally recognized for his research and clinical leadership, he has published his work in more than 50 publications in the past 2 years. Dr. Tabaie is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

Dr. Tabaie earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, then completed orthopaedic surgery training at Saint Louis University Hospital and fellowship at Shriners Children’s Northern California/University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. His commitment to excellence led him to a second fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, where he furthered his skills and knowledge in treating children with complex limb deformities.