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Meryl Ludwig, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Clinical Interest:
cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, foot and ankle, sports medicine, fracture care

Undergraduate - University of Virginia (2006)
Medical School - Georgetown University School of Medicine (2011)
Residency - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2016)
Fellowship- Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children (2017)

Awards & Recognition:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

• Ludwig M, Golshani, K, Kessler M. How can we Better Educate our Residents? Orthopedics. 2016 Nov 1;39(6):334-335.
• Golshani KR, Ludwig MR, Cohn PL, Kruse R. Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Del Med J. 2016 Jun;88(6):178-85.
• Ludwig M, Hymes R, Schulman J, Pitta M, Ramsey L. Intramedullary Nailing of Open Tibial Fractures: Provisional Plate Fixation. Orthopedics. 2016 Sep 1;39(5):e931-6.
• Ludwig M, Atanda A Jr. Management of ACL Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete. Phys SportsMedicine. 2015. Nov;43(4):440-7.
• Dolce D, Goodwin D, Ludwig M, Edwards S. Accurate Intraoperative Evaluation of Dorsal Screw Prominence after Polyaxial Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures Utilizing the Hoya View: A Cadaveric Study. Hand (N Y). 2014 Dec;9(4):511-5.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up locally in Culpeper, Virginia.
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
Growing up, I saw my father, who is a physician, help people in our community and it inspired me to do the same. I love working with children of all ages, and it amazes me how much I learn from my patients. Kids are so resilient and they make everyday at work a rewarding one!
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I love spending time with my husband and son! I also enjoy being active and working out, especially running and spinning.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
The most rewarding part of my job is having a long-lasting and positive impact on children, so if I was not a doctor, then I would be a teacher. Kids are inspiring! They motivate me and teach me new things every day.