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Meryl Ludwig, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Additional Degrees or Certifications:
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS); Member of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, foot and ankle, sports medicine, fracture care

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

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors Recognition: Washingtonian
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Nahm, Nickolas J. MD; Ludwig, Meryl MD; Thompson, Rachel MD; Rogers, Kenneth J. PhD; Imerci, Ahmet MD; Dabney, Kirk W. MD; Miller, Freeman MD; Sees, Julieanne P. Single-event multilevel surgery in cerebral palsy: Value Added by a Co-Surgeon. Medicine: June 18, 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 24 - p e26294 

Ludwig, Meryl & Ty, Jennifer. (2020). Volar Shear Fractures of the Distal Radius. Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Atlas. 10.1007/978-3-319-29980-8_47. 

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.

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Ludwig was very patient and very thorough. She answered all our questions and had a very short wait time. It was a great visit and were able to schedule a follow up appointment before we left." 

"Meryl's the best. She takes great care of our kids, and we trust her implicitly."

"It was a great experience. I appreciate the professionalism, attention to detail, and the support Dr. Ludwig provided." 

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 every day at work a rewarding one!
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my husband and kids! I also enjoy working out especially cycling, running, and lifting.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
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.