Walter P. Samora, MD, is Director, Nationwide Children's Pediatric Orthopaedic Residency Program and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. After residency at West Virginia University he completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was recently named as one of the 2013 Emerging Leaders in Orthopaedics by the AOA. Primary clinical interests include conditions of the spine, sports related injuries and general orthopaedics. Dr. Samora is a board member of Recreation Unlimited. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Ohio Orthopaedic Society and the Columbus Orthopaedic Society.