Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist in Greater Detroit
Christopher Minnock, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and a pediatric orthopedic specialist with extensive experience in the care and treatment of children and adolescents. He focused entirely on this age range and treats a wide variety of conditions that affect the growing child. After working at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan for 5 years, he has joined the Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons group and Beaumont hospital system since 2022. He now sees patients in offices located in Royal Oak, Troy, Southfield and Shelby township. Dr. Minnock also sees patient at Henry Ford West Bloomfield and downtown Detroit.
Dr. Minnock earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, graduating cum laude. He then earned his MD from Georgetown University. He went on complete an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he received broad training in orthopedic surgery, including extensive training for the treatment of traumatic injuries. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Minnock serves as a clinical professor at Oakland University School of Medicine. He works with and teaches resident physicians in training at Beaumont Royal Oak and Henry Ford.
His clinical expertise is broad and includes most of the orthopedic conditions, diseases and injuries that occur from birth through young adulthood. With this training, Dr. Minnock can offer treatment tailored individually based on the exact injury/condition and age of the patient. Some conditions and injuries are unique to pediatric and adolescent patients. Dr. Minnock often manages these differently than an adult orthopedic surgeons would.
When he is not operating or seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Minnock enjoys running, weightlifting, hiking, ice hockey, and watching U of M football. He is married with four children and a dog. His wife is a lifelong Michigan State Spartan, so Dr. Minnock cheers for both teams (except for when they play each other – Go Blue!).
You can contact Dr. Minnock’s office to make an appointment at (833) 667-3627
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