Francois D Lalonde, MDPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lalonde’s areas of special interest include childhood and adolescent hip conditions (DDH, Perthes, SCFE, femoro-acetabular impingement), foot conditions, fractures, cerebral palsy, benign bone tumors, limb lengthening, acquired and congenital deformities, and general Pediatric Orthopaedic conditions.
Dr. Lalonde graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed his internship in pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and his residency in Orthopaedic at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
He subsequently completed two years of subspecialty training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and at Children's Hospital San Diego, California.
Dr. Lalonde is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He obtained his Masters of Education (Higher Education, Health Professional Education) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of several professional medical organizations including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the (AAOS) and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
Dr. Lalonde was selected and completed the AAOS leadership fellows program. He serves on the board of the California Orthopaedic Association. He is president-Elect of the medical staff at CHOC Children’s Hospital and is president of the Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists (APOS) medical group.
Dr. Lalonde is married with three children ages 12 and 10 (twins). His extra-curricular interests include a passion for sports. He continues to play ice hockey in an adult recreational league.
His philosophy of care includes an emphasis on communication and engagement of the patient and their family in formulating a treatment plan for their orthopaedic condition. He values collaboration with allied health care professionals in the treatment of his patients and the importance of keeping current on new and innovative treatment protocols and surgical techniques.