Dr. Arun R. Hariharan is a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon with particular expertise in pediatric spine surgery. His main passions are in caring for children with spine-related problems such as scoliosis from a variety of conditions.
Dr. Hariharan further pursued his interests in pediatric orthopedics by completing a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the historic Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. He trained with leaders in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery here. In order to further advance his spine surgery skillset, he traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to train at the Starship Children’s Hospital for an additional spine fellowship.
In addition to writing several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, Dr. Hariharan has also presented at numerous national conferences. He was awarded the Russel A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award and the Louis A. Goldstein Best Clinical Research Poster Paper Award at the International Spine Research Society Meeting in 2020.
Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife Lauren and their dog Ace, whether it is on the beach, golf course, or tennis courts. He also enjoys spending time with his parents and sister in his home state of Michigan.
Dr. Hariharan is an avid Michigan Football and Basketball fan, as well as a fan of the Detroit Pistons, Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions.
Education & Experience
- Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery – Board Eligible
- Degree: BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Medical Anthropology with Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009; MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology with Highest Distinction University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010
- Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD 2019
- Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, 2020; Pediatric Spine Surgery Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, 2021