John Vorhies, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
730 Welch Road, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

My Approach

I try to care for all my young patients the way I would want my own children to be cared for, and I do my best to get to know each patient and understand what matters to them, beyond the orthopedic problem at hand. How well the patient, his or her family, and I get to know each other and work together to make decisions in the office is just as important as the technical details of an operation.

My number-one motivation is the happiness and satisfaction that I see in my patients when I have helped them with a problem and they are back to living life and doing what makes them happy.

I lived in Honduras and managed a primary care clinic for two years before I started medical school. It was a formative time in my life, and I found that I truly enjoy working at the front lines and taking care of patients on a daily basis. Recently, I was able to return to Guatemala on a surgical mission with Operation Rainbow and my colleagues Dr. Rinsky and Dr. Gamble.


Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services
Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services

730 Welch Road, 1st Floor

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (844) 416-7846

Fax : (650) 497-8891


Back Pain

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Brain, Spinal Cord and Skull Base Tumors

Cervical Spine Abnormalities



Spinal Tumors



Work and Education

Professional Education

Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 06/12/2011


Stanford University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Stanford, CA, 06/30/2016


University of Texas Southwestern Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, Dallas, TX, 07/31/2017

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019