Gary Birken, MD

Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 555
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1951 SW 172 Avenue
Suite 204
Miramar, FL 33029
Alternate Location
Address 3377 South State Road 7
Suite 100
Wellington, FL 33449
Phone: 561-341-7000

About Me

Chief of Staff, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Surgeon-In-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Trauma

Dr. Gary Birken is a fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric surgeon who has been Surgeon-in-Chief at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital since 2004. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University and his medical degree at Chicago Medical School, he completed a research fellowship in pediatric surgery and a general surgical residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals. He then completed a pediatric surgical fellowship at Columbus Children’s Hospital.

Through the years, his leadership roles have included a wide variety of administrative appointments within Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Healthcare System. He also has served and is an active member of numerous medical organizations on both a statewide and a national level.

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Meet Dr. Birken


  • Chicago Medical School, 1978
  • Ohio State University School Of Medicine, 1979, Surgery
  • Columbus Children's Hospital, 1986, Pediatric Surgery
  • Ohio State University School Of Medicine, 1984, Surgery
American Board of Surgery-Pediatric Surgery


Professional Organizations

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Section, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Broward County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • International Pediatric Endosurgical Group
  • Pediatric Oncology Group
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Florida Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Zollinger Surgical Society
  • Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America

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