The Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship brochure provides in-depth detail of our program.
The Shriners Children’s and UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship is the oldest fellowship in Northern California, and has trained fellows for academic and private practice since 2009.
The fellow’s flexible schedule allows for complex, elective pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeries at Shriners Children's, and elective and urgent pediatric orthopedic surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital – a Level I Trauma Center. The fellowship is accredited by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and accepts one fellow per year through the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match administered by SF Match.
With full access to pediatric and young adult pathology through both institutions, the fellow will be proficient in the full breadth and depth of pediatric orthopedics including:
- Trauma and infection
- Infant, child and young adult hip surgeries, including childhood acetabular osteotomies, peri-acetabular osteotomy and surgical hip dislocation
- Pediatric and adolescent sports, including cartilage preservation, physeal-sparing ligament reconstructions, and advanced arthroscopy of the hip and ankle
- Limb deformity, including intra-medullary and frame-based lengthening and deformity correction
- Cerebral palsy, neuro-orthopedics and 3D gait analysis
- Limb deficiencies and prosthetics
- Adolescent, early onset, and congenital scoliosis and spine surgery
- Upper extremity and brachial plexus birth palsy
The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship at Shriners Children's Northern California and UC Davis Children’s Hospital accepts one fellow per year through the SF Match and is 12 months in duration, beginning August 1 and ending July 31. Compensation is commensurate with a PGY-6 salary (approximately $78,000) with full benefits for the fellow and dependents. Upon acceptance to the fellowship through the SF Match and prior to the start of the fellowship year, our fellowship coordinator will guide the fellow through the process of obtaining a California medical license and a California fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit. We encourage graduates from U.S. medical schools and U.S. orthopedic surgery residencies to apply for the program. We unfortunately can’t accept any foreign medical graduates at this time.
For more information, you may contact:
Coordinator, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
Shriners Children's Northern California
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
In addition to general pediatric orthopedics, our 11 faculty members have a broad range of sub-specialty interests, including:Jon Davids, M.D.: Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Orthopedics, Foot/ankle
Nicole Friel, M.D.: Sports
Brian Haus, M.D.: Sports, Young Adult Hip, Trauma
Michelle James, M.D.: Upper Extremity & Hand
Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.: Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Orthopedics, Foot/ankle, Hip
Joel Lerman, M.D.: Early Onset Spine, Clubfoot, Limb Deficiency
Holly Leshikar, M.D.: Young Adult Hip, Trauma, Limb Deformity
Claire Manske, M.D.: Upper Extremity & Hand
Candice McDaniel, M.D.: Trauma
Deb Templeton, M.D.: Spine, Clubfoot
Amanda Whitaker, M.D.: Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Orthopedics, Limb Deformity, Clubfoot, Trauma
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