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Jon Davids

Jon R. Davids, MD

Assistant Chief of Staff
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

Jon Robert Davids, M.D., assistant chief of orthopedics at Shriners Children's Northern California, is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy.

He served as clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine, and as chief of staff at Shriners Children's Greenville, prior to his appointment at Shriners Children's Northern California in August 2011.

Dr. Davids graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University before earning his Doctor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was a member of the Aesculapian Club and president of the Harvard Chapter of the American Medical Students Association. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals and a Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital and Health Center at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Davids is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

University of Colorado Hospitals
Denver, CO

University of Colorado Hospitals
Denver, CO

Children's Hospital and Health Center
San Diego, CA

Academic Positions and Locations

Medical University of South Carolina

Richland Memorial Hospital

UC Davis Medical Center

Leadership and Memberships
  • Board of Directors, Foundation for Advancing Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
Editorial Positions
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Editorial Board, Gait & Posture
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Academic Presentation: American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 73rd Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana (virtual) - Gait Analysis at Your Fingertips: Accuracy and Reliability of Mobile App Enhanced Observational Gait Analysis in Children with Cerebral Palsy. (09/25/2020) Kulkarni VA, Kephart DT, Bagley A, Davids JR.
  • Lecture: Shriners Children's Northern California Cerebral Palsy Research Network Meeting Seattle, Washington, (virtual) - Care Delivery Model for Children with Cerebral Palsy (03/26/2021)
  • Academic Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (virtual meeting) - A New Radiographic Measurement for Quantitative Assessment of Forefoot Splay in Children with Persistent Idiopathic Toe Walking. (05/13-05/16/2020) Davids JR, Kephart D, Brown SE, Bagley AB, Kulkarni VA.
  • Lecture: NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine (virtual), New York, New York - Gait Analysis At Your Fingertips: Enhancing Observational Gait Analysis Using Mobile Device Technology and the Edinburgh Visual Gait Scale Cerebral Palsy Update (02/05/2021)
  • Lecture: Brazilian Society of Gait Analysis and Human Movement - Clinical Decision Making to Improve Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Use of Quantitative Gait Analysis, Web-based Case Conference (08/18/2020)


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