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Vedant A. Kulkarni, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., serves as vice-chair and assistant chief of orthopedics, medical director of the motion analysis center and director of orthopedic education at Shriners Children’s Northern California. He is co-director of the Shriners-UC Davis Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Kulkarni’s clinical practice includes hip, lower extremity and foot deformities in children, with a special emphasis on neuro-orthopedic conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. He is the winner of the Fred P. Sage Award and Mac Keith Press Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) for the development and validation of the free HipScreen mobile app, which empowers providers and families with tools needed to enact a hip surveillance program for children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Kulkarni has served as scientific co-chair of the 2024 AACPDM annual meeting.

Dr. Kulkarni’s research interests include the role of artificial intelligence to improve patient care decisions, interpreting the cellular mechanisms of contractures in cerebral palsy and the use of technology to create ease of access to motion analysis. He is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and a fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
United States of America

UC San Diego - School of Medicine - Department of Surgery
La Jolla, CA
United States of America

University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
United States of America

Texas Scottish Rite Hosp for Children
Dallas, TX
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


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