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Vish Talwalkar

Vishwas R. Talwalkar, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Vishwas Talwalkar, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic specialist at Shriners Children's Lexington, where he has worked since 1999. He is also an associate professor of pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Talwalkar earned his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Talwalkar include all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, complex spinal deformity, clubfoot, injury prevention, limb deficiency, Perthes disease and scoliosis.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Washington University
St Louis, MO
United States of America

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX

Academic Positions and Locations

University of KY
Associate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2007-Present: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2000-Present: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2000-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • 1999-Present: Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society
Editorial Positions
  • Section Editor, Lower Extremity, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics 5
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Consultant Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Editor, Lower Extremity Section, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics 5
Awards and Honors
  • 2013-2017, Best Doctors in America
  • 2017, Distinguished Alumnus, Murray State University
  • 2014-2016, AAOS Achievement Award
  • 2006, Resident Teaching Award, University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2006, Ignacio V. Ponseti Scientific Poster Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America


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