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Amanda Whitaker

Amanda T. Whitaker, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Amanda T. Whitaker, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Children's Northern California and UC Davis Health. She is from central Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in biology through the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky and completed her medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University with qualifications in biomedical research. Her residency training was conducted at the University of California San Francisco where she completed the six-year research track. She went to Harvard Combined/Boston Children’s Hospital for her pediatric orthopedic fellowship. After fellowship, she practiced orthopedic surgery for five years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, taking care of children and adults with cerebral palsy, clubfoot, trauma, vascular malformations, osteogeneisis imperfecta and macrodactyly.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
United States of America

San Francisco, CA
United States of America

San Francisco, CA
United States of America

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Health
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: External Advisory Board, University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College
  • 2020-Present: J. Robert Gladden Society
  • 2018-Present: Perry Outreach Advisory Board
  • 2017-Present: Ponseti International Association
  • 2016-Present: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • 2015-Present: Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
Editorial Positions
  • 2022: American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Scientific Program Reviewer
  • 2018-2022: Ad Hoc, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • 2021: Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society Awards Reviewer
  • 2019-2021: Grant Reviewer, POSNA
  • 2018-2020: Ad Hoc, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • 2020: Ad Hoc, Pediatric Quality and Safety
Awards and Honors
  • 2022: Top Women in Medicine,
  • 2017: St. Giles Young Investigator Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2016: Behrooz A. Akbarnia Award for Best Paper, 10th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis, Utrecht, Holland
  • 2013: Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Invited Speaker, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), Neuromuscular Subspecialty Day; Articles You Need to Know About (5/2022)
  • Grand Rounds Speaker UC Davis; “Tendon Transfers in Pediatric Foot and Ankle: Is the Foot ‘Just a Dumb Hand?’” and “Hip Surveillance in Cerebral Palsy: Implementing Guidelines through Quality Improvement” (01/2022 and 11/2021)
  • Invited Speaker, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS); Obesity in pediatric orthopaedics, congenital deformities, hips and spine in cerebral palsy, tibialis posterior tendon transfers, Cerebral Palsy Gait I and II (12/2021)
  • Invited Mini-Symposium, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; Strategies and Technologies to Overcome Barriers to Implementation. (10/2021)
  • Presentation/Instructional Course, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; Neuro-orthopaedic Journal Club: Top 10 Articles in the Last Year Relating to the Orthopaedic Management of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders (10/2021)
  • Podium Research Presentations, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; “Improving Hip Surveillance across a Tertiary Children’s Hospital: A Multi-Disciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative” and “Assessment of audio-visual and socio-economic processing and the use of adaptive communicative equipment in children with severely involved cerebral palsy and scoliosis” (5/2021)


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