Hip, Knee and Foot


So many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight, stand tall, move gracefully and run easily. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function. The Pediatric Orthopaedic team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California address the surgical and non-surgical needs of children with hip, knee and foot issues so they can achieve their personal best. Babies born with club foot, a limb deficiency or hip dysplasia are among patients seen by pediatric orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospital. Care also extends to children and adolescents who suffer accidental and traumatic injuries that impair function.  The course of care is determined individually for each patient. In each and every case, the goal is to optimize function and put the child on the road to independence.

Make an appointment

Please contact Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or send an email to ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.

Medical Concentration


Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of pediatric sports injuries.

The Medical Team

Jennette L. Boakes, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jon R. Davids, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Brian Haus, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Fatema L. Iqbal, M.D. M.S.
Musculoskeletal Pediatrician

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Joel Lerman, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Holly Leshikar, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Debra Templeton, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon