Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine.
Department: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. His work is devoted to treating children with all types of orthopaedic conditions and injuries, including hip, lower extremity, and foot deformities. He has a special interest in neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy and is part of the multi-disciplinary Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence, using computerized motion analysis to improve outcomes with surgery.
After graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Kulkarni trained in orthopaedic surgery and clinical research at UC San Diego Medical Center and Rady Children’s Hospital. He subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where he gained expertise in cerebral palsy treatment, child and young adult hip preservation, limb deformity treatment, clubfoot, and scoliosis.
He has presented his research nationally and published scientific articles in multiple peer-reviewed international medical journals.He is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In 2016, he was awarded the Sage Award and the Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award for the development of the HipScreen mobile app (www.hipscreen.org), which empowers providers and families with education and assessment tools to enact an early detection program for hip problems in children with cerebral palsy.
Education and Training
- M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California.
- Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas.
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