Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and UC Davis Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship offers an in-depth, hands-on exposure to all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics. Two fellows per year work closely with six pediatric orthopaedists and three pediatric upper extremity surgeons. A flexible schedule allows for dividing time between elective pediatric orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital, and elective and urgent pediatric orthopaedics at UC Davis and its Level I trauma center.
Fellows gain expertise in:
• General pediatric orthopaedics
• Young adult hip preservation
• Trauma & fractures
• Cerebral palsy and gait analysis
• Limb deficiency & prosthetics
• Upper extremity & brachial plexus birth palsy
• Spina bifida and neuromuscular orthopaedics
Fellows have graduated responsibility during the year, gaining independence in the clinic and the operating room. Fellows receive in-depth instruction in the Shriners Hospital Motion Analysis Lab and participate in weekly didactic conferences. The fellows participate in the education of the four orthopaedic surgery residents and an orthopaedic surgery intern, and also contribute to active clinical and basic science research projects. The fellowship program will impart life-long enthusiasm for learning, practicing, and teaching pediatric orthopaedics and prepares the fellow for a career in academic pediatric orthopaedics.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jennette L. Boakes, M.D. is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, where her practice includes congenital and acquired limb deformity, clubfoot and foot deformity, congenital hip dysplasia, scoliosis and fracture care as well as surgical reconstruction for these conditions.
Jon Robert Davids, M.D., Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy.
Brian Haus, M.D., is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Dr. Haus is a native of Sacramento and is dedicated to providing world-class care to children in Northern California.
Joel Lerman, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Surgeon for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
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.
Debra Templeton, M.D., is and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Dr. Templeton focuses exclusively on pediatric orthopaedics, which includes reconstruction, scoliosis, sports, and trauma.
Pediatric Upper Extremity & Hand Surgeons
Michelle A. James, M.D., is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Davis Health System.
Lisa L. Lattanza, M.D., is a Clinical Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. She also is Chief of Service in Elbow Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
H. Relton McCarroll, Jr., M.D., is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, School of Medicine in San Francisco.
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship is 12 months in duration, beginning August 1 and ending July 31. Up to two fellows per year will be accepted. Compensation is approximately $63,000 with excellent benefits. Candidates who will have completed their residency training in the United States and are legal residents of the United States may apply. Application to our program can be made through the SF Match. Upon acceptance to the fellowship through the SF Match, our fellowship coordinator will guide future fellows through the process of obtaining an unrestricted California medical license and a California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit prior to the start of the fellowship year.
Dr. Vedant Kulkarni serves as the Fellowship Director.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2425 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 453-5098
Fax: (916) 453-2202