Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California proudly invites pediatric orthopaedic residents to participate in the inaugural PediOrtho WEST — Western Education & Surgical Techniques Resident Course — on Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6. Presented in cooperation with the OrthoPediatrics Foundation for Education and Research (OFER), the two-day course will take place at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.

About the Course

The course will provide residents with training in a variety of pediatric orthopaedic surgical techniques through both didactic instruction and hands-on skills labs. The purpose of the course is to provide early exposure to pediatric orthopaedics, generate enthusiasm for the subspecialty, and to assist residents in their preparation for the Orthopaedic In Training Examination (OITE). The course is intentionally scheduled one month before the OITE exam.

Target Audience

The target audience is PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents.


The course will be led by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons from:

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children / University of California, Davis
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Valley Children’s Hospital

Enrollment & Registration

Enrollment will begin in Spring 2018 and is limited to 40 residents. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no fee to attend. Thanks to OFER’s generous support, Shriners Hospitals for Children is able to present the course free of charge, provide food and lodging at no cost, and offer reimbursement of 50 percent of air travel costs for all resident participants coming from outside Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Registration Information (to come)

For further information call 916-453-2041 or email


Faculty Bios

Jon R. Davids, M.D.
Assistant Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California

Mohammad Diab, M.D.
Chair, Pediatric Orthopaedics
UCSF School of Medicine

Steven Frick, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

Joseph Gerardi, D.O.
Medical Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Valley Children’s Hospital


Course Schedule

Coming soon



Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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