Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic

The pediatric orthopaedic specialists of the Stanford University Orthopaedic Program are nationally and internationally renowned for treating congenital, developmental, and traumatic deformities of the spine and extremities in children and young adults. Our clinics are located at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which is rated among the top 10 pediatric surgical hospitals in the United States. Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are widely recognized both regionally and nationally for innovative surgical treatments, as well as conservative approaches to a wide variety of orthopaedic problems. Among the most-common conditions we treat are:

  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal trauma
  • Pediatric and adolescent sports injuries
  • Foot and hip development problems such as club foot and hip dysplasia
  • Lower extremity deformities such as knock knees, bowleggedness, and rotational problems
  • Upper extremity deformities, whether congenital or developmental
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Fractures and other trauma to the extremities and spine
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Limb salvage
  • Radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteomas

Our pediatric orthopaedic service receives patient inquiries and consultation requests from around the world. Besides our busy operative practice, we are known for recommending non-operative methods or small incision techniques when possible to manage complex pediatric orthopaedic problems.


Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Steven Frick, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by Courtesy, of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) at the Stanford University Medical Center


Charles Chan, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

James Gamble, MD


Meghan N. Imrie, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Molly Meadows, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

James Policy, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Stephanie Pun, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Clinical Professor, Emeritus

Kevin Shea, MD

Professor, Chambers-Okamura Endowed 


Kali Tileston, MD 

Clinical Assistant Professor

John S. Vorhies, MD

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Young, MD

Clinical Associate Professor 


Arvind Balaji, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Christine Boyd, MD 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Andrew Collins, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Erin M. Moix Grieb, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Emily Kraus, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor