It is a privilege to care for children in our community. I feel it is my responsibility to inform parents and children on their condition to allow us to make the best care decisions. I hope to always treat my patient's like I would treat my own children.
Dr. Leshikar is a fellow-ship trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon offering expertise in a a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in children as well as care for the traumatically injured child. She has a special clinical interest and expertise in disorders of the hip, trauma and congenital conditions affection the musculoskeletal condition.
Dr. Leshikar's research is largely focused on improving care of the injured child. She also has an interest in early treatment of hip conditions.
Fetal Care and Treatment Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital
B.S., Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2005
M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN 2009
M.P.H., Quantitative Methods, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA 2010
Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Davis CA 2010-2015
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville TN 2015-2016
Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis Health, 2022
Sacramento Magazine's Top Doctors, 2019, 2020, 2021
Orthopaedic Graduate Research Symposium, Resident Research Award Recipient, 2015
Diamond Doc Award, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHP) survey, UC Davis Health, 2021
Reno Orthopaedic Clinic Trauma Award Recipient, 2015
Shieh AK, Saiz AM Jr, Hideshima KS, Haus BM, Leshikar HB. Defining length stability in paediatric femoral shaft fractures treated with titanium elastic nails. J Child Orthop. 2021 Dec 1;15(6):525-531. doi:10.1302/1863-2548.15.210081. PMID:34987661.
Shelton TJ, Monazzam S, Calafi A, Leshikar HB, Haus BM. Preoperative 3D Modeling and Printing for Guiding Periacetabular Osteotomy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Mar 1;41(3):149-158. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001734. PMID:33323878.
Bauer JM, Welling SE, Ross KE, Mackenzie WGS, Larson JE, Leshikar H, Strauss NM. What Should I Wear to Clinic? A National Survey of Pediatric Orthopaedic Patients and Parents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Nov-Dec;40(10):e1010-e1016. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001645. PMID:32740176.
Brown MJ, Song K, Vollmar M, Shelby M, Leshikar H. Flexible Femoral Nailing of an Awake Adult Muscular Dystrophy Patient. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2019 Dec 24;3(12):e19.00013. doi:10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-19-00013. PMID:32072127.
Leshikar HB, Bauer AS, Lightdale-Miric N, Molitor F, Waters PM; TOBI Study Group. Clavicle Fracture Is Not Predictive of the Need for Microsurgery in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Feb;38(2):128-132. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000770. PMID:27137902.
Hale HB, Bae DS, Waters PM. Current concepts in the management of brachial plexus birth palsy. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Feb;35(2):322-31. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.11.026. PMID:20141905.
Hale HB, Bae DS, Waters PW. Treatment of adolescent osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum: A systematic review of the literature. Orthopaedic J Harvard Med School. 2010;12:99-105.