• Pediatric Patient getting cast removed

    Orthopaedic pediatric service

The highest level of care

You can trust that you'll receive only the highest level of care for these problems from our team of orthopaedic hand, shoulder, elbow and upper extremity surgeons and specialists at UC Davis Health, who are part of the nationally ranked UC Davis Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Service combines the resources of UC Davis Health and Shriners' Hospital for Children, Northern California to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for children.

Comprehensive musculoskeletal care

Commonly treated conditions

  • Reconstructive pediatric orthopaedics
  • Pediatric orthopaedic trauma
  • Limb deficiencies and prosthetics
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation


Training in pediatric musculoskeletal care is provided to residents in orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and family practice, in addition to fellows in pediatric orthopaedics, musculoskeletal pediatrics and hand surgery.  Resources include Motion Analysis Lab at SHCNC and active clinical, and basic science research programs at both institutions.

Meet the team 

Holly B. Leshikar, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief of Service 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Davids

Jon R. Davids, M.D.
Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California
Medical Director Motion Analysis Laboratory

Brian M. Haus, M.D.
Associate Professor

Amanda Whitaker, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Chief Value Officer