Scott Mubarak, M.D.


Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine


Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Wisconsin Medical School


Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego


University of California - San Diego


Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery




Dr. Scott Mubarak is emeritus director of the Orthopedics & Scoliosis Division at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Dr. Mubarak continued his orthopedics training at UC San Diego. He went on to complete a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Mubarak treats infant hip dislocations, foot deformities and tarsal coalition, clubfoot, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, traumatic injuries, and compartment syndromes. He has authored about 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, 40 book chapters and the textbook, "Compartment Syndromes and Volkmann's Contracture." Through his extensive research, he has described or co-authored articles on more than 25 procedures used in pediatric orthopedics.

A member and former president of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), Dr. Mubarak is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been honored with its Kappa Delta Award. He received POSNA's Walter Blount Pioneer Award as well.

In addition to medicine, Dr. Mubarak is interested in art, as well as autograph and manuscript collecting. He also helps manage his family vineyard and winery in Poway, Calif.


Talocalcaneal Coalitions.
Murphy JS, Mubarak SJ

In search of Ortolani: the man and the method.
Mubarak SJ

Preliminary radiographic outcomes of surgical correction in juvenile hallux valgus: single proximal, single distal versus double osteotomies.
Edmonds EW, Ek D, Bomar JD, Joffe A, Mubarak SJ

Fundamental concepts of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Weinstein SL, Mubarak SJ, Wenger DR

C sign: talocalcaneal coalition or flatfoot deformity?
Moraleda L, Gantsoudes GD, Mubarak SJ

The use of a portable CT scanner for the intraoperative assessment of talocalcaneal coalition resections.
Kemppainen J, Pennock AT, Roocroft JH, Bastrom TP, Mubarak SJ

Stair falls: caregiver's "missed step" as a source of childhood fractures.
Pennock AT, Gantsoudes GD, Forbes JL, Asaro AM, Mubarak SJ

Longitudinal epiphyseal bracket.
Choo AD, Mubarak SJ

Salter-Harris II fractures of the distal tibia: does surgical management reduce the risk of premature physeal closure?
Russo F, Moor MA, Mubarak SJ, Pennock AT

The incidence of compartment syndrome after flexible nailing of pediatric tibial shaft fractures.
Pandya NK, Edmonds EW, Mubarak SJ

Comparison of the calcaneo-cuboid-cuneiform osteotomies and the calcaneal lengthening osteotomy in the surgical treatment of symptomatic flexible flatfoot.
Moraleda L, Salcedo M, Bastrom TP, Wenger DR, Albiñana J, Mubarak SJ

Tibial tubercle fractures: complications, classification, and the need for intra-articular assessment.
Pandya NK, Edmonds EW, Roocroft JH, Mubarak SJ

Prevalence of painful peroneal tubercles in the pediatric population.
Dutton P, Edmonds EW, Lark RK, Mubarak SJ

Physeal fractures of the distal tibia and fibula (Salter-Harris Type I, II, III, and IV fractures).
Podeszwa DA, Mubarak SJ

Treatment of displaced pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture patterns requiring medial fixation: a reliable and safer cross-pinning technique.
Edmonds EW, Roocroft JH, Mubarak SJ

Treatment of talocalcaneal coalitions.
Gantsoudes GD, Roocroft JH, Mubarak SJ

Pathomechanics of Gowers' sign: a video analysis of a spectrum of Gowers' maneuvers.
Chang RF, Mubarak SJ

Navicular excision and cuboid closing wedge for severe cavovarus foot deformities: a salvage procedure.
Mubarak SJ, Dimeglio A

Flexible flatfoot: differences in the relative alignment of each segment of the foot between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
Moraleda L, Mubarak SJ

Early experience with medial femoral tension band plating in idiopathic genu valgum.
Guzman H, Yaszay B, Scott VP, Bastrom TP, Mubarak SJ

Septic arthritis associated with closed intra-articular fracture: a case series.
Kulkarni VA, Schiffman E, Baitner AC, Mubarak SJ

A radiologic classification of talocalcaneal coalitions based on 3D reconstruction.
Rozansky A, Varley E, Moor M, Wenger DR, Mubarak SJ

Is ultrasound screening for DDH in babies born breech sufficient?
Imrie M, Scott V, Stearns P, Bastrom T, Mubarak SJ

Calcaneonavicular coalition: treatment by excision and fat graft.
Mubarak SJ, Patel PN, Upasani VV, Moor MA, Wenger DR

Ligamentum teres maintenance and transfer as a stabilizer in open reduction for pediatric hip dislocation: surgical technique and early clinical results.
Wenger DR, Mubarak SJ, Henderson PC, Miyanji F

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed is a third-party website and not affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.