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.


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, M, Mubarak, S, Pennock, A

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

Pathomechanics of gowers' sign: a video analysis of a spectrum of gower's maneuvers
Chang, RF, Mubarak, SJ

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

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, T, Wenger, D, Albinana, J, Mubarak, S

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

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

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

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

Cervical stenosis and spastic quadriparesis in morquio disease (MPS IV): a case report with twenty-six year follow-up
White, KK, Steinman, S, Mubarak, SJ

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

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