3020 Children's Way
MC 5062
San Diego, CA 92123


Orthopaedic Surgery


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine


Duke University Medical Center


Rady Childrens Hospital-San Diego




Dr. Kathleen Rickert is an orthopedic surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

She will be treating a variety of patients, including those with cerebral palsy and lower extremity deformities, such as varus/valgus deformities resulting from trauma or congenital conditions.

Her research interests are trauma and lower extremity alignment/growth abnormalities. She has made numerous podium presentations at national and international meetings, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Rickert's professional memberships include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leadership Program, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Ruth Jackson Society. Among her honors and awards, she received a Piedmont Orthopaedic Society grant in 2015. That same year, she earned the Ralph Coonrad Traveling Fellowship Award.

A 2016-17 fellow at Rady Children's, Dr. Rickert completed her residency at Duke University Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona, where she also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology.


What's New in Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma: The Upper Extremity.
Hosseinzadeh P, Rickert KD, Edmonds EW

What's New in Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma: The Lower Extremity.
Rickert KD, Hosseinzadeh P, Edmonds EW

Interposition Dermal Matrix Xenografts: A Successful Alternative to Traditional Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears.
Neumann JA, Zgonis MH, Rickert KD, Bradley KE, Kremen TJ, Boggess BR, Toth AP

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