San Diego County

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


Orthopedic Surgery


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine


Duke University Medical Center


Rady Children's 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.


Intermediate-term Outcomes in Adolescent Recurrent Ankle Instability Managed With a Modified Broström-Gould Procedure Augmented With Distal Fibular Periosteum Incorporation.
Boutelle KE, Rickert KD, Carroll AN, Pennock AT, Manhard CE, Edmonds EW

Response to: Medial Epicondyle Fractures: Biomechanical Evaluation and Clinical Comparison of 3 Fixation Methods Used in Pediatric Patients.
Pennock AT, Edmonds EW, Rickert KD

Use of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing to Identify Pathogens in Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections.
Ramchandar N, Burns J, Coufal NG, Pennock A, Briggs B, Stinnett R, Bradley J, Arnold J, Liu GY, Pring M, Upasani VV, Rickert K, Dimmock D, Chiu C, Farnaes L, Cannavino C

Screw Fixation of Pediatric Tibial Tubercle Fractures.
Rickert KD, Hedequist D, Bomar JD

Growth Modulation by Stimulating the Growth Plate: A Pilot Study.
Rickert KD, Arrigoni P, Guzel CR, Barber HF, Alman BA, Lark RK

Medial Epicondyle Fractures: Biomechanical Evaluation and Clinical Comparison of 3 Fixation Methods Used in Pediatric Patients.
Rickert KD, Sarrel KL, Sanders JS, Jeffords ME, Hughes JL, Upasani VV, Farnsworth CL, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT

Defining the volume of consultations for musculoskeletal infection encountered by pediatric orthopaedic services in the United States.
Koehler RJ, Shore BJ, Hedequest D, Heyworth BE, May C, Miller PE, Rademacher ES, Sanborn RM, Murphy JS, Roseman A, Stoneback JW, Trizno AA, Goldstein RY, Harris L, Nielsen E, Talwar D, Denning JR, Saaed N, Kutz B, Laine JC, Naas M, Truong WH, Rotando M, Spence DD, Brighton BK, Churchill C, Janicki JA, King K, Wild J, Beebe AC, Crouse S, Rough T, Rowan M, Singh S, Davis-Juarez A, Gould A, Hughes O, Rickert KD, Upasani VV, Blumberg TJ, Bompadre V, Lindberg AW, Miller ML, Hill JF, Peoples H, Rosenfeld SB, Turner R, Copley LA, Lindsay EA, Ramo BA, Tareen N, Winberly RL, Li GY, Sessel J, Johnson ME, Johnson S, Moore-Lotridge SN, Shelton J, Baldwin KD, Schoenecker JG, Children’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES) Group

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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