Photo of Maya Pring, M.D.


Limb Deformity, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Foot, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma


San Diego County

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


Limb Deformity, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Foot, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine


Mayo Clinic


Mayo Clinic


Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine




Dr. Maya Pring is the chair of the Surgery Department and a senior pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. She is also a clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Additionally, she is the coordinator of the Pediatric Orthopedic Training Program at Rady Children's for residents from the Navy, Air Force, Army and UC San Diego.

After earning her degree in zoology with a certificate in genetics from Duke University, Dr. Pring went back to her home state to study medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center while teaching horseback riding lessons, training and breeding horses.

She completed her internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Rady Children's. She was then honored to complete the Ruth Jackson International Traveling Fellowship in Switzerland and Germany, studying different techniques in hip surgery.

Dr. Pring's practice is focused on hip disorders, metabolic bone disorders, musculoskeletal tumors, bone fragility, limb lengthening, deformity correction and treatment of clubfeet. Along with practicing in the general pediatric orthopedic clinics at Rady Children's, she treats patients in the Bone Metabolic Clinic, Spina Bifida Clinic, Limb Deficiency Clinic, Clubfoot clinic and Hip Dysplasia Clinic.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pring has co-authored two editions of the textbook "Rang's Children's Fractures" and has published multiple chapters, journal articles and online training videos investigating the care of pediatric orthopedic disorders and the training of orthopedic residents. She has been invited to present her work at many national and international meetings.

Having trained with the top surgeons in her field, Dr. Pring has developed a true passion for training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and improving the knowledge, skills and technology available for teaching and patient care.

She is a strong advocate for women and strives to bring more diversity into the field of surgery. She also loves to participate in medical mission trips and international teaching projects to improve musculoskeletal health and knowledge worldwide.

In her free time, Dr. Pring enjoys traveling, scuba diving, horseback riding and paddleboarding with her golden retriever.


Flexible Nail Treatment of Pediatric Both-Bone Forearm Fractures.
Spahn KM, Pring M, Collier M

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

Orthopaedic resident preparedness for closed reduction and pinning of pediatric supracondylar fractures is improved by e-learning: a multisite randomized controlled study.
Hearty T, Maizels M, Pring M, Mazur J, Liu R, Sarwark J, Janicki J

Pediatric radial neck fractures: when and how to fix.
Pring ME

MR evaluation of femoral neck version and tibial torsion.
Koenig JK, Pring ME, Dwek JR

Advanced containment methods for Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: results of triple pelvic osteotomy.
Wenger DR, Pring ME, Hosalkar HS, Caltoum CB, Lalonde FD, Bastrom TP

Classification of proximal tibial fractures in children.
Mubarak SJ, Kim JR, Edmonds EW, Pring ME, Bastrom TP

Biomechanical comparison of fully and partially threaded screws for fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Miyanji F, Mahar A, Oka R, Pring M, Wenger D

Biomechanical stability of bioabsorbable screws for fixation of acetabular osteotomies.
Adamczyk MJ, Odell T, Oka R, Mahar AT, Pring ME, Lalonde FD, Wenger DR

Biomechanical analysis of single screw fixation for slipped capital femoral epiphysis: are more threads across the physis necessary for stability?
Upasani V, Kishan S, Oka R, Mahar A, Rohmiller M, Pring M, Wenger D

Impingement and childhood hip disease.
Wenger DR, Kishan S, Pring ME

Shoulder arthroplasty for locked posterior dislocation of the shoulder.
Sperling JW, Pring M, Antuna SA, Cofield RH

Compartment syndrome following intramedullary fixation of pediatric forearm fractures.
Yuan PS, Pring ME, Gaynor TP, Mubarak SJ, Newton PO

Intraoperative electromyographic monitoring during periacetabular osteotomy.
Pring ME, Trousdale RT, Cabanela ME, Harper CM

Treatment and outcome of recurrent pelvic chondrosarcoma.
Weber KL, Pring ME, Sim FH

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