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Cerebral Palsy, Orthopedic Surgery


Cerebral Palsy, Orthopedic Surgery


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of California Davis School of Medicine


University of California-San Francisco


University of California-San Francisco


Boston Children's Hospital, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery




Dr. Patrick Curran 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.

Born in Germany, Dr. Curran traveled the world as a military dependent before settling for high school in Northern California. He attended Brown University, where he majored in biomedical engineering and played football and rugby. He then earned a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Brown.

Dr. Curran earned his medical degree at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF, where he was the recipient of the Mauer Award for Outstanding Chief Resident and an OREF New Investigator Grant. He completed general pediatric orthopedic fellowships at Boston Children's Hospital and Rady Children's Hospital. He then traveled to Australia where he completed a pediatric neuromuscular orthopedic fellowship at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

Dr. Curran enjoys caring for children with all general pediatric orthopedic conditions, with special clinical interest in neuromuscular disorders. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. His research areas include cerebral palsy, motion analysis, orthopedic trauma and global orthopedics.

His interests outside of medicine include cooking, hiking, rugby, lego building, roasting coffee and exploring the world with his partner and three children.


Preoperative Considerations for Teenagers Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery: VTE Prevention, Mental Health Assessment, Vaping, and Drug Addiction
Shore BJ, Flaugh R, Shannon BA, Curran PF, Hogue G

Practice Patterns for Management of Pediatric Femur Fractures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Curran PF, Albright P, Ibrahim JM, Ali SH, Shearer DW, Sabatini CS

The Effect of Parity on Age-Related Degenerative Changes in Sagittal Balance
Bailey JF, Sparrey CJ, Williams FMK, Curran PF, Lotz JC, Kramer PA

Functional workspace and patient-reported outcomes improve after reverse and total shoulder arthroplasty
Ngan A, Xiao W, Curran PF, Tseng WJ, Hung LW, Matthew R, Nguyen C, Ma CB, Lotz J, Feeley B

ISSLS PRIZE IN BIOENGINEERING SCIENCE 2019: biomechanical changes in dynamic sagittal balance and lower limb compensatory strategies following realignment surgery in adult spinal deformity patients
Bailey JF, Matthew RP, Seko S, Curran PF, Chu L, Berven SH, Deverin V, Burch S, Lotz JC

Three-dimensional functional workspace of thumb prehension
Curran PF, Bagley A, Sison-Williamson M, James MA

The influence of mini-fragment plates on the mechanical properties of long-bone plate fixation
Knox R, Curran PF, Herfat S, Kandemir U, Marmor M

Bipolar Bone Loss in Patients With Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Comparison of Adolescents Versus Adult Patients
Lau B, Conway D, Curran PF, Feeley BT, Pandya NK

Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum III: safety and efficacy in a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored clinical trial
Harrison MR, Gonzales KD, Bratton BJ, Christensen D, Curran PF, Fechter R, Hirose S

Magnamosis II: Magnetic compression anastomosis for minimally invasive gastrojejunostomy and jejunojejunostomy
Pichakron KO, Jelin EB, Hirose S, Curran PF, Stephenson JT, Strange M, Harrison MR

Prenatal steroids for microcystic congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations
Curran PF, Jelin E, Rand L, Hirose S, Feldstein VA, Goldstein RB, Lee H

Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum II: initial findings of a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored trial
Harrison MR, Curran PF, Christensen D, Bratton BJ, Fechter R, Hirose S

Perinatal outcome of conservative management versus fetal intervention for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence with a small acardiac twin
Jelin E, Hirose S, Rand L, Curran P, Feldstein V, Guevara-Gallardo S, Jelin A, Gonzales K, Goldstein RB, Lee H

A comparison of the pressure exerted on soft tissue by 2 myofascial rollers
Curran PF, Fiore RD, Crisco JJ

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