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


San Diego County

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


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


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Wisconsin Medical School


Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego


UC San Diego


Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic 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.


Ankle Ganglion Associated with Tarsal Coalition: A Case Report with a 5-Year Follow-up.
Rocchi V, Mubarak S

Scurvy Findings in a Child with Jacobsen Syndrome: A Case Report.
Puddy AC, Hughes JL, Joffe AL, Khanna PC, Thornburg CD, Mubarak SJ

Unsuspected tarsal coalitions in equinus and varus foot deformities.
Van Rysselberghe NL, Souder CD, Mubarak SJ

Nonossifying Fibromas: A Computed Tomography-based Criteria to Predict Fracture Risk.
Goldin AN, Muzykewicz DA, Mubarak SJ

Missed Pediatric Monteggia Fractures.
Hubbard J, Chauhan A, Fitzgerald R, Abrams R, Mubarak S, Sangimino M

Single Stem Cell Imaging and Analysis Reveals Telomere Length Differences in Diseased Human and Mouse Skeletal Muscles.
Tichy ED, Sidibe DK, Tierney MT, Stec MJ, Sharifi-Sanjani M, Hosalkar H, Mubarak S, Johnson FB, Sacco A, Mourkioti F

Femoral Neck Aspiration Aids in the Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis In Children With Septic Hip.
Schlung JE, Bastrom TP, Roocroft JH, Newton PO, Mubarak SJ, Upasani VV

Evaluation of Brace Treatment for Infant Hip Dislocation in a Prospective Cohort: Defining the Success Rate and Variables Associated with Failure.
Upasani VV, Bomar JD, Matheney TH, Sankar WN, Mulpuri K, Price CT, Moseley CF, Kelley SP, Narayanan U, Clarke NM, Wedge JH, Castañeda P, Kasser JR, Foster BK, Herrera-Soto JA, Cundy PJ, Williams N, Mubarak SJ

The "Double Medial Malleolus": A New Physical Finding in Talocalcaneal Coalition.
Rocchi V, Huang MT, Bomar JD, Mubarak S

Nonossifying fibromas of the distal tibia: possible etiologic relationship to the interosseous membrane.
Muzykewicz DA, Goldin A, Lopreiato N, Fields K, Munch J, Dwek J, Mubarak SJ

Surgical Correction of Scoliosis in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: 30-Year Experience.
Scannell BP, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Newton PO, Mubarak SJ

What Risk Factors and Characteristics Are Associated With Late-presenting Dislocations of the Hip in Infants?
Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Andrade J, Sankar WN, Williams N, Matheney TH, Mubarak SJ, Cundy PJ, Price CT, IHDI Study Group.

Posttraumatic Tibiofibular Synostosis After Treatment of Distal Tibiofibular Fractures in Children.
Jung ST, Wang SI, Moon YJ, Mubarak SJ, Kim JR

Talocalcaneal Coalitions.
Murphy JS, Mubarak SJ

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 MA, Mubarak SJ, Pennock AT

The incidence of compartment syndrome after flexible nailing of pediatric tibial shaft fractures.
Pandya NK, Edmonds EW, 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 TP, Wenger DR, Albiñana J, Mubarak SJ

Tibial tubercle fractures: complications, classification, and the need for intra-articular assessment.
Pandya NK, Edmonds EW, Roocroft JH, Mubarak SJ

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed is a third-party website and not affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Rady Children's updates the Doctor Finder annually. We are not responsible for omissions or errors. Prior to making an appointment, please be sure to check with your health plan to confirm coverage. If you see an error or omission on a physician's profile page, please contact us at refsvc@rchsd.org.