Specialty

, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma

Locations

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

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of California - San Diego

Internship

University Calif. San Diego

Residency

University Calif. San Diego

Fellowship

Childrens Hospital of Boston

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. V. Salil Upasani is co-director of the International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Upasani graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with highest departmental honors in physiological sciences and a specialization in business administration. He subsequently attended medical school and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC San Diego. During this time, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health to be the Ruth L. Kirschstein research fellow at Rady Children's, where he developed a passion for pediatric hip and spine conditions. Dr. Upasani then completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Upasani treats all general pediatric orthopedic conditions, with a special interest in hip and spine disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. He is also working to develop a center at Rady Children's to treat congenital and developmental hip and spine disorders in physiologically young and active adult patients. Dr. Upasani's research areas include scoliosis, spondylolysis, hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoroacetabular impingement and hip preservation. His work has been published in orthopedic journals, and he has received numerous research grants and awards from national and international organizations.

Dr. Upasani is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program (AOA-ELP), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Scoliosis Research Society.

His interests outside of medicine include golf, hiking and travelling, but he spends most of his free time running after his three children.

Publications

Evaluation of the three-dimensional translational and angular deformity in slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Bland DC, Valdovino AG, Jeffords ME, Bomar JD, Newton PO, Upasani VV, Study conducted at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego.

Obesity Is Associated With Increased Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and Nonscoliotic Adolescents.
Valdovino AG, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Cross M, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Ultrasound Characteristics of Clinically Dislocated But Reducible Hips With DDH.
Striano B, Schaeffer EK, Matheney TH, Upasani VV, Price CT, Mulpuri K, Sankar WN, International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Should I Plan to Open? Predicting the Need For Open Reduction in the Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
Talathi NS, Trionfo A, Patel NM, Upasani VV, Matheney T, Mulpuri K, Sankar WN

What Factors Are Associated With Kyphosis Restoration in Lordotic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients?
Newton PO, Wu KW, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Upasani VV, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group.

A three-dimensional analysis of scoliosis progression in non-idiopathic scoliosis: is it similar to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Bachmann KR, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Upasani VV, Newton PO, Harms Study Group Investigators.

Ten-Year Outcomes of Selective Fusions for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Louer C Jr, Yaszay B, Cross M, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Shah SA, Lonner B, Cahill PJ, Samdani A, Upasani VV, Newton PO

CORR Insights®: Periacetabular Osteotomy Improves Pain and Function in Patients With Lateral Center-edge Angle Between 18° and 25°, but Are These Hips Really Borderline Dysplastic?
Upasani VV

Comparing the Pemberton osteotomy and modified San Diego acetabuloplasty in developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Badrinath R, Bomar JD, Wenger DR, Mubarak SJ, Upasani VV

Rigid segmental cervical spine instrumentation is safe and efficacious in younger children.
Mitchell A, Upasani VV, Bartley CE, Newton PO, Yaszay B

Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort.
Sankar WN, Gornitzky AL, Clarke NMP, Herrera-Soto JA, Kelley SP, Matheney T, Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Upasani VV, Williams N, Price CT, International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Corrigendum to: Agreement Between Manual and Computerized Designation of Neutral Vertebra in Idiopathic Scoliosis [Spine Deformity 6/6 (2018) 644-650].
DeFrancesco CJ, Pasha S, Miller DJ, Betz RR, Clements DH, Fletcher ND, Glotzbecker MG, Hwang SW, Kelly MP, Lehman RA, Lonner BS, Newton PO, Roye BD, Sponseller PD, Upasani VV, Cahill PJ, Harms Study Group.

Three-Dimensional Radiographic Analysis of Two Distinct Lenke 1A Curve Patterns.
Fitzgerald R, Upasani VV, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Reighard FG, Yaszay B, Newton PO

Nonoperative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Prospective Study.
Pennock AT, Bomar JD, Johnson KP, Randich K, Upasani VV

Increased Hip Intracapsular Pressure Decreases Perfusion of the Capital Femoral Epiphysis in a Skeletally Immature Porcine Model.
Upasani VV, Badrinath R, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Hallare JA, Ahmed SI, Schrader T

Disc Degeneration in Unfused Caudal Motion Segments Ten Years Following Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Lonner BS, Ren Y, Upasani VV, Marks MM, Newton PO, Samdani AF, Chen K, Shufflebarger HL, Shah SA, Lefton DR, Nasser H, Dabrowski CT, Betz RR

Agreement Between Manual and Computerized Designation of Neutral Vertebra in Idiopathic Scoliosis.
DeFrancesco CJ, Pasha S, Miller DJ, Betz RR, Clements DH, Fletcher ND, Glotzbecker MG, Hwang SW, Kelly MP, Lehman RA, Lonner BS, Newton PO, Roye BD, Sponseller PD, Upasani VV, Harms Study Group., Cahill PJ

Comparison of 3 Pediatric Pelvic Osteotomies for Acetabular Dysplasia Using Patient-specific 3D-printed Models.
Caffrey JP, Jeffords ME, Farnsworth CL, Bomar JD, Upasani VV

Measurement Reliability in Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures of the Humerus.
Bland DC, Pennock AT, Upasani VV, Edmonds EW

Analysis of Acetabular Ossification From the Triradiate Cartilage and Secondary Centers.
Parvaresh KC, Pennock AT, Bomar JD, Wenger DR, Upasani VV

Femoral version: Comparison among advanced imaging methods.
Fuller CB, Farnsworth CL, Bomar JD, Jeffords ME, Murphy JS, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT, Wenger DR, Upasani VV

Ischemic femoral head osteonecrosis in a piglet model causes three dimensional decrease in acetabular coverage.
Upasani VV, Jeffords ME, Farnsworth CL, Padilla D, Lopreiato N, Aruwajoye OO, Kim HKW

Response to Comment on Mittal et al: Defining the lateral edge of the femoroacetabular articulation: correlation analysis between radiographs and computed tomography.
Mittal A, Bomar JD, Jeffords ME, Huang MT, Wenger DR, Upasani VV

Elastic Intramedullary Nailing Versus Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Pediatric Tibial Shaft Fractures.
Pennock AT, Bastrom TP, Upasani VV

Ultrasound Characteristics of Clinically Dislocated But Reducible Hips With DDH.
Striano B, Schaeffer EK, Matheney TH, Upasani VV, Price CT, Mulpuri K, Sankar WN, International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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