Specialty

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

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

The Reliability of the AOSpine Thoracolumbar Classification System in Children: Results of a Multicenter Study.
Mo AZ, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Li Y, Fletcher ND, Upasani VV, Riccio AI, Hresko MT, Krengel WF, Spence D, Garg S, Hedequist DJ

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.

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

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

Spinal rod gripping capacity: how do 5.5/6.0-mm dual-diameter screws compare?
Kluck DG, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Marino NE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Quality improvement in post-operative opioid and benzodiazepine regimen in adolescent patients after posterior spinal fusion.
Lindgren AM, Bennett R, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Should paediatricians initiate orthopaedic hip dysplasia referrals for infants with isolated asymmetric skin folds?
Louer CR, Bomar JD, Pring ME, Mubarak SJ, Upasani VV, Wenger DR

Assessing the reliability of the modified Gartland classification system for extension-type supracondylar humerus fractures.
Teo TL, Schaeffer EK, Habib E, Cherukupalli A, Cooper AP, Aroojis A, Sankar WN, Upasani VV, Carsen S, Mulpuri K, Reilly C

Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis and Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
Edmonds EW, Hughes JL, Bomar JD, Brooks JT, Upasani VV

Functional Outcomes of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Adolescents.
Lurie BM, Bomar JD, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

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

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

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