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Welcome pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Haleh Badkoobehi, M.D., MPH

Welcome pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Haleh Badkoobehi, M.D., MPH

Haleh Badkoobehi, M.D., MPH, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena. Dr. Badkoobehi has an academic appointment at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she serves as associate program director and motion analysis laboratory director.

Education and focus

Dr. Badkoobehi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and systems neuroscience. After college, she earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. She then attended Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she obtained a master’s degree in public health. Her research focus was orthopaedic injuries in international conflict zones. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, followed by a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has published multiple peer-reviewed research papers and chapters on orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Badkoobehi’s areas of focus include scoliosis; hip, limb and spinal deformity; neuromuscular disorders and trauma.

Making a difference

Dr. Badkoobehi is also dedicated to domestic and international service. She has served as a court-appointed special advocate for foster children, co-founded an art therapy program at a Berkeley women and children’s homeless shelter and volunteered locally in many other capacities. She is an advocate for child rights, including access to affordable health care. She has also provided care internationally in Cambodia, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.