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Jennette (Jenny) Boakes, M.D.

Jennette (Jenny) Boakes, M.D.

Jennette L. Boakes, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with Shriners Hospital for Children — Northern California. Dr. Boakes is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from University of California, Los Angeles, earned her Master of Science degree in physiology at the University of California, Davis, before studying medicine.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Boakes include long-term outcomes of lengthening verses amputation for congenital limb deficiency, muscle strength recovery following lower extremity surgery, muscle adaption during limb lengthening, and timing and planning of deformity correction by growth manipulation.

Dr. Boakes is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Shands Circle, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.


  • Medical Degree, University of California, San Diego
  • General Surgery Internship, David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Utah Medical Center
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, University of California, Davis, Medical Center

Awards, publications and textbook contributions