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Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and a clinical assistant professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. His work is devoted to treating children with all types of pediatric orthopaedic conditions and injuries. He has a special interest in neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy and is part of a multidisciplinary team that is devoted to excellence in clinical care and research.

After graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Kulkarni trained in orthopaedic surgery and clinical research at UC San Diego Medical Center and Rady Children’s Hospital. He subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where he gained expertise in cerebral palsy treatment, child and young adult hip preservation, limb deformity treatment, clubfoot and scoliosis.

Dr. Kulkarni has presented his research nationally and published scientific articles in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and Journal of Neuroscience Methods. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows.


  • Medical Degree, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas