Vice Chief of Children’s Orthopaedic Center | Director of Neuromuscular Program | Clinical Scholar and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Professor of Surgery (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Kay received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at University of California Los Angeles and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Atlanta Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center. Dr. Kay has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles and more than 15 book chapters. He is active in several organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Dr. Kay has been the director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory since 1997 and served as the Chief of Staff at CHLA from 2009-2011.

Clinical Interests

Neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, foot disorders (including club feet), hip disorders (including DDH), and fractures

Education

Medical School: 

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship: 

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center; Surgical Internship

Residency: 

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Fellowship: 

Atlanta Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Orthopaedic Surgery; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society

Publications: 

Rethlefsen SA, Nguyen DT, Wren TA, Milewski, Kay RM: Knee pain and patellofemoral symptoms in patients with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop 34: 2014 Aug 28 (Epub ahead of print)

Seehausen DA, Kay RM, Ryan DD, Skaggs:  "Foam Padding in Casts Accommodates Soft-Tissue Swelling and Provides Circumferential Strength after Fixation of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures".  J Pediatr Orthop 35:24-27, 2015.

16.Sehausen DA, Harris LR, Kay RM, Pace JL:  “Accessory Navicular is Associated with Wider and More Prominent Navicular Bone in Pediatric Patients by Radiographic Measurement.”  J Pediatr Orthop 2015 April 13 (Epub ahead of print).

Ryan DD, Lightdale-Miric NR, Joiner ER, Wren TA, Spragg L, Heffernan MJ, Kay RM, Skaggs DL:  Variability of the Anterior Humeral Line in Normal Pediatric Elbows.”  J Pediatr Orthop 2015 May 16 (Epub ahead of print)

Rethlefsen SA, Nguyen DT, Wren TA, Milewski, MD, Kay RM:  “Knee Pain and Patellofemoral Symptoms in Patients with Cerebral Palsy.” of the Anterior Humeral Line in Normal Pediatric Elbows.”  J Pediatr Orthop 35(5): 519-522, 2015.  

Research Interests: 

Orthopaedic care of children with cerebral palsy, Gait analysis, Pediatric orthopaedic trauma.  

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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