Robert Kay, MD, 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 the University of California, Los Angeles, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Atlanta Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Kay has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 24 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. He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Board of Directors for the Commission for Motion Lab Accreditation.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Kay has been the Director of the John C. Wilson, Jr. Motion Analysis Laboratory since 1997 and served as Chief of Staff from 2009-2011. He served as the Vice Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2009-2021 before becoming Interim Division Chief in 2021.
Neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, foot disorders (including club feet), hip disorders (including DDH), and fractures
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center; Surgical Internship
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Atlanta Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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
Orthopaedic care of children with cerebral palsy, Gait analysis, Pediatric orthopaedic trauma.