Interim Division Chief, Children’s Orthopaedic Center
Director, Neuromuscular Program
Attending Physician
Clinical Scholar and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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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.

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

Research Interests: 

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

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Orthopaedic Surgery, #69
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2142Office
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Children's Orthopaedic Center - Beverly Hills

444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Suite #603
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-423-9942Office
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