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Pandya, Nirav K., MD

Nirav Pandya

MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes

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Clinical Specialties

Sports medicine, pediatric trauma, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries, acl (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction, acl injuries, meniscus tear, rotator cuff tear, labral injuries / tear, shoulder instability, shoulder pcl injuries, lcl/posterolateral corner injuries, arthroscopic ankle, elbow, knee, and wrist surgery/ ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration/repair, complex knee reconstruction (acl, pcl, lcl), (slap, bankart), platelet rich plasma (prp)

Certifications

Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL

Fellowship

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, CA
(Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA (Orthopedic Surgery)

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My Work

About Me

Education

  • 2001 – 2005: M.D., University of Chicago
  • 2005 – 2006: Intern, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005 – 2006: Intern, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2006 – 2010: Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009 – 2010: Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2010 – 2011: Fellow, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Research

Dr. Pandya’s research interests include clinical and biomechanical studies related to pediatric sports medicine and pediatric trauma including pediatric anterior cruciate ligament injuries, osteochondritis dissecans lesions, patellar instability, shoulder instability, hip impingement, labral tears, and fractures of the elbow, femur, and tibia.

Publications

  • Pandya NK, Edmonds EW. Response to Letter to the Editor re: Immediate Intramedullary Flexible Nailing of Open Pediatric Tibial Shaft Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Mar; 35(2):e19. PubMed
  • Smucny M, Parikh SN, Pandya NK. Consequences of single sport specialization in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. Orthop Clin North Am. 2015 Apr; 46(2):249-58. PubMed
  • Pandya NK, Otsuka NY, Sanders JO. What's new in pediatric orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19; 96(4):345-50. PubMed
  • Laron D, Pandya NK. Advances in the orthopedic management of osteogenesis imperfecta. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Oct; 44(4):565-73. PubMed
  • Pandya NK, Upsani VV, Kulkarni VA. The author's reply. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Jul; 21(7):383-4. PubMed
  • Pandya NK, Namdari S. Shoulder arthroscopy in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Jul; 21(7):389-97. PubMed
  • Pandya NK, Upasani VV, Kulkarni VA. The pediatric polytrauma patient: current concepts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Mar; 21(3):170-9. PubMed
  • Hosalkar HS, Pandya NK, Wenger DR. What's new in pediatric orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 20; 95(4):377-83. PubMed
  • Hosalkar H, Pandya N, Namdari S. Facts, controversies, and current trends. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Jan; 21(1):1-2. PubMed
  • Pandya NK, Edmonds EW. Immediate intramedullary flexible nailing of open pediatric tibial shaft fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec; 32(8):770-6. PubMed

Presentations

  • “Student athletes face rise in injuries.” The California Report / NPR Radio Show. June 2012.
  • “Pediatric sports medicine – top 10 cases.” Children’s Hospital and Research Center Walnut Creek Afternoon CME Lecture Series. Walnut Creek, California. June 2012
  • “Pediatric sports medicine – top 10 cases.” Alta Bates Medical Group Evening CME Lecture. Berkeley, California. April 2012
  • “The athlete’s knee.” Lafayette Physical Therapy Evening Lecture Series. Lafayette, California. April 2012
  • “Pediatric sports medicine – top 10 cases.” Palo Alto Medical Foundation Pediatric Grand Rounds. Fremont, California, April 2012
  • “Pediatric sports medicine – top 10 cases.” John Muir Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds. Walnut Creek, California, April 2012
  • “Hip disorders: from birth to adolescence.” Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland Evening CME Lecture Series. Danville, California, March 2012
  • “Common pediatric fractures.” Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Pediatric Grand Rounds. Oakland, California. February 2012.
  • “Adolescent shoulder and elbow injuries.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Meeting, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association Specialty Day. San Francisco, California. February 2012.
  • “Skeletally immature ACL tears.” Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 3rdAnnual Pediatric Sports Medicine Conference. Walnut Creek, California. October 2011. “Hip injuries in the adolescent athlete.” Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 3rdAnnual Pediatric Sports Medicine Conference, Walnut Creek, California. October 2011.
  • “High-energy pediatric orthopaedic trauma: where are we now.” University of California San Diego Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. San Diego, California. June 2011.

Membership & Committees

  • 2014 – Present Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine society
  • 2011 – Present California Orthopaedic Association
  • 2010 – Present Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2005 – Present American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons