UC Davis Health System and Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Service combines the resources of UC Davis Health System and Shriners' Hospital for Children, Northern California to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for children, including:

  • Reconstructive pediatric orthopaedics
  • Pediatric orthopaedic trauma
  • Limb deficiencies and prosthetics
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Training in pediatric musculoskeletal care is provided to residents in orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and family practice, in addition to fellows in pediatric orthopaedics, musculoskeletal pediatrics and hand surgery.  Resources include Motion Analysis Lab at SHCNC and active clinical and basic science research programs at both institutions.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Faculty


Michelle A. James, M.D.
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, SHCNC
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Service, UC Davis
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis
NeuroNEXT Investigator
Jennette Boakes, MD Jennette Boakes, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, SHCNC
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Director

Brain Haus, MD Brian M. Haus, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Debra Templeton, M.D. Debra J. Popejoy, M.D.

Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, SHCNC
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis

Jon Davids, MD  Jon R. Davids, M.D.

New Patients
You may complete this new patient questionnaire (PDF) online and print it, or print it and complete it by hand.  Please bring it with you when you bring your child in for their first appointment.  Thank you.

Referral Site