Debra Popejoy, M.D.

Debra Popejoy, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Assistant Professor
  • Pediatric Fellowship Director
To see if Debra Popejoy is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Shriners Hospital for Children

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Popejoy's clinical interests focus exclusively on pediatric orthopaedics, which includes the areas of reconstruction, scoliosis, sports and trauma. Her research interests focus on scoliosis, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and trauma.


Orthopaedic Surgery


M.D., UC San Diego, San Diego, California, 1998

B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1994


Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals, Fort Worth, Texas, 2003


Dorothy & Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis, TX, 2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

California Medical Association

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Scoliosis Research Society

Select Recent Publications

Zide JR, Popejoy D, Birch JG. Revised modified Oxford bone score: a simpler system for prediction of contralateral involvement in slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):159-64.

Chambers PT, Popejoy D, Birch 1. Nerve palsy after hamstring lengthening in patients with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 28(7): 773-6. 2008.

Pedowitz RA, Popejoy D1. Initial laxity does not correlate with subsequent laxity after ACL reconstruction in humans: a prospective evaluation. Am J Orthop, 33(11): 560-4. 2004