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Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS
Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Shital N. Parikh

I have always believed in giving back to the community, and being a physician allows me to fulfill that goal. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing kids get better and back to playing their favorite sport. Children are fun to interact with — they keep me humble and down-to-earth.

As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, I provide arthroscopic treatment of joint injuries and instabilities in children and adolescents. I also treat fractures and sports injuries. In my practice, we offer a wide array of services, including telehealth, second opinions, and treatment of complex bone and joint disorders. I treat each child the same way I would treat my own kids.

The primary focus of our practice is in the areas of patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fractures in children. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric orthopaedic specialist, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, imaging and preventive services.

I co-direct the Orthopaedic Sports Center at Cincinnati Children’s and have edited two textbooks: “Patellar Instability Surgical Techniques” and “Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Young Patients.” I received the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Patellofemoral Fellowship Award for 2013-2014. I am a member of the prestigious International Patellofemoral Study Group and serve as the lead investigator of a multi-institutional study on the management of patellar instability (JUPITER).

Our clinical research focuses on improving techniques and outcomes for complex patellofemoral instability, knee and shoulder ligament injuries and fractures in children. Our research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at various national and international meetings.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking Indian food. I also like to travel and hike with my children.


  • Medical School and Orthopaedic Residency: Ahmedabad, India
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship; Hospital For Joint Diseases, New York, New York.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship; Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship; University of Toronto
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship; Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.


  1. CONMED research grant for JUPITER study. (2022)
  2. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Sports Medicine Multicenter Research Trial Mentored Grant. (2022)
  3. EPOS best poster nomination: Descriptive Epidemiology of JUPITER cohort, EPOS Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark. (2022)
  4. University of Cincinnati Faculty Research Grant for JUPITER study. (2017)
  5. Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Research grant for JUPITER study. (2016)
  6. Pediatric Orthpaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Research Grant for JUPITER study. (2016)
  7. Whit Ewing Award; Arthroscopy Association of North America; Predictors of Recurrent Patellar Instability in Children and Adolescents following First-time Dislocation, Boston. (2016)
  8. ‘Best of AAOS 2015’ Instructional Course Lecture: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma: Principles of Management. (2015)
  9. ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship Award: (France, UK, Finland, Germany). (2014)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine


  1. Masquijo J, Parikh SN, Kothari A. Evaluation of the Optimal Femoral Fixation Site for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Patient. Orthopedics. 2022 Nov 7:1-6.
  2. Parikh SN, Veerkamp M, Redler LH, Schlechter J, Williams BA, Yaniv M, Friel N, Perea SH, Shannon SR, Green DW. Patellar Instability in Young Athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2022 Oct;41(4):627-651
  3. Hevesi M, Credille K, Sherman SL, Parikh SN, Brady JM, Hiemstra LA, Farr J 2nd, Yanke AB.
  4. Midterm Results After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction as First-Line Surgical Treatment in Skeletally Immature Patients Irrespective of Patellar Height and Trochlear Dysplasia: Letter to the Editor. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jul;50(8):NP33-NP34
  5. Kim HK, Parikh S. Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Imaging Findings and Therapeutic Approaches. Korean J Radiol. 2022 Jun;23(6):674-687.
  6. Hire JM, Parikh SN. 4-in-1 Quadricepsplasty for Fixed and Habitual Dislocation of Patella. Arthrosc Tech. 2022 Mar 16;11(4):e537-e544
  7. Fabricant PD, Heath MR, Mintz DN, Emery K, Veerkamp M, Gruber S, Green DW, Strickland SM, Wall EJ; JUPITER Study Group, Shubin Stein BE, Parikh SN. Many Radiographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessments for Surgical Decision Making in Pediatric Patellofemoral Instability Patients Demonstrate Poor Interrater Reliability. Arthroscopy. 2022 Apr 8: Online ahead of print.
  8. Hayden DJ, Doshi C, Parikh SN. Lateral Patellar Retinaculum Z-Lengthening. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Jun 28;10(7):e1883-e1887.
  9. Ling DI, Brady JM, Arendt E, Tompkins M, Agel J, Askenberger M, Balcarek P, Parikh S, Shubin Stein BE. Development of a Multivariable Model Based on Individual Risk Factors for Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Apr 7;103(7):586-592
  10. Fabricant PD, Heath MR, Veerkamp M, Gruber S, Green DW, Strickland SM, Wall EJ, Mintz DN, Emery KH; JUPITER Study Group, Shubin Stein BE, Parikh SN. Reliability of Radiologic Assessments of Clinically Relevant Growth Remaining in Knee MRI of Children and Adolescents With Patellofemoral Instability: Data From the JUPITER Cohort. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 13;9(4):2325967121991110.
  11. Loeb AE, Farr J, Parikh SN, Cosgarea AJ. Noniatrogenic Medial Patellar Dislocations: Case Series and International Patellofemoral Study Group Experience. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Feb 26;9(2):2325967120985530
  12. Shah A, Parikh SN. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction With Growth Modulation in Children With Patellar Instability and Genu Valgum. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Mar 31;9(4):e565-e574
  13. Schlichte LM, Sidharthan S, Green DW, Parikh SN. Pediatric Management of Recurrent Patellar Instability. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2019 Dec;27(4):171-180
  14. Lafave MR, Hiemstra LA, Parikh SN, Peterson D, Kerslake S. Validity and Reliability of the Banff Patellofemoral Instability Instrument 2.0 in an Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020; 40(2):e103-108.
  15. Kim HK, Greenstein R, Plemmons A, Rajdev N, Parikh S, Kim DH. Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Correlation Between Patellofemoral Incongruence, Mechanism of Injury, and Cartilage Damage. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Jul;213(1):182-190
  16. Shams K, DiCesare CA, Grawe BM, Wall E, Parikh SN, Galloway M, Kitchen K, Foss KB, Thomas SM, Montalvo AM, Colosimo AJ, Myer GD. Biomechanical and Functional Outcomes After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Feb 15;7(2):2325967119825854.
  17. Parikh SN, Rajdev N. Trochlear Dysplasia and Its Relationship to the Anterior Distal Femoral Physis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar; 39(3):e177-e184.
  18. Rajdev NR, Parikh SN. Femoral trochlea does not remodel after patellar stabilization in children older than 10 years of age. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Mar;28(2):139-143.
  19. Parikh SN, Redman C, Gopinathan NR. Simultaneous treatment for patellar instability and genu valgum in skeletally immature patients: a preliminary study. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Mar;28(2):132-138.
  20. Parikh SN, Lykissas MG, Gkiatas I. Predicting Risk of Recurrent Patellar Dislocation. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018; 11(2); 253-260
  21. Keyes S, Price M, Green DW, Parikh SN. Special Considerations for Pediatric Patellar Instability. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Mar;47(3)
  22. Parikh SN, Rajdev N, Sun Q. The Growth of Trochlear Dysplasia During Adolescence. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018; 38(6):e318-24
  23. Schneider DK, Grawe B, Magnussen RA, Ceasar A, Parikh SN, Wall EJ, Colosimo AJ, Kaeding CC, Myer GD: Outcomes After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis; Am J Sports Med. 2016; 44(11); 2993-3005
  24. Parikh SN, Lykissas MG: Classification of Lateral Patellar Instability in Children and Adolescents; Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;47(1):145-52
  25. Jaquith BP, Parikh SN: Predictors of Recurrent Patellar Instability in Children and Adolescents After First-Time Dislocation; J Pediatr Orthop. 2017; 37(7); 484-490
  26. Shea KG, Polousky JD, Jacobs JC Jr, Ganley TJ, Aoki SK, Grimm NL, Parikh SN: The Patellar Insertion of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament in Children: A Cadaveric Study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015; 35(4); e31-5
  27. Shea KG, Polousky JD, Jacobs JC Jr, Ganley TJ, Aoki SK, Grimm NL, Parikh SN: The relationship of the femoral physis and the medial patellofemoral ligament in children: a cadaveric study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Dec;34(8):808-13
  28. Lykissas MG, Li T, Eismann EA, Parikh SN: Does medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction decrease patellar height? A preliminary report. J Pediatr Orthop, 2014 Jan;34(1):78-85
  29. Parikh SN, Nathan ST, Wall EJ, Eismann EA: Complications of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in young patients. Am J Sports Med, May 2013;41(5):1030-8
  30. Parikh SN, Wall EJ: Patellar fracture after Medial Patellofemoral ligament surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011; 93(17): e97
  31. Parikh SN: Medial Patellofemoral ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients. Techniques in Knee Surgery, Sept 2011; 10 (3): 171-177
  32. Laor T, Emery KH, Parikh SN: Medial Patellofemoral attachment site in children: letter/response; Am J Sports Med, 2011: 39(7):1444-9
  33. Parikh, SN, Noyes FR: Patellofemoral Disorders: Role of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Defining Abnormal Rotational Lower Limb Alignment. Sports Health, Mar/Apr 2011, Vol.3 No. 2, 158-169.