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Shital N Parikh, MD, FACS
Specializes in Pediatric knees and shoulders
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.
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.


  • MD and Residency: Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, 2000.
  • Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction: New York University - Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY, 2000-2001.
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.
  • Trauma Fellowship: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2003.
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) Certified: 2016.
  • Board Certification: 2016.

Clinical Focus

Management of complex patellar instability; pediatric ACL tears; shoulder instability; arthroscopic joint surgery; hip arthroscopy; ankle arthroscopy; pediatric trauma
Services and Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Research Focus

Prospective studies for patellar instability; pediatric ACL tears; shoulder instability; arthroscopic joint surgery; hip arthroscopy; ankle arthroscopy; pediatric trauma. Dr. Parikh has been involved in several multi-institutional studies related to pediatric sports trauma.
Research Areas