Practice contact
(323) 361-2142
(323) 361-1310
4650 W Sunset Blvd
MS# 69
Los Angeles California 90027
US
Robert M. Kay MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Pediatrics Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Primary Hospital: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Practice Contact

Office Address
4650 W Sunset Blvd
MS# 69
Los Angeles California 90027
US
Phone
(323) 361-2142
Fax
(323) 361-1310

Clinical Expertise

Neuromuscular Diseases Cerebral Palsy Foot Disorders Hip Disorders Fractures Pediatric Orthopaedics Muscular Dystrophies Pediatric Foot and Ankle Surgery Pediatric Hip and Knee Surgery Pediatric Limb Deformities

Biography

Robert Kay, MD, serves as Division Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Director of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center. In these roles, he provides administrative and clinical leadership that includes overseeing the strategic planning, recruitment, and programmatic development for the Children’s Orthopaedic Center’s clinical, research, and educational programs focused on bone and soft tissue tumors; childhood hip disorders; hand and upper extremity conditions; neuromuscular conditions; scoliosis and spinal deformity; and sports medicine and other orthopaedic trauma injuries. Dr. Kay earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Kay came to CHLA in 1997, at which time he joined the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he now is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to being named interim Division Chief, Dr. Kay served as Vice Chief of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center from 2009 to 2021. He has also served as Chief of the Medical Staff at CHLA from 2009 to 2011, and as Medical Director of the John C. Wilson Jr. Motion and Sports Analysis Laboratory since 1997. Under his leadership, the laboratory has become internationally renowned and remains one of only 14 fully accredited motion analysis laboratories in the United States. The lab, which has been accredited by the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation (CMLA) four times, is the second lab in history to receive CMLA full accreditation with no deficiencies. Dr. Kay has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters. He is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Board of Directors for the Committee for Motion Laboratory Accreditation.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Hospital Affiliations

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PRIMARY HOSPITAL
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
323-660-2450
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd #2900A, Los Angeles, CA 90048
800-233-2771
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HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER

Education & Training

FELLOWSHIP
Atlanta Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center
RESIDENCY
UCLA Medical Center
INTERNSHIP
UCLA Medical Center
MEDICAL / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE
Harvard College