A photo of Sheila Chandran.

Non-Surgical Orthopaedist, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

About Me


I strive to provide my patients and their families with a clear understanding of their condition and the best treatment options available to them. I want every patient and family to feel welcomed and heard.

I specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing all aspects of non-surgical pediatric orthopedic conditions. This includes caring for patients with clubfeet, fractures, gait deviations, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, sports injuries and a variety of other musculoskeletal issues.

I frequently tell families that a perk of coming to Cincinnati Children’s is the myriad of resources available to them. Treating the pediatric and young adult patient is our full focus. Our team of doctors and physician assistants includes many pediatric-specialty trained experts. Colleagues, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and child life specialists provide the best version of multidisciplinary care.

During residency training, my time at the Shriners Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, inspired me to pursue this field. My rotation there opened my eyes to the joy of working with kids and the unique privilege of connecting with patients and their families.

When I’m not at work, I love being active with my family. I like cooking (though I enjoy the eating more than the cooking!). If I wasn't in medicine, I would be a travel and food guide, introducing tourists to restaurants in different cities.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Orthopaedic Surgery

My Locations

My Education

Fellowship: Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation University of Wisconsin - Madison; July 2008-June 2009.

Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky - Lexington; July 2004-June 2008.

Board Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2012.