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Safety Officer, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Surgical Director, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



Board Certified

About Me


Dr. Jaime Rice Denning is an assistant professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She specializes in pediatric orthopaedic fractures and trauma and pediatric foot and ankle surgery including clubfoot. Dr. Denning is fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and completed an AO traveling fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic trauma surgery in Bern, Switzerland. She is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is trained in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment.

Within Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Denning is the division safety officer. She is involved with the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) Committee and helped redesign/standardize the surgical services Morbidity and Mortality system. Nationally, Dr. Denning is an active member of several orthopaedic societies (Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) and is an appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Orthopedic Trauma Investigative Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES). She enjoys teaching medical students and residents and mentoring female orthopaedic surgeons-in-training.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric orthopaedic trauma/fractures; pediatric foot and ankle conditions; clubfoot

Research Interests

Pediatric orthopaedic trauma, particularly foot and ankle trauma; surgical safety

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB

My Locations

My Education

MD/MS: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2001-2005.

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2005-2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, 2010-2011.

AO Traveling Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, 2012.

Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), 2014.

My Publications

Infantile Supracondylar Humeral Fractures (Patients Less Than Two Years of Age) Twice as Common in Females and a High Rate of Malunion with Lateral Column-Only Fixation. Mehlman, CT; Denning, JR; McCarthy, JJ; Fisher, ML. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2019; 101:25-34.

Standardization of Care of Common Pediatric Fractures. Denning, JR; Little, KJ. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 2018; 49:477-490.

Complications of Pediatric Foot and Ankle Fractures. Rice Denning, J. In: Boyle L; Helm K, Ed. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. Philadelphia PA: Elsevier; 2017.

Tarsal Coalition in Children. Denning, JR. Pediatric Annals: a journal of continuing pediatric education. 2016; 45:e139-e143.

Orthopedics. Denning, JR. In: MacDonald MG; Seshia MMK, Ed. Avery's Neonatology: Pathphysiology and Mangaement of Newborn. Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer; 2015.

Pediatric Triplane Ankle Fractures: Impact of Radiographs and Computed Tomography on Fracture Classification and Treatment Planning. Eismann, EA; Stephan, ZA; Mehlman, CT; Denning, J; Mehlman, T; Parikh, SN; Tamai, J; Zbojniewicz, A. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015; 97A:995-1002.