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Safety Officer, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Surgical Director, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



About Me


Dr. Jaime Rice Denning is an assistant professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) 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 CCHMC, 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

Denning JR. Complications of Pediatric Foot and Ankle Fractures. Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Jan:48(1):59-70.

Denning, JR. Tarsal Coalition in Children. Pediatric Annals. 2016 Apr;45(4):e139-43.

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

Laine JC, Denning JR, Riccio AI, Jo C, Joglar JM, Wimberly RL. The use of ultrasound in management of septic arthritis of the hip. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. 2015 Jan 13.

Martin BD, McClung A, Denning JR, Laine JC, Johnston CE. Intrathecal Anomalies in Presumed Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis: When is MRI Necessary? Spine Deformity. 2014;2:444-7.

Parikh SN, Jain VV, Denning JR, et al. Complications of Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing in Pediatric Fracture Management. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2012;94:e184(1-14).

Fletcher ND, McClung A, Rathjen KE, Denning JR, Browne R, Johnston CE. Serial casting as a delay tactic in the treatment of moderate-to-severe early-onset scoliosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2012 Oct/Nov;32(7):664-71. 

Atanda A, Reddy D, Rice JA, Terry MA. Injuries and chronic conditions of the knee in young athletes. Pediatrics in Review. 2009 Nov;30(11):419-28.