A photo of Shital Parikh.

Co-Director, Orthopaedic Sports Center, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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.

Additional Languages

Gujarati, Hindi

Clinical Interests

Management of complex patellar instability; pediatric ACL tears; shoulder instability; arthroscopic joint surgery; hip arthroscopy; ankle arthroscopy; pediatric trauma

Research Interests

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.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Research Divisions


My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Missed Diagnosis and Acute Management of Radial Head Dislocation With Plastic Deformation of Ulna in Children. Singh, V; Dey, S; Parikh, SN. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2020; 40:e293-e299.

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction With Growth Modulation in Children With Patellar Instability and Genu Valgum. Shah, A; Parikh, SN. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2020; 9:e565-e574.

Validity and Reliability of the Banff Patellofemoral Instability Instrument 2.0 in an Adolescent Population. Lafave, MR; Hiemstra, LA; Parikh, SN; Peterson, D; Kerslake, S. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2020; 40:e103-e108.

Pediatric Management of Recurrent Patellar Instability. Schlichte, LM; Sidharthan, S; Green, DW; Parikh, SN. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2019; 27:171-180.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk in Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Injury Incidence by Sex and Sport Classification. Montalvo, AM; Schneider, DK; Webster, KE; Yut, L; Galloway, MT; Jr, HR S; Kaeding, CC; Kremcheck, TE; Magnussen, RA; Parikh, SN; et al. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019; 54:472-482.

Extensor Tendon Injury Associated With Dorsal Entry Flexible Nailing of Radial Shaft Fractures in Children: A Report of 5 New Cases and Review of the Literature. Murphy, HA; Jain, VV; Parikh, SN; Wall, EJ; Cornwall, R; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:163-168.

Simultaneous treatment for patellar instability and genu valgum in skeletally immature patients: a preliminary study. Parikh, SN; Redman, C; Gopinathan, NR. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Part B. 2019; 28:132-138.

Femoral trochlea does not remodel after patellar stabilization in children older than 10 years of age. Rajdev, NR; Parikh, SN. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Part B. 2019; 28:139-143.

Trochlear Dysplasia and Its Relationship to the Anterior Distal Femoral Physis. Parikh, SN; Rajdev, N. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:e177-e184.

Biomechanical and Functional Outcomes After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. Shams, K; DiCesare, CA; Grawe, BM; Wall, E; Parikh, SN; Galloway, M; Kitchen, K; Foss, KB; Thomas, SM; Montalvo, AM; et al. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 7:2325967119825854-232596711982585.