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Christina Hardesty, MD

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Specializes in:
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, CWRU School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine

(216)844-8350

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Gender: Female

Bio

Christina K. Hardesty, MD, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Ahuja Medical Center. She also sees patients at UH Westlake Health Center. She is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hardesty is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Her special interests include cerebral palsy, scoliosis and spinal deformity correction, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric sports injuries, spasticity and spina bifida.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics from Hendrix College, Conway, Ark. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark., where she also served her residency in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Hardesty served her fellowships in pediatric orthopedic surgery at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and in neuromuscular orthopaedics at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.

She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital medical staff in 2011. Prior to that she was an attending orthopaedic surgeon at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Hardesty is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, the Ohio Orthopaedic Association and the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society.

Honors and Achievements

Carl L. Nelson Leadership Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2010
Caduceus Club Senior Humanitarian Award
White Coat Award

Research Interests

Scoliosis and spinal deformity
Early onset scoliosis
Perthes disease
Obesity in pediatric orthopaedics
Spasticity management in cerebral palsy
Scheuermann’s kyphosis
Pediatric trauma

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
(216)844-8350
Department of Orthopaedics
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
(216)844-8350
1000 Auburn Dr
Department of Orthopaedics - Kathy Risman Pavilion, Ste 210
Beachwood, OH 44122
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UH Westlake Health Center
(216)844-8350
960 Clague Rd
Ste 3110
Westlake, OH 44145
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Firelands Regional Medical Center
(216)844-8350
1912 Hayes Ave
Pediatric Outpatient Clinic
Sandusky, OH 44870
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Solon Rainbow Physicians and Surgeons
(216)844-8350
34055 Solon Rd
UH Solon Health Center, Ste 200
Solon, OH 44139
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Expertise

Spasticity, Pediatric Sports Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Neuromuscular Disorders, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity, Spina Bifida, Deformity Correction

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training

Undergraduate:
2000, Hendrix College

Medical / Professional School(s):
2005, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Center)

Residency:
2010, Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Center)

Fellowship:
2011, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - UH Case Medical Center
2011, Neuromuscular Orthopaedics - Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children

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As of December 31, 2015, Christina Hardesty, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:


Medtronic, Inc. - Consulting payments

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