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Christina Hardesty, MD

Christina Hardesty, MD

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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Biography

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

Expertise

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

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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Solon Rainbow Physicians and Surgeons

34055 Solon Rd
Solon OH, 44139

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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

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Firelands Regional Medical Center

1912 Hayes Ave
Sandusky OH, 44870

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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Neuromuscular Orthopaedics
Neuromuscular Orthopaedics - Alfred I Dupont Hospital For Children (2011 - 2011)

Fellowship | Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2010 - 2011)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Uams Medical Center (2005 - 2010)

Medical Education
Uams Medical Center (2005)

Undergraduate
Hendrix College (2000)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Christina Hardesty did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.