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
Scoliosis and spinal deformity
Early onset scoliosis
Obesity in pediatric orthopaedics
Spasticity management in cerebral palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Deformity Correction
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
- Spina Bifida
Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.9 out of 5
Patient Comments (1)
Reviewed On 5/8/2018
I really like Dr. Hardesty as she speaks to my child and includes her in the decision making process and not just me as the parent.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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)
Uams Medical Center (2005)
Hendrix College (2000)
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