Welcome Donald Kephart, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 12, 2023) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is delighted to announce the arrival of Donald Kephart, MD, a Pediatric Orthoapedic Surgeon, to the faculty of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Donald Kephart specializes in providing exceptional care for infants, children, and adolescents facing a range of lower extremity dysplasia, deformity, trauma, infections, and neuromuscular diseases. His expertise spans a wide spectrum, including limb deficiencies, neurological conditions, and musculoskeletal issues. He has a special interest in caring for children with neuromuscular conditions, such as cerebral palsy, and he is an advocate for a patient-centered approach, collaborating closely with families to optimize care.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kephart is an avid researcher, with a particular focus on the utilization of technology to analyze children's gait patterns. Notably, he co-authored a groundbreaking study on neuraxial anesthesia for post-operative pain control after hip surgery in children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Kephart also has a passion for mentoring and teaching to actively contribute to the growth and development of future healthcare professionals.

Dr. Kephart is a Lafayette, Calif., native, and a graduate of Acalanes High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, where he was a Division I football and track & field athlete (He was a collegiate shot putter.). Subsequently, he achieved his medical degree from the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Kephart then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, followed by a clinical fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Kephart will see patients at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Clinics in Oakland and Walnut Creek, and at the Cerebral Palsy & Neuromuscular Disease Clinic in Oakland.