About

Vishwas Talwalkar is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Kentucky. His expertise is all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and complex spinal deformity and he is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is involved in a broad spectrum of research with a focus on the areas of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, spinal deformity and clubfoot. He has been a recipient of research awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the resident teaching award from the University of Kentucky.

He graduated summa cum laude from Murray State University and obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University and sub-specialized in pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery with training at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Talwalkar is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He continues to be active in multiple leadership positions in these organizations. </p> <h3>Personal statement</h3> <p> Part of the beauty of pediatric orthopaedics is that we get to take care of such a broad variety of patients. I like to take care of children in particular because they're so resilient and they're so much fun to take care of. Every day they seem to have a different funny story, and every day when I come to work it's always a little bit different. That variety is very intriguing, and it also makes work fun. That's why I enjoy kids in particular, and orthopaedics is great because it allows you to impact patients in ways that you can see the results of what you've done. With kids you can see the results as they continue to grow up, so it's very gratifying that way.

Personal Statment

Part of the beauty of pediatric orthopaedics is that we get to take care of such a broad variety of patients. I like to take care of children in particular because they're so resilient and they're so much fun to take care of. Every day they seem to have a different funny story, and every day when I come to work it's always a little bit different. That variety is very intriguing, and it also makes work fun. That's why I enjoy kids in particular, and orthopaedics is great because it allows you to impact patients in ways that you can see the results of what you've done. With kids you can see the results as they continue to grow up, so it's very gratifying that way.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics
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  • Awards & Recognitions

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Training & Education

Degree

Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Fellowship

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery