Doctors Specializing in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Kaye E. Wilkins, MD (Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital of San Antonio Orthopaedic Clinic) Click for information

Sekinat McCormick, MD ( UT Medicine MARC Orthopaedic Clinic) Click for information

Grant D. Hogue, MD ( UT Medicine MARC Orthopaedic Clinic)  Click for information

All Orthopaedic Clinic Locations

MARC - UT Health San Antonio Click for information

Audie L. Murphy Memorial Verterans Hospital (VA) Click for information

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Texas Diabetes Institute Click for information

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health  Click for information

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, Laredo, TX  Click for information

Areas of Specialization - Pediatric Orthopaedics

Marc Deschaine in ClinicWhat Is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?

A pediatric orthopaedist is the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in a child who is still growing. This includes newborn babies through teenagers.

What kind of training do pediatric orthopaedic surgeons have?

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Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons choose to make the care of children the focus of their medical practice. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. They are doctors who have:

  • Graduated from an approved medical school (typically four years)
  • Graduated from an approved orthopaedic surgery residency program (typically five years)
  • Completed additional subspecialty training in pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric spinal deformity (typically one year)

What types of problems do pediatric orthopaedic surgeons treat?

A child's musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, the body's response to injuries, infections, and deformities may be quite different than what would be seen in a full-grown person.

Sometimes, what is thought to be a problem in a child is just a variation of growth that will resolve with time. A good example of this is intoeing in a toddler. Some of the problems children have with their bones and joints that are due to growth do not even occur in adults. And, the evaluation and treatment of a child is usually quite different than for an adult -- even for the same problem.


Children with complex pediatric problems are best managed by a medical-surgical team approach. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage children's musculoskeletal problems, such as:

  • Limb and spine deformities noted at birth or later in life (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences)
  • Gait abnormalities (limping)
  • Broken bones
  • Bone or joint infections and tumors


The best pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in South Texas practice at University Health System. Our doctors are also international professors, teaching other pediatric orthpaedic surgeons the latest techniques and procedures for the best outcomes. 

Dr. Kaye Wilkins
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Wilkins has over 35 years of clinical experience in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and specializes in pediatric fractures. He earned his degree from Colorado State University and received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his orthpaedic training at Southwestern/Parkland and his fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. 

Dr. Wilkins authored and edited numerous publications, continues to train other pediatric orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. He is a professor of pediatric orthpaedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

Recent Awards: 

  • April, 2014: ICON of Our Time – Honored by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India for his teaching and humanitarian work in India and around the world.
  • March, 2014: Lifetime Achievement in Global Education Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • June, 2013: Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Family and Community Medicine 


Dr. Sekinat McCormick

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. McCormick specializes in pediatric spine disorders. She received her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine and her residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. McCormick completed her fellowship at Washington University of College of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Dr. Grant Hogue

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Hogue is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in spine deformity and hip preservation surgery. In addition to spine and hip disease, he treats the full gamut of pediatric orthopaedic injuries and maladies.  Dr. Hogue’s medical training began right here in San Antonio, Texas at the University of Texas Health Science Center. From San Antonio, he traveled north on I-35 and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas, Dr. Hogue received training in pediatric orthopaedics at the world-renowned Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. During his residency Dr. Hogue was named the Chief Resident over the entire orthopaedic program, and was awarded with the W. Brandon Carrel distinguished physician award for outstanding patient care. Dr. Hogue then moved to Boston, MA and continued his education as a pediatric orthopaedic and spinal deformity fellow at the Harvard University-Children’s Hospital of Boston.


Meet our newest faculty member

Dr. Grant D. Hogue, MD


To refer a patient to one of our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, please call us at (210) 450-KIDS (5437) or fax your referral to (210) 358-5483. 


Pediatric Orthopaedic Physicians

Dr. Wilkins, MD

Kaye Wilkins, MD

Dr. McCormick, MD

Sekinat McCormick, MD

Dr. Grant Hogue, MD

Grant Hogue, MD