Rachel Thompson, MD

Rachel Thompson, MD

Cerebral Palsy, Hip Disorders & Arthrogryposis

Director, Center for Cerebral Palsy

Assistant Professor-in-Residence and Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Specializes In

Rachel Thompson is a Chicago native, and attended medical school at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She completed her first fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX and her second in neuromuscular orthopedics at Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Her primary area of practice is pediatric orthopedics, with a specialization in neuromuscular orthopedics/cerebral palsy. She joined Orthopaedic Institute for Children as an assistant clinical professor, department of orthopedics, UCLA. Her clinical and research interests are in cerebral palsy and adolescent hip disease and in using gait analysis to improve surgical decisions making and evaluate clinical outcomes. Currently, she is studying alternative treatment for stiff-knee gait surgery in patients with cerebral palsy and evaluating the effects of utilizing a co-surgeon in neuromuscular spine and lower extremity surgery.


Cerebral Palsy

Hip Disorders