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Pediatric Physicians & Clinicians

Our expertise in pediatric orthopedic services will give you confidence that your child will receive the best possible outcome whether you are faced with a simple fracture or more complex orthopedic issues such as Club foot, Spina bifida or Scoliosis. We treat your child as if they were our own.

Kathryn Wiesman, MD

 

 

 

Kathryn Wiesman, MD

Dr. Wiesman is a fellowship-trained, board-certified, pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Her training includes the comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of the full spectrum of children’s musculoskeletal systems, from birth through the teenage years. She has special interest in the management of congenital, developmental and traumatic conditions affecting children, such as fracture care, infection, clubfoot, hand and limb deformities, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions, hip and spine disorders.

Dr. Wiesman earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University and her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. She graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She received the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for outstanding female medical students and the Johanna Blumel Memorial Scholarship Award for top female scholar. She completed her orthopedic residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and attended Washington University for her pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship in St. Louis. She is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Wiesman loves working with both patients and their families in developing a comprehensive treatment plan and appreciates that families entrust their children to her care.

Experience and Training

 

09/16-presentDriscoll Children’s HospitalCorpus Christi, TX
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
08/15-07/16Washington University School of Medicine

Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

St. Louis, MO
07/14-06/15JPS Health Network

Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident

Fort Worth, TX
07/14-06/15UNT Health Science Center

Clinical Professor

Fort Worth, TX
07/10-06/15JPS Health Network

Orthopaedic Internship and Residency

Fort Worth, TX
08/06-06/10University of Texas Medical Branch

MD with high honors

Galveston, TX
08/02-05/06Rice University

Bachelor of Arts

Houston, TX

 

Honors & Awards

 

2013                                   Nomination – Clinical Award Paper POSNA 2013 annual meeting

 

2010                                   Gold Humanism Honor Society – Elected by peers for clinical competency, compassion, humanism, and efforts in community service

 

2010                                   American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation – Annual award to outstanding female medical students graduating as top scholars in their class

 

2010                                   Johanna Blumel Memorial Scholarship Award – Annual award to top female scholar pursuing a career in Orthopaedics, to honor the memory of Johanna Blumel, research assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

2009                                   Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

 

Presentations

 

2018 Upper Extremity Fractures. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Corpus Christi, Texas, April 27, 2018.

2018 Adequacy of a Single Dose of Vancomycin for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. ePoster Pediatric Anesthesiology Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ, March 23-28, 2018.

2018 Pediatric Scoliosis. Meet the Expert Lecture Series. Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Laredo, TX, March 1, 2018

2017 Orthopaedic Emergencies in the Pediatric Patient. Pediatric Grand Rounds.Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Corpus Christi, TX, June 23, 2017

2017      Worsening Assisted Ventilator Rating (AVR) Correlates with Decreased Scores on Early Onset Scoliosis Quality of Life (EOSQ) in Patients Treated with Rib Based Growing Systems (RBGS): A Prospective Cohort Study. ePoster SRS annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 6-9, 2017

2016     Pediatric Scoliosis. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Corpus Christi, TX October 7, 2016

2016     Skeletal Dysplasias. Washington University in St. Louis Orthopedic Grand Rounds. St. Louis, MO, May 4, 2016

2015     Can Perfusion MRI performed in the early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease predict lateral pillar involvement? Louis Levy Symposium. Fort Worth, TX June 12, 2015

2014     Can Perfusion MRI performed in the early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease predict lateral pillar involvement? poster University of North Texas Research Appreciation Day. Fort Worth, TX, April 12, 2014

2014     Can Perfusion MRI performed in the early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease predict lateral pillar involvement? poster John Peter Smith Research Day, Fort Worth, TX, June 6, 2014

2014     Prenatal Orthopaedics. John Peter Smith Hospital Orthopaedic Grand Rounds.

Fort Worth, TX September 24, 2014

2013     Can Perfusion MRI performed in the early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease predict lateral pillar involvement? ePoster presentation IPOS annual meeting. Orlando, December 4-7, 2013

2013     Upper Extremity Tendon Transfers. John Peter Smith Hospital Orthopaedic Grand Rounds. Fort Worth, TX, May 22, 2013

2013     Wiesman K, Kulkarni V, Lu A, Du J, Herring JA, Kim HK. Can Perfusion MRI performed in the early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease predict lateral pillar involvement? POSNA annual meeting, presented by Dr. Kim. Toronto, Canada. May 5, 2013

2010     Elkousy HA, Gartsman GM, Drake G, Wiesman K, Sola Jr. W, O’Connor DP, Edwards TB. Retrospective comparison of free hand and ultrasound guided steroid injections of the shoulder: Accuracy, impact on practice, and financial implications. Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting, presented by Dr. Elkousy. White Sulphur Springs, WV, May 6, 2010

2010     Elkousy HA, Gartsman GM, Drake G, Wiesman K, Sola Jr. W, O’Connor DP, Edwards TB. Retrospective comparison of free hand and ultrasound guided steroid injections of the shoulder: Accuracy, impact on practice, and financial implications. AAOS annual meeting, New Orleans, March 11, 2010

 

Publications

 

Kim HK, Wiesman K, Kulkarni V, Burgess J, Chen E, Brabham C, Ikram H, Du J, Lu A, Dempsey M, Herring JA. Perfusion MRI in Early Stage of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease to Predict Lateral Pillar Involvement. J Bone Joint Surgery 96:1152-60, 2014.

 

Society Memberships

 

2009-present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2010-present Gold Humanism Honor Society

2010-present UTMB School of Medicine Alumni Association

2010-present Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016-present Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

2018-present Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2020-present Scoliosis Research Society

 

Interests

Ironman Triathlon, Ballet, Sports Nutrition, Marathons