KATHRYN WIESMAN, MD
Doctor Kathryn Wiesman is an experienced pediatric orthopedic doctor who 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 and family as if they were our own.
Kathryn Wiesman MD
Doctor Kathryn 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. Dr. Kathryn Wiesman has a 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, including scoliosis.
Education & Awards
Doctor Wiesman earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University and her medical degree from the 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. Doctor Wiesman received the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for outstanding female medical students and the Johanna Blumel Memorial Scholarship Award for the 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.
She specializes in the treatment of all types of Pediatric Orthopedics conditions. For Spine and Scoliosis conditions, Dr. Wiesman treats the following:
- Complex Pediatric Spine Conditions
- Disc Herniation
- Revision Surgery
- Scoliosis including Early Onset Scoliosis and Scoliosis Casting
- Growing Rods for Early-onset Scoliosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Spine Deformity
- Spine Disorders
- Spondylolysis / listhesis
- Vertebral Body Tethering System for Scoliosis Treatment
Outside of work, Dr. Wiesman is a committed athlete. She spent much of her youth dancing ballet and now competes in endurance events such as marathons and Ironman triathlons. Although Dr. Wiesman’s favorite vacations are cycling tours with her husband, recently, they have swapped out a few bike bottles for baby bottles as they spend time with their twin boys.
This distinguished award was granted to Dr. Wiesman for her work in Medicine in 2023
Curriculum Vitae for Doctor Kathryn Wiesman
Current Title and Affiliations
Southwest Scoliosis Institute Medical Director
Medical City Pediatric Orthopedics and Trauma Medical Director
Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists
Experience and Training for Doctor Kathryn Wiesman
Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Washington University School of Medicine
Corpus Christi, TX
Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship
JPS Health Network
Orthopedic Surgery Chief Resident
UNT Health Science Center
JPS Health Network
Orthopedic Internship and Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch
Honors & Awards
Johanna Blumel Memorial Scholarship Award – Annual award to top female scholar pursuing a career in Orthopedics, to honor the memory of Johanna Blumel, research assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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 Orthopedic 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 Orthopedics. John Peter Smith Hospital Orthopedic 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 Orthopedic 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
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