Kristin Livingston


Pediatric orthopedic surgeon
Mother of two and outdoor enthusiast

Dr. Kristin Livingston is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who cares for children with musculoskeletal abnormalities or injuries, ranging from clubfoot and other lower limb problems to hip dysplasia and elbow fractures. Her primary interests lie in correcting lower limb deformities and treating orthopedic injuries. To ensure the best musculoskeletal outcomes, she cares for her patients through childhood and into early adulthood.

In her research, Livingston explores many areas of pediatric orthopedics. She is especially interested in studying novel imaging techniques for gaining insights into childhood injury and deformity, and she is specifically exploring the use of digital tomography and augmented reality to improve fracture diagnosis and surgical planning. Another area of her research is quality improvement, investigating concerns such as urinary tract infections in pediatric surgical patients. She also works on community-based projects looking at bullying in schools.

Livingston earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed Harvard University's combined orthopedic residency program, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

Livingston serves the university community through efforts that champion diversity and enhance the experience of physicians.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2009

  • Residencies

    Harvard University, Orthopedics, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Children make the best patients. I am so lucky to be their doctor.

Clinics I work with (3)

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Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek / San Ramon

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Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae / San Mateo / San Ramon / Walnut Cre...


Spina Bifida Program

Spina Bifida Program

Oakland / San Francisco

Where I see patients (4)

    Tender wagging care

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