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Karl Rathjen, MD

Karl Rathjen, MD

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Dr. Karl Rathjen is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an Assistant Chief of Staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He also serves as President of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Foundation.

He is an honor graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rathjen completed his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital in San Diego / The University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Rathjen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society: ASAMI-North America (recently completing his term as President) and the American Orthopaedic Association. His research interests include limb lengthening, scoliosis, developmental dysplasia of the hip and clubfoot.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Children's Health
  • Children's Medical Center Dallas
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System