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About Us

For more than a century, the Orthopaedic Institute for Children has provided unparalleled care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We are doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, administrators and volunteers committed to helping children lead healthy, active lives. 

Our Mission

Provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and through the support of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Foundation, to provide care for children regardless of ability to pay and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research.


UCLA Alliance

In 1998, two of the most prestigious medical institutions in Southern California, Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) and UCLA, forged a far-reaching alliance to broaden the scope of both organizations – bringing new and expanded programs for patient care, research and education in musculoskeletal disorders to Los Angeles and beyond. 

While Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and OIC may be the most visible component of the alliance with UCLA, this partnership has provided enhanced opportunities for research and education. Scientists and clinicians work together in close proximity, stimulating the cross-fertilization of theories, knowledge and experience that generates valuable new ideas and therapies, moving breakthroughs from bench to bedside quickly and safely.

The alliance between UCLA and OIC creates a platform for unparalleled contributions to patient care and scientific discovery in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. 

The new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, the OIC on the downtown campus, the Orthopaedic Medical Center on the UCLA Westwood campus, and the Orthopaedic Hospital/UCLA Residency Program combined have the capacity to lead advancements in musculoskeletal patient care, research and education world-wide.

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OIC has locations throughout Los Angeles County and beyond to ensure that we can meet you wherever your child needs.