Harish Hosalkar, MD

Harish Hosalkar, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Vista, CA

Medical Director

Office Address

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  • 2023 W. Vista Way, Suite B
    Vista, CA 92083
    Phone: (760) 726-5800
    Fax: (760) 726-5942


  • As an orthopedic surgeon, Harish Hosalkar, MD, treats all age-groups including children. He has expertise in pediatric, adolescent and adult hip and pelvic disorders; correcting lower extremity problems including deformity correction and fracture care. His specialty is hip-preservation and hip-reconstructive surgery for the entire spectrum of patients from birth to geriatric. He is fellow-ship trained and specialized in pediatric and adult deformity correction as well as limb lengthening using the state of the art implants and instrumentation. Dr. Hosalkar focuses his practice on treating a variety of orthopedic conditions. He performs children’s orthopedic surgery; fracture care including delayed, mal-and non-unions; deformity correction; limb length discrepancy correction; and joint and cartilage preserving surgery. He also treats special conditions like bone tumors, multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), osteogenesis imperfect, orthopedic problems in traumatic brain injury, and orthopedic problems in cerebral palsy. Throughout his career, Dr. Hosalkar has been featured in several peer reviewed publications and he has book chapters to his credit. He has also received multiple awards for his work. Dr. Hosalkar believes in treating every patient like his own child, sibling or parent. He strives in meeting every patient’s individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free and functional lifestyle. He combines leading-edge joint and cartilage-preserving techniques with traditional methods to provide his patients with the best care possible.

Dr. Hosalkar's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Trauma, Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Elbow Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hand Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology/Cancer, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Retrospective Studies; Contrast Media; Hip Joint; Articular Cartilage; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome; Reproducibility of Results; Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr. Hosalkar's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical InstructorUPENN
    Philadelphia, PA
  • PhysicianTricity Medical Center
    Vista, CA
  • PhysicianScripps Mercy Hospital
    San Diego, CA
  • PhysicianScripps Encinitas Hospital
    Encinitas, CA 
  • Medical DirectorCenter for Hip Preservation and Children’s Orthopaedics, Inc
    San Diego, CA
  • Visiting ProfessorChildren’s Hospital Vancouver
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Irvine
    Irvine, CA
  • Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Jaipur
    Jaipur, India
  • PhysicianRady Children’s Hospital
    San Diego, CA
  • PhysicianCSSD Orthopaedic group
    Stoneham, MA
  • Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Bangalore
    Karnataka, India
  • InstructorGreat Ormond Street Hospital
    Great Ormond St, London 
  • InstructorChildren’s Hospital Madera
    Madera, CA
  • LecturerKing Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai
    Mumbai, India
  • InstructorUniversity of Mumbai - Wadia Hospital,
    Mumbai, India

Dr. Hosalkar's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Seth G.S. Medical CollegeSeth G.S. Medical CollegeMedical School

Dr. Hosalkar's Certifications & Licensure

  • NV State Medical LicenseNV State Medical License2014 - 2015
  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2009 - 2014
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2006 - 2014
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 2012, Current

Dr. Hosalkar's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • OREFCareer Development AwardOREF, 2010
  • Stanley Chung- Pediatric Orthopedic Research Award2009
  • OREF Regional SymposiumBest Paper AwardOREF Regional Symposium, 2009
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Dr. Hosalkar's Publications & Presentations

PubMed | Citations by Web of Science®

Journal Articles

  • Statistical Shape Modeling of Proximal Femoral Shape Deformities in Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease and Slipped Capital Femoral EpiphysisChan EF, Farnsworth CL, Koziol JA, Hosalkar HS, Sah RL, 12/26/2012
  • Does Femoral Rotation Influence Anteroposterior Alpha Angle, Lateral Center-edge Angle, and Medial Proximal Femoral Angle? A Pilot StudyMonazzam S, Bomar JD, Agashe M, Hosalkar HS, Clin Orthop Relat Res, 11/21/2012
  • Is the Acetabulum Retroverted in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?Monazzam S, Krishnamoorthy V, Bittersohl B, Bomar JD, Hosalkar HS, Clin Orthop Relat Res, 11/21/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics – A system of Decision – Making by Benjamin Joseph, Selvadurai Nayagam, Randall T. Loder, Ian Torode
    Wenger DW, Hosalkar HS
    Editors: .Hodder Arnold, London, UK
  • Bridwell TextbookChapter: Pediatric Cervical Instability
    Hosalkar HS, Cameron D, Drummond DS
    Editors: .
  • Compendium to Skeletal PathologyChapter: Musculoskeletal Infections
    Hosalkar HS, Goebel J, Torbert J, Khurana J
    Editors: Khurana J.Springer, Philadelphia, PA
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  • Hip Impingement in Children and Adolescents: Where do we stand today?Hosalkar HS, Canadian Orthopedic Association St John’s Newfoundland: Hip Symposium, 7/1/2011
  • Surgical Management of Displaced or Communited fractures of the Clavicle in Adolescents (Poster)Hosalkar HS, Lark R, Glaser D, Petty E, AAOS 2011, San Diego, CA, 2/1/2011
  • Triple Innominate osteotomy for LCPD hip containment in Children: Does the lateral coverage remodel with time? (Poster)Hosalkar HS, Morelada L, Cho R, Tannast M, Ziebarth K, Siebenrock K, Wenger, D, AAOS 2011, San Diego, CA, 2/1/2011
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Other Languages

  • Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi/Urdu, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Industry Relationships

  • ConsultantSynthes
    2010 - 2013

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